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35 Valentines Dessert Recipes; Chocolate, Non-Chocolate, & Healthy

35 Valentines Dessert Recipes; Chocolate, Non-Chocolate, & Healthy because Valentines Day is just around the corner. So, in celebration of the loves in your life, we’ve gathered up our top favorite Valentines desserts– chocolate desserts, non-chocolate desserts, and healthy dessert recipes just for you! We think that homemade baked goods are one of the sweetest ways to say, “I love you” and share the love with your family and friends. We hope you enjoy our collection of 35 Valentines Day Dessert Recipes, it’s sure to inspire a little something for every valentine on your list! 

35 Valentines Day Dessert Recipes; Chocolate, Non-Chocolate, & Healthy because Valentines Day is just around the corner! by

Got chocolate lovers on your Valentines list? We’ve got you covered! 

Can I see a raise of hands from all the chocolate lovers out there?! Me, me, me too. I especially adore dark chocolate in most any dessert and more often, all by itself. I know there are passionate chocolatiers out there so we’ve pulled a collection of our very best chocolate inspired dessert recipes from the past nine years here at Cooking with Ruthie! We know you and your chocolate lovers will adore them! 🙂

Chocolate Filled Cupcakes with Rose Water Frosting a dainty little cake with a hint of rose on

Chocolate Filled Cupcakes with Rose Water Frosting

Chocolate Filled Cupcakes with Rose Water Frosting a dainty little cake with a hint of rose water in the buttercream frosting!  They taste decadent with the dark chocolate cake and a cream cheese/chocolate filling while the light and fluffy rose water buttercream frosting is the perfect compliment.

Godiva Strawberry Banana Kabob (copycat) by

Godiva Strawberry Banana Kabobs (copycat) Recipe

Godiva Strawberry Banana Kabobs (copycat) Recipe are a decadent treat that’ll make the chocolate lovers in your life so very happy! Chocolate covered fruit kabobs are every bit as fabulous as Godiva chocolate strawberries with the extra flavor pop of banana in there! If you are not a fan of banana’s, then just do strawberry only skewers!! I’d love them either way. As long as there’s dark chocolate in there, I’m in heaven! 

Cookie Dough Cheesecake on is absolutely divine!

Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Cookie Dough Cheesecake is absolutely divine!  Amazing. Truly. It’s a delicious way to celebrate any special occasions in your life! Cookie Dough Cheesecake is simple to make… You’ll just need a spring form pan so that it will release without damaging the beauty of it. You’ll also need time for it to cook for 2 hours, an hour for it to cool in the oven, AND then enough time for it to completely chill it in the fridge. The processing time is lengthy… but oh my! It’s worth every second once it’s all said and done.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Bundt Cake by

Chocolate Covered Cherry Bundt Cake

Chocolate Covered Cherry Bundt Cake simply CAN NOT be passed up. It’s easy to throw together and tastes like you really slaved away on it! Chocolate Covered Cherry Bundt Cake is moist, delicious, and a lovely idea for a Valentines dinner dessert. And MAYBE there’ll be enough left over to share a little with the kids. 🙂

Chocolate Valentine Whoopie Pie by

Chocolate Valentine Whoopie Pies

This ones an oldie, but a goodie!! Chocolate Valentine Whoopie Pies are moist and chocolatey with a pink cream cheese filing making the whole cookie perfect to give to your Valentine!

Black Forest Sweetheart Cakes on taste as amazing as they look! Make them for your sweethearts this year!

Black Forest Sweetheart Cakes

Black Forest Sweetheart Cakes are impressive enough to please the foodies in your life! Share the baking love. 🙂  If you don’t happen to have petite heart pans for your Valentine baking, then grab an 9×13 and follow along! This cake is amazing anyway you bake it.

Chocolate Fondue for Two Recipe

Chocolate Fondue for Two Recipe is fun for a date night or even just an evening with friends! Most everyone enjoys chocolate dipped treats and we especially enjoy it on fruit, crackers, and marshmallows! I was in a Godiva store the other day, watching the chocolate dipping lady work her magic… it was beautiful! Rows and rows of chocolate dipped strawberries setting up to be sold in the store. It’s awesome that we can do our chocolate fondue dipping at home to share with our family and friends!

Blueberry Brownie Bites are so simple to assemble and great to take along to any gathering!

Blueberry Brownie Bites

Blueberry Brownie Bites just takes a quick stop at the grocery store to buy three ingredients, and a few minutes to assemble at home.  If you have time to make a homemade brownie, then these adorable little treats might be a smidge better. You’ll probably agree that either way they taste fabulous dipped in chocolate. 

Homemade Turtle Truffles a holiday treat that's easy to make at home!

Homemade Turtle Truffles

To make Homemade Turtle Truffles all you need is a few simple ingredients– fine milk or dark chocolate, pecans, caramel and a few minutes of cook time. WHA-la! It’s that easy! 🙂 They are made even sweeter if you make your own caramels. We love Gram’s Caramels and they’re absolutely amazing turned into Homemade Turtle Truffles. 

Chocolate Mousse Cake on will take your love of chocolate to a whole new level! It's amazing.

 Chocolate Mousse Cake with Fresh Berries

Chocolate Mousse Cake with Fresh Berries is four layers of chocolate cake soaked with Kahlua Simple Syrup, alternating with Chocolate Mousse, and then decadently wrapped in Dark Chocolate Ganache! We’ve all got a little chocolate addict in us somewhere, right?!  This cake is a bit of a work of art and it takes some time to make the different components for it but I’m telling you…. it’s worth every effort!  There’s nothing quite like a slice of this made from scratch cake.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cups by

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cups

Don’t worry if you aren’t a dark chocolate lover (like me), you can use milk chocolate chips or even white chocolate chips will work fine too. These tasty cups could be filled with strawberry chunks or blueberries– the possibilities are endless! Have fun making them into what your family and loved ones will enjoy the most. 

Valentine Cookie Pops by

Valentine (no bake) Cookie Pops

Valentine (no bake) Cookie Pops are so much fun for the kids to help make to give to neighbors and friends for Valentines Day! For step by step directions click the link above! 

Red Velvet Cupcakes by

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cake always remind me of Valentines Day… and of course, cupcakes are easy to share! I’ve been in the mood to share a little of that Valentines love around!  AND what better way than by baking something in the kitchen? Enjoy red velvet cupcakes with your friends and family this year!

AND for the Non-Chocolate lovers Valentines Day Dessert Recipes!

Let’s face it, not everyone loves chocolate. I know! It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Our very own Madeliene is one of those kinda peeps and it’s great cuz it leaves more chocolate for the rest of us! Just kidding!! 😉 I love dark chocolate the very most and then all the non-dark-chocolate desserts come in at a close second. Please forgive the occasional chocolate drizzle in some of the featured recipes below, either omit it completely or a portion for those who don’t prefer melted chocolate on top. Whether you’ve got chocolate lovers or vanilla lovers or a mix of both, we’ve got ya covered in our 35 Valentines Dessert Recipes; Chocolate, Non-Chocolate, & Healthy! 🙂 

Valentine Sugar Cookies by

Valentine Sugar Cookies

Cooking is an expression of love for me. It’s the way I say, “I love you” to the people in my life. I make healthy and balanced meals for my family because I love and care about them. Having a hard day? A plate of cookies will surely make it all better (my friends secretly hate this about me).

Blueberry Trifle Recipe is the perfect dessert to feed a crowd and it'll make you the star of the party! by

Homemade Blueberry Trifle Recipe

Homemade Blueberry Trifle Recipe is the perfect dessert recipe to feed a crowd and it’ll be sure to make you the star of the party! I don’t know many people that aren’t in love with homemade trifle… How can you not be with all that decadent layers of flavors?! Our homemade trifle recipe has a cream cheese and whipped cream filling which pairs perfectly with the blueberries and homemade white cake.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls are a delightful brunch recipe! by #recipes #rolls #raspberry

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

I’m sure that y’all will not have any trouble believing me when I say that these Raspberry Sweet Rolls are flat out AHhh-mazing! They are so festive for a weekend breakfast or brunch and with Valentines Day just around the corner, what better way to say “I love you” to the sweeties in your life!

Strawberry Chocolate Truffle Bars are the ultimate cookie bar!

Strawberry Chocolate Truffle Bars

Strawberry Chocolate Truffle Bars are the ultimate cookie bar. They are made with fresh strawberries and Lindt chocolate truffles all wrapped up in a decadent cookie bar!

Cherry White Chocolate Cream Pie is a deliciously simple dessert to enjoy with your family and friends! by #recipes #luckyleaf #pie

Cherry White Chocolate Cream Pie

Our Cherry White Chocolate Cream Pie goes even one step further. Yes, I know… hard to imagine. Just read the recipe and you’ll be in heaven over how simple it is to make. Dreamy, right?! Ode to those pies that are the perfect balance of sweet with a bit of sour and a touch of crunch. Definitely dream worthy!

Pear Tart à la mode is a beautiful dessert that will bring a smile to every person at your table!

Pear Tart à la mode Recipe

Pear Tart à la mode Recipe is a beautiful dessert that will bring a smile to every person at your table! This recipe is decadent way to celebrate your loved ones on Valentines Day! 

Dark Chocolate Croissants are a beautiful brunch or dessert!

Dark Chocolate Stuffed Croissants

I love these Dark Chocolate Stuffed Croissants. They’re fabulously simple to make and taste as close to homemade as you can get! They are the perfect way to celebrate a special day for brunch or breakfast in bed. Don’t forget to serve with an ice cold glass of milk!

Raspberry Maple Roll-ups the perfect brunch for your sweeties!

Raspberry Maple Roll-ups

These Raspberry Maple Roll-ups are to die for. They are simply delicious!! I, Madeliene, just recently made them for my husband and his family and they all agreed! They couldn’t stop complimenting me on them! I was so pleased that my in-laws loved these Raspberry Maple Roll-ups as much as I do. 

Valentine Sweet Hearts by

Valentine Sweet Hearts

Valentine Sweet Hearts is a fun activity to make with the kids and yummy to share with everyone you love this Valentines Day!  It is a great way to capture their hearts. Aren’t they adorable? I agree and they are SO good. I am somewhat biased however, as I LOVE, love, love dried cherries. Enjoy!! 

Sweetheart Bark on is a quick and easy way to share the love on Valentines Day!

Sweetheart Bark

Sweetheart Bark is a quick and easy way to share the love on Valentines Day this year! This recipe is a super quick way to give homemade love to everyone in your life! It’s adorable and with the combination of white and milk chocolate, topped off with confectionaries, it will surely make your loved ones very happy.

Raspberry Cream Empanadas are easy to make and delicious! by #raspberry #recipe #dessert

Raspberry Cream Empanadas

Raspberry Cream Empanadas are every bit as good as they look! Flakey pastry outside with raspberry cream inside AND then drizzled with chocolate! Delish!! This recipe is pretty easy to adapt, you could easily substitute strawberries or chocolate chips in this recipe for a different spin! 🙂 

AND lets remember all our healthy Valentines recipes, too!

These healthier sweets are going to make your healthy sweeties very happy! I love all these recipes. I find myself making them much more often than just around Valentines Day because they are super good and good for me too. So, last… but NOT least, are my favorite collection of healthy dessert recipes. Enjoy! 🙂 

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie is a healthy, simple breakfast or snack!

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie is soooooo quick to make. It’s awesome for a healthy breakfast or snack! I love the Dark Chocolate Almond Milk from Silk, it’s only 100 calories per serving and helps quench that chocolate-loving place in most of us.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding by is a deliciously healthy dessert

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding is a deliciously healthy dessert packed with good for you ingredients! Everyone raves over this recipe. I love that Chocolate Almond Milk by Blue Diamond and I drink it straight from the container! I figured it’d be a sure winner in a chia pudding! Then the addition of chopped dark chocolate just takes it right over the top. 🙂

Healthy Cherry White Chocolate Almond Cookies and Fit Friday on will make your sweet tooth happy in a healthier way!

Healthy Cherry White Chocolate Almond Cookies

Healthy Cherry White Chocolate Almond Cookies are super easy to make gluten free, if you have that need. For gluten free, simply replace the whole wheat flour with your favorite gluten free flour and then make sure all the other ingredients are gluten free. It works great!

Strawberry Mint Sorbet on is a simple summertime treat!

Strawberry Mint Sorbet

Strawberry Mint Sorbet for an Intermezzo or as a Dessert for your Valentines Party! Your friends and family will be loving it’s light and refreshing flavor. I think this recipe is just wonderful because it doesn’t require churning during the freezing process. All you have to do is use a couple of forks to scrape and break it up about every 30 minutes until it’s completely frozen and then cover it. It can even be made a few days in advance so it’s right ready to go.

Healthy Fudge Brownies is only 4 ingredients and packed with protein and antioxidants!

Healthy Fudge Brownies

Healthy Fudge Brownies have only 5 ingredients and are packed with protein and antioxidants! The Healthy Fudge Brownies also have lots of protein in the almond butter that will help fuel your body! The moisture in them are from pumpkin puree so it’s got all kinds of wonderful nutrition in that, too! These brownies are so fudgey-licious while being healthy for you at the same time! Who can say no to that?! 

coconut & mango sweet riceB

Coconut & Mango Sweet Rice

I needed a dessert for a little get together and decided to go a little different direction than a traditional dessert, a Coconut & Mango Sweet Rice! We hope you’ll love this fun dessert, too! 

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Triple Berry Cobbler

Triple Berry Cobbler is made with all kinds of fresh berries. The topping is one of my Gram’s recipes, which means it’s AMAZING (of course). 

Gluten-free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are simply 5 ingredients then into the oven for crisp, flaky, and perfect peanut butter cookies! by

Gluten-free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Gluten-free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe are simply 5 ingredients, then into the oven for crisp, flaky, and perfect peanut butter cookies! It doesn’t get much easier than mixing together peanut butter, oats, egg, coconut sugar, and dark chocolate chunks! Now, that’s the simplest recipe for peanut cookies I’ve ever heard of! Our Gluten-free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe is SO good that no will ever guess they are gluten free. It’s our little secret! 🙂 

Berry Medley Raw Bars on are a healthy snack that tastes amazing!

Berry Medley Raw Bars

Berry Medley Raw Bars are packed with oats, flax seed, chia seeds plus gooey almond butter and honey to keep it all held together! Add in the dried berries and raw pumpkins seeds and wha-la… you’ve got a crunchy, healthy snack! 

Gluten Free Cherry Chia Chocolate Chia Cookies on are a healthier- delightful cookie!

Gluten Free Cherry White Chocolate Chia Cookies

Gluten Free Cherry White Chocolate Chia Cookies are a healthier but oh so delightful little cookie! These cookies are made with honey or you could use agave for sweetening. The cherries give it a little tart flavor and then mix in a bit of white chocolate chips and you’re sweet tooth will be in heaven as well!


Gluten Free Banana Bites

In this recipe, I am going to show you how to make a yummy, frozen and cool treat, Gluten Free Banana Bites!! You can make a BUNCH of them at once. It’s a great healthy dessert/snack to have on hand when those unexpected guest arrive.

35 Valentines Dessert Recipes; Chocolate, Non-Chocolate, & Healthy has something for your sweeties to enjoy! 

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