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6 Desserts To Make For a Loved One This Valentine's Day

Celebrating the day with a homemade treat is always a little sweeter than a store bought box of chocolates
6 Desserts To Make For a Loved One This Valentine's Day

(Photo: Erik Putz)

Whether your Valentine's Day is a family-friendly or one-on-one affair, celebrating it with a homemade treat is always a little sweeter than a store bought box of chocolates. Here are six simple—and impressive—desserts that all hit the perfect balance of pretty, delicious, and easy to make ahead of time. Read on for some confectionery inspiration.

These flaky, crunchy dessert take on pretzels use just 5 ingredients and come together in under an hour. Get this cretzel recipe.

Four chocolate-almond heart-shaped cretzels on a baking sheet; chocolate almond heart cretzel recipe(Photo: Erik Putz)

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These pink coconut snowballs make a stunning addition to a cookie plate any time of the year. Get this snowball recipe.

pink coconut snowballs

Whip up a little grade school nostalgia this Valentine’s Day with homemade candy conversation hearts. Get this candy heart recipe.

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small pastel coloured candy papers filled with homemade candy conversation hearts in pastel colours reading variously be mine, love, xoxo on a floral backdrop(Photo: Erik Putz)

These sweet sugar cookie sandwiches feature a store-bought jam centre. Get this cookie heart recipe.

A stack of Raspberry sugar-cookie heart cookies on a white background.(Photo: Roberto Caruso)
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Need to woo a crowd? This minimalist, multi-tiered cake is three times as impressive and not much more work than a single-layer dessert. Get this chocolate cake recipe.

A three-layer chocolate cake with pink vanilla icing on a white cake stand next to green pine cones(Photo: Roberto Caruso)

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Does the thought of making macarons intimidate? Fret no more, our step-by-step guide makes it a breeze. Get this macarons recipe.

Raspberry chocolate ganache macarons in a macaron box with pink paper and a pink ribbon

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