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14 Last-Minute Valentine's Day Desserts You'll Love

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When it’s down to the wire, make sure you’ve got something sweet for your sweetie with these easy, last minute desserts.


It’s not that you didn't plan ahead. It’s just that you were so busy picking up chocolates and roses and brushing up on your shoulder-rub skills that dessert kinda slipped down on the to-do list. Fear not, lovers and fighters, we sought out super easy recipes that are guaranteed to deliver love at first bite.


1. Ganache-Topped Brownie Bites

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According to our unofficial taste tests, the simple act of adding a homemade finishing touch turns anything into gourmet-level love. Chocolate ganache? You so got this.


2. Dipped Heart Sugar Cookies

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Isn’t it romantic? These cute heart cookies done in a jiffy, since they’re made from ready-to-bake dough, iced with ready-to-go frosting, and served up with a ready-for-love smooch.


3. Mini Marshmallow Cream Cakes in Jars

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The sweet surprise: a whipped-up frosting that delivers luscious marshmallow flavor. We love the mini-ness of these treats, making them perfect as a surprise delivery to someone's desk or front door.


4. Chocolate-Dipped Almond-Marshmallow Chex™ Bars

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Ready for more amour? These addictive little hearts are a mix of marshmallow treat and crisp almonds, the perfect blend of gourmet and gotta-love gooey.


5. Puffy Pink Popcorn Hearts

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Got someone to woo? These treats totally wow, with a slight pink tint in the sticky-sweet heaven that is popcorn balls—or, in this case, hearts.


6. Easy Valentine Cookies

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20 minutes. Three ingredients. What’s not to love?


7. Chocolate Heart Peanut Butter Cookies

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What people really adore about getting these treats is that they're so obviously homemade, thanks to the last-minute addition of a chocolaty “I Love You”’ on top.


8. Chocolate Raspberry Delight

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Planning a candlelit dinner for two? This super-simple recipe creates an extra-fancy dessert plate that will delight your beloved to the bottom of their heart.


9. Sweetheart Cookies

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Deliver kisses and hugs in the cutest, most fun cookie around. These sugar cookies are topped with sprinkles AND a melty chocolate AND another chocolate for good measure.


10. Chocolate-Raspberry Hearts

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Everyone will totally heart these. Made with prepped dough, the filled treats deliver a luscious blend of hazelnut spread, chocolate and fresh raspberries. X and O.


11. Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

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It's time to dispel the myth that red velvet cake—and cheesecake, for that matter—is hard to make. And what better way than in this super-simple mashup, with red velvet brownies on the bottom and a cheesecake whip loving things up on top.


12. Red Velvet Brownie Hearts

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Seriously, doesn’t your heart melt just looking at them? Cute scalloped-edged cake hearts, piped full of creamy frosting. If that’s not love, we don’t know what is.


13. Red Velvet Parfaits

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If the love you share includes a passion for healthier, lighter fare, these parfaits fit the bill, made with low-fat yogurt and a decadent sprinkle of crispy cookie crumbs.


14. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Trifles

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We fell head-over-heels the first time we tasted a trifle, mostly because we're completely committed to the proper proportions of cake/whipped cream/fudge sauce/berries, all equally distributed in each bite. Mmmmmm-uah!


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