Looking for some non candy Valentines ideas you can make at home for your love or for yourself? Well, I've got you covered with all things indulgent, chocolatey, and sweet. With my top 15 Best Non-Candy Valentines Day Ideas.
From valentines gifts for teenagers to adult party ideas, there's a whole lot of sweet Valentine's treats jam-packed in here for you to choose from!
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Helpful Ingredients & Tools
- High Quality Chocolate: Especially for special occasions, using the highest quality ingredients yields better results, plain and simple. Since Valentine's Day is all about the chocolate, I highly recommend using high quality chocolate in the recipes that call for it. My favorites are Ghirardelli and Scharffen Berger.
- Valentine's Day Sprinkles: These are perfect for the Chocolate Truffles, the Strawberries & Cream Cookie Sandwiches, and the Red Velvet Blondies. Try incorporating in the Brownie Cookies or any dessert for a festive twist! Here are some I really like.
- Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter: Use these for the Strawberries & Cream Cookie Sandwiches, the Red Velvet Blondies and the White Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats. Here is a great one!
- PRO TIP: Trace the cookie cutter onto a piece of parchment paper or wax paper, cut out the shape and place on a clean plate. Using a small sieve or strainer, sift some cocoa powder over the wax paper heart shape, covering the area about 1-2 inches around the shape. Carefully lift the wax paper heart off the plate to reveal a cocoa powder heart! Serve your treat in the middle or on the side.
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STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM COOKIE SANDWICHES
Filled to the brim with strawberry flavor and complemented with a cream cheese filling, these cookie sandwiches are sure to please all your loved ones. And their bellies! PS I added a bit of Bailey's Strawberries and Cream Liqueur to the filling to make these extra super duper special (wink, wink).
Wondering how to make valentines chocolate at home? These homemade chocolate truffles are no-bake and require just a handful of ingredients. They look fancy and taste super indulgent! Made from simple ingredients and perfect for any special occasion.
RED VELVET COOKIES
Lemme tell ya something. Red Velvet Cookies make for one helluva fantastic treat. First of all, they're red. 'Nuff said.
Secondly, they're indulgent and oh so gooey when fresh outta the oven. And, lastly, these red velvet cookies are just a really delicious treat you should share with everyone you love.
So there you have it, no excuses. Plenty of reasons to bake some up today!
RED VELVET BLONDIES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert idea? Try these Red Velvet Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting! They’re easy to put together and they’re indulgent like any good Valentine’s dessert should be.
PINK CHAMPAGNE CUPCAKES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM
Whether it's New Year's Eve, an engagement, Valentine's Day, a wedding, anniversary or just because, these Pink Champagne Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream are just the treat to help set the festive mood. They are topped with a smooth and silky white chocolate buttercream frosting that is sure to become your new go-to frosting!
MILK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Rich, creamy, smooth and oh-so-chocolatey, there's nothing quite like chocolate mousse. It's simplistic but so luxurious and satisfying. This Milk Chocolate Mousse offers so much to delight the senses in all the right ways spoonful after wonderful spoonful.
ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES
These Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies have layers upon layers of coffee and dark chocolate flavor packed in them with a hefty sprinkling of flaky espresso salt to top them off. Cookies like these are not to be missed. Share them with all your coffee-loving friends.
SALTED CARAMEL STUFFED DARK CHOCOLATE COOKIES
Just look at these! They're huge and stuffed with ooey gooey melty caramel all wrapped up in decadent dark chocolate and topped with just the right amount of flaky sea salt. You can go no wrong with these cookies!
BROWNIE CRINKLE COOKIES
Those shiny crinkle tops and chewy texture make these Brownie Crinkle Cookies a real treat. And making these cookies is super easy. No chilling required!
Whomever thought of combining two all-time classic desserts into one to create an even more amazing combo dessert was a genius! Can we just talk about the brilliance and deliciousness that are Brookies?
They are a combination of rich, fudgy brownies and classic, chewy chocolate chip cookies giving you the best of both worlds. Now you don't have to choose!
These Chocolate Madeleines are light, with just enough chocolate flavor and a soft, buttery taste.
If you've never made them before, I highly recommend giving these chocolate madeleines a try and serving them at your next brunch or afternoon tea.
CHOCOLATE TORTE WITH BOURBON CHERRY WHIPPED CREAM
Made using Stonewall Kitchen’s Dark Chocolate Torte baking mix plus an easy homemade whipped cream filling flavored with Tillen Farms Bourbon Bada Bing Cherries, you’ll be making this Dark Chocolate Torte with Bourbon Cherry Whipped Cream on repeat for all your upcoming celebrations!
ALMOND LAYER CAKE WITH CHERRY WHIPPED CREAM
This Almond Layer Cake with Cherry Whipped Cream is light and flavorful and perfect for the warmer weather months! It’s filled and topped with a simply delightful cherry whipped cream, what could be better?
WHITE CHOCOLATE-DIPPED RICE KRISPIE TREATS
Looking for Valentines Day recipes for kids? Rice Krispies treat ticks all the boxes for easy, tasty and fun treats-to-make-with-your-kids in a serious way.
We decided to jazz these up just a little bit for Valentine's Day by dipping them in white chocolate and throwing on some festive sprinkles. Why not?! If you are looking for something fun and easy to do with your kids (or a last minute Valentine's Day treat), these are it!
These would even make for great Valentines gifts for teenagers!
BROWN SUGAR COOKIES
Not only are these Brown Sugar Cookies loaded with flavor, they also have cinnamon and cardamom in them making for a super delicious, subtlety spiced bite that's sure to please taste buds near and far.
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