Ditch the boring box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day. Here are 10 sweets to make for your sweetie instead.
1. Chocolate Chip Cookies
These chocolate chip cookies are available at Jacques Torres’ stores all year, but you can make a batch of Mr. Chocolate’s delicious cookies in your own kitchen for your valentine.
2. Cutie Cake Lollipops
These adorable mini cake pops from Tastefully Simple are an easy-to-make gift to give to your cutie on Valentine’s Day.
3. Salted Chocolate Mousse Tartlets
Warning: These delicious chocolaty treats with a salty twist from New York City’s Salt of the Earth Bakery are irresistible if made with love.
4. Mile-High Apple Pies
Your lover will be over the moon when he/she tastes one of these decadent mini apple pies.
5. Cranberry-Cinnamon Cheesecake
Surprise your valentine with a slice of this cranberry cheesecake.
6. Ginger Crème Brûlée
Serving this creamy dessert from Charleston’s Peninsula Grill is an extra-classy way to end your romantic meal.
7. Carrot Cake with Carrot Ice Cream
Think outside the chocolate box and make this carrot cake-carrot ice cream combo for your valentine.
8. Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
At 150 calories per serving, these raspberry oatmeal bars make a thoughtful alternative to that box of assorted chocolates if your significant other is watching his/her figure.
9. Fours Pochés
These beautiful Fours Pochés (“piped cookies”) from Jacques Torres are a great way to show all of your loved ones how much you care about them.
10. Fruity Short Cakes
Assemble these fruit-filled cakes in no time and serve one to your significant other for dessert.