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    Valentine's Day Ideas

    All the sweets, and sweet ideas, for celebrating Valentine's day with your loved one, family, and friends.


    Valentine's Day Ideas

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    Cinnamon and nutmeg enhance the flavor of these blondies, which are studded with chocolate chunks and baked until barely done. Use a mini heart-shaped cookie cutter to create the cute shapes, then enjoy the leftover scraps all to yourself. Prefer peanut butter to cookie butter? Feel free to swap it in.

    10 Mini Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Sweeter Than a Card

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    No time to bake something entirely from scratch? This gorgeous trifle comes together in just 20 minutes, and store-bought brownies speed up the process. If you prefer, swap dark sweet cherries for the raspberries, and sprinkle with cocoa powder for an elegant finish. The homemade whipped cream lets you take credit for the treat.

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    Nothing says "I love you" better than Nutella. Filled with all the deliciousness of a full-scale pie, these hand-held treats are much easier to prepare. Every bite bursts with strawberry jam and Nutella, and an egg wash gives the exterior its golden-brown finish. For a perfectly flaky crust, refrigerate the dough before baking.

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    The best part about these vegan vanilla and berry cheesecakes? Eating them out of single-serving jars. The creamy filling is flavored with vanilla bean and lemon juice, and can be topped with your choice of fresh, juicy berries. If you're too excited to wait for dessert, enjoy for breakfast by adding a handful of granola.

    10 Mini Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Sweeter Than a Card

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    Light and airy pavlovas are a simple, tasty base for homemade whipped cream and a sweet-tart compote. Fresh raspberries and rhubarb give the compote its gorgeous red hue, and every bite is filled with fresh pieces of fruit. Their miniature size make them the ideal after-dinner treat.

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    These airy almond cakeletes pair perfectly with a glass of champagne. The use of cake flour ensures they're light and fluffy, and the addition of yogurt keeps them moist. Pomegranate seeds give the glaze a natural pop of pink, and add a fun topper to the golden-brown cakes.

    10 Mini Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Sweeter Than a Card

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    Salty, sweet, and adorable, too—these mini pretzels will be hard to put down. Set them out at a party for a festive snack, or give them to guests as an edible party favor. Better yet? Invite your friends over and make them together, experimenting with all different types of chocolate.

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    You'll want to devour the entire pan of these donuts—which makes it all the better that they're baked instead of fried. If you're not a fan of icing, dip 'em in cinnamon and sugar, and then serve warm while they're still soft and fluffy. Enjoy leftovers as a Sunday morning breakfast.

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    Kids will go crazy for these breakfast-inspired treats, which they can bring to class for a fun bite-sized dessert. The process of making them is kid-friendly, too: Store-bought cinnamon rolls are split in half, popped onto a stick, and spread with vanilla icing. Don't forget to top with heart-shaped sprinkles!

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    What better way to say "I love you" than baking a homemade dessert? From bite-sized boozy brownies to tiny almond cakelets, these miniature treats are sure to win hearts.

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    These are the conversation hearts we WISH came in a box.

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    Sometimes, all anyone needs on Valentine’s Day is a 1/3-pound triple layer dessert made from brownie, ooey-gooey caramel, and chopped pecans. Here’s permission to eat your heart out.

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    From a high-end Swedish candy shop that specializes in small, beautifully shaped candies comes this box filled with festive sweet and sour gummies. Intricate enough to be mistaken as objet d'art, some of the unexpected shapes include red lips, pink hearts, and amber champagne bottles.

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    A New Jersey-based bakery makes these light-as-air confections from just egg whites, sugar, and bittersweet chocolate chips. Enjoy them with tea, hot chocolate—or a glass of red wine.

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    This gift looks like a painting at first glance, but don’t be fooled: it’s actually a chocolate bar. Specifically, a Valrhona white chocolate bar filled with passion fruit caramel and scented with cardamom. Now that’s some tasty artwork.

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    Forget those ordinary drug store boxes of chocolate. This giant heart-shaped present is filled with handmade, beautifully-decorated truffles. Flavors include caramel, dark cacao nib ganache, smooth dark chocolate, and black raspberry.

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    Stir one of these solid blocks of chocolate (Belgian Milk or French Truffle) into a mug of steaming milk and it will dissolve into a decadent cup of hot cocoa. Each pop comes topped with a conversation heart.

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    The only thing better than a box of chocolates? 25 amazing chocolate recipes.

    Chocolate Desserts That Want To Be Your Valentine

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    This Frozen Chocolate Souffle is an amazing Valentine's Day dessert.

    Chocolate Desserts That Want To Be Your Valentine

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    You'll love this Chocolate Skillet Cake. Just look at that rich, decadent, ooey-gooey goodness.

    Chocolate Desserts That Want To Be Your Valentine

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    Find the most creative gifts for your wife, mother, sister, or friend this Valentine's Day!

    Creative Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

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    Whether you’re an old hand at cooking or just starting to explore the kitchen, this beautifully illustrated cookbook features 100 recipes, complete with detailed instructions. Plus, the couple who cooks together stays together... right?

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    Sure, he seems like the guy who can do it all—but with this tool, he really can help you with just about anything. This pocket-sized metal card has 11 utilitarian tools, including a bottle opener, a wrench, a ruler, and even a saw.

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    Not only will this gorgeous gold-plated box look great on her bedside table, but it also conveys a subtly sweet message that you don’t have to speak aloud: How happy you are to have had the good fortune of meeting her.

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