45 Valentine’s Day Snacks, Desserts and Drinks for Your Hungry Little Heart

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Most recently, we got crazy with oodles of noodles.

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Oh is it almost VALENTINE’S DAY?? I hadn’t noticed. Certainly haven’t been pinning Valentine’s Day foods for the past month with Carmen, gearing up for this post. Definitely haven’t been planning a series of Valentine’s Day menus for my own personal use, categorized by cost and skill level. Nope. Haven’t been looking forward to this for several weeks at all. I don’t know what you’re talking about.

If you happen to be in the market for 45 Valentine’s Day foods — including a few throwbacks to some previous Autostraddle Valentine’s snacks and — look no further!  And don’t forget about our extremely thorough Gay Girl’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide and the amazing Valentine’s Day Craft and Decor Grab Bag!


1. Strawberry Nutella Stacked French Toast

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2. Heart Healthy Baked Donuts

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3. Cupid’s Arrow Cupcakes with Printable Heart Arrows

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4. Dipped and Decorated Pretzels

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5. Easy Marshmallow Treats

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6. Love Birds Cookies

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LISTEN UP this isn’t a recipe — just some cookie decorating inspiration — but I couldn’t keep it from you because it’s so cute I almost hyperventilated.

7. Cutie Pie Pops

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8. Cherry Garcia Cake

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9. Red Velvet Cake Milkshake Shooters

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10. Raspberry Cream Cheese Heart Tarts

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11. Love Letter Cookies

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12. Italian Cream Sodas

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13. Valentine Pretzel Toffee

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14. Strawberry Pudding Cookies

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15. Heart Shaped Ice Cream Sandwiches

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16. Pink Hot Chocolate

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17. Linzer Cookies

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18. Red Velvet Icebox Cakes

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19. Mini Heart Shaped Cakes

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20. Tiny Cookies on Cookie Cake Stands

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Oh. my. tiny. god.

21. Laura’s Homemade Oreo Cookies

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Y’all, this was our very first Get Baked ever! I could just cry.

22. Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies

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23. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

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24. Oreo Cookie Mini Heart Pies

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25. Fudgy Brownie Hearts With Fresh Raspberry Buttercream

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26. Wine Gummies??!

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27. Valentine’s Day Cocktail

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28. White Chocolate Popcorn

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29. Rosemary Beet Chips

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30. Knock You Naked Brownies

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31. Peach Rose Lemonade

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32. Mini Cherry Pie Hearts

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33. Spiced Poached Pears with Warm Chocolate Sauce

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34. Yvonne’s Beet-ing Heart & Citrus Quinoa Salad

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35. Blackberry Filled Chocolate Cupcake with Red Wine Frosting

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36. Strawberry Mini Donuts

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37. Triple Chocolate Brownies

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I made those!

38. The Rose Noir Cocktail

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39. Frozen Yogurt Bars with Strawberries and Pistachios

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40. Little Heart Beets

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41. White Chocolate Reese’s Krispie Hearts

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42. Hummingbird Cafe’s Red Velvet Cake

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There’s Rachel! Ugh don’t you guys just love Rachel? I do.

43. Abby’s Derby Pie with Bourbon Chantilly Cream

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44. Easy Valentine’s Day Mini Cakes

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45. Cupid Floats

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Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

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22 Comments

  1. my girlfriend’s birthday is on valentine’s day and so there is always double the celebratory pressure! and i have not even thought about food yet for this year! so this will def help my planning for birthentines day. but what i really need are these menu plans…any winning ideas for dinner? i guess we could just eat love birds cookies for dinner because what could be cuter?

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