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.


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

strawberry nutella stacked french toast

2. Heart Healthy Baked Donuts

baked heart donuts

3. Cupid’s Arrow Cupcakes with Printable Heart Arrows


4. Dipped and Decorated Pretzels


5. Easy Marshmallow Treats

easy marshmallow dippers

6. Love Birds Cookies

Love birds cookies
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


8. Cherry Garcia Cake

cherry garcia cake

9. Red Velvet Cake Milkshake Shooters


10. Raspberry Cream Cheese Heart Tarts


11. Love Letter Cookies


12. Italian Cream Sodas

Italian Cream Soda2

13. Valentine Pretzel Toffee


14. Strawberry Pudding Cookies


15. Heart Shaped Ice Cream Sandwiches


16. Pink Hot Chocolate


17. Linzer Cookies


18. Red Velvet Icebox Cakes


19. Mini Heart Shaped Cakes

mini heart shaped cakes

20. Tiny Cookies on Cookie Cake Stands

play food tiny cookie cake stands
Oh. my. tiny. god.

21. Laura’s Homemade Oreo Cookies

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

22. Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies

conversation heart sugar cookies

23. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

peanut butter pretzel bites

24. Oreo Cookie Mini Heart Pies


25. Fudgy Brownie Hearts With Fresh Raspberry Buttercream

fudgy brownie hearts

26. Wine Gummies??!


27. Valentine’s Day Cocktail


28. White Chocolate Popcorn

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29. Rosemary Beet Chips


30. Knock You Naked Brownies

knock you naked brownies

31. Peach Rose Lemonade


32. Mini Cherry Pie Hearts


33. Spiced Poached Pears with Warm Chocolate Sauce

spiced poached pears

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


35. Blackberry Filled Chocolate Cupcake with Red Wine Frosting

Red wine frosting

36. Strawberry Mini Donuts


37. Triple Chocolate Brownies

I made those!

38. The Rose Noir Cocktail

cocktail recipe

39. Frozen Yogurt Bars with Strawberries and Pistachios

yogurt bars with strawberries

40. Little Heart Beets


41. White Chocolate Reese’s Krispie Hearts


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


44. Easy Valentine’s Day Mini Cakes


45. Cupid Floats


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  1. Ugh, these are all so pretty and so cute! I feel like I need to play hooky and just bake things all day long.

  2. 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?

  3. i love you too laneia

    if you need me i’ll just be over here whispering “wine gummies” to myself

  4. I think I need to call in sick this week and find a chef who will want to make these with me.

    Also, no valentines heart shaped pizza, sandwiches, or tacos?

  5. Ugh, these all look so amazing and make me depressed I don’t have a special someone to make them for/with !

  6. Little Heart Beets so cute. I’ll be make it for my GF . haha
    Thank for share !

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