1. 4-Ingredient Red Velvet Cookies

red velvet

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Nothing says Valentine’s Day better than the color red, so whip up a batch of these cookies — they take less than 15 minutes to make.

2. Vegan Chocolate Truffles

chocolate truffles

Photo by Julia Maguire

Who said truffles can’t be healthy? Coconut oil replaces butter and cream in these vegan truffles, which only take 10 minutes to prep. Get the recipe here.

3. Chocolate Chip Caramel Peanut Butter Bars

cookie bars

Photo by Claire Thompson

Don’t let the long name fool you. All you need is four ingredients to make these cookie bars filled with gooey caramel.

4. Ghirardelli Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


Photo by Hunter Siegrist

Why buy your Valentine candy when you can make your own? It’s so easy with this recipe.

5. 90-Second Nutella Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake

Photo courtesy of backtoherroots.com

Shh, don’t tell your significant other that you made this in a microwave. Get the recipe here.

6. Jean-Georges’ Warm, Soft Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake

Photo by Emma Nosseir

There’s no flour in these 30-minute cakes, just lots of gooey chocolate. Get the recipe here.

7. Chocolate Fondue



This is deceptively fancy. All you need to do is melt some chocolate and buy some quality dippers, and you’re all set! Follow the instructions here.

8. No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake in a Jar


Photo by Gabby Phi

Okay, okay so this one takes two extra ingredients, but who cares when there’s no oven necessary for this simple dessert. Get the recipe here.

9. Rustic Apple Tart

apple tart

Photo by Lucy Rubin

Store-bought puff pastry makes this apple tart much easier to make than it looks. Get the recipe here.

10. 5-Ingredient Mochi


Photo courtesy of cheekychicago.com

Go the Asian-inspired route with this DIY mochi. For brownie points, try filling it with a strawberry or Nutella (or both).

11. 2-Ingredient Strawberry Fudge

strawberry fudge

Photo courtesy of littlepeanutmag.com

Who knew making fudge could be this easy? Recipe here.

And if all else fails, buy a dessert from Trader Joe’s and call it a day. No one has to know.

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