Here we are entering February. First come the blizzards, snow days and frozen water pipes and not soon after comes the holiday of love. Valentine’s Day, stereotyped with its conversation hearts, chocolate roses and awkward dates creeps up every February 14th, and if you’re single, it creeps up all the more vividly.

But honestly, being single on V-Day isn’t so bad. It can actually come to your advantage. For one thing, you certainly spend less money, and if you spend any at all, it’s on yourself. For two, there are no outlandish expectations to meet, and with that being said, no awkwardness when things get miscommunicated.

Thirdly, there’s no chance for heartbreak: you know this day is going to be about you, and only you, with no second or third parties involved. Lastly, and probably most importantly, there’s no need to share your dessert. None whatsoever.

1. Extra Easy Chocolate Truffles

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Put down the bottle and straw. You will not drink away another Valentine’s Day. If you forget anything this year, it will be due to a sugar coma after eating a batch of these puppies.

2. Chocolate Donut, Nutella, and Coffee Ice Cream Sandwich

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You want to go out tonight? I would, but I have a date with chocolate, Nutella, coffee and ice cream all between a soft donut bun. Oh, you wanna come? Sorry, but this table’s for one.

3. Salted Caramel Chocolate Bread Pudding

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Believe it or not, you actually use stale bread to create this delicious piece of dessert heaven. Good thing you’ve been too heartbroken to leave the house to buy fresh groceries all week.

4. Microwave Chocolate Cake

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It doesn’t get any easier than a microwave cake. You won’t even have to leave your jammies or Netflix chick flick for very long.

5. Monkey Bread

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Instead of plucking flower petals to determine whether or not your significant other really loves you, pull apart a few of these and pluck them into your mouth. It’s so much more satisfying.

6. No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

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With no one to sit across from you at some swanky restaurant to judge your eating habits, you can eat this whole thing and no one will ever know. No need to be self-conscious here.

7. Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes

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Another wine dessert recipe. Perfect for drowning out my feelings.

8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

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Salty and sweet. It’s like this dessert was made just for you this holiday.

9. Red Velvet Oreo Cupcakes

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Red velvet makes anything classier, even this Oreo cupcake recipe and perhaps your lack of motivation to uphold a presentable appearance. No little black dress needed.

10. Ghirardelli Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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Nothing’s sweeter than a boyfriend who knows good chocolate… well, except these. Yeah, these are probably sweeter.

11. Salted Caramel Truffles

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You can keep the romantic microwavable dinner-for-one in the freezer where it belongs. Or skip cooking altogether and make these instead.

12. Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

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These are the true definition of tall, dark and handsome. Step aside, mysterious stranger.

13. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

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Red velvet plus cheesecake-y goodness equals love at first sight.

But we’re not bitter or anything.