Whether you're celebrating V-Day with a significant other or are happily enjoying Singles Awareness Day, we can all agree that Valentine's Day is an awesome holiday. Why? The epic Valentine's Day desserts, duh. 

As far as I'm concerned, V-Day desserts should be either smothered in chocolate or garishly pink and red for maximum enjoyment. After all, there are only so many holidays throughout the year where you get to make themed desserts. I've listed 15 of my favorite Valentine's Day dessert recipes below, and I'm sure there's at least one treat on this list you'll want to make this year.

1. Chocolate Raspberry Bonbons

sweetmeat, cream, goody, milk chocolate, sweet, candy, milk, chocolate
Carolyn Jenson

These two-ingredient bonbons are the perfect DIY if you don't want to splash out on expensive store-bought cherry cordials. These babies can also be made year-round since they don't scream "Valentine's Day." 

2. V-Day Sugar Cookies

gingerbread, chocolate, candy, sweet, cookie, cake
Sidney Uttam

You can make the icing design on these cookies as simple or as complicated as you'd like. No matter how you decorate them, these sugar cookies are sure to be the cutest thing you bake for V-Day.

3. Double Chocolate Macarons

macaron, caramel, chocolate
Tabitha Wibowo

Nothing says "I love you" quite like chocolate. If you're feeling up to it, you can pipe your macarons into heart shapes, which would make them an extra romantic gift.

4. Red Velvet Oreo Truffles

sprinkles, sweetmeat, berry, pastry, goody, strawberry, cream, chocolate, cake, sweet, candy
Meredith Ross

These truffles require just three ingredients and are impossible to mess up. Having made these before, I can confirm that they're dangerously addicting.

5. Single-Serve Strawberry Cobbler

milk, rice, sweet, oatmeal, granola, muesli, cereal
Kristine Mahan

No matter what your relationship status is this Valentine's Day, you deserve to make something special for yourself. This strawberry cobbler is a single serving, meaning you don't need to worry about sharing it with anyone but yourself.

6. Red Velvet Fudge

pastry, strawberry, red velvet cake, goody, berry, cake, candy, cream, sweet, chocolate
Dylan Barth

I hope you like red velvet, because you're going to see it a lot more on this list. This red velvet fudge tastes ultra decadent, and can be made in the microwave.

7. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

strawberry, cream, candy, sweet, chocolate
Morgan Goldberg

When in doubt, stick to simple Valentine's Day desserts. Your friends or significant other will be happy if you make them anything at all, so feel free to make chocolate-covered strawberries. They're a classic for a reason.

8. Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

chocolate, hot chocolate, cream, soup
Emily Gordon

Although not technically a dessert, this red velvet hot chocolate is certainly sweet enough to pass as one. Make a big batch of hot chocolate and keep it warm in a slow cooker during a V-Day party.

9. Strawberries and Champagne Pancakes

sweet, jam, toast
Caroline Early

I'm a firm believer that pancakes can be dessert. These strawberries and champagne pancakes are not only a clever use of popular V-Day gifts, but they taste hella good too.

10. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

cream, cheesecake, cake, chocolate
Samantha Cheng

This brownie recipe combines two of the best desserts: brownies and cheesecake. I'd recommend drizzling a little chocolate sauce on top of these, but these brownies taste great plain as well.

11. Chocolate Strawberry Cups

candy, cake, cream, chocolate
Jayna Goldstein

Not feeling the chocolate-covered strawberries? Try out these chocolate strawberry cups instead. With a sweet, creamy filling, these cups are sure to impress.

12. Edible Red Velvet Cookie Dough

beet, sweet, cream
Lindsay DeMunno

That's right, you and your bae can enjoy red velvet cookies without even baking them. This cookie dough recipe is super rich and can be eaten by the spoonful.

13. Beet Truffles 

candy, cookie, cake, sweet, chocolate
Helena Lin

These beet truffles make for a gorgeous Valentine's Day gift. The natural red coloring from the beets contrasts nicely with the cocoa powder, and you can't even tell there are vegetables in this dessert.

14. Chocolate Sponge Cake With Homemade Ganache

raspberry, tart, cake, sweet, berry, strawberry
Karina Kwok

The fresh fruit on top of this chocolate sponge cake keeps this dessert from being too overwhelming. Again, the presentation of this cake is stunning and it's sure to wow at any V-Day party.

15. Champagne and Strawberry Cookies

Max Bartick

What's better than strawberries and champagne cookies? Heart-shaped strawberries and champagne cookies! Serve these cookies with a little bit of bubbly, and your V-Day will be the best ever.

Each and every one of these Valentine's Day desserts are not only gorgeous to look at, but they all taste amazing as well. Whether you're baking solo on V-Day for a relaxing night in or are baking with friends, definitely give one of these recipes a go.