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12 Creative Homemade Valentine's Day Sweets and Treats

by Sonja Bistranin ; Updated February 05, 2018

Overview

This Valentine’s Day spread the spirit of love with homemade goodies. From sea salt toffee to sweet truffles, these delicious treats will delight everyone in your life. Whether you plan on spending February 14th with family, friends, or someone special, sharing a decadent dessert or even creating something together will make the day memorable. Or if you prefer the element of surprise, make these recipes ahead of time for a thoughtful and tasty gift.

DIY Starburst Rose Bouquet

What could be better than actual roses on Valentine's Day? How about roses made from Starburst candy? Your loved one will thank you for this beautiful (and edible) DIY bouquet.

DIY Cupid's Arrow Cake Pops

Take a stab at these simple and delicious raspeberry-flled Cupid's arrow cake pops.

Rose Cupcakes

No flowers? No problem. This rose cupcake frosting DIY is a lot simpler than you may think!

Red-Hot Cinnamon Heart Lollipops

Take a break from the usual chocolate treats and spice things up with these red-hot cinnamon heart lollipops that are quick and easy to make.

Strawberry and Cream Mini-Poptarts

Begin Valentine’s Day with delicious homemade poptarts to fit the occasion. These breakfast treats are kid-friendly, easy to make, and only require three ingredients, so even the littlest chefs can help with the preparation.

Sparkling Rosé Gummy Bears

Give this classic candy an adult twist by adding sparkling rosé. These little bears make the perfect gift for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, birthdays and more!

Chocolate Turtles

Even though these tasty bites look extraordinary, making them does not involve an extraordinary amount of work. In under an hour you can create a decadent gift for your valentine, friends, or family members that’s made with love and chocolate – who could say no to that?

Homemade Toffee

The sea salt in this toffee adds a touch of savory that stands out from typical too-sweet Valentine candy. Plus, adorable sprinkles and drizzled white chocolate make it eye-catching -- perfect for a beautiful gift or a festive addition to the party dessert table.

Homemade Raspberry Linzer Cookies

These heart-shaped linzer cookies are totally the jam for V-day. Top it all off with powdered sugar and enjoy!

Truffles

This year, skip buying the generic box of chocolates in favor of a more personalized selection. These truffles can be customized for the receiver because the ingredients are up to you. Add in nuts, dried fruit, or flavored syrup for a one-of-a-kind treat.

Strawberry and Chocolate Oat Cookies

Looking for a healthy alternative that still satisfies your sweet tooth? Well, look no further. These cookies are low in sugar, and made with wholesome oats and whole wheat flour for a natural energy boost without the crash later. Perfect for packing in your child's lunchbox.

DIY Edible Underwear

These fun novelty panties made from fruit roll-ups are sure to spice things up (or get the laughs going) for you and your Valentine this year.

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About the Author

Sonja Bistranin is completing her Bachelor of Arts in communication studies at Loyola Marymount University. She has experience in social media management, public relations and marketing. A native of Colorado, she traded the Rocky Mountains for the West Coast shoreline and is based in Los Angeles.