Whether you need to make something special for the class Valentine’s party, a Valentine’s dinner in with your sweetheart(s), or a Galentine’s get-together with your besties, I’ve rounded up my favorite Valentine’s Day inspired recipes and boards that are sure to be loved by all!

Valentine's Day Recipes You're Sure to Love by The BakerMama

XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix

What’s sweet, salty, and made with 100% true love? This XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix delivers a festive treat that’s sealed with a kiss!

XOXO Valentine's Day Snack Mix

Valentine’s Chocolate Fondue Board

An adorable and delicious Chocolate Fondue Board is the perfect way to celebrate love with your sweethearts and friends! It’s such a quick and easy way to serve a special dessert!

Valentine's Chocolate Fondue Board

Valentine’s Day Snack Board

Cupid hit the mark with this adorable & delicious Valentine’s Snack Board from my Beautiful Boards cookbook!  So much inspiration can come from this one! I used a yummy variety of red & white snacks with a fruit yogurt dip in the middle and Valley Lahvosh heart-shaped crackers for the arrow.

Valentine's Snack Board

Sweet & Salty Sweetheart Board

Salty + Sweet = The Perfect Match! I found everything for this board from Target & Trader Joe’s. So easy to put together with all store-bought items, this board can be ready for the party in no time.

Sweet and Salty Valentine's Day Snack Board by The BakerMama

Board Details:

  • little heart bowls from Target filled with Live Love Pop popcorn & M&M’s milk chocolate Cupid’s messages & Cupid’s mix
  • down the middle: Love Oreos rolled in festive sprinkles
  • down the right side: Trader Joe’s yogurt covered pretzels, TJ’s dark chocolate mini heart cookies, heart shaped fruit gummies from Target, Utz’s XOXO pretzels, TJ’s XOXO gummies, strawberry sugar wafers from Target, Brach’s cinnamon lips
  • down the left side: Brach’s cherry hearts, strawberry sugar wafers, TJ’s XOXO gummies, Utz’s XOXO pretzels, dark chocolate mini heart cookies, yogurt covered pretzels, Gimbal’s Fine Candies cherry lovers heart shaped jelly beans

Italian-Inspired Valentine’s Day Dinner Board

Say “I love you” with a beautiful and delicious dinner board covered with Italian favorites like heart-shaped pizzas, raviolis and cheese along with meatballs, a prosciutto bouquet, arrow caprese skewers and bruschetta. Now that’s amore, my friends!

Italian-Themed Valentine's Day Dinner Board by The BakerMama

Heart Caprese Salad

The classic salad of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil is served in a heart shape for an unforgettable dish that’s sure to make your Valentine’s Day extra special!

Heart Carprese Salad Board by The BakerMama

Cheese & Charcuterie Heart Box

Don’t throw away that cute box your Valentine’s Day chocolates came in! Use it to make an extra special Cheese and Charcuterie Heart Box to snack on with your love.

Cheese and Charcuterie Heart Box by The BakerMama

Love Muffin Board

This marvelous Muffin Board will make everyone happy with a variety of mini muffins and fresh fruits to choose from. The One-Bowl Muffins (Many Ways!) recipe is so easy and lets you bake several different muffin variations at once.

Muffin Board by The BakerMama

Love Is Kind Valentine’s Snack Board

Love is patient, love is kind, love is this board & a good glass of wine!

Valentine's Day Cheese & Charcuterie Board by The BakerMama

Board Details

This board was built on the 20” mango wood board from Sur La Table. The heart-shaped serving dishes were found at Target in the bargain section.

Valentine’s Day Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Now this is the way to Valentine’s Day! Give me all the cheese and charcuterie and tell me how much you love me! 😉 This is the board of all boards for grazing on with your loved ones on Valentine’s Day or with your besties on Galentine’s Day.

Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Heart

This Pull-Apart Cinnamon Roll Heart is such an adorable and delicious way to serve breakfast on Valentine’s Day or any day you’re wanting to show your loved ones just how much you love them!

Pull-Apart Cinnamon Roll Heart

Cupid’s Pancake Kabobs

These adorable Cupid’s Pancake Kabobs are so perfect for a special breakfast on Valentine’s morning or to take to the school Valentine’s party. The kids are sure to love them!

Cupid's Pancake Kabobs

Heart-Shaped Bacon

For the love of bacon! What better way to show your people just how much you love them than with heart-shaped bacon?! The simple trick of shaping bacon strips into heart shapes and baking them to crispy deliciousness is love served at its best!

How to Make Heart-Shaped Bacon

Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Sweet & simple cinnamon rolls formed into the shape of hearts. These are so much fun to make and even more fun to eat!

Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Sweetheart Snack Mix 

This Valentine Sweetheart Snack Mix is love at first sight and bite. An irresistible sweet treat that’s so perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine Sweetheart Snack Mix

Mini Heart-Shaped Cakes

Keep it sweet and simple this Valentine’s Day with these adorable and delicious Mini Heart-Shaped Cakes! So easy and fun, have the kids join in to bake and decorate them!

Mini Heart-Shaped Cakes

Date Night In Board

I created the perfect date night in board in my Beautiful Boards cookbook made with our absolute favorite meat, cheese and accompaniment pairings. This beautiful board with a great bottle of wine is our favorite way to do date night.

Date Night In Board

Spread the Love with 3 Festive Spreads

To celebrate the holiday, I’ve created three festive, delicious spreads. From left, clockwise: This adorable Valentine’s Day Kids’ Party spread will get all the 😍😍😍 and it could not be more simple to make! From pages 155-157 of my Spectacular Spreads Cookbook, it’s a sweetheart of a spread! Food is my favorite way to show love! Shower your sweethearts with love with this Valentine’s Day Family Dinner Spread (pages 159-163). Finally, your best gals have been there through it all. Celebrate the sweetness of friendship with this Galentine’s Brunch Spread (pages 165-169). Get my Spectacular Spreads cookbook here.

Mascarpone & Yogurt Filled Dates

Our favorite appetizer for date night in are these Mascarpone and Yogurt Filled Dates. So simple yet so amazingly delicious! Also perfect for a Galentine’s Day party!

Mascarpone and Yogurt Filled Dates

Labneh Toast Board

The simplicity of this creamy Labneh Toast Board with jam, pistachios and a sprinkle of sea salt is so delicious! The perfect appetizer for your date night or girls’ night in!

Labneh Toast Board with Jam, Pistachios and Sea Salt

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Waffles

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Waffles

The Best Bucatini Bolognese

The best bolognese you will ever eat. Full of flavor and rich texture, it’s a labor of love that is so worth the effort. You are sure to fall in love with this recipe!

The Best Bucatini Bolognese

Easy Overnight Sweetie Rolls

Easy Overnight Sweetie Rolls are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Cinnamon sugar pecan sweetie rolls are drizzled in a simple sweet glaze for an easy, make-ahead Valentine’s breakfast that everyone will love!

Easy Overnight Sweetie Rolls

Boards On A Budget

Building a great cheese board doesn’t have to be crazy expensive to look and taste impressive. Get the details here for how to build a beautiful and delicious cheese board on a budget of about $25 with ingredients from either Trader Joe’s, ALDI or Target.

Boards on a Budget with The BakerMama

Tuscan Tortellini Soup

This Tuscan Tortellini Soup is a comforting one-pot meal that’s perfect for a cozy Valentine’s dinner. It’s so easy to make and is bursting with delicious Tuscan flavors!

Tuscan Tortellini Soup by The BakerMama

Sheet Pan Pizza

Pizza is love and this scratch-made Sheet Pan Pizza is simple to make and tastes so delicious that you’ll never want to order in again. 😉

Sheet Pan Pizza by The BakerMama

Mini Calzones

These mini calzones are easy to make and would be the perfect addition to a homemade Valentine’s dinner with the family!

Mini Pepperoni Calzones

Molten Chocolate Cakes

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without chocolate and these decadent little Molten Chocolate Cakes with a melting chocolate center are so easy to make and impress every time! It’s unbelievable how delicious they are!

Molten Chocolate Cakes by The BakerMama

Flourless Dark Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

Rich, dark chocolate and fresh raspberries are the stars of these deliciously chewy oatmeal cookies that are made without any flour, granulated sugar, real butter or oil. You’ll be surprised by how much you love these delicious cookies!

Flourless Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Mini Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

Chocolate and cherries are quite the match in these Mini Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes. Perfectly sized cheesecakes that are love at first bite! Bet you can’t eat just one. 😉

Mini Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes by The BakerMama

Double Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberries and a little lemon in the lightly sweetened biscuits make these fresh strawberry shortcakes extra special. They would be so great for a Valentine’s dessert!

Double Strawberry Shortcakes

Fresh Strawberry Heart Cake

Deliciously fresh strawberry cake shaped like a heart and covered in a creamy, dreamy strawberry frosting for a festive Valentine’s Day dessert!

Fresh Strawberry Heart Cake

Strawberry Streusel Scones

Scrumptious Strawberry Streusel Scones studded with fresh strawberries and topped with an irresistibly sweet streusel!

Strawberry Streusel Scones

Strawberries and Cream Swirl Cake

This Strawberries and Cream Swirl Cake is a stunning layered cake that’s moist and loaded with fresh strawberries and sweet whipped cream frosting!

Strawberries and Cream Swirl Cake

Easy No-Chill Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Easy, chewy, no-chill, cut-out sugar cookies that are perfect to bake and decorate for Valentine’s Day or any holiday!

Easy No-Chill Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate lovers rejoice! These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are perfectly soft and sweet with a rich chocolate twist.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Valentine’s Day Gathering Guide

Hosting a Valentine’s party? Make it extra easy and enjoyable with The BakerMama’s Valentine’s Day Gathering Guide. I’ve got sweet decor, festive treats and fun activities that make the holiday extra special. There’s even a romantic gift guide to help you spread the love.

Valentine's Day Gathering Guide by The BakerMama

There you have them, friends! Some of my favorite recipes that are so great to make for Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or any day! I hope you and your loved ones enjoy these recipes as much as we do! Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy!


About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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