101 Valentine's Day Treat Ideas - from sweet to savory to crafts and gifts to make

It is traditional on Valentine’s Day to give your loved ones a token of your affection. This year, give your friends and family something extra-special with this list of 101 different Valentine treat ideas! You will find everything from classroom snacks to special desserts to end a romantic, candle-lit dinner, and everything in between. Whether you are searching for an idea for your neighbors, coworkers, kids, spouse, or anyone else in your life, read on for dozens of ideas they will surely love.

Valentine’s Day Candy Recipes

2 Ingredient Strawberry Fudge

1. Two Ingredient Strawberry Fudge by Cookies and Cups (pictured above) – The easiest candy recipe ever! You will be amazed!

2. Oreo Truffles by Chef in Training – Only three ingredients and no baking. Try them with Nutter Butters or other cookies for variety.

3. Homemade Marshmallow Conversation Hearts by A Farmgirl’s Dabbles – If you are a fan of Peeps, you’ll love these talkative, sugary handmade treats.

Classic Rock Candy

4. Classic Rock Candy by Mom’s Crafty Space (pictured above) – This old-fashioned candy has been a favorite for generations.

5. Sea Glass Candy by Intimate Weddings – Like rock candy, but without the stick. It’s presented in the post as a wedding favor, but works equally well as a Valentine treat.

6. Easy Homemade Candy Bars by Amanda’s Cookin’ – Candy bar lovers rejoice! If your Valentine is into graham crackers and peanut butter and chocolate, this homemade version beats the pants off of the store-bought variety.

7. Scottish Toffee by Food52 – If your sweet tooth craves that tangy toffee flavor, this nutty, chocolate-covered variation is sure to satisfy.

8. Seafoam Candy by Intimate Weddings – Another classic candy, featuring an airy, slightly chewy concoction that can be eaten with or without a chocolate coating.

Cocomut Cube Candies

9. Coconut Cube Candies by Coconut & Lime (pictured above) – Coconut is one of those love-it-or-hate-it flavors. If your Valentine falls into the “love it” category, try this tropical delight. Use food coloring to make the top layer pink (or this pretty lavender!) for a Valentine-y touch.

10. Fruity Candy Popcorn by Our Best Bites – This recipe uses Jello to add a colorful, flavorful coating to plain ol’ popcorn.

11. Saltwater Taffy by Vanilla & Lace – Make this in a variety of pretty pinks and package them in clear cellophane to show them off; finish the packaging with a length of pretty ribbon tied in a bow.

Bacon Peanut Brittle

12. Bacon Peanut Brittle by My Man’s Belly (pictured above) – Bacon, bacon, bacon. It goes so well in so many surprising places! If you’ve never tried it in candy, why not give this recipe a shot?

13. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups by My Kitchen Addiction – Need I say more?

14. Misty Minty Peppermint Patties by Sweetapolita – You can never go wrong with peppermint patties! Use a pretty pastel candy coating to make them seasonally appropriate.

15. Sea Salt Caramels by The Comfort of Cooking – If you’ve never tried your caramels salted, you’ve never really lived!

Valentine Cookies & Such

Valentine Venitian Cookies

16. Valentine Venetian Cookies by Treese, Love, Happiness (pictured above) – These gorgeous stacked cookies are almost to pretty to eat, and too delicious to stop eating!

17. Rice Krispie Hearts by My Blessed Life – A classic with a chocolate-dipped twist.

18. Valentine Play Dough Cookie Pops by Amanda’s Cookin’ – Looks like playdough, tastes delicious!

Valentine Heart Cookie Sandwich

19. Valentine Heart Cookie Sandwiches by Make and Takes (pictured above) – Twice the cookie, plus frosting… How can you go wrong?

20. Homemade Fortune Cookies by Moms Who Think – Make them Valentine-y by filling them with romantic sentiments and love-related fortunes.

21. White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies by Better Homes and Gardens – The maraschino cherries make them pink, the white chocolate makes them decadent, and the sprinkled edge makes them look super-duper fancy.

EKG Cookies

22. EKG Valentine Cookies by Cute Food for Kids (pictured above) – A different take on Valentine cookies using simple frosting to create an easy, memorable design.

23. Valentine Button Cookie Bouquet by Home Stories A to Z – A quirky alternative to a traditional plate of cookies.

24. White Chocolate Dipped Valentine Cookies by Love from the Oven – Pink, heart-shaped cookies with white chocolate chips, dipped in even more white chocolate.  They look as fabulous as they sound!

Valentine Brownie Cutout Cookies

25. Valentine Brownie Cut Out Cookies by The Busty Baker (pictured above) – Brownies iced like cookies, the best of both worlds!

26. Valentine Linzer Hearts by My Baking Heart – Raspberry preserves sandwiched between two yummy sugar cookies, peeking out through a little window. As pretty as they are delicious!

27. Almond-Cinnamon Valentine Macaroons by My Juice Cup – Beautiful red macaroons perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Scrabble Tile Shortbread Cookies

28. Scrabble Tile Shortbread Cookies by Can You Stay for Dinner? (pictured above) – Make them spell out any message you want!

29. Box of Chocolate Cookies by My Kitchen Addiction – These heart-shaped cookies are cleverly frosted to look like traditional boxes of Valentine chocolates.

30. Red Velvet Kiss Cookies by The Galley Gourmet – Like the traditional peanut butter kiss cookies, but with a festive twist!

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Ladybug Lovebug Cupcakes

31. Ladybug Lovebug Valentine Cupcakes by Creative Carissa (pictured above) – Some creative, easy decorating turns plain cupcakes into adorable lovebugs.

32. Valentine’s Day Cupcake Toppers by Sand and Sisal – Make custom, edible cupcake toppers that everyone will find impressive, even though they are quite simple!

33. Guilt-Free Valentine Cupcakes by Mad in Crafts – A low-calorie variation on a classic cupcake so you can treat yourself without killing your diet!

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

34. Triple Chocolate Cupcakes by Kitchen Simplicity (pictured above) – If you are of the school that it just isn’t Valentine’s Day without chocolate, these cupcakes will live up to every delectable expectation.

35. Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting by Simply Delicious – The chocolate will satisfy your sweet tooth’s cravings, and the pretty pink frosting makes them perfect for the holiday.

36. Lemon Cupcakes with Lemoncello Cream Cheese Frosting by The Comfort of Cooking – If fresh, fruity flavors are more your thing, these lemon cupcakes are just what you’re looking for. A few drops of food coloring will make them pink lemonade instead!

37. Rose Garden Cupcakes by Bakingdom – Originally designed for Mother’s Day, these flowery cupcakes are also highly appropriate for Valentine’s Day.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

38. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes by Simply Delicious (pictured above) – Satisfy two cravings at once! If you are a peanut butter lover, this will be your new favorite cupcake recipe, hands-down.

39.  Strawberry Covered Chocolate Cupcakes by Say Not Sweet Anne – Not your typical chocolate cupcake, these have a yummy surprise in the middle!

40. S’mores Cupcakes by Babble Family Kitchen – If you have a loved one who is anxiously awaiting the start of campfire season, these cupcakes will make them smile.

41. Gift Bow Edible Cupcake Topper by Sweet Designs – It’s so very whimsical, and it makes your cupcakes all the more gift-y!

42. Mocha Peppermint Cupcakes by Epicurean Mom – Perfect for the coffee addict in your life.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

43. Red Velvet Cupcakes by The Comfort of Cooking (pictured above) – Paired with cream cheese frosting, it’s a simple, classic flavor profile that has stood the test of time.

44. Snickerdoodle Cupcakes by Recipe Girl – The cookie favorite, translated to a cakey form.

45. Chocolate Ginger Orange Vegan Cupcakes by Kohler Created – Don’t let your loved ones with special dietary needs be left out of the fun. Believe it or not, this decadent cupcake recipe full of big flavors is vegan!

Other Yummy Valentine Treats

Chocolate Raspberry Valentine Croissants

46. Chocolate Raspberry Valentine Croissants by Sand and Sisal (pictured above) – Oooh, fancy! Your Valentine’s party guests will never guess how easy they were to prepare!

47. Hershey Kiss Roses by Always Expect Moore – A classic sweet treat that combines candy and flowers as one.

48. Hot Cocoa and Homemade Heart Marshmallows by Sugar Bee Crafts – Give a gift that warms both the heart and the tummy by making your own heart-shaped marshmallows and packaging them with hot chocolate mix.

49. Strawberry Valentine’s Cake by Mom Endeavors – Made with real, fresh strawberries, yum!

Cheesy Heart Crackers

50. Cheesy Heart Crackers at Multiples & More (pictured above) – Similar to goldfish crackers, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make a savory Valentine treat.

51. Homemade Vanilla Bean Heart Doughnuts by Whipperberry – That description just gets better with every word, doesn’t it?

52. Marshmallow Love Bugs by The Decorated Cookie – Have you ever seen a cuter holiday treat? Tee-hee!

53. Hot Fudge Valentines by Honeybear Lane – Make some extra of this hot fudge sauce recipe; it’s so delish you’ll want some to keep for yourself!

54. Tuxedo Strawberries by Cafe Fernando – Serve them with champagne for a fun, classically romantic treat.

Valentine's Day recipe Sweet Chocolate Cherry Bombs, cake balls, cake pops

55. Chocolate Cherry Bombs by Hungry Happenings – A cherry inside of a chocolate-covered cake ball. Oh yeah, they went there!

56. Jello Heart Squares by The Hungry Housewife – They look quite impressive but are actually pretty easy. And who doesn’t love Jello?

57.  Red Velvet Waffles by A Little Tipsy – A decadent, extra-special breakfast for your Valentine.

Berry Cheesecake Bars

58. Berry Cheesecake Bars by Epicurean Mom – I love cheesecake. I love berries. I want to devour these!

59. Pretty-In-Pink Popcorn Party Mix by The Yummy Life – A decadently sweet yet delightfully savory party mix in many pretty shades and textures of pink.

60. Lollipop Heart Valentines at The Spotted Canary – A simple heart-shaped piece of paper is transformed into a cute holder for a lollipop with a flowery makeover.

61.  Heart-Shaped Pizza by Mom Endeavors – Celebrate with a dinner that your kids will love!

Non-Candy Valentine Treat Ideas

Friendship Bracelet Valentines

62. Friendship Bracelet Valentines by dandee designs (pictured above) – Friendship bracelets never go out of style! These Valentines are easy to make, and they’re so inexpensive that they are cheaper than store-bought cards!

63. Toy Animal Valentines by Please Note – Use toy animals to hold notes with Valentine-related puns or other sayings.

64. Felt Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies by Kid Giddy – This felt food project looks like the real deal, including a printable fortune sheet if you don’t want to make up your own.

Crayon Valentines

65. Heart-Shaped Crayon Valentines by Whipperberry – Use those odds and ends of broken or stubby crayons to make new, heart-shaped ones. A perfect project for passing out at school!

66. DIY Puffy Hearts by Finley and Oliver – They look like heart-shaped suckers, but they are actually made of felt. (And they could double as Valentine fairy wands!)

67. Trail Mix Valentines with Free Printable Bag Topper by A Spicy Perspective – Whip up a healthy snack, then package it festively with a free printable bag topper with a clever saying.

Printable his and hers coffee cup wrappers

68. His and Hers Valentine Coffee Cup Wrappers by Eat Drink Chic – Turn that morning cup of coffee into something special – just print, cut, and tape.

69. Valentine Tea Bags by Crafts by Amanda – Not into coffee? How about tea? Make personalized tea bags packaged in cute, DIY envelopes.

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Bag Toppers

"Passion Pills" Printable Bag Topper

70.  “Passion Pills” Printable Bag Topper by Mrs. Greene (pictured above) – A bag topper with a little more adult sensibility than most.

71. “Made With Love” Printable Bag Topper by Stay-At-Home Artist – Great for packaging up any homemade treat.

72. Hearts Printable Bag Topper by Shindig Parties TO GO! – This festive free bag topper printable also comes with coordinating printable stickers for dressing up Hershey Kisses.

Sticker Bag Toppers

73.  Sticker Bag Toppers by Over the Big Moon (pictured above) – If you’re giving stickers instead of candy, this bag topper will dress them up.  This would also work for chewing gum!

74. Valentine Bag Topper Printables by Love from the Oven – A dozen different stylish designs to choose from.

75. To/From Printable Valentine Bag Topper by Glorious Treats – These printable treat bag toppers also double as to/from gift tags, making them ideal for classroom use.

Bouncy Ball Valentine Bag Topper

76. Bouncy Ball Bag Topper by The Crafting Chicks (pictured above) – a clever way to give a non-candy Valentine treat.

77.  Mini Treat Bag Labels by Sweet Metel Moments – Petite bag toppers for giving smaller treats.

78. “Happy Valentine’s Day” Polka Dot Printable Bag Toppers by Lauren Reid Designs – A free printable bag topper in both pink and blue, for those who want to differentiate between treats for girls and boys.

Printable Valentine Bag Toppers

79. Valentine Bag Toppers by Makoodle (pictured above) – Two different free printable bag toppers designed for use on the narrower, smaller-sized zipper bags.

80. Candy Kiss Valentine Treat Bag Topper by Living Locurto – Designed with an adorable candy kiss motif, this printable bag topper also comes with matching Valentine cards!

81. “I Heart You’ Printable Bag Topper by Thirty Handmade Days – Scroll past the cookie recipe (which, by the way, looks fabulous) to find the free printable.

82. “Bee Mine” Printable Bag Topper by Lovely Living – A free printable treat bag topper with an adorable bumble bee theme.

Valentine Bag Topper and Candy Bar Wrappers

83. Printable Valentine Bag Topper by a little delightful (pictured above) – Simple, whimsical bag toppers with matching labels and chocolate bar wrappers.

84. Owl Valentine Treat Bag Topper by Busy Bees – With a cheesy play on words, these bag toppers feature cute little owlies.

Other Valentine Treat Holders

Conversation Heart Treat Holders

85. Conversation Valentine Treat Holders by Crafts by Amanda – inspired by conversation heart candies, these buckets are perfect for holding treats of all kinds.

86.  Printable Valentine Favor Box by Penny Candy Studios – A simple, cute box for holding candy or other small treats.

87. Valentine Favor Boxes by Shindig Parties TO GO! – Repurpose wedding favor boxes from the dollar store for Valentine’s Day use instead.

Free printable fox Valentine treat box

88. “Foxy” Valentine Treat Holder by Paper Source – A cute, cheeky free printable template for making a little fox-shaped treat bag.

89. Printable Valentine Gift Boxes by The Crafty Clip – These print-and-assemble boxes come with mix-and-match wrappers to dress them up.

90. Candy-Shaped Printable Gift Box by Shery K. Designs – Designed to look like a wrapped piece of candy, this free printable favor box is perfect for holding all kinds of treats.

91. Small Heart Favor Box from About.com Rubber Stamping – A printable template for a small gift box featuring a heart motif.

Teacup Printable Gift Boxes

92. Teacup Printable Valentine Favor Box by Party Planning Center – Depending on how you attach the handle, this free printable favor box is either a teacup or a basket. (As a teacup, it would be perfect for giving the personalized teabags linked above!)

93. Gingham Heart Favor Box by Speckless – A small box with a stitched heart on a blue gingham background.

94. Paint Swatch Favor Boxes by How About Orange – Recycle paint chips into little gift boxes; use pinks and reds for Valentine’s Day treats!

Printable Valentine's Day Pillow Box

95.  Lovey Dovey Pillow Box by Kate Hadfield Designs (pictured above) – A free printable pillow box with step-by-step tutorial for assembly.

96. “So Sweet” Printable Favor Box by Love the Day for Catch My Party – Part of a full set of coordinating Valentine’s Day party printables.

97. Doily Favor Boxes by The Sweetest Occasion – Use dollar store doilies and a bit of string to dress up plain ol’ favor boxes.

Strawberry treat boxes

98. Strawberry Favor Box by Whiff of Joy – A strawberry-shaped template and tutorial for making your own little berry treat holders.

99. Paper Towel Tube Favor Box by In My Own Style – Recycle a paper towel tube into a simple, attractive gift box.

100. Triangular Valentine Gift Box by Oh the lovely things – A free printable and directions for a wedge-shaped Valentine favor box.

101. Kiss-Shaped Valentine Favor Box by b.loved – This free printable template is for a favor box shaped like a Hershey’s Kiss. Make the flag portion say anything you want!