This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday. While that’s great because most people are free at the weekend, some couples are still deciding on whether or not to go on a date at all.
Fancy dinners are an experience in themselves, but if it’s something that you and your beau do every Valentine’s Day, maybe it’s time to consider other activities. Better yet, why not just stay indoors and enjoy each other’s company?
Movie marathons + heart-shaped desserts = perfect date
If you and your beau love movie marathons, Valentine’s Day will be perfect to watch the latest films or the classics that you still aren’t tired of watching. As with any activity, your movie marathon/date night won’t be complete without food. Instead of junk food though, make the night extra special by serving your man the best tasting dessert you can make for him.
1. Crispy chocolate hearts
Peanut butter, marshmallow, chocolate and crisp rice cereals are basically what make up this festive rice cereal dessert. Sweet and rich, this treat is wickedly delicious.
2. Hazelnut shortbread hearts recipe
The impressive appearance of Hazelnut Shortbread is already appetizing in itself. It features a thin, but rich, drizzle of white and dark chocolate. You’re guaranteed to enjoy making this dessert as much as your man will enjoy eating it.
3. Naturally colored conversation heart cheesecakes
If you want to show your man how much you love him, there’s no better way to communicate it this Valentine’s Day than through these Conversation Heart Cheesecakes. With short, but sweet, messages like “Be mine”, “Kiss me”, “Crazy 4U”, “XOXO”, “I love U” and more, you can forget being subtle and cut to the chase. These colorful cheesecakes are one of the delicious ways to set your valentine’s heart aflutter.
4. Conversation heart mug hug cookies
These Conversation Heart Mug Hug Cookies are similar to the Conversation Heart Cheesecakes except that they hang on the edge of your man’s coffee mug. To make the presentation extra special, find your man a mug too that says something like “Best Boyfriend Ever” or “Be My Valentine”. His heart will surely melt not because of the movie you’re watching, but because of your unmatched thoughtfulness.
5. “Love is all around” cake roll
Valentine’s Day is all about the lovey-dovey, cute, romantic and, of course, delicious stuff. So, if you have enough time on your hands and you’d love to bake a cake you can share with your man as you spend the night indoors, the delicious “Love is All Around” Cake Roll is perfect! It will show him how much you’re willing to put in the effort needed to satisfy his stomach and heart.
6. Valentine's Day doughnuts
If you and your man love donuts, Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to have even more of them! Instead of making a 12, make 14 of these irresistible donuts. These Valentine’s Day Doughnuts will unleash your creativity and love as you to decorate them with your personal messages for your beau. They’re very easy to make, too, giving you no excuse to try making them!
7. Chocolate walnut-tangerine tarts
Your man will love this chocolate-walnut crust. It takes about an hour to prepare, so if you choose this recipe, be sure to plan things in advance. Once your man gets a taste of this tart, though, he’ll definitely appreciate your effort.
8. Apple rose tart
Is your man more into healthy eating? If he is, this Apple Rose Tart is a sure winner! It has no gluten or sugar, but is still delicious and heavenly.
9. Romantic brownie sundaes
Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not, your other half certainly won’t say no to these romantic brownie sundaes. Add some sliced strawberries on the side and a cherry on top to perfect the presentation.
10. Mocha pots de crème
While this heart-shaped chocolate dessert looks perfect for breakfast, it’s just as perfect for night time. What matters most is you share it with the man you love. It will be a great addition to your romantic meal over your movie marathon.
11. Oreo hearts
Oreo biscuits are as irresistible to adults as they are to children. These heart-shaped delights are creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, making them one of the bests tasty treats for your movie night date. Plus, they’re incredibly easy and to prepare.
12. Surprise heart cake
Say he already knows that you have a delicious treat waiting for him, but you want him to be surprised and be delighted. This Surprise Heart Cake will help you to accomplish your goal. On the outside, it looks like a regular cake—and a rather boring one at that! But, when you cut it in just the right place, he will see a heart inside—and he will look to you with amazement!
13. Chocolate Nutella hearts
We can’t talk about sweet and delicious things without including Nutella. With that said, try these Chocolate Nutella Hearts, especially if you’re as much in love with Nutella as you are with your man.
14. Valentine’s Day heart pepperoni pizza
I know, I know! Pizza is not a dessert, but no movie night is complete without one. This is why this heart-shaped pepperoni pizza definitely deserves a spot on this list.
Don’t fret about not being a master in the kitchen. Whether you are a domestic novice or a goddess, you can whip up any of these seal-the-deal desserts for your man by simply following the instructions provided (and buying the ingredients, of course).
Which of these heart-shaped recipes for Valentine’s Day will your man love? Do you know any other heart-shaped dessert that must be included on this list? Share your thoughts in the comments.