These recipes are for the lovers! Each represents a perfect token of your affection because they spell out—without a doubt (some, quite literally)—exactly how you really feel about your one-of-a-kind sweetie. Here are eight passion-filled presents that your Valentine will gobble right up…

1. Yummy-Lovey Cinnamon Buns

Baking for your someone special is always a yummy way to say, “I love you!” A batch of warm, cinnamon rolls are sticky with devotion and are easily crafted into heart shapes by rolling frozen dough and pinching the of each heart into a V-shape.

2. Meringue Letters and Hearts

Saying “I love you” has never been this easy! Treat your valentine to foamy meringue letters of adoration when you combine 4 simply-sweet ingredients—egg whites, cream of tartar, coarse salt, and sugar. Fill a piping bag and pipe your love letters on a baking sheet covered in non-stick parchment. Pipe L, O, V, and E, C,U,T, I, and E, and K, I, S, and S about 4 inches tall and spaced 1 inch apart. Be sure to pipe a fair share of hearts and arrows too.

3. Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed Brownie Hearts

If your special someone deserves brownies and cheesecake for Valentine’s Day—you’d better serve up that request! Luckily you can combine 2 sinful desserts into one when you lovingly bake up a dozen of these decadent heart shaped cheesecakes stuffed into fudge brownies.

 

4. Bacon Hearts

What do you give the guy for Valentine’s Day who already has everything (and by that I mean YOU)? Most dudes don’t dig ooey-gooey, gushy heart-shaped presents—unless they’re made of bacon! Simply preheat your oven to 400-degrees, arrange bacon hearts by cutting pieces in half and shaping them into heart shapes on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes and oh la la…it’s love and first bite!

5. Heart-Shaped French Fries

Maybe your lovely lady-friend or beloved beau doesn’t swoon at the sight of sweets! In that case, you can almost guarantee brownie points for a plate of heart-shaped French fries. This recipe calls for 4 large baking potatoes peeled and sliced with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Brush with oil and lightly salted for a delicious golden Valentine side that says, “You are the burger to my fries.”

6. Fruit Roll Up Fortune Cookies of Love

These adorably red fruity fortune “cookies” are a great craft to do for mom (using help from the kids) or make a batch for your little Don Juan to take to class. Using a box of strawberry or raspberry fruit roll ups, flatten out each sheet, use slips of paper to write messages of love, and folded each up into a fortunate cookie shape.

7. Tickled Pink Hot Chocolate

You’re guaranteed plenty of cuddle time if you whip up a mug of this frothy, whipped cream covered pink hot cocoa for your sweetie. Serve it for breakfast, after a romantic afternoon of sledding, or after dinner as you curl up by the fire. You can even prepare the hot cocoa and present your lover with his or her selection of whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and marshmallows so that you can create your own—together!

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