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 15 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.

Make sure to sprinkle the buns with pretty little sprinkles that make them extra Valentine’s Day themed! PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: LADY BEHIND THE CURTAIN

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. PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: FLOUR ARRANGEMENTS

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.

Your love will be so surprised and excited at the idea of combining two irresistable desserts for Valentine’s Day. Photos by: Hungry Happenings

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! Photos by: The DIY Lighthouse

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.” PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: FOOD CHANNEL

6. Mini Ombre Cakes

How beautiful are these romantic little cakes?! If you’re looking for a simple yet stunning dessert to make for your lover, this the recipe for you!

While the chocolate toppers look complicated to make, they’re actually quite simple! Melt some dark chocolate and gentle drizzle the chocolate into your desired letters and shapes. PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: HELLO LITTLE HOME

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! PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: HOMEMADE GINGER

8. Healthy Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bark

If you’re staying healthy this Valentine’s Day, this bark is perfect for you! Packed with antioxidants, protein and healthy fats, this bark is so good you’ll forget it’s even healthy.

It also makes a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one if they’re trying to stay on track with their nutrition. PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: AMY’S HEALTHY BAKING

9. Flourless Chocolate Cake

Aren’t a fan of flour? Maybe you just can’t have flour! Regardless of your scenario, this cake is less flour and a whole lot of chocolate!

Whether you’re a fan of raspberries, peaches or strawberries, pick your loved one’s favorite fruit and top off this flourless cake with a fruity punch. PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: GLORIOUS TREATS

10. Fudgy Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Icing

Chocolate and raspberries go together like cheese and crackers, PB and J or…like you and your loved one! Make this gourmet cake to satisfy their sweet tooth and help them fall in love not only with you but with your baking.

Top off your chocolate raspberry cake with real raspberries for added natural flavor that will knock your loved one’s socks off. PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: JUST SO TASTY

11. Raspberry and White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Raspberry shortbread cookies are a traditional Valentine’s Day dessert that just never gets old. The best part about it is the homemade jam filling that is so sweet it makes your taste buds tingle.

Make a batch of these for your boyfriend or girlfriend and top them all off with powdered sugar as a lovely finish touch for them to take to work! PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: AHEAD OF THYME

12. Brownie Pops

Brownie pops are just the best no matter what the context is. In this context though, they taste best with some pink chocolate for Valentine’s Day!

You’re pops will look like they’re straight out of Starbucks when you sprinkle some heart sprinkles on top and give a bouquet of them to your crush! PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: PEANUT BLOSSOM

13. Heart Pizzas

If you’re less into sweet and more into savoury, perhaps the way to your heart is through pizza! A fun Valentine’s Day date can be making home made heart shaped pizzas that taste absolutely delicoius.

Cut the cheese, pepperoni and any veggies into heart shapes to make them extra romantic and…delicious! PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: THE JUNIOR

14. Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecakes

Mmmmm, cheesecake is easily the best cake out there! It’s sweet, creamy and still maintains a little bit of savory flavor in there as well.

It’s a simple type of cake to make, and then dipping strawberries and placing them on top makes them look gourmet and fabulous! PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: QUEENSLEE APPETIT

15. Marbled Valentine Sugar Cookies

A lot of recipes online look too beautiful to make easily, so we don’t even try. But this heart shaped sugar cookie recipe is one for the ages in terms of beauty and flavor, but it won’t make you crazy trying it get it right.

All it takes is simply dying half of the dough pink, and maintaining the neutral color of the other half of the dough. Perfect! PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY: BAKED BY RACHEL

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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