10 Valentine's Day Treats

Serve it up! Treat your sweetheart to a few of these sweet and delicious desserts.

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Heart Ice Cream Sandwich

Dane Tashima

Heart Ice Cream Sandwich

Using a 3½-inch heart cookie cutter, cut ten hearts out of ten 6-inch store-bought empanada dough rounds. In a bowl combine ¹⁄³ cup brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. In a large skillet heat ½ cup vegetable oil over medium heat. Add 4 empanada hearts and cook until golden. Remove to a paper towel and sprinkle with some of the sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining hearts. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet; freeze for 30 minutes. Top one heart with ¼ cup strawberry ice cream. Drizzle with 1 tsp. dulce de leche and top with a second heart. Return to the freezer and repeat with remaining hearts. Makes 5 sandwiches.

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3 Easy Valentine's Day Treats

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Lip Smackers

Tina Rupp

Lip Smackers

Little kids will gobble up these goofy gelatin kisses.

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(Let's Make) Whoopie Pies

Tina Rupp

(Let's Make) Whoopie Pies

Short on time? Buy Dutch-cocoa cookies, and all you need to make is the fluffy filling.

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Meringue Kisses

Tina Rupp

Meringue Kisses

These pretty, colorful dessert puffs will melt in your mouth.

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Friendship Cookies

Tina Rupp

Friendship Cookies

Make all three shades of dough for a truly multicultural treat.

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Love Bites

Tina Rupp

Love Bites

Our tiny heart-shape shortbread cookies are buttery-good.

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Hearty Hot Chocolate

Tina Rupp

Hearty Hot Chocolate

We gave a cool twist to this winter classic by whipping it with ice.

Makes: 3 to 4 glasses

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Healthy-Heart Sweet Tarts

Tina Rupp

Healthy-Heart Sweet Tarts

We filled mini pie shells with low-fat yogurt and fresh fruit.

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Cupid Cake

Tina Rupp

Cupid Cake

This pretty pink cake is fast, easy—and incredibly good.

Makes: 18 servings

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