Need some help with last-minute Valentine’s recipes? Good ones? We hear you!¬† Whether you’re planning a¬†deliciously sweet¬†Valentine’s Day breakfast, packing heart-shaped lunchbox treats, baking (or avoiding baking) for the classroom, whipping up semi-homemade Valentine’s treats for a bake sale or party, or having a romantic Valentine’s dinner at home, we’ve got you covered, big time.

We’ve put together¬†all our favorite easy, last-minute Valentine’s recipes that we’ve been sharing on Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Eats¬†in one place. This way, you can scan them quickly to save more time for, well, whatever else you have planned for Valentine’s Day, (Whomp whomp)

¬†Plus you’ll find¬†some terrific¬†DIY tricks here that turn¬†store-bought treats into something special for the big day. Because, hey, we’re all about easy on Valentine’s Day.

And that’s not a double entendre.

Okay, it is.

Top photo:¬†¬†X & O Brownies¬†by Camille Styles, featured in our post on 5 ways to turn brownies into Valentine’s Day brownies

¬†Related: Lots of ideas for last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts that don’t require $$$ shipping

Last-Minute Valentine’s Recipes for Snacks and Treats, Savory and Sweet

Whether you’re thinking cookies, candy, brownies, or even savory treats to cut back on sugar, these last-minute Valentine’s recipes and ideas are a snap. And psst…plenty of semi-homemade ideas here that are as fun and impressive as homemade from scratch.

Easy ways to decorate heart cookies: Drizzled icing sugar cookies by Chelsea Cavanaugh for Martha Stewart

Drizzled icing sugar cookies tutorial © Chelsea Cavanaugh for Martha Stewart

5 kid-friendly, easy ideas for decorating heart-shaped cookies

7 deliciously healthy Valentine’s Day treats made with fruit

9 extremely cool Valentine’s cookie ideas for teens, no cutesie stuff

8 delicious last- minute Valentine’s treats you can eat all year

DIY conversation heart cookies with a printable box for gifting

Easy Valentine's Day lunch box ideas perfect even for the last minute. Phew! | Edible Cupid's Arrows at Fork and Beans

 Edible Cupid’s Arrows | Fork and Beans

3 shortcuts to no-fuss but totally delicious Valentine’s treats for classroom parties

7 chocolate-dipped fruit ideas that go beyond strawberries

7 sweet, non-candy Valentine’s Day treat ideas

A recipe for heart-shaped white peppermint bark

6 easy homemade Valentine’s Day treats for kids (with allergy-friendly ideas, too)


12 SUPER easy Valentine's Day treats for the classroom including these Tic-Tac-Toe boards at Sippy Cup Mom

Valentine’s Day Tic-Tac-Toe Conversation Heart Treat¬†| Sippy Cup Mom

12 fun and super easy Valentine’s Day treats for the classroom

5 super cute, easy edible Valentine’s Day projects for kids

7 DIY Valentine’s Day candy recipes that you can make with kids.

8 easy homemade Valentine’s Day food gifts

Cupid's Arrow Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day | Hallmark

 Cupid’s Arrow Sugar Cookies | Hallmark

9 amazing Valentine’s cookie recipes that make us go…wow.

7 DIY Valentine’s Day candy recipes that you can make with the kids

Semi-Homemade Mint Oreo Heart Treats kids can make themselves

8 ridiculously easy, last-minute Valentine’s Day treats — because procrastinators need love, too

7 indulgent, easy homemade chocolate treats for your little Valentines

Last-Minute Valentine’s Recipes for Meal Ideas


Having a Valentine’s night at home? Either by choice or necessity, we’ve got ideas whether it’s a family affair, or an after-the-kids-are-in-bed kind of a thang. Rowr.

Romantic recipes for Valentine's Day dinner in: Heart-shaped ravioli at Pina Bresciani

 Heart-Shaped Thyme and Ricotta Ravioli recipe | Pina Bresciani

6 romantic recipes for a sexy Valentine’s night dinner at home

How to adapt 3 Valentine’s dinner ideas¬†from kid-friendly to adult-friendly

How to make Valentine’s night in a sexy, at-home date night: 14 fun ideas

The one and only trick for making perfect restaurant-style steak at home

5 of the best steak recipes to make dinner sizzle

5 yummy 30-minute marinades for meat, fish, even veggies


So many great last-minute Valentine’s recipes that make perfect lunch ideas for home or to pack in a lunch box, And hey, they make greata dinner ideas for the kids, too.

Valentine's Day classroom treats: Heart-shaped Pizzas at Sarah Hearts

 Heart-Shaped Pizzas | Sarah Hearts

Heart-shaped pizzas: an easy tutorial

6 ideas for a really fun Valentine’s Day lunch with the kids

6 Valentine’s Day lunchbox ideas made with extra love

8 easy last-minute Valentine’s Day lunch box treats


Starting Valentine’s Day morning with something a little more special? We’re here for that!

Pink Ombre Pancake recipe for Valentine's Day by This Mama Loves
Pink ombre pancakes | This Mama Loves

How to make all-natural pink pancakes for Valentine’s morning

5 delicious recipes for Valentine’s Day¬†pancakes

6 simple and sweet Valentine’s Day breakfast recipes

8 decadent Nutella breakfast recipes for any indulgent morning

Strawberry breakfast pastries

Heart-shaped berry hand pies

Pink hot chocolate…mmmm


Last-Minute Valentine’s Recipes for Desserts (Beyond Mere Snacks)

If you’re not sugared-out by the end of the day, these outrageous last-minute Valentine’s recipes give you plenty of ideas all made — and devoured — with love. They’re not all pink, either!

Easiest 3-Ingredient Nutella Heart Tarts for Valentine's Day: a quick and delicious treat that's easy to make for the whole family. | Cool Mom Eats

Easy 3-Ingredient Nutella Heart Tarts for Valentine’s Day by Stacie Billis

5 ways to turn a pan of brownies into an easy Valentine’s Day dessert

5 must-tree clean chocolate dessert ideas for Valentine’s dessert with less guilt

3 last-minute Valentine’s Day sweets made with one Valentine’s Day cookie cutter

5 easy red velvet desserts for a red hot Valentine’s Day

How to make desserts with 3 different all-natural pink frostings

How to make a pretty heart-shaped strawberry rose


Last-Minute Valentine’s Recipes for Cocktails and Drinks

Want to step it up from a bottle of wine? Cheers, friends! You dessert it.

Nutella martini: Perfect toast for Valentine's Day? | Cocktail recipe at Averie Cooks

Nutella Martini | Averie Cooks

6 crazy delicious Nutella drink recipes

6 festive pink cocktails and mocktails to serve on Valentine’s Day.

A French 75 cocktail and mocktail recipe

5 three-ingredient cocktail recipes that will make you feel like a master mixologist

9 creative Sangria recipes, yum

6 delicious champagne cocktails: bring on the bubbly!

5 beer cocktail recipes, because man cannot live on wine alone