We love Valentine’s Day for many, many reasons. It’s a cheerful and loving time of year, it’s a great opportunity for all kinds of DIY projects, and perhaps best of all, it’s an awesome time of year for treats! There are plenty of delicious candies and things that you can buy in stores, but what’s better than making something for yourself? As if that doesn’t sound good enough, Valentine’s Day is also a great time for making a particular kind of treat. You’re probably familiar with how many of the stores sell things flavoured with cherry, raspberry, and strawberry around this time of year, and we’re particularly fond of strawberry things, so we make everything we can in preparation for Valentine’s Day.
Check out these 15 amazing strawberry recipes that are perfect treats to make for the people you love this coming Valentine’s Day!
1. Easy white chocolate strawberry cheesecake
Cheesecake is delicious. Strawberries are delicious. White chocolate is delicious too. What’s not to love with this strawberry white chocolate cheesecake from Dishing Delish? This particular recipe is especially light and it’s made with the perfect combination of strawberries and strawberry syrup. On top of that, the white chocolate included in the mixture and grated into delicious curls on top makes the whole cake even sweeter than it would have been.
2. Chocolate and strawberry Swiss roll
Have you always loved those little prepackaged Swiss roll cakes that so many kids take to school in their packed lunches? Well, we’ve found a homemade recipe for you that’s just like those, but even more delicious! Besides the fact that almost everything tastes better homemade, this version of a yummy Swiss roll has strawberries rolled right up into the cake within the whipped cream filling. Get the recipe from PicNic!
3. Homemade strawberry marshmallows
Certain holidays, like Easter and Valentine’s Day, are really big on marshmallow treats when it comes to what the stores will sell in their seasonal candy section. You might have guessed by now, however, that we love recreating the things we see in stores for ourselves. That’s why we were excited to find this delicious strawberry marshmallow recipe complete with a bit of chocolate coating on Fox and Briar!
4. Strawberry cinnamon cake
Sometimes it’s nice to balance a deliciously sweet and fruity flavour with something that’s got a little more spice. That’s why we really like strawberry recipes that involve cinnamon! It’s the perfect flavour combination without having one flavour overwhelm the other. Check out this awesomely moist and perfectly iced cake recipe from The Cake Chica.
5. Strawberry chocolate truffles
We’ve always loved truffle candies, but particularly when there’s chocolate involved. On top of that, we’ve always especially loved truffles that have a bit of crunch on the outside to balance out a smooth chocolate filling. These particular truffles from Sweet & Savoury by Shinee achieve that combination thanks to a yummy crushed coating made from smashed strawberry M&M’s, which are seasonal around Valentine’s Day!
6. Fudge lover’s strawberry truffle cake
We’ve already talked about how much we love strawberries and how much we love truffles, but this delicious cake recipe from Capturing Joy adds a whole new taste element to the mix! This cake is made with fudge, giving it an absolutely delectable texture that makes for a great food experience in combination with the slight crunch of the fresh strawberries.
7. Strawberry chocolate ganache layer cake
Whenever we heard the words “chocolate ganache”, our minds automatically picture decadent layers and the richest chocolate around. This particular cake has whipped cream in the centre, a thick drizzling of chocolate sauce, and a topping of amazingly fresh strawberries, making it just about as decadent and gourmet as we originally pictured. See how it’s made on A Savoury Feast!
8. Mini chocolate strawberry lava cakes
Have you always loved mouthwatering lava cakes and the way the rich chocolate spills out from the centre when you take the first bite? Well, we’ve got great news for strawberry lovers, because My Sequinned life has a version that’s filled with strawberry sauce instead of chocolate! It’s a little less rich, a little more fresh tasting, and just as scrumptious.
9. Individual frozen Oreo strawberry pies
Perhaps you’ve thought all of these cakes and things sound good, but your actual favourite type of treat is a frozen one involving ice cream? Then we’ve found the strawberry treat for you! The Crafting Nook guides you through the process of making little pies in individual servings, filled with strawberry flavouring and and a crunchy, ice cream cake-like layer on the bottom.
10. M&M’s strawberry ice cream sandwiches
Do you like the strawberry ice cream idea but you’d rather have something fun and overly sweet to really make it a treat? Try this delicious M&M cookie ice cream sandwich idea instead! The ice cream in between the cookies is a delicious strawberry flavour that will keep you in the Valentine’s Day spirit. Get the recipe on The Craft Patch!
11. Chocolate strawberry truffles
Did you like the idea of the other truffles we talked about earlier a lot but you’d rather have a regular coating, then perhaps you’d rather have this version from Posh Little Designs! They’re still delicious and they still taste like strawberries, but it’s always nice to have options! We think these truffles are extra cute because they’re shaped like little hearts.
12. Chocolate strawberry heart
Have you always liked the idea of individualized cakes and pies? Then these heart-shaped chocolate strawberry dream desserts might be a lot more along the lines of what you’ve been hoping for as you scroll! Desserts Required guides you through the process of making little cakes that are deliciously creamy but still chalk full of those strawberries you love so much.
13. Chocolate dipped strawberry chocolate chip cookies
Warm, gooey chocolate chop cookies are one of the most delicious snacks we can think of… or, at least, they were until we were introduced to the concept of chocolate chip strawberry cookies! Bakerita shows you how to take that idea even further into deliciousness by making those cookies and then, once they’re baked and cooled, dipping them in chocolate and drizzling a chocolate layer on top!
14. Chocolate covered strawberry macaroons
Macaroons come in all different flavours, but you could probably already guess that strawberry is one of our very favourites. Imagine how excited we were, then, when we found a strawberry macaroon recipe on The Kitchen McCabe! This isn’t just any recipe, though. This one is chocolate dipped, making it even more mouthwatering than it would have been already.
15. Chocolate covered strawberry brownies
Chocolate fudge brownies are one of our very favourite things. We love the taste, we love the texture, and to be honest, we even love the process of making them. We love them even more, however, when we get to add delicious chunks of strawberry! Bakerita guides you through the process of making strawberry brownies that are sweet, fresh, and smothered in chocolate.
Have you been searching high and low for a delicious strawberry recipe to make for your friends and loved ones this Valentine’s Day? Let us know which recipe you choose and how fantastically it turns out!