6 Valentine’s Day Desserts for People Who Just Aren’t That Into Chocolate

If you don't click with the classic Valentine's Day flavor, aim for a fruity pink and red dessert instead.
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Whether you’re planning a romantic evening or you'll celebrate Gal-entine’s Day (or, hey, even Guy-entine’s Day) this Feb. 14, you’ve likely got dessert on the brain. Valentine’s Day is a close second to Halloween as the patron holiday of candy, after all, and boxes of surprise-inside chocolates are everywhere by now. But if you’re not a fan of chocolate, don’t dismay. These red and pink desserts are just as appropriate (and delicious).

Even if you and your significant other weren’t high-school sweethearts, re-create the joy of those simpler times with a pink spin on the dessert you might have shared at the cafeteria table.

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Who can resist a cookie filled with raspberry jam peeking through a petite heart? Ina Garten’s linzer cookies look adorable piled on a platter.

Because two people probably shouldn’t power through an entire regular-size trifle by themselves, Giada De Laurentiis’ smaller ones are perfect — and they're full of Italian flavors, thanks to balsamic vinegar and amaretto liqueur.

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‘Tis the season to spice things up, after all. These amped-up pastries might traditionally be for breakfast, but the Red Hot component certainly bucks tradition. Serve these as brunch-inspired dessert instead.

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

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Tara Donne

It’s a classic for a reason: Strawberries and cream never fail to disappoint, and they’re just so perfectly dressed for the holiday.

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This is a pared-down recipe that’s anything but puny — especially since you make the cute, cheesy treats in a jumbo muffin tin.

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