Have a Heart: 7 Sweet and Savory Heart-Shaped Treats for Your Valentine

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Make Valentine’s Day extra-romantic with these heart-shaped treats. Avoid the restaurant rush, skip the box of chocolates and overpriced roses, and instead get in the kitchen and whip up something thoughtful and meaningful.

From a delicious themed breakfast to decadent desserts, you’ll find everything you need to make this day memorable. Impress your Valentine with a home-cooked treat made with love.

Dulce de Guayaba and Brie Appetizer: If my hubby made this appetizer for me I’d be in heaven. I think cheese (and wine) might be the way to any woman’s heart. Men, please take notes.

A Love Letter: Edible Pastry Envelope: Sneak a love letter into your loved one’s pastry. Puff pastry plus a love letter sealed with a heart warms my heart. So simple, clever, and thoughtful.

Apple Ginger Pancakes: Heart-shaped pancakes topped with sweet and buttery apples would be a lovely breakfast in bed.

Coconut Flan with Orange Caramel: A Valentine’s Day dessert does not need to be chocolate. Check out this beautiful heart-shaped decadent flan.

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Empanadas: If your valentine loves chocolate, make these rather than buying a box of chocolates. These chocolate dulce de leche empanadas are made with homemade chocolate empanada dough and filled with creamy dulce de leche.

Cherry, Honey and Rum Cake: A very simple cake in a heart-shaped cake mold is a romantic dessert that will seduce your sweetheart.

Mexican Breakfast Pizza: Surprise your special guy with this feast that will guarantee a huge smile on his face. Bacon + pizza = I LOVE you!

Yvette founded MuyBuenoCookbook.com in 2010. She also is a professional recipe developer and food writer, and is the co-author of Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor. You can watch a trailer for the book here.

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