Send Your Valentine a Heart-Shaped Sweet Treat

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Send Your Valentine a Heart-Shaped Sweet Treat

Sure flowers are nice, but we're sure you'll agree that chocolate and other confections make the sweetest tokens of affection -- especially when they're heart-shaped.

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Be Mine: Conversation Heart Cookies

Spark a new relationship with these sentimentally iced sweets.

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Oh, Cupid: Brownie Heart Cupcakes

A brownie cupcake frosted with pink buttercream and topped with a brownie heart just might be the ultimate love note?

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A Cup of Love: Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Hearts

Heat things up with a chocolate drink topped with marshmallow cutouts -- even non bakers can get on board with this notion.

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Mon Cheri Amour: Chocolate Eclair Hearts

Chocolate lovers (chocolate pate a choux, chocolate filling, and chocolate glaze), Francophiles, and sweethearts everywhere will adore these petit eclairs.

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Love Affair: Almond-Rye Heart Cookies

For a snowy Valentine's Day or for a sweetheart who loves the alternative: these crunchy cookies are made with almonds and rye flour (which adds a delicate sweetness), and topped with a flurry of confectioners' sugar

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Strong Feelings: Beeting-Heart Martini

Feed romance with something surprising -- a classic cocktail with an unexpected garnish fits the bill.

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Love-ly: Heart Sandwich Cookies

Pink or Chocolate? A small heart or a larger one? Love is full of heart choices. These sweet cookies are sandwiched with a filling inspired by the Oreo.

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Breakfast in Bed: Buckwheat Waffles with Fresh Ricotta and Citrus

This start-the-day-well meal pairs with a cup of coffee, a flute of Champagne -- and a kiss?

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Pucker Up: Lemon-Date Bars

And talking of kisses; give one or two or three, and hugs too if you fancy, in bar cookie form.

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Sure flowers are nice, but we're sure you'll agree that chocolate and other confections make the sweetest tokens of affection -- especially when they're heart-shaped.

Check out the slideshow above to discover the best heart-shaped sweet treats for Valentine's Day.

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