The holiday of hearts has arrived.
What better excuse to break out those heart-shaped cookie cutters you only use once a year? If you don't have a set, invest in one, because making a food heart-shaped is obviously the best way to make it romantic. Pasta, pepperoni, pancakes, cookies, fruit and more can all adapt a swoon-worthy heart shape to impress your boo with the mere press of a cookie cutter.
If you're looking for heart-shaped foods that are a little more advanced, or at least extra Valentine's-worthy, follow these heart-shaped recipes and you may just fall in love with a new dish. No judgment if those heart-shaped cookie cutters become a part of your regular cooking routine.
Say goodbye to those pastel boxed candies that somehow always taste stale and dusty and make your own conversation hearts for Valentine's Day this year! Better yet: With some edible ink, you can say whatever you want on these homemade candies. Get the recipe here.
Chocolate heart cut-out cookies
The Girl Scouts better watch out, because you may be putting them out of the seasonal cookie business with these adorable and delicious heart-shaped cookies. Get the recipe here.
Double-dipped chocolate date hearts
Not only are these hearts made of actual dates perfect for date night, they're sprinkled with pepper to bring on the heat. Get the recipe here.
Heart beet risotto
Heart-shaped beets add that extra touch of love to this beet-iful risotto. Get the recipe here.
The key to anyone's heart should be pizza — or else, are they really even a human? Get the recipe here.
Heart-shaped strawberry hand pies
Not only are these pies amazing tasting and exploding with fruit, they're also adorable! Get the recipe here.
Heart-shaped strawberry cheesecake puff pastry pies
This is basically three desserts in one. And yes, your heart will burst out of adoration for this sweet heart-shaped treat. Get the recipe here.
Heart-shaped raspberry rolls
Like cinnamon rolls, but better and fruitier! Get the recipe here.
Chocolate + red wine biscuit doughnuts
The three best things in life come together in one gorgeous heart-shaped dessert. Get the recipe here.
Sprinkled strawberry heart-shaped scones
Scone lovers, prepare to meet your ultimate baked fantasy with this heart-shaped scone covered with frosting and sprinkles. Get the recipe here.
Heart-shaped raspberry Napoleons
These complicated-looking pastries are a synch to make and are seriously swoon-worthy. Get the recipe here.
Gummy bear thumbprint cookies
Who knew melted gummy bears could become such cute little hearts? Get the recipe here.
Heart-shaped chocolate chip banana pancakes
Wake up a loved one with these sweet heart-shaped pancakes. Get the recipe here.