What would Valentine’s Day be without a heart-shaped treat to share with your sweetie? We’ve rounded up the cutest, yummiest treats to celebrate Valentine’s Day. From sweet to savory, you’ll want to share these with the ones you love (or keep them for yourself!).
2 Chicks With Chocolate
1300 Rte. 35, Middletown
Also inside What’s the Scoop, 457A Main St., Metuchen
Nothing says Valentine’s Day treats like a box of chocolates. 2 Chicks offers dozens of artisanal flavors, but their heart-shaped truffles specifically are cookie butter, French milk and champagne.
These cute mini cupcakes pack a big flavor punch despite their small size. For Valentine’s Day, choose the Share Love Bundle, Love Gift Box, February Fix, Sweetheart Gift Box or Perfect Match Cupcakes. There are gluten-free and vegan versions, too.
Catch phrases from the iconic TV show, including “UR MY LBSTR,” “MOO POINT” and “ON A BREAK” are written on 26 different candy hearts in a new blend of watermelon, strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, cherry and orange flavors. Could Valentine’s Day BE any sweeter?
Broad Street Dough Co.
177 Elton Adelphia Rd., Freehold
2005 Rte. 35 North, Oakhurst
Although these donuts aren’t in the shape of a heart, they are arranged that way. They are topped with Valentine’s Day icing, sprinkles and edible sugar decorations.
95 Washington St., Hoboken
300 Rte. 73, Marlton
Chocolate-covered strawberries appear to be in the shape of hearts, making them delectable treats for V Day. Covered in milk chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate they are just beautiful.
East Windsor (coming soon), Marlton, Metuchen, Sea Girt, Westfield
This vegan kosher bakery makes the most incredible cinnamon buns you’ll find from a local shop! For Valentine’s Day, they’ll switch gears and offer chocolate-covered strawberries, plus chocolate-covered strawberry rolls.
Cricket’s Candy Creations
200 Hudson St., New York
There are Valentine celebrations planned throughout February where you can make your own love-filled food, like Conversation Heart Chocolate Pizza, Candy Jewelry Heart Necklaces, Pink and Purple Glitter Slime, Candy Flowers, Edible Love Letters and more. The parties are great for the whole family!
483 Route 17 S., Paramus
This bagel shop serves up the cutest, most original bagels through custom orders. Get your heart-shaped bagel to show your love, then plan a shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day, bunnies for Easter or onesies for a baby shower.
Emily Gaston is just 22 years old but has an online bakeshop where she shows off the skills she learned from The Culinary Institute of America. For the upcoming holiday she is focusing on heart shaped macarons, a heart shaped cake, “Bee Mine” mini cakes and a chocolate lover’s petit gateau.
The Valentine’s Day menu includes a breakable heart sampler box: a giant milk, dark or white chocolate heart can be “smashed” to reveal chocolate-covered strawberries, Oreos, cake pops and chocolate bombs inside. If you are spending the day alone, don’t despair! You can order a Bento Heart Cake for one. There are also a variety of conversation heart cake pops on the menu.
Harry & David
The Seven Days of Love Advent Calendar is a collection of Moose Munch popcorn, gummy peach hearts, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, heart-shaped dark chocolate-covered raspberry galettes, chocolate-covered sandwich cookies and frosted sugar cookies decorated with “love.”
4607 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Twp.
Just in time for the sweetest day of the year, Lilla Vanilla will offer dozens of different heart-shaped cakes, cupcakes, cakesicles, Brazilian and French desserts, tarts and more. Grab a cup of Italian coffee on your way out as well.
Love Live Sweets Chocolate Cafe
508 Monmouth Rd., Millstone
A giant heart-shaped box filled with chocolate bon bons is sure to keep you satisfied on Valentine’s Day, and on the days after. There’s plenty to share with your sweetheart.
Meat Hearts Beef Jerky
Manly Man Company
Who needs conversation candy hearts when you can put your sentiments of love on meat? Beef Mine, Meat Me and XOXO are some of the designs. You can even get a beef jerky flower bouquet in a beer mug and wrap it in bacon scented wrapping paper.
Cranford, Manasquan, Matawan
This vegan and gluten-free bakery will serve up a variety of delectable treats for Valentine’s Day. Try their heart-shaped cake pops, Can’t You Feel My Heart Beat mini cakes, a Valentine’s Day flight or a multi-layered cream cake.
200 South Ave. E., Cranford
315 Rte. 35, Eatontown
186 Columbia Tpke., Florham Park
346 Union Hill Rd., Manalapan
2410 Rte. 35, Manasquan
Ravioli are pillowy mixtures of pasta and cheese, so the only thing better is when they are red and formed in the shape of a heart. There’s a variety stuffed with lobster, too. The outside is a soft tomato-based pasta dough so there are no dyes here. Add Pastosa’s tomato, cream and basil sauce of the ravioli for an even tastier, colorful dining experience.
Philly Pretzel Factory
You can place a custom order for a heart-shaped pretzel, which will be hot and salty to combat all the sweetness of the day. Check with your local store about their availability.
Plated by D
53 S. Main St., Lodi
Charcuterie is the most recent culinary buzzword, and D does it right. She offers the Brie Mine Plate with cheese, meat, fruit, nuts and dairy on a heart-shaped board. The Mini Mine has a small heart-shaped Brie. The Charcuterie Plate has different heart-y choices. And the Cheesy Gift layers red jam in the shape of a heart on top of heart-shaped Brie.
Romeo’s Gourmet Pizza: Raintree
49 Village Center Dr., Freehold Twp.
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! And nothing says love like a heart-shaped pizza. Go for traditional plain, or add your choice of toppings like pepperoni, sausage, vegetables or chicken cutlet.
Kara makes homemade treats including a sweetheart box with four red roses, nine chocolate-covered strawberries and four Ferrero Rocher; assorted chocolate-covered strawberries; conversation cake hearts; and a beautiful heart-shaped cake.
Team Baking Mama
88 Hudson St., Hoboken
Sugar cookies, cake pops, cupcakes with hearts: sweet treats abound at Baking Mama! Custom cake orders must be placed 7 days in advance.
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