02/13/2013 09:05 am ET Updated Feb 12, 2014

Heart-Shaped Dessert Recipes For Valentine's Day (PHOTOS)

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Instead of heart-shaped boxes filled with so-so chocolates or a reservation at a restaurant crowded with the worst kind of couples, give your Valentine a gift with a little more personality: Homemade, heart-shaped desserts.

Cookie cutters, stencils and specially-shaped pans can transform ordinary desserts into treats that are unique to the occasion. Make your desserts heart-shaped may take a little extra effort, but the results are completely adorable.

Heart-shaped cookies, pies, pancakes and cakes may sound too cute to eat, but we assure you that is not the case. See for yourself -- check out these 20 lovely Valentine's Day desserts:


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