You like to聽take it聽next level in聽the kitchen, especially when there鈥檚 holiday fun to be had. If you and bae are planning a聽little festive Valentine鈥檚 Day baking, you鈥檙e looking to put a sweet spin on聽family fun聽or you just want聽to whip聽up a few treats to bring to work and share with your co-workers, there are plenty of recipes to try out. Chocolate-dipped pretzels covered in聽festive聽sprinkles can help you and the boo keep it low key, while聽more intricate projects like fancy macarons are challenging enough to reward you with delicious victory. When it comes to baked goods, there鈥檚 something for everyone. Scroll on for nine delicious, irresistibly festive Valentine鈥檚 Day treats that鈥檒l inspire you to share the love.

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1. Chocolate Cherry Macarons: While making macarons may seem intimidating, all your hard work will pay off once you bite into this incredibly light cookie. And聽these aren鈥檛 just any ordinary macarons 鈥 they鈥檙e actually filled with fluffy chocolate buttercream and a maraschino cherry. Yum! (via Taste and Tell Blog)

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2. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies: A box of strawberry cake mix helps these come together in a jiffy and will leave you with perfectly soft, gooey聽cookies. There鈥檚 no need to chill the dough prior to baking, so you鈥檒l be done in just 20 minutes from start to finish. (via Sally鈥檚 Baking Addiction)

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3. Peppermint Patties: This classic treat is completely no-bake and will quickly become your new go-to dessert for DIY gifts, potlucks or that Sunday afternoon craving for sweets. Grab a few leftover candy canes and crush 鈥檈m up for a delicious topper. Go ahead and double the recipe while you鈥檙e at it, because they鈥檒l go FAST. (via The Gunny Sack)

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4.聽Chocolate Covered Pretzels: For the ultimate combination of salty and sweet, these super easy chocolate-dipped pretzels are just divine. Since they鈥檙e so easy to make, this is a great project for your kiddo聽to help with. They鈥檒l love working with you in the kitchen and will be so proud to hand out these treats to their little friends. (via Sweet Fix)

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5. Strawberry Meringue Cookies: These delicate swirled meringues are just as fun to look as as they are to eat. Pack up聽a few in cellophane bags and hand them out to all your friends for a treat they鈥檒l absolutely love. Once you learn how to make these, you can whip them up for every holiday in any color and flavor combination. (via Cooking Classy)

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6. Chocolate Shortbread Cookies: It鈥檚 time to break out that聽heart-shaped cooke cutter. Crisp, buttery shortbread cookies are a welcome mid-day treat your co-workers will fall madly in love with. Don鈥檛 be surprised if you get bombarded with recipe requests afterwards. (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

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7. Candy Bar Pretzel Bites: Fun-sized candy bars are your BFF when it comes to this recipe, and they make for the ultimate gooey, chocolatey center. With only three minutes of baking time, you鈥檒l wonder why you didn鈥檛 think of this one sooner. (via The Gunny Sack)

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8. Heart Rice Krispies Treats: Your kids and their classmates will freak out when they see their favorite sweet treat in fun heart shapes instead of the regular squares. Take it a step further and turn these into rice krispies pops聽by聽adding lollipop sticks and cute phrases with piping gel. (via Pint-Sized Treasures)

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9. Valentine鈥檚 Bark: If you need something simple that you can throw together at the last minute, look no further than this simply divine bark recipe. If you can melt chocolate, you can handle this one. Give them away聽wrapped in cellophane bags tied with baker鈥檚 twine or just set it out on a pretty platter. Either way, it won鈥檛 last long, so make sure you snag a bite too. (via Lil鈥 Luna)

Which one of these treats will you whip up for Valentine鈥檚 Day? Make sure you snap a pic and tag us on Instagram so we can take a peek!