10 Fab Valentine's Day Sweets That Look More Expensive Than They Are

Want to wow your valentine without breaking the bank? Order up some of these gorgeous, surprisingly affordable chocolates and pastries

Neuchatel Truffles

Neuchatel Truffles

Neuchatelchocolates.com

Your sweetie will be eating out of your hand if you give this box of 16 luxurious chocolate truffles, made by talented fifth-generation Swiss chocolatier Albert Lauber.

Get it now: Neuchatel Truffles, $23 at neuchatelchocolates.com 

Oriole Balageur Chocolate Heart Collection

Oriole Balageur Chocolate Heart Collection

borneconfections.com

Raspberry, rose and vanilla-infused ganache chocolates from revered Spanish confectioner Oriole Balageur are made with high-quality ingredients and come in curvy heart shapes (eight per box).

Get it now: Oriole Balageur Chocolate Heart Collection, $22.50 at borneconfections.com

Cape Whoopies You Mocha Me Crazy

Cape Whoopies You Mocha Me Crazy

capewhoopies.com

“Whoopie pie” may not sound romantic, but no worries. These from-scratch, small batch beauties from Maine (a dozen per box) are made with luxe Bensdorp Dutch cocoa powder and filled with boozy Kahlua-spiked cream.

Get it now: Cape Whoopies You Mocha Me Crazy, $36 at capewhoopies.com

Didi’s Chocolates Sarah Bernhardt Cookies

Didi’s Chocolates Sarah Bernhardt Cookies

didischocolates.com

Didi Mercier, a graduate of San Francisco’s École Chocolat, hand-makes these limited-edition almond macaroons. Each is topped with a chocolate truffle and coated in Belgian dark chocolate (15 per box).

Get it now: Didi’s Chocolates Sarah Bernhardt Cookies, $35 at didischocolates.com

L’Artisan Macarons Blue Box

L’Artisan Macarons Blue Box

lartisanmacaron.com

French chef Alexandre Trouan traveled Europe to study the art of pâtisserie, and makes these multi-flavored macarons without preservatives, chemicals or artificial colors. Hard to say which is more enchanting, the dozen macarons in the box--or the box itself.

Get it now: L’Artisan Macarons Blue Box, $30 at lartisanmacaron.com

Dean & DeLuca Conversation Heart Cookies

Dean & DeLuca Conversation Heart Cookies

deandeluca.com

Flash back to sixth grade for a little retro-romance. These 24 mini, individually wrapped conversation-heart cookies--made exclusively for Dean & DeLuca by Wildflour Confectionery --are hand-decorated with royal icing and stamped with the love confessions of yore: “Be Mine”… “Love U”….

Get it now: Dean & DeLuca Conversation Heart Cookies, $28 at deandeluca.com

Sucré Chocolate-Covered Macarons

Sucré Chocolate-Covered Macarons

shopsucre.com

Sucré, a tony New Orleans pastry boutique helmed by pastry chef Tariq Hanna, offers eight gluten-free, chocolate-covered maracons made with milk chocolate caramel ganache, draped in dark chocolate and topped with edible gold leaf.

Get it now: Sucré Chocolate-Covered Macarons, $20 at shopsucre.com

Zabar’s Petit Fours

Zabar’s Petit Fours

zabars.com

These 15 dainty little cakes from Zabar’s, New York City’s iconic specialty-foods store, come in irresistible flavors like red velvet, cheesecake and chocolate—tastefully arranged in a glitzy gold box.

Get it now: Zabar’s Petit Fours, $18.98 at zabars.com

Norman Love 15-Piece Gift Box

Norman Love 15-Piece Gift Box

normanloveconfections.com

First, let’s just stop and reflect on Norman Love’s name—but that’s not the only reason you should be ordering this gift box for Valentine’s Day. Love is a highly respected chocolatier who makes stunningly designed, handcrafted chocolates that you just might end up hoarding for yourself.

Get it now: Norman Love 15-Piece Gift Box, $33 at normanloveconfections.com

Baked By Melissa Chocolate Lovers’ 25-Pack Mini Cupcakes

Baked By Melissa Chocolate Lovers’ 25-Pack Mini Cupcakes

bakedbymelissa.com

This NYC-based, multi-million-dollar empire has spawned a generation of cupcake groupies who line up to taste the bakery’s teeny confections, totally guilt-free (yeah, right). Not sure what flavors your love loves? Phone the company’s Customer Happiness Team.

Get it now: Baked By Melissa Chocolate Lovers’ 25-Pack Mini Cupcakes, $20 at bakedbymelissa.com

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