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All the Yummiest Heart-Shaped Treats for the Best Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift

{Image Credit: Dunkin Donuts}

This Valentine’s Day, forget the flowers, boxes of chocolate and bottles of wine. No gift spells “I love you” louder than the signature classic than food constructed quite literally into the shape of a heart.

In honor of the most romantic day of the year, several U.S. and Canadian eateries across the nation are celebrating Valentine’s by forming their signature treats into the shape of a heart. If you’re in dire need of some last-minute surprises or a sweet dessert to complement that extravagant gift for your significant other, family member, or friend, we share some of the best heart-shaped foods that’ll make for the ultimate treat.

Chick-fil-A: Who said Valentine’s treats had to be sweet? The chicken-based chain is proving that chicken nuggets are the new chocolate with its heart-shaped box of Chick-fil-A Nuggets, available in 30-piece and 10-piece.

Buca di Beppo: If you’re running short on time with cooking, Buca is offering lovers a “Valentine’s Classic Love Package” with a heart-shaped lasagna with a dine-in special, including salad and mini chocolate chip cannoli.

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Now through Wednesday, customers can get heart-shaped bagels available in chocolate chip, cranberry and plain.

Auntie Anne’s: Fans and Pretzel Perks Members of the popular pretzel chain can revel in a buy one, get one free offer on Valentine’s that finds customers indulging in its signature heart-shaped original or cinnamon sugar pretzels.

Boston’s Pizza and Sports Bar: Nothing says amoré more than heart-shaped pizzas and Boston’s heart-shaped pizzas are available through Wednesday, and every dollar from each pizza sold gets donated to No Kid Hungry.

Baskin Robbins: In anticipation of the big day, from now and all through Sunday, dessert fiends can get $2 off a heart-shaped Sweetheart Polar Pizza, or $3 off any ice cream cake purchase of $15 or more. Coupons available at the Baskin Robbins website.

Dairy Queen: They might be home to hot treats, cool eats, but this is the coolest of them all. In honor of love day, the new heart-shaped Dipped Strawberry Cupid Cake is available for those looking to really amp up Valentine’s. Made with chunks of Ghirardelli, it is the ultimate dessert.

Giordano’s Pizza: In keeping with the carb train that is really what Valentine’s is all about for some food lovers, the chain’s heart-shaped pizzas are available in restaurants through Sunday and available to be shipped nationwide.

Dunkin’ Donuts: As a perfect pairing with wine, doughnuts are a timeless classic and Dunkin’ is celebrating with multiple heart-shaped doughnuts, including Boston Dream, the Brownie Batter Crumble Donut, Vanilla Truffle Donut and jelly doughnuts called “Donut Be Jelly.”

Pizza Hut: As one of the biggest pizza chains in the world, it’s no secret that Pizza Hut celebrates with its signature one-topping heart-shaped pizza starting at $12.99, or a bundle that includes your choice of a brownie or chocolate chip cookie starts at $17.99. Best of all, it’s now available nationwide.

Krispy Kreme: The glazed doughnut masters might be good enough as round desserts satisfying your sweet tooth, but they are bringing back their signature Cookies & Kreme Heart, Pink Heart with strawberry icing and the Sprinkle Heart. Moreover, customers can get a free three-pack for every $10 spent on gift cards.

Did we miss out on any chains you will be picking up heart-shaped treats from for Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.

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