Sweet Treats to Get on Valentine’s Day in Orange County

From heart-shaped hand pies to hot chocolate bombs, here are some local treats to help sweeten the holiday.
Photograph courtesy of Pop Pie Co.

Heart-Shaped Hand Pies
An annual tradition at Pop Pie Co., the themed hand pies will be available while supplies last Valentine’s Day weekend. Choose from three tempting flavors: strawberry blood orange, Mexican chocolate and dulce de leche, and ube coconut. Costa Mesa, poppieco.com

Mocha Bombs
A collaboration between Portola Coffee Roasters and Valenza Chocolatier, this take on the hot chocolate bomb trend features the roaster’s soluble coffee and 62 percent dark chocolate. Each bomb is hand painted by master chocolatier Amy Jo Pedone and will be available through Feb. 28. At portolacoffee.com and Portola Coffee Roasters at The OC Mix in Costa Mesa and Union Market in Tustin.

Mini Doughnuts
Get a dozen Valentine’s Day themed confections delivered from Small Batch Doughnuts with flavors including: Strawberry Bliss, Dragon Passion, Chocolate Hazelnut, Caramel Kisses, and Triple Berry Dreams. Santa Ana, smallbatchdoughnuts.com/menu (Order online at least 48 hours in advance or visit the pop-up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mess Hall Market in Tustin this Saturday).

Rose Cookies
A nod to the Emmy-award winning show “Schitt’s Creek,” The Moira’s Rose Garden cookie at Dough & Arrow has notes of white chocolate and fresh orange zest and is topped with a swirl of whipped rose cream and fondant leaves. Available through February. Pre-orders available for orders of more than two. Costa Mesa, https://www.doughandarrow.co/

French-Inspired Treats
La Collection D’amour by Marie’s Delicatessen is inspired by the chef-owner’s apprenticeship in France. The collection includes strawberry vanilla marmalade, heart-shaped French vanilla meringues, a rose orange Rooibos tea blend, chocolate ginger chile fondant au chocolat (molten chocolate cake), and an orange vanilla quatre quart (French pound cake). You can purchase items individually or together in a packaged box. Delivery available. San Clemente, instagram.com/mariesdelicatessen

Tea Latte Bombs
A fresh twist on the hot chocolate bomb trend, the tea latte bombs by Winnie the Baker come in flavors such as chai cinnamon, matcha rosebud, and Earl Grey. They are made with Belgian white chocolate and are finished with a luster dust. Nationwide shipping or pickup. Fullerton, instagram.com/winnie_the_baker

Ispahan Doughnut
An ode to the dessert made famous by Pierre Hermé, this seasonal treat at Oliboli Donuts is available now through Valentine’s Day. The fried pastry honors the flavors found in Herme’s original confection: rose petal cream, lychees, and fresh raspberries. Tustin, https://www.clover.com/online-ordering/oliboli-donuts-tustin-2

Extravagant Muffins
Monster Muffins has a lineup of baked goods that look more like cupcakes. This Valentine’s Day, go for the Strawberry Shortie with frosted strawberry pop tart bites and strawberry shortcake crumble or the red velvet cream cheese muffin stuffed with Nutella. Available for pickup. Huntington Beach, monstermuffs.com

Heart-Shaped Conchas
This year, Cafe Cultura’s conchas are inspired by the iconic Sweethearts candy. The pastel pastries come in three flavors: ube, rose, and rompope (Mexican eggnog-like drink). Pair them with the seasonal Pinkchata which is slightly sweeter than the original and naturally colored with beet powder. Santa Ana, cafecitocultura.com

Loaded Strawberry Dole Whip
This frozen treat at Hula Girls Shave Ice features strawberry Dole Whip, a Ghirardelli chocolate shell, and a sprinkling of strawberry Pop Rocks. It’s one of the Hawaiian shave ice shop’s signature Dole Whip creations, and will be available for mobile ordering this weekend. Huntington Beach, hulagirlsshaveice.com

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