Best Valentine's Day desserts in NYC (slide show)

We've rounded up the best Valentine's Day desserts we could find for the heartfelt day. They'll make even the sappiest of holidays more palatable.

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Valentine's Day cupcakes (chocolate, hot-pink velvet and red velvet), $1 each or $20 for a box of 25; at Baked By Melissa. Go to bakedbymelissa.com for store locations.

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Hugs and Kisses, $14; at Jacques Torres Chocolate. Go to mrchocolate.com for store locations.

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I Love U Puzzle, $11; at Jacques Torres Chocolate. Go to mrchocolate.com for store locations.

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Medium Valentine's box of macarons, $35; at Macaron Café. Go to macaroncafe.com for store locations.

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Seasonal sugar cookies, $36 for 12 cookies; at Billy's Bakery. Go to billysbakerynyc.com for store locations.

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Pink velvet cupcakes, $36 for a box of 12; at Billy's Bakery. Go to billysbakerynyc.com for store locations.

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Coffret Rochers, round gift box of 20 milk and dark chocolate pralines with finely ground roasted almonds and hazelnuts, $44; at La Maison du Chocolat. Go to lamaisonduchocolat.com for store locations.

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Delectable Duos nine-piece gift box, $38; at La Maison du Chocolat. Go to lamaisonduchocolat.com for store locations.

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Bapchi's caramel toffee heart, $15; at Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Go to vosgeschocolate.com for store locations

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Fleur de sel chocolate caramel bonbons, $13; at Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Go to vosgeschocolate.com for store locations.

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2013 Valentino the Bear by Gund, $28; at Godiva. Go to godiva.com for store locations.

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Nine-piece Blue Box Signature Collection, $29, at MarieBelle, 484 Broome St between West Broadway and Wooster Sts (212-925-6999, mariebelle.com).

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Lily Pad Lake Krispy Pops, $20 for three; at harryanddavid.com.

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Valentine's gift set (from left: Baby Butterflies, Sweetheart HoneyBeans, Sweetheart Caramels), $16; at sugarfina.com.

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Sweet Love bonbons, $13 for a nine-piece box; at Max Brenner, 841 Broadway between 13th and 14th Sts (646-467-8803, maxbrenner.com).

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Twinkies dipped in pink hard icing, black-and white cookie with heart and red-and-white cookie, $1.50–$2.05; at Leske's Bakery, 7612 Fifth Ave between 76th and 77th Sts, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (718-680-2323, leskesbakery.com) and, as of February 12, also 588 Fifth Ave between Prospect Ave and 16th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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Red-velvet and vanilla checkerboard cake with chocolate buttercream filling and hard chocolate icing, $11.50; at Leske's Bakery, 7612 Fifth Ave between 76th and 77th Sts, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (718-680-2323, leskesbakery.com) and, as of February 12, also 588 Fifth Ave between Prospect Ave and 16th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Nothing says "I love you" (or "I'm sort of moving in that direction") like fancifully decorated chocolates, cookies and cupcakes, which is why we reached out to our favorite treats purveyors to gather the best Valentine's Day desserts in New York City. From Jacques Torres chocolate puzzles and colorful macarons from Macaron Café to Valentine's Day–themed cookies from Leske's Bakery and artful ganache collections from MarieBelle and Vosges Haut Chocolat, we've got something to satisfy the loves of your life. (You'll want to stash some away beforehand.)

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