Valentines Day is almost here and one of the best ways into anyone's heart is with a tasty, sugary treat. Chocolates, mints, cookies, cupcakes, and many other sweets are fantastic ways of saying that you care. We want to see what you make for that special someone!

Share your best recipes and candy displays and you could win a no-expenses paid date with our very own Head of Production, Noah Weinstein! Noah is a kissing expert and is skilled in the art of conversation.

If you already have someone, or don't live in San Francisco, then you can choose to get 12 oz. of delicious chocolate-covered cocoa beans from Cocoa Puro instead. We met the people behind this fabulous chocolate at the Austin Maker Faire where they were part of the Food Makers tent, and can promise that these are some of the best chocolates you will ever taste! They're the perfect sweet treat, for Valentine's Day or any day. (We've still got a stash.) Need to know more? The Kakawa Cocoa Beans are fresh-roasted cocoa beans coated with with white, milk, and dark chocolates and cocoa. There are five flavors of chocolate in each bite!

There is no limit to how many entries you can submit or a restriction on where you can enter from.

(Official Rules)

The Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest is closed.

8 Prizes

First Prize

A no-expenses paid date with our very own Noah Weinstein Plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers delivered in person by Noah.


12 oz. of delicious Cocoa Puro Kakawa Chocolate. These cocoa beans are roasted and then coated with white, milk, and dark chocolates and cocoa. Chocolate heaven!

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Grand Prize

The top three winning answers will receive an autographed copy of the Best of Instructables Book: Volume 1 signed by the entire Instructables team, and a Burning Questions prize pack consisting of an Instructables robot t-shirt, a Burning Questions bumper sticker and a robot patch.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Feb 1, 2009 and Feb 22, 2009 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.