Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.
That means candy and treats galore.
Not great stuff to have lying around the house, right?
But there is a better way.
Your Valentine’s Day treats don’t have to be laden with white sugar and white flour.
In fact, it doesn’t make sense. We’re trying to show folks we love them, right?
Giving them treats made with fake food isn’t a great way to show love–in my humble opinion.
Come check out the great assortment of recipes I’ve gathered from some of my favorite whole foodies bloggers–including a few from me.
Most of these recipes are already free of many common allergens and some are grain-free. So check them all out regardless of your dietary needs!
If you need to make substitutions, you could use the following recipes to help make these recipes work for you:
Almost “Reese’s” Candy from Whole New Mom
These come super close to the taste of Reese’s Candy – with all wholesome ingredients!
“Almond Joy” Bars from Whole New Mom
These continue to be a favorite here.
I made a triple batch this week and if it wasn’t for the small container in my purse, they’d be all gone!
No-Bake Coconut Delights from Whole New Mom
These are great as is, but for Valentine’s Day you could enrobe them completely in chocolate for an extra-decadent treat.
I LOVE the sugar free cranberry “jam” used in these.
5 Minute Date Night Chocolate Dessert from Beyond the Peel
Super Decadent. Super Fast.
The Best Chocolate-Covered Pomegranate Recipe from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
Halle has great taste. If she says they’re the best ever, you should try them!
Chocolate-Covered Cookie Dough Bites from The Unrefined Kitchen
I saw these on our weekly blog hop the other day and thought they looked great!
Honey Butter Biscuits Made with Love from The Nourishing Home
I know–they’re not chocolate but they look great! Smother them with some Homemade Almond Butter with carob or chocolate blended in and you’ve got a super decadent treat.
Bite-Sized Chocolate Turtle Candy Bars from Almonds and Avocados
These. Look. Amazing. We are avoiding dates due to sugar metabolism issues.
Instead, you could use another caramel sauce like the one used in these Gourmet Caramel Apples.
A few folks have asked me about buying lucuma, which is used in this recipe. Amazon is one of the only places I have found it.
Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes from Lexie’s Kitchen
I have really been enjoying trying out a few dairy free cheesecake recipes recently. This one looks great!
Vegan Chocolate Pudding Cake from Simply Sugar Gluten Free
This looks like a simple but very tasty treat.
Valentine Coconut Filled Candy from Sugar Free Mom
Cute and oh-so-yummy looking!
Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Nuggets of Love from Diet, Dessert, and Dogs
I think these are pure genius and pure healthified temptations from one of my favorite bloggers.
Decadent Chocolate Fudge Torte with Raspberries from Tessa Domestic Diva
This looks wonderful. What a special way to end a Valentine’s Day meal.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars from The Daily Dietribe
These look just amazing. Iris is a real genius at gluten-free baking.
Two Bite Black Bean Fudge Cupcakes from Healthful Pursuit
Don’t you just love tiny treats like this? Then you can eat
2 3 a lot and not feel so bad!
Magic Cookie Bars from All Day I Dream About Food
Yes, all day I dream about Magic Bars. Well-not really. But I loved these when I was little. Time to try them healthified.
Use my Easiest Vegan Condensed Milk and Homemade Chocolate Chips for these.
Chocolate Buckwheat Heart Cookies from Daily Bites
Take a simple healthy cookie, cut it into heart shapes and drizzle it with chocolate–special.
I hope these treats make it easier for you to make wholesome treats for your loved ones.
Do you have special plans for Valentine’s Day?
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