Seriously Tempting {and healthy} Valentine’s Treats Galore

Healthy Dessert Recipes - Perfect for Valentine's Day.

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.

These Healthy Desserts can make this Valentine’s Day one you can celebrate without blowing your healthy-eating plans.

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:

Homemade Nut and Seed Butter (to sub for an allergen).
Powdered Egg Replacer
Homemade Coconut Milk or Easiest Almond Milk for dairy.

Almost “Reese’s” Candy from Whole New Mom

These come super close to the taste of Reese’s Candy – with all wholesome ingredients!

Chocolate Candy reese's cups homemade heathy sugar free

“Almond Joy” Bars from Me

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!

Almond Joy Bars

No-Bake Coconut Delights from Whole New Mom

These are super-quick and grain-free.
Try enrobing them completely in chocolate for a really special treat.

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Shortbread Linzer Cookies (grain free) from Real Sustenance

I LOVE the sugar free cranberry “jam” used in these.

Shortbread Linzer

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge from Texan Erin.

Erin is A “new friend” from Google +.

If you haven’t connected with me on Google +–you should.  It’s been a load of fun over there :)!
Use stevia, xylitol, or erythritol is you are needing a low carb sweetener.
Here’s Stevia-What it Is and How to Use It for more help with that.

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

5-Minute Date Night Chocolate Dessert from Beyond the Peel

Super Decadent.  Super Fast.
Use my Homemade  Chocolate / Carob Chips to make these completely low carb.

5-Minute Chocolate Dessert

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!
Again, my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips will make these lower carb.

The Best Chocolate Pomegranate Recipe

Chocolate-Covered Cookie Dough Bites from The Unrefined Kitchen

Every time I see these I want to take a BIG bite out of one of them!
And if you didn’t figure it out yet, use my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips to make these lower carb, and a low carb sweetener if needed.

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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.

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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.

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Chocolate Peppermint Macaroons from Queen of Quinoa

Put chocolate and mint together and I. am. there. End of story.
Use my Homemade Chocolate Chips for the topping for a low carb option.  And a low carb sweetener if necessary.

Chocolate Peppermint Macaroons

Valentine Coconut-Filled Candy from Sugar-Free Mom

Cute and oh-so-yummy looking!  Another one I almost can’t resist sinking my teeth into.
Yes–again–use my Homemade Chocolate Chips to make these super low carb.

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Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups from Oatmeal with a Fork

These look delish!
Of course, you can use any Homemade Nut or Seed Butter in these and substitute sweeteners according to your needs.
Anything nut butter and chocolate is good in my book :).

Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cups

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.
Use my Homemade Chocolate Chips if you need for the chocolate.

Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Nuggets

Insanely Good Chocolate Brownies from Jeanette’s Healthy Living

‘Cause sometimes you don’t need fancy.  You just need YUM!
I think you could easily sub my Powdered Egg Replacer for the eggs in this recipe and Homemade Chocolate Chips and a low glycemic sweetener if you are on a low carb diet.

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Grain Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars from The Daily Dietribe

These look just amazing.  Iris is a real genius at gluten-free baking. And there are Grain Free!
Use a lower carb sweetener if need be.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Five-Ingredient Strawberry Truffles from Healthful Pursuit

Super cute!!!  And super yum!  Use my Homemade Coconut Butter in these!
If you need to go lower carb, use stevia, erythritol, or xylitol.

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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.

Magic Cookie Bars

Chocolate Buckwheat Heart Cookies from Daily Bites

Take a simple healthy cookie, cut it into heart shapes and drizzle it with chocolate–special.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles from Common Sense Homesteading

‘Cause you can never have enough cookie dough truffles :-).
I would use my Homemade Chocolate Chips in these :-).

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

 

Triple Chocolate Biscotti from Spicy RD Nutrition

Triple Chocolate?  Yes please.

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

I hope these treats make it easier for you to make wholesome treats for your loved ones.

What do you plan to do / make for Valentine’s Day?

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  1. You know, I always manage to overeat even these healthier treats, because they’re just so good! But at least they tend to come with a little more nutrition than their standard counterparts. :) Thanks for a great roundup and happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. Hi, Adrienne,
    What a fun and visually beautiful post…loaded with yummies!! Glad to see you visited DRAH, too :)
    May the dear Lord bless you today with courage and an abundance of wisdom, peace, faith, and joy. May it permeate your whole family :) I appreciate you!

    • Thanks Jacqueline! I still get your emails all the time. We took some of your Christmas videos out (only a few b/c we owned the rest :)). We have similar taste! What a lovely wish. I wish the same for you. We have had a lot of stressors so it is much appreciated.

  3. Thanks for including me! Pinning this…

  4. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful selection of treats!

  5. Oh my goodness these look so yummy! I just don’t know which one to pick :) Thanks for sharing these!

    Happy Tuesday!

  6. So many great ideas! I pinned a few to use this week. Thanks!

  7. Thanks for all these great recipes! I can’t wait to try them.

  8. Lots of great recipes! Will be pinning this list!

  9. Can the coffee be substituted for something or just left out? We don’t drink coffee :)

  10. What a great collection of recipes! Thanks for including my recipes Adrienne! :-)