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6 Healthier Valentine’s Day Desserts


6 Healthier Valentine’s Day Desserts

healthy valentine's day desserts

Image courtesy of USAPears.org

Handmade treats are always appreciated and a great way to show you care. These six desserts strike the perfect balance between delicious and a little nutritious with antioxidant rich dark chocolate, fruit, and even (hidden) beans!

1. Chocolate Maca Coconut Butter Cups:

We (C&J Nutrition) created these chocolate coconut treats especially for Valentine’s Day. They’re pink inside, courtesy of beet powder instead of food coloring. The maca powder is totally optional, but lends a wonderful caramel flavor to these yummy treats. Package them up in clear bags with a pink ribbon and gift them to your favorite Valentines!

2. Vegan Chocolate Pudding:

This chocolate pudding recipe by Emily Kyle Nutrition uses creamy avocado as a base, instead of milk, which makes it perfect for loved ones who are dairy free and/or vegan.

3. Dark Chocolate Dipped Pears:

Move over chocolate covered strawberries, there’s a new chocolate dipped fruit in town. This recipe courtesy of USA Pears is a fun one to make with kids. Let them dip the pear slices in chocolate, then sprinkle with different toppings, like finely chopped nuts or shredded coconut.

4. Black Bean Avocado Brownies:

You may hesitate at black bean…but these brownie treats by Krolls Korner are definitely worth whipping up. The creaminess of avocado and rich black beans not only adds nutrition, but also great texture. We bet the person you make them for won’t guess what’s hiding inside!

5. Dark Chocolate Walnut Butter:

This decadent nut butter tastes like cake batter. Pair it with cut up fruit, use it as a frosting, spread it on toast or buttery Brioche, or just eat it straight off the spoon. Package it in little mason jars with a red bow and voila, Valentine’s Day treats for your loved ones!

6. Strawberry Basil Tarts:

These adorable little tarts are SUPER easy to make and feature strawberries, making them the perfect red treat for Valentine’s Day.

For anyone out there who isn’t a chocolate fan, this one by LiveBest’s Judy Barbe is for you!

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