With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, love is in the air -- right along with all the tempting sweet treats that come with it. That’s why we’ve put together this gr8 8 roundup to help satisfy you and your special someone’s sweet tooth this coming Valentine's Day all while staying on track with your New Year’s goals. From heart-shaped confections, to beautiful beet-red and pretty in pink pitaya treats, to decadent chocolate bites, these picks are sure to swoon.
1. No-Bake Coconut Ice Truffles
We’re obsessed with all things coconut here at gr8nola (given all our superfood flavors contain coconut oil, coconut sugar and coconut flakes) and coconut ice is no exception. We love how The Hungry Herbivores were able to convert this traditionally junkie confection into a raw and vegan, sugar-free indulgence so you can go ahead and have a couple (or the whole batch ;) minus the guilty conscious.
2. Raw Marble Chocolates
Have your friends and family grinning from ear to ear this V- day with these adorable chocolates from Tasty Kitchen. Featuring one of our favorite superfoods cacao, these raw marbled chocolates are limited-ingredient, heart-healthy and make the cutest pick-me-ups, given the epicatechin in cacao is linked to boosting your cognition and mood.
3. Raw Red Velvet Fudge
This raw, limited ingredient fudge from Deliciously Raw puts the perfect clean spin on the classic red velvet cake. Getting that beautiful red from beetroot rather than artificial red dye, you can still enjoy the spirit of red velvet cake, without the yucky synthetics. Just remember to let chill overnight for the gooiest experience on V-day!
4. No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Tarts
We were in love with these mini tarts last year, and ready to devour them again in 2020! Packed with superfoods like maca powder, coconut oil and cacao to keep our energy and mood levels high, they’re the perfect chocolate bites that’ll have you feeling as good as they taste for Valentine’s Day.
5. Raw Vegan Pitaya Cheesecake
WOW your special someone with these adorable pitaya cheesecakes from Greens of the Stone Age. Featuring Thai coconut meat for a melt-in your-mouth texture and a shortbread-like base, this pink, heart-shaped beauty is unlike all the other raw cheesecake recipes out there. Plus, the superfood pitaya (or dragonfruit) in the “cheesecake” base is chock full of superfood benefits that help support your immune system and gut health.
6. Raw Cashew Cherry Cups With a Gr8nola Crust
Crafted with our very own gr8nola, and infused with rich vegan chocolate, pitted dates and maple syrup, these raw cherry cups from Chad Montano make the perfect snack on-the-go. Featuring protein-packed and nutrient-dense walnuts, they’ll keep you fueled throughout your Valentine’s Day festivities and hold you over until your dinner spread. We recommend subbing our Original gr8nola for Coco Cacao in the crust for an even more chocolate-y, superfood crunch!
7. Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts
This one here is for all our peanut butter lovers out there. Full of rich, creamy PB packed with healthy fats and protein, encased in a decadent chocolate shell, you and your boo can chomp down on these keto treats without worrying about adding inches to your waistline.
8. Superfood Stuffed Dates
Love dates, but tired of eating them plain jane? This recipe stuffs goji berries, nut butter, vegan chocolate and our very own Cinnamon Chai gr8nola all into one superfood bite to satisfy your date cravings along with plenty of antioxidants, healthy fats and vitamins like A and C. Try taking them along on your next date ;) -- you won’t be sorry.Looking for even more vegan Valentine’s Day recipe inspo? Check out our pinterest board along with our other gr8 recipes.