Chocolate Valentines Treats

I can’t believe it’s February already!  This  means that in just two weeks’ time it’s Valentine’s Day .  I love this day because it gives us a great excuse to indulge our loved ones with some delicious chocolatey treats.  This year, I thought I would make my Valentines treats in advance so that I could share the recipes with you and demonstrate how easy they are to make 🙂

The chocolate goodies I have for you today are dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free.  They taste decadent yet they’re healthy. What better way to treat those we love?

Home-made desserts and treats tend to taste way nicer than the shop bought, mass manufactured varieties, and all that thought and effort that you put into making a home-made Valentines gift is bound to win you some brownie points with your loved ones.  And talking of brownies…

How about making some Chocolate Pecan Brownie Hearts?

Raw No Bake Chocolate Pecan Brownie Heart - 500

These raw / no bake brownies have a beautiful, sophisticated taste, which makes them perfect for our grown up loved ones.

And making them could not be easier!

Another of my favourite raw / no bake chocolate treats is the Chocolate Cashew “Cheese” Cake.  This is a delicious, dairy-free alternative to the traditional cheese cake.  It also happens to be one of Lil’ L’s favourite desserts so I’ve made two hearts this year…

One topped with red currants and raspberries glazed in natural syrup for M…

Raw No Bake Chocolate Cashew Cream Cake with Berries - 500 1

And a heart topped with grated chocolate for Lil’ L 🙂

Raw No Bake Chocolate Cashew Cream Cake - 500 2

These treats are incredibly simple to make, yet look very professional indeed.  I’m sure they’ll be a huge hit with your loved ones, whatever their age!

Here’s how to make them:

I always buy the Asian branded raw cashews and almonds from the World Food aisles as they tend to be way cheaper than the nuts you find in the home baking section. If you click on the ingredient links above you’ll be able to compare the prices.

I know that some of you are going to be way too busy to make home-made treats so, if you find you’re struggling for time, you can always cheat and buy online instead! You can check out this valentine’s offers shelf for inspiration on chocolates, candles, wine and champagne gifts.

I’ve got some more easy home-made Valentines treats coming up next week, including a scrumptious chocolate giveaway 😉  I’ll meet you back here very soon! xx

[These recipes have been submitted to Ricki Heller’s #Wellness Weekend]

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9 Responses to Chocolate Valentines Treats

  1. Both recipes look beautiful and super delicious.
    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake recently posted..WIAW #5 3013My Profile

  2. Just to let you know, the tin I used for the mini cream hearts was the M&S Professional Mini Heart Springform Cake Tin
    (Product Code: T340569A )

  3. Oh my goodness those little heart cakes are so beautiful (and not too many ingredients to pull together).
    I think the berry topped one is my favorite and my it looks so very professional. Of course you have a fantastic photo of each (lucky M and Lil’ L).
    The brownie though is just so cool…I have never had a raw brownie, however I do think I have all of those ingredients so maybe this weekend I can try this out with my kids.
    I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I look forward to your giveaway next week, I could definitely do with winning a few of your chocolate confections.
    Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family recently posted..No ImpactMy Profile

    • These cashew cream cakes use the same ingredients as the one I posted in WIAW this week. You must give them a try as they taste amazing and have such a wonderful texture. Lil’ L absolutely loves them. However, he wasn’t so sure about the pecan brownie as it tastes quite ‘sophisticated’ (maybe a little too sophisticated for kids’ palates). M absolutely loved them though. He said he’s eaten a lot of brownies in his lifetime and this one was up there with the best of them. Yay! 🙂
      Have a great weekend Rachel xx

  4. These look amazingly delicious!
    Lauren (@PoweredbyPB) recently posted..WIAW- Decreasing the sugarMy Profile

  5. In light of my hubbies new transformation I think I’ll def be trying to earn some bonus brownie points with these hehehe 🙂 Thanks for posting – they all look amazing 😀
    xxx
    Sandy recently posted..Gingered Date Banana LoafMy Profile

  6. Ooh, I am looking forward to trying the brownie! (You had me at chocolate and sugar free!) but I’m waiting to see what else you have in store for us…
    Candy recently posted..PauseMy Profile

  7. Mmm this post is making me incredibly hungry! Both look delicious, I’m really intrigued by the idea of no-bake brownies. I really want the Chocolate Cashew Cream Cake, it looks amazing 🙂 You always create such imaginative and beautiful food!
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