Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you plan on busting out the cooking skills for a quiet night in with your sweetheart, adding a delicious, light dessert at the end of the meal will show them you’re next-level. Or, perhaps you want your kiddos to take the dessert of the year to their Valentine’s Day class party.
Either way, you can’t go wrong with our list of eight healthier Valentine’s Day dessert recipes to satisfy your sweetheart’s sweet tooth.
Pavolas with Strawberries and Cream
Don’t let the uber-complicated, elegant appearance fool you. These fancy-looking, pretty pavlovas are light and easy to make. They’re just the thing to serve at the end of a heavy Valentine’s Day meal.
Get the recipe at Woman’s Day.
Nutella-Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Bite-sized and beautiful strawberry halves with a 3-ingredient Nutella topping make for a fun, eloquent dessert or evening snack. They taste like a Nutella-themed cheesecake, and you can pipe on the topping in unique ways to make them look even fancier.
Get the recipe at The Kitchen is My Playground.
Chocolate Dipped Fruit Tray
Nothing says romance quite like a tray of chocolate-dipped strawberries. This timeless Valentine’s Day treat is a go-to for new flings and longtime partners. This year, kick things up a notch by mixing in some additional chocolate-dipped fruits like apples, pears, kiwis, pineapple, and bananas.
Get the recipe at Created by Diane.
Valentine’s Frozen Yogurt Bark
Bust out your creativity gloves with this cute treat featuring frozen yogurt and fruit. You can cut the strawberries into heart shapes while you whip up this easy recipe a day in advance (to give the bark time to set in the freezer).
Get the recipe at Fork and Beans.
Love Monster Energy Bites
While you may want to save these little guys for the kids, they are a delight. They’re also perfect if you don’t like baking (but want the whole baked goods vibe). Simply bust out the food processor and combine peanut butter with healthy ingredients like chia seeds, honey, oatmeal, almonds, and vanilla extract. Then, use M&Ms and candy eyeballs to decorate a giggle-worthy dish the kids will truly love.
Get the recipe at The Creative Bite.
Fluffy Berry Mousse
Naturally pink and elegant looking, this Fluffy Berry Mousse makes for a decadent-tasting dessert perfect for serving after a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. It leverages sweetened berries alongside cream cheese, cranberry juice and sauce, and whipping cream for a fresh taste your partner will, without a doubt, relish in.
Get the recipe at Confessions of an Overworked Mom.
Clean Chocolate Mug Cake
If you’re in a bit of a hurry but still want to make something with that wow factor to impress your date, then these Clean Chocolate Mug Cakes are just the thing. If you prep the ingredients in advance, you can whip up these chocolatey delights in fewer than 10 minutes in the microwave. You can even use Valentine’s Day-themed mugs to serve them in!
Get the recipe at Amy’s Healthy Baking.
Kick the day off on a positive note with breakfast in bed featuring these traditional buttermilk heart-shaped pancakes topped with creamy Nutella and a tart raspberry sauce. Since you’ll be making the pancakes from scratch, it’s a surefire way to impress your partner and show them how much you care.
Get the recipe at The Gunny Sack.
Author: Caitlin H
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.