I’m in Valentine’s Day heaven. I can take or leave the Xmas decos; ditto for Halloween, but the pink and white explosion come February makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s not because I have a special someone in my life… in fact, a long time ago Valentine’s Day ceased being about a boyfriend or a significant other and started being a celebration of love and friendship – and CHOCOLATE!!!!! So I scoured my fave healthy food blogs for plenty of excuses to indulge this VDay. … eat them, gift them, enjoy them!
Chocolate & Puffed Grain Morsels from Sprouted Kitchen
Like grown-up gourmet macaroons (like the ones your grandma used to make). And they make a great gift in a jar.
Valentine Rawlos from My New Roots
Raw + chocolate + no guilt! Inspired by Rolos, this raw version, courtesy of holistic nutritionist Sarah Britton will make you rethink chocolate.
Heart-Shaped Dipped Krispies from Joy The Baker
She had me at Rice Krispies… and chocolate dipped… and heart shaped. Okay, these adorable treats are triple VDay cute
Raw Almond Butter Cups from Oh She Glows
Hands down one of my fave vegan blogs, Angela Liddon, the gal behind the scrumptious blog, has a delicious knack for whipping up vegan and raw creations that are TO-DIE-FOR! Take these peanut buttery taste bombs… her 3-Layer Almond Coconut Chocolate Bars rock too! And did I mention her first cookbook comes out in March… so excited!
Chocolate Bark with Caramelized Marcona Almonds from Yummy Supper
Who says chocolate bark is limited to the holidays? I say make it a VDay staple. And I totally agree with Yummy Supper blogger Erin Scott: Marcona almonds + Caramel + Dark Chocolate + Sea Salt = Happiness! Bonus: Yummy Supper has a cookbook coming out in August that’s on my must-get list.