3 Diabetic-Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats to Share with Loved Ones

Mouthwatering recipes to enjoy on Valentine’s day.

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Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is next week? This holiday is usually filled with those famous chocolate heart boxes, romantic dinners out, and of course Valentine’s Day dessert.

If you’re looking for creative ways to still enjoy some tasty treats this year, but don’t want to overdo the sugar, you’re in luck.

I am sharing three diabetic-friendly Valentine’s Day treats that you can enjoy, plus ones that you can share with your loved ones.

Why not make this Valentine’s Day healthy for the whole family?

These treats are so delicious, no one will miss the sugar and artificial ingredients.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter cups seem to be a common gift during this romantic holiday, and although they are delicious, they aren’t exactly diabetic-friendly. Instead of the store bought option, try making your own, wrapping them up in a nice candy baggie, and adding a cute pink or red ribbon. You now have a perfect Valentine’s Day gift or just a healthier treat for yourself to enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dairy free 70% or darker dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural peanut butter

Method:

  1. Start by adding the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil to a stock pot over low heat. Stir to combine and continue to do so until melted.
  2. Line a mini muffin tin with liners. Add about a tablespoon of the chocolate mixture to the base of the muffin. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the freezer and top with a dollop of peanut butter.
  4. Top the peanut butter with more chocolate and freeze for about 15 minutes until solid. Enjoy. Store leftovers in the fridge.



Valentine’s Day Fudge

Chocolate is the number one gift on Valentine’s Day, so why not make a healthier fudge recipe that you can share with others? This recipe is free from added sugars and absolutely delicious.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Celtic sea salt for topping

Method:

  1. Grease a Pyrex dish with coconut oil and line it with parchment paper.
  2. Add all the ingredients minus the sea salt to a stock pot over low heat. Whisk to combine.
  3. Pour into the lined dish. Freeze for about 30 minutes or until solid.
  4. Sprinkle with sea salt, and cut into small chunks.
  5. Make into Valentine’s Day goodie bags.

Raspberry Parfait

Having a Valentine’s Day dinner? This is the perfect dessert to make ahead of time. With the raspberries, this is a festive yet healthier dessert option that everyone will love.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk (refrigerated overnight)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

Method:

  1. Scoop the coconut cream out (the hardened part of the coconut milk) and into a food processor.
  2. Add the vanilla extract. Process until a whip cream texture forms.
  3. Divide the coconut whip cream among four serving bowls. Top with fresh raspberries.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

Don’t let diabetes get in the way of you enjoying a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day. Share these recipes with loved ones and enjoy the treats without the guilt!