5 Dessert Recipes for Valentine's Day That are Good for You

What’s more romantic than chocolate and strawberries?

Sharing a romantic dessert on Valentine's Day.

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While most people associate Valentine’s Day with store-bought chocolate boxes and roses, there’s something to be said about a romantic dinner at home topped with a delectable dessert. But that doesn’t mean you have to indulge in something decadent and unhealthy.

There are plenty of desserts that are romantic, delicious, and contain healthy and nutritious ingredients, according to Everyday Health. Show that special someone how much you care with one of these five Valentine’s Day recipes that are good for you.

Chocolate Dipped Fruits

This scrumptious recipe from the blog Everyday m&k combines fresh fruit and chocolate, a perfect pair! You can dip strawberries, apples, bananas and almost any type of fruit you have on hand. All you need is two cups of washed fruit. You can use a toothpick in smaller fruits like blueberries. The dip is made from chocolate and coconut oil. After dipping, be sure to keep cold.

Romantic Vegan Chocolate Cake

This dark chocolate vegan cake from Eating Well is not just for vegans. Since it is made with almond flour, it is also gluten-free. There is a host of healthy ingredients that include pumpkin puree, coconut oil, vanilla extract, vegan dark chocolate, almond flour, and fresh berries. You will need a springform pan and parchment paper to make this romantic cake.

Vegan chocolate cake.

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Nothing says I love you more than a kiss; a chocolate kiss! These gluten-free peanut butter kiss cookies from the Taste of Home blog is easy to make and it is full of nutritional goodness too. You can make it with creamy or crunchy peanut butter. You will need rice flour, tapioca, unsweetened applesauce, baking powder and soda, vanilla extract, one egg, brown sugar, salt, and of course milk chocolate kisses.

Strawberry Tartlets

Strawberry tartlets are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day. The recipe from the blog This Healthy Table is made from puff pastry, fresh strawberries, sugar, and rose water. You will need a sheet of puff pastry that you can purchase in most supermarkets. Top your tartlets with crushed rose petals (yes, rose petals are edible) and powdered sugar if desired. Enjoy!

A romantic heart shaped strawberry tart.

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Fudgy Raspberry Brownies

Brownies are an all-around favorite dessert. This recipe from Eat This, Not That!, is a perfect chocolate treat for the love holiday. The brownie recipe’s use healthy ingredients including: healthy raspberries, unsweetened applesauce, unsweetened chocolate, and whole-wheat flour but they taste as delicious as traditional brownies. So indulge your sweet tooth with this delectible dessert!

Healthy Valentine's Day brownies.

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