Being dairy free on Valentine’s Day feels like a drag – all those velvet covered heart shaped boxes of yummy chocolate. Chocolate roses, chocolate fondues… everything about Valentine’s day is about indulgence – and indulgence usually means full fat cream, butter and dairy laden chocolate!
I’m here to save you!
(Sweet hearts above are dairy free!) – source
You can check out my post from Valentines last year – full of Valentine’s Day treats including a nut based lemon cheesecake, banana lemon pie, banana soft serve with caramel and chocolate sauce and my favorite – chocolate love affair cookies!
Up at the top of my list today – Fruit Kebabs with Brownies and Chocolate Drizzle
A link to a few other tasty treats – (note the rolos are not dairy free)… this link includes – chocolate dipped figs with pecans, chocolate drizzled jube jubes (sooo good!)
I made this chocolate fudge at Christmas time and it was LOVED by everyone. I also warmed up some peanut butter in the microwave and swirled it through – SO good!
My ABSOLUTE favorite caramel recipe – I used this to make turtles and peanut clusters – it takes about 5 mins total, and your dairy free loved one will feel SO loved!
Over Christmas I made Oh She Glows Sinless Sticky Toffee Date Pudding – it was incredible and gooey!!
Not a pretty picture but what can you do?
Peanut Butter Cups
These little beauties are a favourite around our house. Also last year they won a Christmas baking contest! They are so simple, yet so tasty!
• 1 cup chocolate chips
• 1 TBSP coconut oil (optional, but adds to the flavours)
• 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
• 1/2 cup icing sugar
• Mini cupcake liners (Dollar store often has fun holiday themed ones!)
-Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double boiler until smooth.
-Mix peanut butter and icing sugar together to form a dough. If dough is sticky to touch, add extra icing sugar.
-Add a bit of melted chocolate to cupcake liner. Tap on counter until chocolate fills bottom of liner.
-Once all liners are full, put into fridge or freezer until solid.
-Once chocolate is solid, take a dime size amount of peanut butter dough and roll into a ball, then flatten.
-Add to liner; keep the peanut butter dough away from the corners of the liner.
-Cover with a bit of melted chocolate – tap until peanut butter is covered.
-Return to fridge/freezer until harden.
Something I want to make very soon – Chocolate Dipped Oreos!! (yes Oreos are dairy free!!)
Melt some dairy free chocolate (like Endangered Species 72%) with a little coconut oil in a double boiler on the stove.
Dip the Oreos in the chocolate and cover completely. Place dipped Oreos on parchment paper – now’s the fun part! Decorate with sprinkles, or edible sparkles – you could have fun with this one!!
Place dipped Oreos in the fridge until hardened, and then place each Oreo in a Valentines (or red) cupcake liner!! Voilà – a beautiful jester of the deepest dairy free love!
How about some chocolate fondue??? (I loooooove chocolate fondue)
Make this to taste (may need to adjust ingredients – this is just a rough guess of what I put in);
1 TBSP - Raw Cocoa Powder
2 TBSP - Maple Syrup (or Agave)
2 TBSP Warm Water
spices if you like – get creative – cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, chilli powder, curry
1 TBSP – Peanut Butter, Tahini or other nut butter (Cashew would be dreamy)
1 tsp. – macca powder (optional – but good to help with the feelings of LOVE!)
Liquor – Sub Kahlua (which is dairy free) or an orange liquor for the water.
Mix it all together and get dipping!
Ideas for dippers – fruit, dried fruits, angel food cake, graham crackers, marshmallows, brownies
Oh and then there is Chocolate Covered Katie's 20 Valentines Day Treats! (SERIOUSLY drooly)…
Remember – ANY vegan recipe is dairy free – and 99% of Raw recipes are dairy free (there are a few with Raw Dairy in them?!)
Hope you have a beautiful Valentine’s Day and you find something sweet for yourself and for your sweetie!