40+ Sugar-Free Sweets for Valentine’s Day (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

It’s almost time for Chocolate Day  Long-Stemmed Roses Day  Cheesy Greeting Card Day Valentine’s Day, which means eating way more sweet stuff than you may be used to. Ever since I started an anti-candida diet back in 2009, I’ve sought out healthy, low glycemic treats for the Day of Love each year. I mean, if I’m expressing love for my HH that day, shouldn’t my food choices express love for him, too?

So today I present you with some of my very favorite refined sugar-free, lower glycemic confections that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. They range between Stage One and Maintenance of an anti-candida diet (be sure the sweeteners used are ones you can enjoy). The recipes are also all egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free, too (because really, why not spread that love around?).

 Mostly Chocolate (and sometimes nuts)

Vegan Valentine's Day

[Clockwise from large photo: Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Sandwich Cookies; Pure Chocolate Truffle Snacks; Smooth Mocha Chia Pudding; Black Bean Lava Cakes; Ruby Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes; Fudgy Paleo Beetroot Cake.]

“Marry Me” Brownies from Ricki Heller

Pumpkin Seed Power Truffles from Daily Bites Blog

Cocoa Yummies from Recipe Renovator

Chocolate Teddy Grahams from Fork and Beans

No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Bars from Ricki Heller

Decadent Raw Chocolate Mousse from Recipe Renovator

Decadent Chocolate Pâté from Ricki Heller

Heart Healthy Valentine’s Chocolates from Super Healthy Kids

Black Bean Lava Cakes by The Healthy Maven

Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Sandwich Cookies from Ricki Heller

Pure Chocolate Truffle Snacks from Go Dairy Free

Cocoa Dusted Pepitas from Welcoming Kitchen

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Nuggets of Love from Ricki Heller

Chocolate Nakayummies from Replenish PDX

Gluten-Free Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes from A Dash of Compassion

Chocolate Mint Truffles from Ricki Heller

Fudgey Brownie Bites from An Unrefined Vegan

Fudgy Paleo Beetroot Cake from The Roasted Root

Nutty Chocolate Candy from Daily Bites Blog

Homemade Raw Superfood Chocolate from Ricki Heller

Cashew Cacao Clusters from Vegan Culinary Crusade

Superfood Candy Cups from Daily Bites Blog

Ruby Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes from FoodBabbles (I’d use cranberry juice instead of wine)

Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Chocolate Berry Swirl Cheesecake from Ricki Heller

Raw Vegan Orange Jaffa Cake from The Blender Girl

Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding from An Unrefined Vegan

Cookie Chocolate Bark from Ricki Heller

Smooth Mocha Chia Pudding from A Dash of Compassion

Raw Triple Chocolate Cookies with Homemade Chocolate Chips from Coconut and Berries

Chocolate Bowls (to fill with whatever you like!) from Simply Gluten-Free

Mostly Fruity (with lots of RED!)

Vegan, gluten-free, candida diet Valentine's Day on rickiheller.com

[Clockwise from large photo: Vegan and Paleo Strawberry  Mousse; Dark Chocolate Coconut Treats; Pomegranate Cranberry Hearts; Valentine’s Raspberry Ice Cream Float; Coconut Raspberry Truffle Cups; Cherry Chocolate Chip Shake.]

Raspberry Chocolate Pudding from Go Dairy Free

Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters from Lexie’s Kitchen and Living

Black Forest (Chocolate-Cherry) Cookie Dough Truffles from Ricki Heller

Avocado-Banana-Chocolate Mousse from Tasting Page

Raw Strawberry Ice Cream Cake from Petite Allergy Treats

Cherry Tiramisu from Ricki Heller

Strawberry Pie Milkshake from Daily Bites Blog

No-Bake Frosted Brownies with Avocado Mousse from Healthful Pursuit

Crimson Mousse from Ricki Heller

Mango Ice Cream with Coconut from Heather Nicholds

Chocolate, Hemp and Goji Berry Bliss Bites from Alison Smith

Vanilla Rice Pudding and Strawberry Parfaits from Welcoming Kitchen

Cherry Chocolate Chip Shake from Go Dairy Free

Four-Ingredient Strawberry Fudge Truffles from Healthful Pursuit

Valentine’s Raspberry Ice Cream Float from The Blender Girl

Strawberry Cashew Milkshake from The Tomato Tart

Pomegranate Cranberry Hearts from Spabettie

Vegan and Paleo Strawberry Mousse from A Girl Worth Saving

How to Make Strawberry Roses from Spend with Pennies (to garnish your loving gift!)

Chocolate + Coconut

Coconut Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites from Ari’s Menu

Dark Chocolate Coconut Treats from Tasty Yummies

Raw Coconut Fudge from Sweetly Raw

Raw Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Hearts from An Unrefined Vegan

Coconut Raspberry Truffle Cups from Ricki Heller

Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding from Lauren Kelly Nutrition

♥ Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone!! ♥

Looking for EVEN MORE Valentine’s Day treats? Check out this post with 50+ Chocolate (and a few Carob!) Sugar-free & Gluten-free Valentine’s Day Treats! 


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“Mum, we’ll just lie here and pine away while waiting for our one true love. . . treats.”

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  1. Such a great roundup! So many wonderful ideas 🙂

  2. hope you have a great valentines day – you now have me dreaming of lots of healthy chocolate treats I might make

    • Ha ha! I hope you have fun making some yummy stuff. I’ve been playing with one of YOUR recipes–can’t wait to share it next time. 🙂 Hope you and E and S have a great V-Day! xoxo

  3. What an amazing collection of healthy treats! Thank you so much for sharing my chia pudding!

  4. Gorgeous sweets that say I Love You ;-)! Thanks for sharing my recipes here.

  5. Such a tasty selection!

  6. What an amazing round up! Thanks 🙂


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