[Recipe]: Guilt-Free Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine's Day is almost upon us, and whether you celebrate it or not, let's be honest - the day usually involves chocolate of some sort!  Here's a list of clean chocolate treats (Adventure Snacks style) which not only taste delicious, but also contain ingredients which are good for you.  Go on, share the love and treat yourself or your loved ones this Valentine's Day!

 

1. Choc-Beet Muffins with Whipped Cream Icing

Use a pack of our Choc-Beet Muffin mix to whip up a batch of 'cupcakes' and dress them up with fresh cream 'icing'.  Top with granola (as in the image below) or fresh strawberries and drizzle raw chocolate (recipe here) on top for a decadent dessert.

Choc Beet Muffins with Whipped Cream Icing

2. Raw Chocolate Coconut Slice

Our Facebook fans went crazy for this recipe when we released it, and it's not hard to see why!  Rich raw chocolate on a coconut layer makes for a pretty special treat.

Raw Chocolate Coconut Slice

3. Choc Beet Muffins Topped with Slivered Almonds

Again, using a pack of our Choc Beet Muffin mix to whip up so rich chocolate muffins then top with slivered almonds or other nuts of your choice.  You can even substitute some of the additional ingredients, as done for the muffins below - she used coconut oil instead of butter and almond milk in place of cows milk.  You could add a few dried cranberries for a touch of red!

Choc Beet Muffins with Almonds

4. Healthy Nutella

Everyone loves Nutella, right?  Here's a version which is much kinder to your body.  Looking for a sweet breakfast-in-bed idea?  Here's the recipe.  Add fresh strawberries for a touch of red, or pomegranate seeds for something a little different! 

Healthy Nutella Recipe

5. Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Yep, it's a thing.  And it's a super tasty, antioxidant rich thing!  Recipe here.  Use cacao instead of cocoa for a richer flavour and extra nutrients.  Make it a little thicker and use it as icing for our Choc Beet Muffins and you'll be right in chocolate heaven.

Healthy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

6. Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies

Yep, you read right - zucchini...in brownies... it may sound strange but give it a go.  The zucchini keeps them nice and moist without having a strong flavour.  Recipe here.  Again, use cacao instead of cocoa for a richer flavour and extra antioxidant hit, and I'd recommend coconut oil over vegetable oil.  (Side note, I love that she's used flaxmeal and coconut flour in this recipe, just like in our Cookie Mix, they're two ingredients which can be used to add extra nutrition to your baking).

Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies

 

I hope that's enough chocolate for you (if there is such a thing), and you're inspired to make healthier versions of Valentine's Day chocolate treats.  However you spend the day, may it be filled with love.

 

Which one would you like to make?  Tell us in the comments below!

 




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