Heavenly Vegan Desserts to Make for Valentine’s Day 2017
Raspberry-Coconut Dark Chocolate Cups
When you have a hankering for something sweet and chocolatey without any added gluten, dairy or refined sugar, these make the perfect treat. They're easy to whip up, they use everyday ingredients and the best thing is that once made they will happily store in the freezer for up to a month.
Poached Pears with Prunes
These wheat-free, butterless brownies are decadent and dense. "It's really, really hard to make a good vegan brownie," says chef Erin McKenna. Her first efforts using apple sauce and vegetable oil were cakey or fluffy. It took her six months of making small adjustments to perfect them.
Lebanese Rice Pudding with Cinnamon and Caraway
This pudding, known as meghli in Lebanese, is made with finely milled rice flour, seasoned with cinnamon and caraway, and garnished with walnuts, pine nuts and slivered almonds.
Dark Chocolate Bark with Roasted Almonds and Seeds
Healthy Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Balls
These healthy peanut butter–chocolate treats are naturally gluten-free. For a vegan version, swap in maple syrup in place of honey.
Pineapple and Lime Tart
When baked, pineapple loses its aggressive acidity, becoming sweet and caramelized. Fresh lime emphasizes pineapple's tropical flavor and contrasts nicely with the mild and flaky crust in this gluten-free and vegan tart.
Chewy Cinnamon-Spelt Cookies with Sea Salt
A vegan twist on the classic snickerdoodle, these cookies are super fun to eat, thanks to their ultra chewy texture and crinkly sugary tops.
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Orange-Cardamom Date Bars with a Nutty Crust
The crunchy, almondy topping for these clever bars is loaded with vitamin E. The filling is chewy like caramel and is full of vitamin C from the orange.
Raspberry, Lime and Toasted Coconut Pops
These perfectly pink pops are on-brand for a a vegan Valentine's Day celebration. When you shop for coconut milk, make sure to choose a brand that lists only coconut and water in its ingredients. There's really no need for added preservatives, fillers and thickeners. The toasted coconut adds a lovely chew and looks pretty when sprinkled on the ends.