I have 9 of the best Paleo Valentine treats that’ll make your heart race. These recipes just make me want to kiss somebody. When celebrating holidays it can be tricky to find good food that still fits your paleo lifestyle and health needs.
I went on a search for the best and most creative Valentine treats that are Paleo to share. I found these 9 recipes complete with either chocolate, something red like raspberries or strawberries or in a heart shape. Some of these Valentine treats are all three, red, heart-shaped and chocolate. It doesn’t get any better than that especially when you’re looking for Paleo recipes.
I’ve learned something and that is if you want your favorite recipe to look like it’s for Valentine’s day just make it or cut it into the shape of a heart. Or you can just add something red to it like strawberries or even radishes or tomatoes. So be creative and you can turn your favorite recipes into a festive Valentine’s day meal. Of course, don’t forget about these wonderful Valentine dessert recipes.
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I hope you guys enjoy my list and are able to enjoy Valentine’s day without having to skip out on festivities or verge away from the Paleo lifestyle for the holiday.
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Paleo Valentine treats
1. The Very Best Ever Paleo Chocolate Cake – My Natural Family
This chocolate cake is nice and light and yet super moist and has plenty of rich chocolate flavor. It has a decadent dark chocolate ganache for frosting that is silky smooth. This would make a great Paleo Valentine or birthday cake for someone you love. If you want to know how to make a cake into a heart shape without a special pan follow THIS LINK. It’s so easy and would work especially well with this recipe.
2. 9 of the Best Paleo Brownies – Including a Full Recipe of My Own Double-Chocolate Version – My Natural Family
These Paleo brownies are nice and fudgy but they are still fluffy enough to be considered brownies. When you eat them you’ll wonder if they really are Paleo. They have a secret ingredient (avocados) that helps keep them dense and extra moist and yes, healthy. I guarantee you’ll never know the avocados are in them. If you like nice fudgy brownies then these are for you.
3. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies – Bakerita
These baked brownies with fresh strawberries sprinkled over them are topped with a nice chocolate mixture that firms up to create a lovely smooth chocolate layer. The fudginess (fudginess really isn’t a word so I don’t know how to spell it:)) of the brownies with the freshness of the strawberries and the richness of the chocolate makes a divine Valentine treat.
4. Paleo Sugar Cookies – Jakes Gluten-Free Market
I know a lot of people crave some good old fashioned sugar cookies with pink frosting and sprinkles for Valentine’s day. Man, I am telling you, it’s hard to find a GOOD Paleo sugar cookie recipe that tastes like the ones you had as a child that weren’t Paleo. I’m happy to announce that I think I’ve finally found a really good one here with this recipe. All I know is the kids in the preschool class demolished them. They had no idea they were healthy. From my experience kids are the pickiest eaters so I consider that a good endorsement.
5. Coconut Lime Paleo Strawberry Shortcake – My Natural Family
I think you’ll be glad you found this Paleo strawberry shortcake recipe. It is made with a Paleo version of golden shortcake that is covered with luscious strawberries. Then it’s topped with mounds of fluffy whipped cream. I think you’ll be amazed that it’s Paleo. I give several explanations and tips about how and why I make it that way I do. For example, I replace some of the eggs with chia seeds , I use my own homemade baking powder recipe because baking powder you buy in the store isn’t Paleo. I also explain how to make the coconut cream really good and how to customize it to your taste.
6. Double Chocolate Raspberry Filled Cupcakes – Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
You get a big bang for your effort with these cute little babies. All you do is make a batch of cupcakes. Then you make a pan of ganache. You fill a cupcake pan halfway with batter, put a few raspberries on top. Then pour some more cupcake batter on top. Bake the cupcakes. Next, you dip the cupcakes in the ganache and put a raspberry on top if you want to. You don’t actually have to make a filling just put some raspberries in the center. That’s so easy to do.
Talk about EASY, these just about the easiest cookies in the whole world to make. They taste wonderful too. You can’t get better than that! You don’t even bake these cookies. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool because you do have to put them the frig for an hour or two so they’ll harden. It sure was hard waiting for them to harden up. I like to make several batches of them at a time and save them for treats and snacks. The other problem is that I have to hide them if I do because if I don’t they just seem to disappear. (I have 4 kids, that’ll do it) I hide them behind the kale in the frig and they seem to find them as easily. They don’t even want to touch the kale to move it and look behind it. I sure do think I’m smart, don’t I? Well, whatever works, you know.
8. Chocolate Covered Strawberries Dipped in Nuts – Paleo Leap
Strawberries – Dark Chocolate
You can’t have a Valentine treat without a chocolate covered strawberry, can you? I don’t think so! Did you hear the attitude in that? I’m amazed that I keep finding Valentine treats that are so easy to make. I thought some of the other recipes were easy, and they are, but I think this is the easiest. It’s called buy some strawberries and buy some chocolate. Melt the chocolate and dip the strawberries in the chocolate. You can’t get any easier than that unless you buy them already made and I can guarantee they probably aren’t Paleo because the strawberries probably aren’t dipped in dark chocolate . That’s important for a Paleo diet.
9. Chocolate Sweet Heart Cookies – Paleo Crumbs
These chocolate heart cookies are dipped in chocolate so they should be called double chocolate heart cookies. Since you can’t put those cute little heart shaped sprinkles that are made out of refined sugar or worse on them. These cookies are made with a really good alternative. It’s freeze dried raspberries ground into fine dust. They make the prettiest red sprinkles that are totally natural without any dyes.