Five Sweet Treats For Valentine’s Day

Well everyone, the day has arrived. It’s Valentine’s Day! I had grand illusions of an amazing, decadent dessert in honour of St. Valentine but life crept up on me these last couple of weeks. Between working some extra hours to cover for a sick so-worker and obsessively watching the Olympics, I wasn’t able to create the masterpiece I had envisioned. So instead I’m linking you up with five must try recipes from the blogosphere.

First up is the Best-Ever Chocolate Quinoa Cake  pictured above courtesy of Sarah at Making Thyme for Health. This cake is made from quinoa! If there’s one thing I love it’s anything with quinoa. Oh, and chocolate. 🙂 I feel like I can taste the cake just looking at the photo. It looks like a ‘special occasion’ dessert so if you’re looking to impress a certain someone this Valentine’s, this might be a sure thing. 😉

Next up: chickpea based Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. This recipe is from To Her Core which is a blog written by a gal name Dearna from Australia. The amazing thing about being a part of the blog community is connecting with people from all over. Ironically, Dearna lives in the town of Hobart, Tasmania which is next to a small town called Wynyard where my best friend lived as an exchange family as a teenager. The world is made so small by the power of the internet. Anyway, I love chickpeas and can’t wait to experiment with baking them.

Number three is a Decadent Brownie recipe, made healthier with whole wheat flours and natural sweeteners like applesauce. Another great reason to check out this post? The cute Valentine’s Day story about when Gretchen, who is half of the duo behind Two Healthy Kitchens along with BFF Shelley, knew that the fella she was dating was THE one. So cute.

Surprisingly Decadent Brownies (Healthy, Whole Wheat & One Bowl!) … with Valentine’s Day Ideas! Rich, moist, delicious fudge brownies that are surprisingly healthy and also super quick and easy to make!

Now how about some Red Velvet Cupcakes made without any creepy ingredients and coloured red naturally with fresh beet juice? This recipe comes from fellow Canadian blogger Eye Candy Popper and she promises that you won’t taste the beets one bit! These cupcakes look mouth-watering and how fitting to serve up something red for Valentine’s?

Finally one of my own. I asked my Valentine which was his favourite sweet treat on the Honour System. His answer was these Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Freezer Fudge and I can’t disagree. These babies are super delicious and easy to boot.


I hope you enjoyed this little link love post and have yourself a lovely Valentine’s Day. It’s supposed to be a full moon so it could be an interesting evening! 🙂

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  1. I don’t know whether I should be happy or sad that I didn’t find this post before Valentine’s Day!!! lol I was a crafty foodie though and made raw chocolate treats for the Husband (chocolate heart shaped and all). I was rather proud of myself! 🙂

  2. Everything looks amazing! Thanks for including my cake too. 🙂
    That recipe has been going nuts lately. I adapted the cake from another blog who got it from a cookbook and the author of that cookbook commented on my post asking me to cite her book instead of the other blog. Crazy, right?
    Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!

    1. Sounds dramatic! The recipe is great but your photography is what really sells this cake. You can practically taste it through the screen! 🙂 I hope your Valentine’s was sweet. 😉

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my cupcake recipe! 🙂 Funny enough, we went for dinner at my in-laws’ house yesterday and we had that quinoa cake for dessert (my mother-in-law had pinned that exact same recipe)!!! It was really yummy, I definitely want to make it myself at home! Yum yum!

    1. Of course! Those cupcakes are such a great example of using healthy ingredients and still having a delicious result. 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  4. Thanks for the love lovely! How amazing do all these recipes look? Quinoa in a cake? Yes please! And not quite sure how I missed your peanut butter freezer fudge – yum!!

  5. Oh my gosh, Sharon! I popped over to check up on you and your awesome recipes, and was scrolling down through this post, just drooling over all the wonderful (but healthy!!!) treats … and then I stopped in utter surprise, seeing that you had so kindly included our brownies in this fantastic line-up! I’m just thrilled and so honored! I can’t wait to go text Gretchen!!! And you know what’s seriously coincidental? I’m noshing on a mid-day Valentine’s snack of THOSE VERY BROWNIES! Yum! I looooove ’em … so fudge-y! I’m really excited to try the other goodies here, too! (Especially your Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Freezer Fudge! My husband is gonna be all over that!) What a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift to find our recipe featured here – thank you so much, my friend! I hope your day is every bit as fabulous as mine is turning out to be! 😀

    1. You are too sweet not be included on Valentine’s Day! I can guarantee your hubby will ove the freezer fudge. It’s a time proven, man approved recipe. 😉

  6. Thanks for sharing these great recipes…Quinoa cake?? wha??? OMG that is an absolute must try! I wish I had discovered that last week and I would have make it for my bday ! 🙁 Oh well…there’s always Saturday! lol!

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