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10 Kid-Approved Plant-Based Desserts for your Vegan Valentine's Day

Written by Ali Donahue
10 Kid-Approved Plant-Based Desserts for your Vegan Valentine's Day

Valentine’s day is a celebration of love for the special people in your life. And who is more special to you than your children? Children don’t need expensive gifts, or five-star restaurants to be happy; they need love, affection, and the occasional treat. But if you're following a WFPB diet, you may be wondering just how you can treat your kiddos without refined sugars and processed foods. 

Well good news: it's more than possible. Thanks to these plant-based desserts you can surprise your littles with some vegan Valentine's Day treats that you will all feel good about. Plant-based ingredients, plenty of sweetness. 

1. Plant-Based Bliss Balls

Image and Recipe from Forks Over Knives

Pistachios and strawberries - a match made in heaven. Make these tasty bliss balls with your kids for a fun Valentine's Day activity and treat. 

2. Dairy-Free No-Bake Cheesecake 

cheesecake

Image and Recipe from MamaSezz

This healthy vegan spin on cheesecake is absolutely lick the fork, lick the plate, go back for seconds and do it all over again, gooood. It’s a no-cook recipe (perfect for anyone with busy tots) and 100% refined sugar free!  

3. Healthy Vegan Chocolate Pudding

chocolate pudding

Image and Recipe from A Virtual Vegan

You’ll never believe the secret ingredient in this chocolate pudding. (OK, fine I'll tell you: it's sweet potato!) A delicious and genius way to get more veggies into your little ones’ diet. 

4. Chocolate Doughnuts

Image and Recipe from Nutrition Studies

Think doughnuts are off the table now that you're on the WFPB path? Think again! Your kids will be super pleased when you bust out the recipe for these heavenly chocolate doughnuts made with whole grains and zero refined sugars.

5. Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

three ingredient vegan truffles

Image and Recipe from Sweet Simple Vegan

These fun raw vegan truffles only require three ingredients which means you can make them with your kiddos...before you all devour them.

6. 3-Ingredient Brownies

3 ingredient brownies

Image and Recipe from Delighful Mom Food

Another 3-ingredient recipe to swoon over this Valentine's Day. These naturally sweetened WFPB brownies are so easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients on hand already. 

7. Chocolate Sugar Cookies

sugar cookies

Image and Recipe from Feasting on Fruit

If there's one thing I know, it's that kids LOVE cookies. And this recipe for chocolate "sugar" cookies actually doesn't have any added sugar at all, so moms love them, too. 

8. Chocolate-Brownie Hummus

 chocolate hummus

Image and Recipe from Veganosity

If hummus hasn’t been a hit with your children so far, I'm guessing you haven't introduced chocolate hummus yet. No worries — no time like the present!  This oil-free chocolate-brownie hummus is so creamy and decadent, yet loaded with nutrients and plant-based protein. Win-win!

9. Tahini Bon-Bons

bon bons

Image and Recipe from Fried Dandelions

Tahini is the nutritious paste of blended sesame seeds, and it’s full of calcium, protein, and iron. So grab a jar and whip up these mouth-watering tahini bon-bons. Also made with dates (AKA nature's candy), this treat's perfect for your healthy vegan Valentine's Day.

10. Choco-Peanut Butter Cups

chocolate cups

Image and Recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian

Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the greatest pairs in the history of flavor combos. And if you're kiddo is missing peanut butter cups since you embarked on this WFPB journey, boy have I got good news for you. Say hello to the plant-based answer: these choco-peanut butter cups are a healthy alternative that actually tastes good!

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Rafaela Michailidou is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and a freelance health and wellness content writer, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.





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