My favorite chocolatey recipes- ENJOY!

photoAs I’m sure you know, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, aka- my favorite excuse to eat chocolate!  Yes, it’s the holiday of celebrating loved ones, cute arts and crafts projects, overpriced flowers, and especially- all things sweet and chocolatey.  My sweet tooth is celebrating by salivating with joy.  I’ve lately been cutting back on my sugar intake which has felt great.  I find that I don’t have that late afternoon energy slump most days and the less sugar I eat, the less I crave it.  A world with less sugar has proven to actually be a surprising liveable and satisfying world for me.  That said, I love having an excuse to indulge for a day.

I’ll be spending my day in the kitchen with my toddler-aged sous chef, whipping up some sweet treats.  As with all foods, when it’s homemade, it’s better for you because you probably don’t have ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and hydrogentated oils in your kitchen (you better not!).  I haven’t yet decided which Valentine’s treats to make this year yet.  Maybe I’ll find the stamina to make a few different ones this year to share with loved ones.  What better way to celebrate?!  As long as I can convince my kid not to consume every single thing we make…..

In case you need some inspiration to whip up something homemade and chocolatey, here are a list of my favorites-

AlmondButterBalls Heather Pierce’s Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Balls

 

 

 

 

0712p151-oatmeal-chocolate-cookies-mCooking Light’s Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Pecan Cookies (still tasty with 1/3 less sugar)

 

 

 

 

 

Dark-Chocolate-Salted-Trail-Mix-Bark-www.mountainmamacooks.com_Ina Garten’s Chocolate Bark (use dark chocolate instead of white)

 

 

 

 

 

dusted-trufflesElizabeth Rider’s Superfood Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles

 

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!  What are some of your favorite sweet chocolatey treats that you love to make (and consume!)?

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2 responses to “My favorite chocolatey recipes- ENJOY!”

  1. Ann L. says:

    Thanks, Sarah! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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