Valentine’s Day is almost here. For some, this means dedicating every little minute of the big day to showing your loved one how much they mean to you. However, others believe that any day is a good day to show someone how much you love them while others believe that Valentine’s Day is nothing more than a day designed to sell cards, candy, jewelry, clothes, and other holiday-themed goods. If you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, don’t fret — you’re certainly not alone nor should you feel obligated to find romance. But why not spend the day with your best friends instead? Instead of having a night out, opt for a night in with your friends making treats, watching movies, and being goofy?.
To see what we’ve done in previous years, check out 50 Hot and Sexy Vegan Dessert Recipes for Valentine’s Day, Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These Tempting Vegan Treats For Two, and Treat Yourself on Valentine’s Day With These 15 Badass Desserts You’ll Be Glad You Don’t Have to Share. Then, get ready for what we have this year — 15 sweet, shareable, and vegan desserts you can make, then kick back and relax with movies, snacks, and friends.
1. Berry Love Pies With Red Velvet Crust
These Berry Love Pies With Red Velvet Crust taste as good as they look – and they look incredible. The rich red velvet crust is completely gluten-free and slathered in a homemade berry jam that is to die for. You can get creative with the tops of these pies and make them as fancy as you like.
2. Raw Strawberry Cashew Cream Tart
The flavors in these simple gluten-free Raw Strawberry Cashew Cream Tarts blend together so well! They start with a crust made from almonds, coconut, and dates. Then, it’s filled with a sweet strawberry cashew cream and finished with a sprinkle of coconut flakes and sliced strawberries for presentation. These little tarts are the perfect sweet for date night or any occasion — not that you need a special reason to eat dessert.
3. Chocolate Hazelnut Hearts With Raspberry Jam
These gluten-free Chocolate Hazelnut Hearts With Raspberry Jam are the perfect recipe to make for someone special, even if that someone special is you and your pals. These tasty treats combine hazelnuts, dates, and dark chocolate into delightful heart-shaped bites. And while these sweets may look impressive, they are incredibly easy to make!
4. Boozy Black and White Truffles
These Boozy Black and White Truffles look like they’ve come right out of a super trendy chocolate shop and taste like it, too. Their dark chocolate center is infused with liqueur and it also has ground hazelnuts and dried fruit for a touch of sweetness. The creamy white chocolate coating is simply divine and the chocolate drizzle on top is optional, but it makes them perfectly picturesque. They’re so rich and tasty, only one or two of these are sure to satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooths.
5. Strawberry Doughnuts With Jam Frosting
These adorable Strawberry Doughnuts With Jam Frosting look just as scrumptious as any other doughnuts, but are actually healthier for you! They’re gluten-free, contain fruit and less sugar than your typical doughnuts, and are completely vegan. These can be eaten plain or add some whipped buttercream frosting and freeze-dried strawberry bits for added decadence and crunch!
6. Persimmon Raspberry Fudge With Turmeric
Everyone needs a fuss-free, no-bake dessert up their sleeve, and if raspberries are involved well all the better right? With these Persimmon Raspberry Fudge candies, all you need is 10 minutes of blending time and the refrigerator takes care of the rest. It’s the kind of dessert that’s made for busy days and last minute sweet cravings. Here’s the real victory: even though it’s, it’s full of wholesome ingredients like sunflower seeds, dates, persimmons, raspberry, and spices
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7. Dark Chocolate Cherry Skillet Cookie
What’s not to love about this giant Dark Chocolate Cherry Skillet Cookie? It’s rich, chocolatey, soft like butter, and the chocolate and cherry flavors blend seamlessly together, especially when topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. The skillet speeds up the cook time, making the wait time between cooking and devouring even shorter.
8. Raspberry Black Bean Brownies
Once you master this recipe for these gluten-free Raspberry Black Bean Brownies, you’ll never feel guilty about brownies again. These black bean brownies are super tasty and incredibly healthy to boot. And, depending on your mood, you can throw in some extra raspberries, pecans, or even – more chocolate.
This Speculoos Cherry Almond Trifle is so simple, you might want to double the batch. Crumbled speculoos cookies, almond yogurt, and cherries cooked with sugar until thick and syrupy, it has layers of delicious flavors. The cookies are crunchy with hints of cinnamon, the almond yogurt is creamy, and the cherries are sweet, sugary, and juicy. If you’d like the yogurt to be a little thicker, try setting it in a coffee filter and let it refrigerator overnight.
10. Red Wine Buttercream
This rich, creamy Red Wine Buttercream adds a grown-up depth-of-flavor to any dessert. It has a gorgeous, deep raspberry color that makes it perfect on chocolate cake, brownies, cookies, or any dessert you happen to make on a whim. It’s incredibly easy to make, too! Try adding spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to make it even more special.
11. Cocoa Date Fudge Bites
Thick and fudgy, these Cocoa Date Fudge Bites are an indulgent treat that will satisfy all of your chocolate cravings. Composed of cashews and sweetened with dates, these truffles are healthier than most. Best part is they can be dressed up in a number of ways. Feel free to add walnuts, frozen fruit shards, or cacao nibs to the outside for a tray of beautiful treats.
12. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
These sweet, creamy Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites will have you swooning. Not only do these little bites taste amazing, but they look absolutely adorable! Perfect for sharing with your best friends … Or keep them in your freezer to slowly eat for the next month. Your choice.
13. Strawberry Basil Mousse
This lighter-than-air Strawberry Basil Mousse is a real treat. Fresh strawberries are cooked until they break down into a sweet and sugary syrup that’s combined with a light, foamy mousse made from aquafaba, the liquid that comes from a can of chickpeas. Strawberry syrup at the bottom of each glass provides a bolder, sweeter taste of strawberries while a garnish of basil leaves helps balance everything out. This is the perfect treat for date night with the friends.
14. Raspberry and Dragon Fruit Mousse Cake
These Raspberry and Dragon Fruit Mousse Cakes are an amazing dessert experience. Melt-in-your-mouth and sweet, with a dark chocolate drizzle, they get their amazing mousse-like texture from cashews and their flavor from fresh, juicy dragon fruit and raspberries. You’ve got to try it to believe it. Healthy and flavorful — what’s not to love here?
15. Unicorn Cookies
These Unicorn Cookies are the cookies you and your friends deserve. They’re sweet, buttery, and so easy to make, even the icing! The fun part is the decoration, which you can turn into a fun group activity — what color will your unicorn be?
For all the Valentine’s Day treats you’ll need, check out our The Ultimate Guide to a Vegan Valentine’s Day!
Lead image source: Unicorn Cookies