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14 Unconventional Valentine Sweets

Ah, Valentine's Day. A day filled with chocolate, hearts, roses . . . and other stuff like that. Well, if you're in my house, you can forget the hearts, roses, and other stuff. :)

Sooo, because I love chocolate, and in honor of a dead saint (can you tell I'm super sentimental?) here are 14 of my favorite uniquely delicious chocolate recipes for your enjoyment.

14 Unconventional Sweets for Valentine's Day by raiasrecipes.blogspot.com

Sweet Potato Brownies
Free of grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.  
Full of sweet potatoes. 

Sweet Potato Brownies by Raia's Recipes 
Grain, egg, dairy & sugar free. 
A treat is for those of you who aren't really into super-sweet things. If that's you, you might want to make two...

 Buckwheat Breakfast Brownie by Raia's Recipes
Gluten and egg free.
Serve it up with some ice cream and it's the perfect date night treat!

Peppermint & Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Cake by Raia's Recipes

Free of gluten, eggs, dairy & refined sugar.
Also good for the not-into-sweet-things people, or for kids whom you don't want bouncing off the walls.

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins by Raia's Recipes
 
Free of gluten, eggs, dairy & refined sugar.
My husband really loves these. Yours probably will too. Or your wife. Or whomever is around when they come out of the oven.

Chewy Gooey Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies by Raia's Recipes

Sweet Drinks

Grain, gluten, egg & dairy free.
Yes, I did just put the words chocolate, almond, and pumpkin together. It might sound strange, but it tastes wonderful!

Chocolate Almond Butter & Pumpkin Smoothie by Raia's Recipes
 
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy & refined sugar. 
Don't let the sesame seeds deter you - this really does taste wonderfully!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sesame Shake by Raia's Recipe 

Free of grain, eggs, dairy & refined sugar.
This amazing-ness comes by way of a secret ingredient. :)

Chocolate Peppermint "Frosty" by Raia's Recipes

Free of grain, eggs, dairy & refined sugar.
Can you tell I live in the south? :)

Frozen Orange Hot Chocolate by Raia's Recipes

Free of grain, eggs, dairy & refined sugar.
Yes, I am aware that it's February, and therefore cold in most of the northern hemisphere. All these smoothies really are worth it, I promise!

Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate by Raia's Recipes

Homemade Candies

Dulce de Azúcar de México
Free of grain & eggs.
I don't know about you, but the name is enough to make me swoon...

Dulce de Azúcar de México by Raia's Recipes

Free of grain, eggs & refined sugar.
Super easy, super tasty. Another hubby fave.

Browned Butter Chocolates by Raia's Recipes

Miscellaneous Yumminess

Grain, egg, dairy & refined sugar free.
Smooth, rich, and with another secret ingredient....

Easy Chocolate Dip by Raia's Recipes
 
Free of grain, eggs, dairy & refined sugar.
Perfect for frosting those banana nut muffins, or the breakfast brownie, or eating by the spoonful....

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins by Raia's Recipes


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26 comments:

  1. This is a great list- especially for someone with allergies too!

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  2. Thanks for sharing on Thank Goodness it's Monday. You p;iqued my curiosity with the "unconventional", and the recipes do indeed live up to that description, LOL. They look scrumptious!
    Janet
    http://ouroneacrefarm.com/

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  3. Shared with my FB readers at homesteadlady.com.

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  4. What a great list - even though I don't eat chocolate I am still drooling over them all!

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    1. Thanks! You could probably make most of them with carob, if you do that. :)

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  5. Loved that you pulled together what a tasty looking assortment of gluten, dairy, and refined-sugar free recipes. These all look de-lish and I may just be tempted to make one this weekend. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Let's Get Real blog hop!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I'm glad to share. ;)

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  6. What great healthy valentine day recipes Raia. Its hard to choose which one is the best. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays! Have a wonderful healthy day!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Marla! I'm glad to share! I hope you like whichever you choose. ;)

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  7. Looks yummy! Thanks for liking up with Healing With Food Friday!!

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    1. Thanks Sherry! I'm glad to share. :)

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  8. Awesome recipes. Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Linda

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  9. So cool that you can make baked goods with sweet potatoes. Love it. Thanks for bringing your brownies to foodie friday.

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  10. What a great variety of delicious-sounding goodies. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

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    1. Thanks Kathi - I'll plan on it. ;)

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  11. My favorite is the sweet potato. I love hiding vegetables in "fun foods". Thanks for taking the time to share this on The 104 Homestead Friday Blog Hop!

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    1. I love hiding veggies too! :) I'm glad to share, Jessica! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. what a great list of delectable desserts. Thanks again for sharing at Healing With Food Friday. This is a featured post for next week. See you tomorrow I hope.

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  13. Love all the gluten free goodness here! Thanks so much for sharing it on the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday party -I'm featuring it tonight :)

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