The ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day Round-Up

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Assortment of valentine's day recipes for a homemade Vegan Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here! And that means it’s time to spoil your loved ones (or yourself!) with the sweeter things in life (you know, like chocolate and cheesecake).

This year, we have included some romantic dinner ideas to kick off the night, along with our favorite EASY, decadent desserts to help you make the day extra delicious! Expect a mix of healthy, indulgent, and lots of chocolate. (Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

Appetizers

Quick and easy Vegan Crudite with Macadamia Nut Herb Cheese and goodies for dipping
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5-Minute Macadamia Cheese + Vegan Crudité!
Creamy macadamia nut cheese and hummus served with roasted and fresh vegetables! The perfect 30-minute plant-based snack or appetizer.
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Plate of Vegan Jalapeno Poppers
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Vegan Jalapeño Poppers
Vegan, gluten-free baked jalapeño poppers with tons of flavor, cheesiness, and the perfect crispy top. Less than 10 ingredients and 30 minutes required.
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Grabbing Turmeric Chickpea Fritters wrapped in a lettuce leaf
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Turmeric Chickpea Fritters
Amazing, 30-minute chickpea fritters infused with fresh herbs, garlic, and turmeric! Healthy, simple, flavorful, and surprisingly hearty.
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Skillet of marinara sauce beside a batch of Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Arancini
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Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Arancini (Vegan)
10-ingredient vegan arancini with cauliflower rice, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil. Inspired by an Italian dish that’s typically cooked rice stuffed with cheese and fried, only my version is healthier and veganized!
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Grabbing a slice of gluten-free vegan Socca Pizza from a plate
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Socca Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Pesto
A grain- and gluten-free alternative to traditional pizza with chickpea flour crust, vegan pesto, and sun-dried tomatoes! Just 10 ingredients required!
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Collard Green Spring Rolls in a wood bowl with dipping sauce
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Collard Green Spring Rolls + Sunflower Butter Dipping Sauce
Spring rolls with a twist! Veggies + tofu wrapped in collard greens and served with a spicy-sweet sunflower butter dipping sauce. A satisfying and healthy plant-based snack or side.
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Adding peanut sauce to a Crispy Shallot Spring Roll for a delicious vegan appetizer
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Crispy Shallot Spring Rolls with Seared Tofu
10-ingredient Vietnamese-inspired spring rolls packed with fresh vegetables, tender cooked rice noodles, seared marinated tofu, and crispy sautéed shallot! Paired with peanut sauce, they’re the ultimate plant-based meal or side.
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Sides

Platter of radicchio salad with candied walnuts, beets, and dressing
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Radicchio Salad with Cashew Ricotta Dressing
Vibrant radicchio salad topped with roasted beets and garlic, candied walnuts, and creamy, lemony cashew ricotta dressing. An elegant, colorful side dish perfect for the holidays and beyond! Ready in 30 minutes!
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Salad spoons in a big wood bowl filled with Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallots
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Lemony Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallot
Our go-to side salad with arugula, roasted garlic, lemon vinaigrette, crispy sautéed shallot, and our 5-minute macadamia nut cheese! Perfect for hosting and beyond!
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Bowl of Creamy Red Pepper Tomato Soup with fresh dill, roasted cherry tomatoes, and coconut milk
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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup
Creamy roasted red pepper tomato soup made in 30 minutes! Savory, flavorful, and so easy to make. The perfect side to sandwiches, salads, and more!
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Batch of homemade Vegan Pesto Breadsticks on a parchment-lined cutting board
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Vegan Pesto Parmesan Breadsticks
Simple vegan pesto breadsticks topped with vegan parmesan cheese. Wholesome, dairy-free ingredients that mimic the flavor of traditional breadsticks perfectly.
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Spoon resting on a plate of Roasted Potatoes with a bowl of ketchup
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Perfect Roasted Potatoes
Perfect roasted potatoes every time! No boiling required, 1 pan, 30 minutes, perfectly crisp edges, and tender inside. The ultimate brunch side!
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Vintage spoon in a bowl of Instant Pot mashed potatoes
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (No Drain, 20 Minutes!)
Incredibly fluffy, buttery mashed potatoes made entirely in the Instant Pot in just 20 minutes! Just 3 ingredients required for these fuss-free mashed potatoes, perfect for the holidays and beyond!
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Mains

Plate of our vegan pizza made with veggies and homemade sausage
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Gluten-Free Vegan Sausage Pizza
Looking to upgrade pizza night? This vegan, gluten-free sausage pizza is the trick! Made with 9 simple, whole food ingredients, customizable toppings, and BIG flavor!
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Plate of our Vegan Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs recipe
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Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Pasta
Flavorful, wholesome spaghetti squash pasta sautéed with onion and garlic and mixed with a cheesy cashew ricotta-style cheese! The perfect 9-ingredient side or entrée when topped with vegan meatballs!
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Plate of Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan alongside fettucine noodles and marinara
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Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan
Crispy, vegan, gluten-free eggplant parmesan made with 10 simple ingredients! The perfect flavorful, plant-based entrée for Italian night!
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INCREDIBLE 30-minute White Wine + Garlic Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Quickly becoming a fan favorite for good reason! #vegan #glutenfree #pasta #recipe #plantbased
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Garlic and White Wine Pasta with Brussels Sprouts
Flavorful, insanely delicious pasta with white wine and garlic white sauce and roasted Brussels sprouts. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!
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Baking dish of Easy Vegan Lasagna topped with chopped parsley
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Easy Vegan Lasagna
Incredibly flavorful, hearty vegan lasagna made with 10 ingredients! Tender lasagna noodles are layered with Macadamia Nut Ricotta and tempeh-infused Marinara Sauce! Swoon.
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Using a wooden spoon to stir a pan of our delicious Vegan Caramelized Shiitake Mushroom Risotto
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Caramelized Shiitake Mushroom Risotto
Easy-to-make vegan risotto infused with sautéed shallot and caramelized shiitake mushrooms! Hearty, flavorful, and incredibly satisfying.
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Platter of four Moroccan-Spiced Lentil Stuffed Eggplants
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Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant
Stuffed baked eggplant with Moroccan-spiced lentils! Just 9 ingredients, big flavor, plenty of protein and fiber, and the perfect side dish or entrée.
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Plate with two Portobello Steaks topped with Avocado Chimichurri
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Portobello Steaks with Avocado Chimichurri
Grilled, marinated portobello steaks with a spicy avocado chimichurri sauce! An incredibly hearty and flavorful 30-minute plant-based meal!
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Large plate of Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Masala Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Perfectly baked, stuffed sweet potatoes topped with tandoori masala spiced chickpeas and green chutney. Just 10 ingredients required!
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Pouring peanut sauce into a skillet of Crispy Peanut Tofu
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Baked Crispy Peanut Tofu
Delicious peanut butter tofu made with 8 simple ingredients. Baked until crispy and sautéed in a savory-sweet peanut sauce. Perfect for Asian-inspired bowls, salads, stir-fries, and more!
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Metal tray filled with Vegan Palak Paneer with cubes of tofu
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Vegan Palak Paneer with Curried Tofu
An incredibly flavorful, vegan take on classic palak paneer with curried tofu in place of cheese! 30 minutes required, big flavor, and so delicious!
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Fork cutting into a bite of Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamales
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamales
Easy tamales stuffed with roasted sweet potatoes and chipotle-seasoned black beans. Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required for this hearty, plant-based, naturally gluten-free dish!
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Wooden salad bowl loaded with Abundance Kale Salad
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Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing
An abundant kale salad with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, sprouts, crispy chickpeas, and kimchi! Topped with a savory tahini dressing, this salad makes the perfect 30-minute meal or side.
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Tahini sauce next to a large bowl of Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella
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Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella
An autumnal panzanella featuring rosemary roasted root vegetables, garlicky chickpeas, and jumbo croutons. Topped with a mustard tahini dressing for the ultimate plant-based meal or side.
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Desserts

Easy Homemade Vegan Chocolates stacked tall in a bowl
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Easy Vegan Chocolate
Easy, 3-ingredient vegan chocolate! Naturally sweetened, customizable, super velvety and rich, and seriously good for you!
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Stack of Healthy Vegan Chocolate Truffles topped with cacao nibs
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Easy Vegan Truffles
Simple 30-minute vegan chocolate truffles in a decadent dark chocolate shell. The perfect healthier dessert for Valentine’s Day, special occasions, or just because.
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overhead image of date sweetened truffles on a blue and white tile being dipped into cacao powder
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10-Minute Chocolate Truffles (Date-Sweetened)
Fudgy, rich, healthier vegan chocolate truffles made with whole food ingredients! Just 10 minutes and 7 ingredients required, naturally sweetened with dates, and full of healthy fats from cashew butter and almond flour!
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Slice of amazing Vegan Chocolate Cake on a plate
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1-Bowl Vegan Chocolate Cake
1-bowl vegan chocolate cake made in less than 1 hour with simple ingredients. A 2-layer buttercream-frosted cake that’s moist, fluffy, and rich with chocolate flavor.
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Tahini Stuffed Dates coated in dark chocolate
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Tahini-Stuffed Dates (aka Tahini Bombs!)
A decadent yet healthy 30-minute vegan dessert! Fresh dates stuffed with tahini, dipped in DIY 4-ingredient chocolate, and sprinkled with coconut and sesame seeds.
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Delicious homemade Vegan Chocolate Turtle Candies on a wood cutting board
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5-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Turtles
Easy 5-ingredient vegan turtles made with a date-almond base, roasted pecans, and melted vegan dark chocolate. Simple flavors, big luxurious taste.
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Stack of homemade Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse Cups
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Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse Cups
5-ingredient peanut butter cups with a dark chocolate shell and peanut butter, coconut whipped cream mousse! Crunchy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside.
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Partially eaten Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcake on a pink wrapper
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The Best Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Amazing 1-bowl chocolate cupcakes that are undetectably vegan and gluten-free. Fudgy, moist, insanely chocolaty, and topped with sinful chocolate ganache frosting.
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Dipping a Vegan Brownie Cookie into almond milk
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Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies
Insanely fudgy vegan brownie cookies that are tender on the inside, crisp on the outside, and reminiscent of a brownie! Just 10 ingredients required for these naturally sweetened gluten- and grain-free treats!
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Parchment-lined plate of Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
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Vegan Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Fudgy, peanut buttery no-bake cookies naturally sweetened and fiber-rich from oats! Just 9 ingredients, 25 minutes, and 1 pot required! An indulgent and satisfying dessert.
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Half eaten Dark Chocolate Vegan Truffle stacked atop more truffles
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2-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Truffles
Vegan, gluten-free dark chocolate truffles made with just 2 ingredients and simple methods! So easy, creamy, delectable, and sinfully rich.
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Holding up a White Chocolate Truffle above a plate of more truffles
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5-Ingredient White Chocolate Truffles
Creamy, perfectly sweet, vegan white chocolate truffles made with 5 ingredients! Low sugar, easy to make, and entirely plant-based!
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Half eaten cake bite in a bowl of more cake bites
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No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls (V/GF)
Fudgy No-Bake Red Velvet Cake balls with a secret ingredient! Just 10 minutes, 1 bowl, and 7 wholesome ingredients required for these indulgent, healthier treats!
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Stack of Fudgy Vegan Turtle Brownies made with black beans
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Refined-Sugar-Free Turtle Brownies (GF)
Fudgy black bean brownies made in a food processor. Entirely naturally sweetened, swirled with date caramel and pecans. A sneaky vegan, gluten-free dessert.
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Stack of Sweet Potato Brownies topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
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Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)
Incredibly fudgy sweet potato brownies with cacao, almond butter, and oats. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and topped with pecans and chocolate chips for the ultimate healthier treat!
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Partially eaten slice of Raw Carrot Cake resting beside the rest of the cake
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Raw Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
Raw vegan carrot cake made with 10 wholesome ingredients! Tender, 30 minutes to make, and topped with an optional cashew cream cheese frosting! 
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Cutting board with several Mini Vegan Cheesecakes of three different flavors
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7-Ingredient Vegan Cheesecakes
7-ingredient vegan, gluten-free cheesecakes that are creamy, slightly tart, perfectly sweet, and 100% irresistible. Better than real cheesecake and the perfect healthy, simple dessert to feed a crowd (or just you).
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Plate of Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes for a decadent dessert for 2
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Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes
Easy, one bowl vegan chocolate lava cakes with beets, cocoa powder and coconut oil. Super foods packed into a super luscious dessert for two.
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Stack of No-Bake Almond Butter Cup Bars
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No-Bake Almond Butter Cup Bars
Fudgy, rich, No-Bake Almond Butter Cup Bars in just 20 minutes! Salty-sweet date-nut crust, gooey almond butter center, and ganache topping!
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Stack of homemade Vegan Coconut Butter Cups on a tray with a measuring cup of coconut butter
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5-Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups
Dark Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups made with just 5 ingredients, naturally sweetened, and SO satisfying. The perfect healthier plant-based dessert!
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Stack of four slices of Vegan Chocolate Fudge made with dates
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Healthy Vegan Fudge (30 minutes!)
Easy vegan fudge made healthy with a base of coconut, nut butter, and cacao powder. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and dates, and intensely chocolaty thanks to melted cocoa butter and cacao powder. The ultimate rich, vegan-friendly fudge.
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Stack of Coconut Carob Bars on a marble and wood cutting board
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Sugar-Free Coconut Carob Bars
Easy-to-make, 6-ingredient coconut carob bars made without sugar or sweetener! A nutrient-rich, high-fat low-sugar treat with rich chocolate flavor.
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Measuring cups of Easy Vegan Macaroons with some dipped in chocolate and others plain
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Easy Vegan Macaroons (6 Ingredients!)
Vegan macaroons made with aquafaba! Just 6 ingredients required, naturally sweetened, fluffy on the inside, crisp on the outside! The perfect plant-based dessert.
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Tray holding two short glasses of Vegan Chocolate Mousse topped with coconut whip and raspberries
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Naturally Sweetened Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Rich chocolate mousse that's naturally sweetened! Just 7 ingredients required, thick, rich chocolate flavor, and so delicious! Entirely vegan and gluten-free.
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Plate with a slice of Chocolate PB Mousse Pie topped with coconut whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and peanuts
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
Easy, rich 7-ingredient chocolate peanut butter mousse pie on a simple graham cracker crust. Creamy, thick, super chocolaty, and balanced perfectly with salty peanut butter. The pie of my dreams.
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Drinks

Two glasses of homemade Vegan Hibiscus Margaritas beside lime wedges
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5-Ingredient Hibiscus Margaritas
Simple 5-ingredient margaritas infused with hibiscus tea concentrate, giving them the perfect tart, sweet finish. Complex, delicious, and pairs especially well with Mexican food.
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Fresh orange wedge on the rim of a jar of Traditional Red Sangria
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Easy Traditional Red Sangria
Simple, traditional Red Spanish Sangria made with simple methods and just 6 ingredients. The perfect fruity summer beverage that’s adaptable and delicious!
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And there you have it! We hope your Valentine’s Day is lovely and delicious — whether it’s a night of solo pampering or a day with people you love.

If you give any of these recipes a try, be sure to tag them #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see!

xo, Minimalist Baker

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  1. Dai says

    What’s the 14th one down on the right column? When I press on the picture it just enlarges it & doesn’t send me to the actual recipe.

  2. Cassie Autumn Tran says

    These recipes all look absolutely PERFECT. The collard wraps would be the best healthy meal while I’d dig into a slice of vegan chocolate cake or a couple of tahini-stuffed dates if I were feeling indulgent!

  3. Mg says

    The abundance salad seems to be linking to the photo rather than the recipe. Trying to atone with dinner before (and likely after) going face first into chocolate.

  4. taylor says

    I always go with your chocolate lava cakes ;) Love that they are made with beets. It’s become a tradition for us and I highly recommend to anyone who hasn’t tried them yet! <3

  5. Iris says

    I would add to that the “I don’t believe there’s avocado in there” truffles, which I made many times :
    300 grams bittersweet chocolate
    200 grams avocado pulp
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 sp sugar
    pinch of salt
    1.5 sp cocoa powder + for coating

    melt chocolate, add all others, cool, shape, roll in cocoa powder

    Iris

  6. Rachel @ Health My Lifestyle says

    I want to make ALL of these! I never would have thought to add tahini to a dessert–but it’s no different than the concept of peanut butter in a dessert. I’m excited to try it!

  7. Kathy says

    These all look amazing, and I love that they are made with ingredients I have on hand :). I could go make everything right now!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Debbie! Yes, the tahini dates would be great for that, as well as the cheesecakes and easy vegan chocolate!

  8. Johanna says

    The 2-ingredient chocolate truffles link to a recipe with like 8 ingredients? Is there a 2-ingredient recipe I’m missing?

  9. Jessie Snyder says

    Drooling all over my keyboard right now lady ;) you are amazing – those turtle brownies are happening this weekend (!!!). XO

  10. Karlie says

    Those tahini bombs are my favorite!!! but ill have to go with the chocolate cake for my man ;) xoxo have a great Wednesday Dana!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Smart! Those tahini bombs seriously have my heart and have become my go-to gift for friends! Happy V Day! xoxo