One of the things I was most uncertain about when making the switch to a clean eating lifestyle was the ability to create fun, kid-friendly treats. I’ve always enjoyed making food creations for holidays and birthdays, but candy and food coloring were always a must.
So I got to thinking… is it possible to make fun pink & red Valentine treats without Red 40? I’m here to show you that it is! Here are some fun ideas for clean eating Valentine treats:
Don’t underestimate the power of cookie cutters! Food in fun shapes just tastes better. I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs into bars and then cut them into hearts. They would have been cute just as plain hearts, but I also decorated some and made some into pops by pressing them on to paper straws!
Everything’s better topped with chocolate, right? It’s yummy (of course), and it makes anything look class! Melt some white chocolate chips, spoon into a baggie, trim the tip, and drizzle away!
To make pink chocolate I crushed some freeze dried raspberries (freeze dried, not dehydrated) and mixed it in with the chocolate. Raspberry white chocolate?? Delicious! (I found the freeze dried berries at Target in the snack aisle.) I left the seeds and bits of raspberry in the chocolate, but you could also sift them out if you want it smoother. Freeze dried berries can also be used to color frosting for cupcakes or muffins!
Chop some dried cranberries and sprinkle onto the chocolate for red sprinkles!
Make any treat festive by using muffin cups, heart picks, party bags, napkins, and paper straws. Most of these I found at the dollar store! (I was really happy with how this Trail Mix Popcorn turned out. It’s a great salty and sweet treat… a caramel corn, party popcorn alternative!)
Did you realize that even turn veggies can be made into adorable Valentine snacks?!
Looking for more clean eating party treat ideas? Take a look at some of the snacks and desserts we served at Elsie’s Purple Butterfly Birthday last year!