Valentine’s Day Treats

This Valentine’s Day impress your loved one or treat yourself with an ALTERNATIVE to chocolate dipped strawberries.

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Having fun in the kitchen with new creations is one of my favourite things to do. In the above photo I filled raspberries with melted dark chocolate and a couple of almond slices for that little extra crunch. These little guys may have a tendency to topple over. When you place them on the plate upright, just rock them back and fourth a little to flatten out the bottoms. They should stand up nicely.

I like to choose my ingredients carefully because of some food intolerances and sugar is one of them. For this I chose an unsweetened dark chocolate. But unsweetened is different than sugar-free. Sugar-free usually means sweetened artificially. Your local health food store should carry an unsweetened chocolate. I also like to use unsweetened chocolate because your taste buds really get the full flavour of chocolate without being masked by all that sugar.

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But don’t stop there. Chocolate dipped pineapple with almond slices is a delicious choice (above).
I dabbed the pineapple cube on a paper towel slightly before dipping, just to absorb a little extra fruit juice.

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Skewered blueberries dipped in dark chocolate (above) are also super easy.

Have fun this Valentine’s Day. Treat your loved one or treat yourself.

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