Valentine's Day is approaching and whether it's a normal day for you, a special day with a loved one or an excuse to treat yourself, a little bit of chocolate is always welcome. At STARSEEDS, we love to find new ways to nurture the planet and our bodies, so we've pulled together some incredibly decadent and luxurious vegan Valentine's Day dessert recipes from our most beloved recipe creators. These recipes are wholly plantbased, contain nourishing ingredients like raw cacao, dates and nuts and are all refined sugar free - but one hundred percent delicious.
And if you're not the type to spend Valentine's Day in the kitchen, we've even thrown in our favourite raw chocolate brands too!
Nut Butter Chocolate Tart
by Jessica Murnane
This gluten-free tart is made with creamy coconut milk, smooth nut butter and pure dark chocolate. It's easy to make and tastes a bit like heaven.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse
by Lauren Lovatt
Lauren is a culinary genius and has whipped up a rich, deeply indulgent chocolate mousse made with superfoods and natural ingredients.
Mocha Almond and Chocolate Chunk Brownies
by Yum Universe
For a Valentine's Day treat with some spark, try Heather Crosby's gooey brownie - full of rich chocolate and the irresistible lure of coffee.
Easy Homemade Vegan Chocolate
by Minimalist Baker
For a simpler, but by no means less luxurious dessert, try these insanely good chocolate cups by the queen of vegan goodies, Minimalist Baker.
Delicious Vegan Chocolates
And our favourite vegan chocolates? Try a Booja-Booja vegan Valentine's chocolate box - we love the hazelnut truffles! Equally delicious are the chocolate bars by Raw Halo; the Mylk + Vanilla bar is heavenly, lower in sugar than most brands and packed with raw goodness. Another incredible raw chocolate brand is Loving Earth, which has some beautiful flavours like Salted Caramel. And finally if you're after more of a dessert for afters, try Freaks of Nature hot puddings or desserts - we can't get enough of the Double Chocolate Ganache.
Words by Jessica Duffin