Valentine’s Day Desserts that Won’t Break the Calorie Bank

This year I am totally one of those people who is all about Valentine’s day; but to be fair I really love any excuse to celebrate.  I know for some of us it is an awesome reason to celebrate our love, and for others it’s a day of some unwanted reminders.  But the one thing that everyone has in common for Valentine’s day is the abundance of sweet treats!  So I bring you a list of different options to enjoy without breaking the calorie bank:

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1. Chocolate covered fruit

Not only is this option healthy, but it’s also super easy.  Step 1 – buy fruit, Step 2 – buy microwaveable dipping chocolate, Step 3 – follow instructions to heat chocolate, Step 4 – dip and put in freezer until dry on a sheet of wax paper.

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2. Chocolate covered pretzels

Repeat same steps as above, but with pretzels.

3. Strawberry shortcake

This one is as simple or difficult as you want to make it. Ingredients: shortcake, strawberries, whipped topping.  If you want to make your own shortcake, here is a great recipe from Cooking Light.  But if you’re short on time, a simple angel food cake from your local grocery store will also do the trick.

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4. Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Full disclosure – I have not made this recipe.  However, it looks delicious and the fact that you don’t need an ice cream maker to make ice cream? I am sold.

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5. Strawberry Icebox Cake

I pinned this recipe a while ago, and it looks delicious and light.  The perfect combination

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6. Rice Krispie Treats with Valentine sprinkles

You can’t really go wrong with this traditional treat.  Add some cute Valentine’s sprinkles and enjoy!

7. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies would be a delicious Valentine’s day snack.  There is never a bad time to make chocolate chip cookies.

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