Sugar-Free Treats to Share Your Love This Valentine’s Day

Sugar-Free Treats to Share Your Love This Valentine’s Day

With both Super Bowl tailgate parties and Valentine’s Day celebrations, February is all about being with and sharing with those you love. A great way to share your love this Valentine’s Day is by sharing tasty treats, but before you buy a box of cookies from your favorite cookie shop, consider looking at the nutrition facts first. You will most likely find that one cookie contains more than half of the recommended daily sugar intake for a 2,000-calorie diet. 

What’s so wrong with sugar? 

Sugar can have many negative effects on your health, such as increasing your risk of heart disease, depression, and weight gain. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 25 grams of added sugar a day for women, while no more than 36 grams of sugar is recommended for men. Just a simple chocolate chip cookie from some popular cookie shops can contain more sugar than the daily sugar recommendation for women. 

This does not mean that sweet treats are completely off the menu for your Valentine’s party! Instead, consider making some of your own desserts that are low in sugar but still high in deliciousness. If you are looking for the perfect sugar-free treats to share with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, keep reading for some healthy, easy Valentine’s Day treat recipes! 

Red Velvet Cupcakes 

Nothing says “Valentine’s” more than a sweet red cupcake! Here is a recipe for a healthy red velvet cupcake alternative 


  • 2¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour 
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 
  • ½ Tsp. Salt 
  • 1 Stick (8 Tbsp.) Butter, Room Temperature 
  • ⅓ Cup plus 1 Tbsp. Indulge Granular 
  • 2 Eggs 
  • 2 Tsp. Red Food Coloring 
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract 
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk 
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Soda 
  • 2 Tsp. White Wine Vinegar 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Grease 2 muffin tins or line with muffin liners. 
  3. Sift flour, cocoa powder and salt into a bowl. 
  4. In a mixer, beat butter at low speed until creamy. 
  5. Add SweetLeaf® indulge™, blending on medium speed for about 3 minutes. 
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, blending well after each. 
  7. Add natural food coloring and vanilla. 
  8. On low speed, add the flour mixture and buttermilk, alternating between flour mixture and buttermilk into three separate additions. 
  9. In a small bowl, mix together baking soda and vinegar. 
  10. Stir into batter. 
  11. Pour batter evenly into muffin tins, filling ¾ of the way full. 
  12. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until cupcakes are baked through. 
  13. Top with SweetLeaf® indulge™ Vanilla Frosting (optional). 
  14. Enjoy! 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries 

Chocolate-covered strawberries are beloved on Valentine’s Day. Here are some simple steps to help you make the perfect healthy chocolate coating for your strawberries. 


  1. Heat heavy whipping cream in a bowl in microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute.  
  2. Pour cream over chocolate and let sit for 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Whisk slowly in one direction until mixture is smooth and well combined.  
  4. Add Sweet Drops and mix in.  
  5. Dip strawberries into chocolate and place on pan with baking sheet.  
  6. Place in fridge until hardened.  
  7. Enjoy! 

Guilt-Free Indulgent Chocolate Brownies 

Here is a recipe for some healthy, mouth-watering chocolate brownies to share with your loved ones for dessert! 


  • 2 Cups Unsalted Butter, separated for pan preparation 
  • 28 Oz. Semi-Chocolate Chips 
  • 4 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 
  • 6 Extra-Large Eggs 
  • 3 Tbsp. Instant Coffee Granules, Optional 
  • 2 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract 
  • ¾ Cup Indulge Granular 
  • 1¼ Cups Flour, separated for pan preparation 
  • 1 Tbsp. Baking Powder 
  • 1 Tsp. Salt 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. Butter and flour a 12" x 18" x 1' baking sheet with 1 Tbsp. butter and ¼ cups flour. 
  3. Melt together the butter, 16z of chocolate chips and the cocoa in a medium bowl over simmering water. Allow to cool slightly. 
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, coffee granules, vanilla, and SweetLeaf® indulge™. 
  5. Combine both mixtures and let cool to room temperature. 
  6. In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt, and add to the cooled mixture. 
  7. Pour into the baking sheet. 
  8. Bake for 15 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake. 
  9. Allow to cool thoroughly and cut into squares. 
  10. Enjoy!  

Sugar-Free Cookies 

Want a simple yet scrumptious treat to share? Here are some amazing sugar-free Valentine's Day cookies that you can share.  



  • 2 Eggs 
  • 3 Cups Flour 


  • 3 Tbsp. Stevia Shaker Jar, 230 Servings 
  • 1 Cup Cream Cheese 
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, Softened 
  • 2 Tbsp. Milk 
  • 3 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract 
  • Food Coloring Of Your Choosing, To Desired Color 


  • Sprinkles 


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  
  2. Mix baking soda and milk.  
  3. In a separate bowl, mix margarine with Vanilla Crème Sweet Drops 
  4. Add the eggs, baking soda, milk, and flour.  
  5. Mix and refrigerate for one hour. 
  6. Knead and roll the dough, making different shapes of cookies.  
  7. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool. 
  8. Mix all the frosting ingredients, except the sprinkles. When the cookies have completely cooled, brush frosting onto the cookies.  
  9. Add the sprinkles before the frosting dries. 
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