During this past holiday season, I’ve been whipping up an abundance of red cocktails and desserts. Now, since Valentine’s day is right around the corner, I’ve put together a list of red, pink and sweet treats that are perfect for the occasion! Links to each recipe are included below.

1. Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries

chocolate covered cherries

Store-bought chocolate cherries are loaded with preservatives and a bit too sweet for my taste, but these homemade cherries are all-natural, raw, vegan, and only require five ingredients.

 

2. Raspberry Chocolate Lava Cake

raspberry chocolate lava cake

This raspberry chocolate lava cake has a center that’s oozing with fresh raspberries and is super easy to whip up in the microwave.

 

3. Strawberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake

goat cheese cheesecake

Did you know that goat cheese is lower in calories, fat, and dairy than other cheeses made from cow’s milk? The strawberry sauce is also made solely from fresh strawberries. No refined sugar necessary.

 

4. Red Wine Berry Spritzers

red wine spritzer

Red wine is a great romantic beverage, and also one of the best low-sugar options when it comes to alcohol. Spritzers are a great low-calorie cocktail, since seltzer water is calorie-free, and they’re especially great for those who are in mood for something that’s a little on the sweeter side.

 

5. Chocolate Stuffed Raspberries

chocolate raspberries

A super easy sweet treat to whip up!  Just dip those fresh raspberries in some homemade chocolate, stuff them with dark chocolate chips, and throw in some yogurt chips to mix it up.

 

6. Cranberry Mulled Wine Cider

hot spiced cranberry cider

I have to say, this one’s my favorite. I made a giant pot of this on Christmas for my family holiday party, and it was gone long before the end. Not only it is warm and delicious, but the cinnamon spice fragrance will make your whole home smell incredible.

 

7. Chocolate Raspberry Bars

chocolate raspberry bars

Does anyone here like homemade healthy chocolate raspberry ice cream bars that taste like heaven? I do.

 

8. Strawberry Lemonade Martinis

strawberry lemonade martini

Two drinks that make me feel sexy: red wine and martinis. Bonus: these are made with homemade sugar-free strawberry lemonade that you can whip up with fresh strawberries and lemons.

 

9. Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries

chocolate covered strawberries

This is the same as my recipe for homemade chocolate covered cherries, except some of us prefer strawberries over cherries. So I’m including both.

 

10. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles

chocolate raspberry popsicle

Apologies for the chocolate raspberry redundancy, and for the fact that’s not popsicle season, but come on. Look at these adorable little pops. I had to.