February has us all thinking about love (whether for Valentine’s Day or just to beat the winter gloom), and that means one thing: dessert. Okay, so it also means showing your appreciation for your loved ones, but we all know that it’s really an excuse to eat a lot of desserts.
But impressing your loved one doesn’t need to involve renting a chocolate fountain or spending three days trying to master that chocolate croissant recipe. Some of the best desserts can also be easy to make!
We teamed up with Love Crunch by Nature’s Path to find the tastiest, most romantic desserts that are easy to make (and good for you) — to make your special someone fall in love with you all over again.
Vegan Chocolate Truffle Fruit Skewers
Is there anything sweeter than a chocolate fruit skewer? We don’t think so, which is why we’ve included this recipe for Vegan Chocolate Truffle Fruit Skewers with raspberries and strawberries. Get yourself some skewers, a bit of coconut milk, and you’re on your way to love town.
Don’t tell the other desserts this, but brownies are probably our favourite. And this delicious variety made using walnuts, dark chocolate, coconut oil, and Love Crunch granola is not only vegan, but it doesn’t require any baking!
Vegan Shortbread Cookies
Say “I love you” with a dessert shaped in a heart. For all you die-hard romantics out there, this recipe for Vegan Shortbread Cookies is for you. All you need is vegan butter, flour, Love Crunch granola, sugar, vanilla extract, dark chocolate, and coconut oil, and you could have it whipped up in only 20 minutes!
Granola Fruit Tarts
If you have a food processor, you can make something that feels extra fancy — but only takes 30 minutes. These delicious tarts combine soaked dates, yogurt, rolled oats, coconut oil, Love Crunch granola, and a guest appearance from the most romantic fruit of them all, strawberries.
Strawberry Rhubarb Vegan Ice-Cream
We’re melting over this one (get it?). If your date likes ice cream as much as we do, this dessert is definitely the way to their heart. This delectable recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Vegan Ice Cream uses coconut cream, fresh fruit, and gluten-free ice cream cones. Just set aside 15 minutes to prep and 15 minutes for the ice cream to chill. Ta-da!
We know what you’re thinking — how can something as decadent as Love Crunch be indulgent and guilt-free at the same time? Love Crunch’s organic, non-GMO and wholesome, fair-trade ingredients make it a super healthy (and delicious) option on its own — or as a sweet, crunchy addition to your diet and all types of recipes.
Love Crunch by Nature’s Path was born from love. The founder’s son, Arjan, and his wife, Rimjhim, wanted to wow their wedding guests by giving them a special creation of their favourite thing — granola. Turns out the mixture of sweet and tart flavours (think decadent Italian dark chocolate, red berries, and coconut) was so loved, you can now find it on the shelves of supermarkets everywhere.
And it’s not just the Dark Chocolate & Red Berries that’s a hit. You can also find Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Love Crunch granola with roasted peanuts and chunks of chocolate and Dark Chocolate Macaroon with coconut shreds.
Love Crunch is also spreading the love with its Bite4Bite program. For every Love Crunch product sold, Nature’s Path will donate the equivalent in cash or organic food (a minimum of $1 million per year) to food banks across North America.
Can’t wait to try the delicious and decadent granola for yourself? Throw together one of these incredible desserts in no time (so you can spend less time in the kitchen, and more time with your love).