Two Healthy and Fun WFPB Valentines Day Snacks

If you’re looking for a fun-but-healthy kitchen activity to do with kids on Valentines Day this year, here are two fun and easy ideas. They make excellent after-school snacks or treats to eat yourself or share!

Energy Ball Bears

Mix up your favorite energy ball recipe, and add eyes with mini chocolate chips, almond ears, and a nose made of a cinnamon candy or heart-shaped sprinkle.

I used my healthy brownie bites recipe for the black bears, and this peanut butter cookie recipe from Minimalist Baker for the brown bears.

Valentines Apple Nachos

This recipe is inspired by a recipe I saw by the Medical Medium.

Cut off the sides of an apple and cut heart shapes out of it, to add a Valentines flair.


Apple Nachos with Carmel Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins

A very easy all-fruit treat that is very fun to make and eat!

Course: Dessert
Keyword: carmel, dates
Servings: 8 servings
Carmel Sauce
  • 6-8 large medjool dates (or 12 deglet noor dates)
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Apple Nachos
  • 4 apples (I like to use 2-4 different varieties and colors)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter
  • shredded coconut
  • chopped nuts
  • dried cranberries
  • mini chocolate chips
  1. Blend all the carmel sauce ingredients together until very smooth. 

  2. Arrange apples slices on a plate. Slightly melt nut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, if needed to be pourable. It's best to not use the bottom of a jar of natural nut butter, as it's usually stiff.

    Drizzle carmel sauce and then peanut or almond butter over the apples. Sprinkle with desired toppings--coconut, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, etc. 

  3. Try not to eat the whole plate by yourself! Or, do!

Recipe Notes

If dates are hard, soak in hot water for 10 minutes first. Drain before blending.


Looking for more healthy and fun treats? Find more, here! 

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