Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and friendship, and what better way to do that than with some delicious treats to share? However, if your child or their classmates have food allergies, finding safe and tasty snacks can be a challenge. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics site Healthy Children, about six different foods cause 90% of allergies in children: dairy, eggs, soy, wheat, nuts, and tree nuts.
So if you’re planning your child’s treats they can share with their friends and classmates this Valentine’s Day, look no further than these inclusive and tasty recipes! They are easy to make and can be customized with a few tweaks to fit the Valentine’s Day theme! Perfect for the kids to hand out for Valentine’s Day parties at school or after-school clubs!
Let’s get into it!
NUT, DAIRY, EGG, and SEED FREE: Raspberry Soy Butter Rice Crispy Treats
This recipe by Allergic Princess harnesses the delicious power of soy butter! They are also naturally sweetened with brown rice syrup and raspberry jam, and shaped into cute hearts, perfect for Valentine’s Day!
DAIRY, EGG, GLUTEN, and NUT FREE: Brownie Bites
These brownie bites from GoDairyFree are PERFECT to pack in your kid's backpack to take to their classes, and will be delicious for everyone! Add red or pink frosting or allergen-friendly sprinkles and these are ready to be devoured!
DAIRY, EGG, and NUT FREE: Dark Chocolate Orange Pudding
This pudding from Around My Family Table is vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free, and requires minimal ingredients! It’s creamy and decadent, with a refreshing citrus twist. You can serve it in small cups or jars, decorated with cute Valentine’s Day stickers, and a delicious dessert is served! Plus, this is a great one to make in advance!
DAIRY, EGG, and GLUTEN FREE: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles
This recipe from Bake it Paleo is a simple, and easy-to-pack dessert for your child’s class! They’re a fun twist on the classic chocolate-covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day! You’ll want to make extra for yourself, they’re that good!
DAIRY, GLUTEN, and NUT-FREE: Frozen Chocolate Clouds
This fun dessert from Chef Studio is a whipped, delight. You can scoop it into bowls or cones, and sprinkle with some shredded coconut or mini marshmallows. Kids will love its unique texture and fun name!
DAIRY, EGG, GLUTEN, and NUT FREE: No Churn Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream
This ice cream from Blender Happy is churned in a blender or food processor and frozen until ready to serve. That’s it! You can add some chocolate chips for some crunch, or swirl in some raspberry jam for a fruity flavor that fits the vibe of Valentine’s Day.
DAIRY, EGG, NUT, and GLUTEN FREE: GF SunButter Cookies
These cookies are the perfect remake of the classic peanut butter cookies. The Fit Cookie also shares her allergen-friendly chocolate kiss recipe to ensure top allergens are avoided!
DAIRY, EGG, GLUTEN, and NUT FREE: Chocolate Tofu Pudding
Another pudding for you! But this one by Connoisseurusveg.com has an unexpected ingredient! is vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free, and made with silken tofu, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. It’s blended until smooth and creamy, and chilled until set. You can serve it with whipped coconut cream or fresh fruit, or layer it with granola or cookie crumbs for a parfait.
GLUTEN, DAIRY, and EGG FREE: Valentine’s Day Pop Tarts
These homemade pop tarts are the epitome of cute with their heart shape. Fun to look at and eat, this recipe from The Fit Peach takes under an hour to make! Impress all of the kids with this delicious dessert!
DAIRY, EGG, and GLUTEN FREE: Coconut Cream Bars
These no-bake (I did just say that!) bars from Bake it Paelo scream Valentine’s Day with their pink-colored filling. Made with limited ingredients, and did I mention NO BAKE (!!) is a great dessert for kids, and adults!
We hope you enjoyed these allergy-friendly Valentine's treats, and that they inspire you to make some delicious and safe snacks for your kids and their friends. There’s something for everyone here, and whatever you choose will probably make you the most popular parent amongst your kid’s friends 😉.
Not in the mood to whip anything up? Southern Roots is here to help! Check out our vegan desserts that are PERFECT to serve to family and friends this Valentine’s Day. You can shop on our site, or in Sprouts stores across Texas and California!
Have a happy and safe valentine’s day!