Valentine’s Day is a fantastic time to celebrate with your loved ones and treat yourself to some decadent desserts. Everyone knows the day is typically filled with chocolates, candies, and other sweet treats that complement the occasion. It's also fun to get creative and make heart-shaped desserts or add red and pink hues to match the day's theme. However, some people think that following a Weight Watchers lifestyle means missing out on these kinds of holidays. But guess what? That's not the case at all!
There are plenty of ways to enjoy confections while still maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. These recipes are great for Valentine's Day, whether you want to make an elegant dessert for two or a whimsical baking project that the kids can get involved with. There are also larger-scale recipes perfect for a party! So, whether you prefer classic chocolate-dipped strawberries, creamy cheesecakes, or light, crispy raspberry hand pies, there's a sweet treat on this list that can match your festivities.
These adorable cupcakes are colorful, with classic sweetheart candies as a garnish. The base of the cupcakes is Funfetti-themed, but it is homemade instead of using a premade boxed mix. You can incorporate healthy ingredients such as vanilla 0% Greek yogurt, applesauce, and skim milk. For the topping, a fat-free vanilla instant pudding mix combines with a fat-free Cool Whip to create a fluffy frosting!
This festive recipe by WW is perfect for Valentine's Day since the hand pies are heart-shaped and have a cutout displaying the delicious raspberry filling inside. This recipe is incredibly easy to make, too, as all you need are raspberries, sugar, cornstarch, refrigerated pie crust, and powdered sugar. In total, this recipe takes 40 minutes and makes ten servings!
Looking for something a bit fancier? These sophisticated baked pears can be your dessert of choice for a Valentine's dinner party. This dessert is healthy, low-point, and delicious with fresh pears, salted butter, raspberries, sugar, and semi-sweet chocolate chips! The Raspberry drizzle provides a bright red color that instantly catches your eye. And the warm, softened pears with chocolate will impress your palate.
Weight Watchers shared this recipe for Valentine's Day tarts! This is a fantastic option when you want a recipe that serves 2. These tarts contain reduced-fat whipped cream cheese, ginger snap cookies, powdered sugar, chocolate pizzelle, and conversation heart candies. It's quite delicious with the crisp cookie base and the fluffy cream cheese topping. Each tart is five points.
Enjoy our pink maraschino cherry muffins for Valentine's Day! You can enjoy them as is or make a special frosting to decorate them with. This is an easy recipe since all you need are common baking staples you likely already have, plus some maraschino cherries and pink food coloring. When you bite into these yummy muffins, you will taste the chopped cherries, providing sweetness and extra texture.
Hosting a party? These mini cheesecakes will steal the show! They have a classic cheesecake look but are elevated with healthier ingredients such as low-fat cream cheese, fat-free cream cheese, egg whites, and light fruit pie filling. The cherry filling acts as the perfect garnish. It is a vivid red, so it matches the occasion. This recipe makes 12 servings!
If you are having an elegant dinner with your sweetheart, this simple and traditional affogato recipe is the way to go. Weight Watchers states this is 7 points per serving, making enough for two. You only need instant espresso powder, light vanilla ice cream, and grated unsweetened chocolate. The fusion of the warm vanilla, slightly bitter chocolate, and rich espresso make a perfect finish to your delectable Valentine's meal.
Enjoy these flavorsome citrusy doughnuts on Valentine's Day, whether you want to enjoy them as a breakfast sweet treat or a dessert! These doughnuts are healthier than the average since you can bake them in the oven. Aside from the typical baking ingredients you need to make the dough, you'll need some lemon zest, fresh strawberries, freeze-dried strawberries, and powdered sugar for garnish.
Icebox cake is a handy recipe since you can make it ahead of time. You can assemble these individual portions early in the day to prepare for your Valentine's evening. This specific recipe is ideal for Valentine's Day since it only serves two and has such a gorgeous appearance! Enjoy the nostalgic taste of the old-fashioned dessert with plain fat-free Greek yogurt, raspberries, whipped cream, chocolate wafers, and bittersweet chocolate shavings.
These cupcakes are delicately presented and incredibly inviting due to the colorful edible flowers on top. The recipe title is precise, as the base of the cupcakes contains English peas! This is what gives them their pleasant light green color. But don't worry; it tastes delightful, especially with the homemade meringue frosting.
If you're not a massive fan of chocolate, Valentine's Day might be overwhelming with all the chocolate. Fortunately, you can try out this recipe instead! Make this panna cotta in a heart mold to make it even more fitting for the holiday. This recipe features light, creamy panna cotta with fresh lemon zest and assorted mixed berries. For instance, use blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or chopped strawberries!
Of course, we couldn't make a Valentine's roundup without including the classic red velvet cupcake! These cupcakes are perfect if you are hosting a party because the recipe makes 16 servings. To make it healthier, Weight Watchers suggests using reduced-fat cream cheese in the frosting and light butter and 1% low-fat buttermilk in the cake batter. Nevertheless, these cupcakes come out incredibly moist and with an excellent flavor!
Chocolate and cherry is an excellent combination to enjoy on Valentine's Day. These scrumptious Swiss rolls are perfect to impress your loved ones. The recipe includes unsweetened dark sweet cherries, reduced-fat cream cheese, a small amount of coffee, cocoa powder, and common baking ingredients such as eggs, sugar, and flour. Although the cake rolls are fancy, they are easy to make, even for inexperienced bakers.
Celebrate the occasion with rich custard, crispy toasted almonds, and plump blueberries. If you've never tried making this dessert at home, you'll realize how simple it can be with this recipe by Weight Watchers. Each portion is only four points! You don't need any fancy equipment to create the caramelized sugar topping. Simply sprinkle the sugar on top and place it under the broiler.
Chocolate-dipped strawberries are a delectable Valentine's classic that you can make Weight Watchers-friendly. This recipe is only one point per serving on the current Weight Watcher system! And, these aren't just plain, dipped strawberries. They have crushed brownie brittle with no-sugar-added white chocolate baking chips. They are the perfect after-dinner treat that won't leave you feeling too heavy or bloated.
Impress your loved ones with these cute and heavenly heart-shaped cookie bars! This recipe includes both regular chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. You can use heart sprinkles to enhance their visual appeal. With this recipe, you can bake a dozen cookies, making it perfect for a small gathering!