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Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Ideas, Recipes & Party Crafts

Gluten-free on Valentine’s Day? Is it even possible?

Yes. Absolutely!

Nearly a decade of gluten-free Valentine’s Days has left me 100% convinced that celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and any other medical condition that led you to a gluten-free diet (it was celiac for me) can’t take the sweetness out of Valentine’s Day.

This year, you’ll discover how easy it is. By the time next Valentine’s Day rolls around, you’ll be the one reassuring the gluten-free newbie!

This Go Gluten Freely Valentine’s Day Guide will walk you through the details, from my family’s favorite gluten-free traditions to giftable, gluten-free desserts and craft ideas for your Valentine’s party.

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Make it Heart-Shaped

The simplest Valentine’s Day traditions in our home involve making things heart-shaped. Pour gluten-free pancakes or eggs into simple heart-shaped molds for breakfast. Serve heart sandwiches for lunch. And, my personal favorite, make heart-shaped pizza for dinner.

Heart-Shaped Pizza

Birds Eye view: Two gluten-free heart-shaped pizzas with cheese and heart-shaped pepperoni on a wood board.

For the best-tasting heart-shaped pizza on Valentine’s Day, I make Gluten-Free Heart-Shaped Pizzas that tastes just like real pizza. Really.

You’ll love this Neapolitan-style crust with the taste & airy texture of traditional gluten-filled pizza.

Heart-Shaped Soft Pretzels

Gluten-free soft pretzels in heart shapes.

There are simply no words for how amazing these Gluten-Free Heart Pretzels taste. You’ll have to try them for yourself! They are soft and chewy, the perfect texture of traditional gluten-filled pretzels, only these are gluten-free and heart-shaped for Valentine’s Day.

Heart-Shaped Breakfast & Lunch

Start the day with this easy sheet pan recipe for heart-shaped egg-in-a-hole toast. Save the heart-shaped cutouts and make heart-shaped sandwiches for lunch.

Heart Love Notes

Every February, I cover my kids’ doors with heart post-it notes saying the many things I love about them.

Post one heart note each day of February until Valentine’s Day, or cover the door with all 14 notes after your kids go to bed on February 13th.

a door covered with pink heart post-it notes

Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Treat Recipes

Whether you are planning a Valentine’s party, a romantic dinner for two, your celiac child’s first gluten-free Valentine’s Day, or a Galentine’s gathering with friends, these sweet recipes will inspire your gluten-free celebration.

Each of the following recipes is gluten-free, but, as always, it’s important to check your actual ingredients to make sure you select gluten-free products.

There are two ingredients that you’ll see pop up frequently: nuts and chocolate. Here are gluten-free recommendations for both:

  • Gluten-Free Nuts – While nuts are naturally gluten-free, they are often processed on the same equipment as gluten-containing foods. is a trustworthy source of gluten-free nuts. Be sure to buy specifically from the gluten-free selection of products.
  • Gluten-Free ChocolateNestle Chocolate Morsels are labeled gluten-free. Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips are gluten-free and top allergen-free.

Assemble a collection of these gluten-free goodies into a Valentine’s Day charcuterie board.

Birds Eye View: Gluten-Free Dessert Charcuterie Board with: donuts, muffins, sliced apples, cream cheese caramel dip, strawberries, candy heart, chocolate dip and Valentine sprinkled heart cookies, candy hearts, raspberries and chocolate hearts.

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    14 Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

    These delicious, gluten-free, desserts are sure to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day! I’ve rounded them up from my own recipes and from fellow food bloggers to give you (and me) an excuse for a party.

    Birds eye view: 2 crepes filled with strawberries and topped with powdered sugar on a square white plate with two strawberries.
    Easy Gluten-Free Crepes
    Easy recipe for the best gluten-free crepes that are every bit as delicate and delicious as gluten-full, traditional French crepes. Fill with fresh raspberries, strawberries, and Nutella. Perfect for a romantic Valentine's dessert or a build-your-own crepe bar for kids!
    Check out this recipe
    3 pink chocolate covered strawberries with a plate full of more pink chocolate covered strawberries In the background.
    Valentine’s Day Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
    These EASY Pink Chocolate-Covered Strawberries start with chocolate melted in the microwave. So simple, yet so impressive, with only four-ingredients in this no-bake recipe. Perfect for any pink celebration.
    Check out this recipe
    How To Make Gluten-Free Cakesicles
    How To Make Gluten-Free Cakesicles
    These festive gluten-free cakesicles from Sandi Gaertner, one of my favorite gluten-free food bloggers, make great Valentine's Day treats. They are perfect for a class party.
    Check out this recipe
    pink-inside view of a cut open strawberry truffle, whole truffles and strawberries in background
    White Chocolate Strawberry Truffles
    These delicious White Chocolate Strawberry Truffles are super easy to make with 3 simple ingredients only. They make a delicious treat or edible gift for Valentine's Day!
    Check out this recipe
    fuscia colored popsicles on ice
    Vegan Dragon Fruit Popsicles
    Serve these Dragon Fruit Popsicles at your Valentine’s Day get together! They are perfectly sweet and festively pink to help celebrate with incredible flavor and style.
    Check out this recipe
    white chocolate fudge in heart shapes with valentine's sprinkles
    Easy White Chocolate Fudge Recipe
    Grab your favorite Valentine's heart-shaped cookie cutters and enjoy making this fun recipe for easy gluten-free white chocolate fudge.
    Check out this recipe
    stack of gluten-free millionaire shortbread bars on a plate... visible layers of shortbread, caramel, chocolate
    Gluten-Free Millionaire Shortbread (Dairy-Free)
    With a thick shortbread base, gooey homemade caramel centre, and crisp chocolate top, this gluten-free and dairy-free millionaire shortbread is the rich and decadent Valentine's dessert of your dreams.
    Check out this recipe
    heart shaped rice crispy treats, corners dipped in white chocolate and covered with sprinkles.... a few marshmallows and sprinkles loose on the counter
    Heart Shaped Crispy Rice Valentine Treats
    Gluten-free heart-shaped Crispy Rice Valentine treats are so quick and easy to make. The perfect marshmallow crispy heart-shaped treat. Note: Kellogg's Rice Krispies are not gluten-free. Be sure to use a gluten-free crispy rice cereal in this recipe.
    Check out this recipe
    strawberry cupcake with strawberry filling, pink frosting and strawberry on top, inside is showing, sitting on a plate with a fork on plate as if it was cut into.... more cupcakes blurred in background
    Strawberry Filled Cupcakes
    Indulge your sweet tooth and impress your party guests with these delicious strawberry filled cupcakes. They are gluten-free and dairy-free vanilla cupcakes filled with fresh strawberries and topped with a flavorful strawberry buttercream frosting. Yum!
    Check out this recipe
    chocolate covered banana half popsicles with sprinkles on a white serving platter
    Frozen Valentine’s Banana Pops
    Show someone how much you care by making them these dark chocolate-covered frozen gluten-free Valentine's Banana Pops with gluten-free Valentine's sprinkles. Made with only 3 ingredients, they're going to love you for it!
    Check out this recipe
    gluten-free chocolate cake with a slice cut out but still on the cake stand, topped with powdered sugar and raspberries
    Easy Almond Flour Chocolate Cake
    Almond Flour Chocolate Cake has a fudgy texture and is packed with chocolate flavor sure to please any chocolate lover. Almond flour adds mild nuttiness, and makes this recipe completely gluten-free! 
    Check out this recipe
    chocolate tart in a black tart pan on a counter
    Vegan Salted Chocolate Cream Tart
    With a no-bake brownie base and a creamy salted chocolate filling, this delicious vegan and gluten-free Salted Chocolate Cream Tart is one of the best desserts you’ll ever taste! It’s rich and creamy but made with wholesome ingredients and requires no baking. Make it for Valentine's Day and wow your guests!
    Check out this recipe
    oreo dirt cake in a glass serving dish and in an individual glass ice cream bowl
    Dirt Pudding Recipe
    This dirt pudding recipe features gluten-free Oreos, Greek yogurt, pudding mix, and whipped topping. It’s a simple healthy dirt cake recipe that kids love!
    Check out this recipe
    3-Ingredient “Chocolate-Covered Strawberry” Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites
    These adorable little frozen treats are fun to make, and so yummy! Kids and adults alike will enjoy them! You’ll love the chocolate-covered strawberry flavor.
    Check out this recipe

    Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipes

    Serve a combination of these delicious gluten-free cookies at your next Valentine’s Party. No one will guess they are gluten-free.

    They are also easily gift-able. Share the love. Package these Valentine’s cookies in gift boxes or even a heart-shaped box for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

    2 heart cookies with one edge dipped in chocolate. One also has been dipped in red white and pink sprinkles.
    Gluten-Free Heart Cookies
    Gluten-Free Heart Cookies are made from soft sugar cookie cut-outs and then dipped in chocolate and Valentine's sprinkles. Box up for the perfect Valentine's Day gift or add this sweet treat to your dessert table.
    Check out this recipe
    chocolate cookies with white powdered sugar exterior on a counter, one is opened to reveal chocolate inside
    Chocolate Amaretti Cookies
    These chocolate amaretti cookies are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free with their almond flour base. Some cocoa powder and instant espresso gives these classic Italian cookies an extra kick of flavour!
    Check out this recipe
    pink macaroons, scattered on a counter with rose petals
    White Chocolate Rose Macarons Recipe
    These white chocolate rose macarons are simple, elegant and perfect for Valentine's Day! They have a simple French macaron shell filled with white chocolate rose buttercream, then they're drizzled with more white chocolate and topped with dried rose petals.
    Check out this recipe
    two stacked cheesecake macarons with others blurred in the background
    Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons Recipe
    Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons combine the flavors of strawberry cheesecake with the melt in your mouth texture of macarons to create a unique dessert.
    Check out this recipe
    pink macaroons drizzled with chocolate, scattered on a counter with raspberries
    Chocolate Raspberry Macarons with Chambord Recipe
    These chocolate raspberry macarons have a tender French macaron shell and are filled dark chocolate ganache and a tart raspberry compote. Then drizzled with even more dark chocolate!
    Check out this recipe
    four star shaped pink merengues on a baking sheet
    Forget Me Nots {rose-flavored meringue cookies}
    Forget Me Nots are sweet, simple rose-flavored meringues. Bite-size and demure. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Gluten-free.
    Check out this recipe
    gluten-free red velvet cookies with white frosting on a red gingham napkin with a glass of milk
    Gluten Free Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing
    These delicious gluten-free red velvet cookies are soft and chewy. Top them with cream cheese icing for a sweet treat everyone at your Valentine's Day party will love.
    Check out this recipe
    pink cookies on white paper, one with a bite missing
    Pink Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
    These Valentine's sugar cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and perfectly pink. They are easy to make in one bowl and 20 minutes. This dough requires no chill time!
    Check out this recipe

    3 Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Sweet Snack Recipes

    Gluten-free, sweet snacks can be enjoyed by the handful!

    pink pralines spilling out of container onto counter
    Pralines Roses
    These pralines roses or French pink pralines are a delicious sweet treat from Lyon in France. With just four ingredients, they are naturally gluten free and perfect for a Valentine's Day party.
    Check out this recipe
    bowl of chocolate covered pecans
    Homemade Chocolate Covered Pecans
    The perfect gluten free valentines treat, homemade chocolate covered pecans. Quickly through these roasted pecans dipped in milk chocolate together for a delicious and decadent treat.
    Check out this recipe
    white bowl with text (popcorn) filled with chocolate covered popcorn
    Chocolate Covered Popcorn
    This chocolate covered popcorn recipe is a quick and easy 2 ingredient treat that’s sure to please a crowd!
    Check out this recipe

    3 Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Beverage Recipes

    Pink, gluten-free, Valentine’s Day beverages add an extra touch of whimsy to your celebration.

    When shopping for gluten-free ingredients for these adorable pink drinks, I recommend:

    The first three will state gluten-free right on the label, and V-8 Strawberry Banana Juice is gluten-free according to the manufacturer’s website.

    glass mugs with pink hot chocolate, whipped cream, Valentine's sprinkles and strawberry for garnish
    Pink Hot Chocolate
    Pink Hot Chocolate is made with strawberries, white chocolate, and warm milk. This simple-to-make hot chocolate is a kid favorite. Gluten-free.
    Check out this recipe
    two mason jars with pink punch
    Strawberry Ice Cream Float
    This festive Strawberry Ice Cream Float combines gluten-free strawberry syrup, sweet strawberry juice, and rich vanilla iced cream for a treat that tastes like it came from a malt shop. Without the malt!
    Check out this recipe
    bow of pink punch, with three cups filled with punch, strawberry also on table for decoration
    Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Party Punch
    Cupid’s Valentine Punch is a festive holiday punch perfect for Valentine’s Day parties. Directions for both a boozy version and non-alcoholic punch are included!
    Check out this recipe

    Valentine’s Day Party Crafts

    What to do at your gluten-free Valentine’s Party? Eat heart-shaped pizza, enjoy gluten-free sweets… and craft, of course!

    Valentine crafts double as entertainment and the perfect party favor or Valentine’s Day gift.

    “Love You to Pieces” DIY Valentine Wreath
    This adorable DIY Valentine Wreath is an easy and thrifty Valentine’s Day craft to make with kids. All you need is a dollar store puzzle, a recycled cardboard box, and simple art supplies!
    Check out this craft
    Reese’s Pieces Valentine Jar
    Reese’s Pieces (but not the seasonal varieties) are labeled gluten-free. Easy for kids to make this simple and sweet DIY Valentine idea!
    Learn how
    Non Candy Valentine’s Conversation Hearts with Recycled Crayons
    Are you looking for a fun Valentine’s Conversation Hearts craft? Here's an easy way to use leftover crayons to make a Valentine’s crayon craft! They make a super cute party favor or Valentine's gift!
    Check out this craft
    Conversation Heart Soap
    This Conversation Heart Soap is made with little heart erasers and easy-to-pour glycerin. It's so easy to make and so much fun to use!
    Check out this craft
    Simple Toddler Craft for Valentine’s Day – Tissue Paper Heart Cards
    I still have memories of making a similar tissue paper tree in kindergarten! Make this simple Valentine’s Day Card with toddlers using tissue paper to create a 3D sensory art heart that they can attach to a card and send.
    Check out this craft
    Valentine’s Crafts Using Recycled Crayons
    Get crafty with these DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts using recycled crayons! Plus wrap them with these cute personalized wrappers!
    Check out this craft
    Cute DIY Valentine’s Day Frame
    This super easy Valentine’s Day Frame is great for all ages. It’s the perfect gift for your kids to make for parents and grandparents.
    Check out this craft
    DIY Homemade Valentine’s Gnomes
    Check out these adorable no-sew DIY homemade Valentine’s Gnombs made with simple fabric.
    Check out this craft
    Valentines Playdate Heart Craft
    A simple craft to set up and let children get creative with for a Valentines playdate this year. Whether you have toddlers or older children this will work.
    Check out this craft
    How to Make Valentine Potato Prints
    Easy, fun potato prints may be used to decorate Valentine’s Day bags, banners, or signs. The supplies are basic and inexpensive. 
    Check out this craft

    You’ve got this! It seems not long ago that my family was finding our way through our first gluten-free Valentine’s Day. Read our story here. Now, we have Valentine’s Day down. You will, too.

    I’d love to see pics of your gluten-free celebration! Post on your favorite social media platform and tag @GoGlutenFreely.

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