We find it hard to believe, but there are actually some people out there who don’t like chocolate. What??? We can understand if you’re allergic. But just not really liking it? We don’t know what to say. However, many people have a beloved who may just not be feeling chocolate – or who may be vegan. So what should you give them instead? We’ve curated a list of the best gourmet Valentine’s Day sweet treats with no chocolate to gift your beloved this year, including candy, cookies, cupcakes, caramels and cakes. And marshmallows! And cookie fries!
The best non-chocolate treats to celebrate this Valentine’s Day
With February 14th fast approaching, like us, you’ve probably got all things pink and red on the brain. Chief among them? Valentine’s Day candies. While chocolate confections tend to be the traditional pick, there’s a whole world of festive sweets out there beyond truffles and ganache-filled hearts to share with your loved ones.
How about a box of 24 karat gold champagne marshmallows? Or some Galentine’s Day shortbread “fries before guys” dripping with caramel sauce? And who could say no to a beautiful bouquet of cupcakes? No one, we think.
Ahead, our roundup of the best non-chocolate treats from leading patisseries, confectionaries and bake shops around the world perfect to celebrate Valentine’s Day. From sweet gummies, hard candies and caramels to indulgent cakes, cookies and even ice cream, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth this year. The only problem we foresee is choosing which ones to give and which to enjoy ourselves.
The best non-chocolate treats to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Here’s our roundup of luxury gourmet candy, cookies, cupcakes, caramels and cakes for those on your Valentines gift list who are looking for a sweet treat with no chocolate.
1. dylan’s candy bar valentine’s themed sour gummies
Looking for a foolproof Valentine’s Day gift? Dylan’s Candy Bar’s Valentine’s-themed sour gummies are the way to go. We love the triple layers of different shape sour gummies.
BUY NOW – $28.00.
2. jasper hill “full spread” cheese-tasting box
Show how much you care by exiting the candy aisle altogether this year. Jasper Hill’s Full Spread cheese tasting gift box comes with five cheesy favorites, plus pickles, crackers, nuts, and artisanal jams. All crafted in small batches by Vermont-based artisans. ‘Cause the only thing better than sweet treats for Valentine’s Day is sweet and savory treats for Valentine’s Day.
BUY NOW – $60.00 – $200.00 Depending on Selection.
3. wondermade gold champagne marshmallows
BUY NOW – $24.00.
4. joy macarons assorted gift box
An Assorted Gift Box of macarons from Joy Macarons is just always a good idea.
BUY NOW – Price Depends on Variety of Box
5. the cookie joint – “cookie fries before guys”
This Galentine’s Day, get the party started with a “Cookie Fries before Guys” Gift Basket. The Cookie Joint’s signature Cookie Fries takes a typical shortbread cookie to a whole new level with its crinkle-cut French fry shape served with sides of dipping sauces.
BUY NOW – $79.95.
6. williams-sonoma Vienna cookies
Make your Valentine’s Day sweeter with these heart shaped Linzer cookies. William-Sonoma’s Valentine’s Day Vienna cookies are almond butter cookies that are filled with homemade raspberry jam and dusted with confectioners’ sugar.
BUY NOW – $49.95.
7. we take the cake bouquet of cupcakes
BUY NOW – $89.00.
8. milk bar mini red velvet cake
We only have eyes for Milk Bar’s itty bitty 6 inch Mini Red Velvet Cake this Valentine’s Day.
BUY NOW – $65.00.
8. blackbird doughnuts doughnut pie
Ensure they “do-nut” getaway by gifting them the one and only Blackbird Doughnuts Doughnut Pie. Because who wouldn’t want cider doughnuts baked in graham cracker crust with brown sugar filling topped with spice glaze + festive sprinkles?
BUY NOW – $50.00.
9. sugarfina rosé all day candies
Enjoy these Sugarfina rosé all day 2 piece candy bento box that comes in bears and roses shapes. These two candies pair perfectly together for a something sweet after your romantic Valentine’s Day meal.
BUY NOW – $20.00.
10. crank & boom valentine’s day ice cream collection
Show them you think they’re the best by giving them Kentucky’s best ice cream. For Valentine’s Day the husband and wife owned Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream is offering something any ice cream lover would love: an exclusive Valentine’s Day Ice Collection ($99). Featuring 3 special holiday flavors and 3 classic flavors, it makes for an extra cool gift.
BUY NOW – $99.00.
best non-chocolate gourmet sweet treats to celebrate Valentine’s Day
That’s it! Our picks for the most delicious and indulgent non-chocolate Valentine’s Day treats that we could find, including luxury gourmet candy, cookies, cupcakes, caramels and cakes. All of us here at Dandelion Chandelier wish you a very sweet holiday!