Dark chocolate cherry jam bars are a healthy Valentine’s Day treat you can share with friends and loved ones! This recipe makes a small batch that can easily be doubled. ~Oats, sunflower seeds, cocoa powder, cherry jam~
Remember Valentine’s Day in elementary school? Back when you would hang a little paper bag on the outer edge of your desk, and everyone would bring in Valentine’s Day cards and treats, and drop one in each classmate’s bag? Life decisions were so easy back then. Should I choose Britney Spears or NSYNC Valentine’s Day cards? (Please, other children of the nineties, tell me you remember that blessed trend!) Will my classmates like more chocolate-y candy, or should I go with classic candy hearts? —> Okay wait, back up. I never used the word ‘classic’ as a third-grader. But you get the gist.
The ONE thing the Valentine’s Days of my youth were missing, though, were these dark chocolate cherry jam bars. Because, let’s be real, the Inter-webs weren’t really a thing yet, so my mom wasn’t exactly Google searching ‘healthy Valentine’s Day treats’ in her spare time. It was so much easier to buy Valentine’s colored M&M’s or boxes of chocolates for my brother and me. NO complaints whatsoever there (my mom is awesome). BUT. I’m still very thrilled to announce that dark chocolate cherry jam bars are now a thing in my life, and I hope yours too.