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Best Valentine’s Day Decorating Ingredients without Artificial Colors

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be wondering how to celebrate Valentine's Day without artificial colors. With a day that’s focused so much on red and pink, it may be challenging to find festive treats that are free of artificial colors. So, I’m sharing the best Valentine’s Day decorating ingredients without artificial colors so you can decorate with your loved ones in mind this year.

Check out some of my favorite recipes that use these ingredients for bright, beautiful Valentine’s Day treats like Eggless Red Velvet Cake Balls, Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board, or Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts.

Best Valentine’s Day Decorating Ingredients without Artificial Colors

While Valentine’s Day is very focused on hearts, pink, red, and purple – when it comes to desserts, that most often means artificial colors are involved. But they don’t have to be! If you are baking at home this year, you can easily make bright, colorful, and vibrant desserts that will show your loved ones how much you care because you used plant based dyes!

I’m sharing the best Valentine’s Day decorating ingredients without artificial colors so you can decorate to your heart’s content. All of these ingredients can easily be found online and I link to Amazon so you can have it just in time for your Valentine’s Day baking!

strawberry glazed donuts

Food Dyes

Suncore Foods

Suncore Foods makes my favorite dyes because they are the only ones who make an organic dye! They have vibrant colors like pink, red, and purple, which are all perfect for Valentine’s Day! They also make a natural version of the dye as well, which is also great. I’ve linked them all below.

Suncore Foods Organic Pink Dye

Suncore Foods Organic Red Dye

Suncore Foods Organic Purple Dye

Suncore Foods Natural Pink Dye

Suncore Foods Natural Purple Dye

ColorKitchen Foods

ColorKitchen Foods also makes a natural food dye. Theirs works really well too and it’s also made from beets.

ColorKitchen Foods Natural Pink Dye

Best Valentine’s Day Decorating Ingredients without Artificial Colors

Sprinkles

India Tree

India Tree is one of my favorites for natural sprinkles. Their Nature’s Colors line is all free of artificial colors and they use plant based dyes. They have so many amazing options for Valentine’s Day! I really love their vibrant red and pastel pink. I’ve linked all my favorites below. You do have to be careful when buying from India Tree as they do make products with artificial colors as well, so always make sure you are purchasing their Nature’s Colors line.

India Tree Nature’s Colors Red Sprinkles

India Tree Nature’s Colors Pink Sprinkles

India Tree Nature’s Colors Red Decorating Sugar

India Tree Nature’s Colors Pink Decorating Sugar

India Tree Nature’s Colors Heart Sprinkles

India Tree Nature’s Colors Nonpareils

India Tree Nature's Colors Carnival Mix Sprinkles

Best Valentine’s Day Decorating Ingredients without Artificial Colors

Candy  

Candy is an essential part of Valentine’s Day! It wouldn’t be complete without it. These are my top picks for Valentine’s Day candy that you can eat on their own or even use to decorate cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or make a Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board!

Lake Champlain

I love Lake Champlain Chocolates as they make amazing chocolates, and especially festive chocolates centered around holidays! This is so rare in the organic space, so they are my top pick! They do make both conventional and organic chocolates, so be sure you look for the ones that matter to you. These are some of my favorites for Valentine’s Day!

Lake Champlain Chocolates Organic Assorted Hearts

Lake Champlain Chocolates Organic Milk Chocolate Caramel Hearts

Lake Champlain Chocolates Organic Raspberry Hearts

Best Valentine’s Day Decorating Ingredients without Artificial Colors

Unreal

Unreal makes non-GMO candy that’s free of artificial colors. While they don’t have Valentine’s Day specific candy, their Unreal Milk Chocolate Gems have pastel pink and purple colors. I will pick these ones out for a Valentine’s Day recipe like in my Valentine’s Day S’More Bars!

Unreal Milk Chocolate Gems

YumEarth

YumEarth makes organic allergy friendly candy with no artificial colors. They have lollipops and gummies that are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

YumEarth Heart Gummies

YumEarth Valentine’s Dady Lollipops

valentine's day smore bars

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Make sure to check out my article 12 Naturally Pink Valentine's Day Treats if you are looking for more naturally pink recipes that do not include artificial colors!

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