Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Desserts

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Posted December 21, 2013
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mexican holiday cookies

This recipe is courtesy of Elena’s Pantry. Elena has so many fabulous recipes. We recommend her site as well as her cookbooks.

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Posted September 27, 2013
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almond butter cups

Yum! We were looking for a delicious, healthy, fun alternative to traditional peanut butter cups that abound around Halloween. This recipe is super easy and quick. We used regular size muffin tins, but next time we’ll use the mini muffin tins so there are more to enjoy!

Very Berry Raw Cheesecake

Posted July 3, 2013
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raw 4th of july tart

Somewhat time consuming but well worth it, festive 4th of July no-bake dessert. Raw and wonderful!

Chipotle-Almond Truffles

Posted February 14, 2013
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truffles

This recipe comes courtesy of Lisa Turner
Serves 12
These creamy truffles have a subtle, smoky bite from the chipotle powder. If you like a more fiery chocolate, add up to 1/2 tsp. more chipotle powder. You can also substitute regular chili powder for the chipotle.
1/2 cup almond milk
1 Tbs. honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. chipotle powder
12 [...]

Samoas Makeover

Posted February 8, 2013
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homemade organic samoas

These homemade gluten free Samoas are quite the indulgent bundles. In aiming to make them gluten free and as healthy as possible, we used coconut oil in place of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and we made homemade caramel sauce (from sugar, water, vanilla and 1/2 and 1/2). As a result, the cookies spread a bit and are larger than they should be.

“Think Mints Cookies” aka Thin Mints Makeovers

Posted February 8, 2013
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homemade thin mints

In honor of Girl Scout Cookie week, we wanted to try our hand at making over a few of our favorites. For our version of Thin Mints, we’ve taken out the partially hydrogenated oils, decreased the sugar, removed artificial flavor and coloring and made them gluten free.

Cranberry Bars

Posted December 20, 2012
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cranberry bar slice

These are delicious served with plain or vanilla Greek-style yogurt or fresh whipped cream.

Muscle Truffles

Posted October 26, 2012
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muscle truffles

We’ve added these delicious truffles to our dessert section because they really are that good, but certainly they can be eaten as a snack anytime of day! Loaded with nutritional goodness, you don’t have to feel bad about diving into these truffles!

Grain-Free Berry Bars

Posted July 11, 2012
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Grain-free Berry Bars

These are incredibly delicious, nutritious, grain-free bars great for a snack, with yogurt for breakfast or as treat any time of day.

Quinoa Oatmeal Confetti Cookies

Posted March 21, 2012
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quinoa oatmeal confetti cookies

These cookies are wonderfully chewy and delicious! The quinoa adds protein and texture.