Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting Shots

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This mint-chocolate cream is great for any of the following: As a frosting for cakes or cupcakes For peppermint ice cream sundaes or brownies As a rich and decadent pudding or mousse To make friends with leprechauns! For a St. Patrick’s Day dessert, try it on my Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes. But let’s get back to […]

Healthy Girl Scout Cookies: Tagalongs

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Homemade Healthy Tagalongs – they can be vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free and even grain-free! It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season. And you know what that means… Tagalongs! Thin Mints! Do Si Dos! Or whatever cookies they’re selling nowadays. (Mango Cremes? What??) I will stick with the classic. Today’s recipe is for homemade copycat Tagalongs – those fat […]

Cream Cheese Stuffed Coffee Cake

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It might seem strange to see the author of “the healthy dessert blog” holding a book all about junk food. Contrary to what one might assume from reading the title of my blog, however, I don’t only eat healthy food 100% of the time. And I don’t think I am any less healthy for it. […]

Copycat Little Debbie Cosmic Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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Today I give you… Fudgey chocolate brownies. Covered in fudgey chocolate frosting… If you couldn’t tell, the theme of today’s post is chocolate fudge.    When I think of these brownies, I think of author Judy Blume, who wrote an entire series of books about Fudge: Double Fudge, Super Fudge, and Fudge-a-Mania. I’ll never forget […]

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

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Crispy Sweet Potato Fries… No Oscar-themed dessert today. My friend who usually hosts the Oscars party was working this year, no one else ever got around to organizing anything, and S was busy as well… so my big night included Emily (my roommate), me, and the Oscars Maggie Smith. We clicked back a few times, […]

Homemade Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – the healthy version!

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Time to make the doughnuts! Sticky, sugary-sweet Krispy Kreme homemade doughnuts. So do these homemade donuts (is it doughnuts or donuts?) taste exactly like real Krispy Kremes? No, and they’re not supposed to. I always thought Krispy Kremes were too saccharine, with all that glaze covering every inch of the greasy pastries, weighing you down and zapping […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cups

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What is even better than cute dishware? Cute dishware you can eat! Say hello to a brand new line of chocolate-chip cookie dough dishware, hot from the oven and coming soon to Pier One stores everywhere! And then quickly say goodbye. They won’t last long. Above, topped with my homemade “Rated R” Ice Cream. The […]

Welcome to the new Chocolate-Covered Katie!

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What do you think of the new website? (If you’re reading this post through email, click here to see the new site.) Going into the process, I knew I wanted something bright and cheery – but also whimsical yet modern, and youthful yet grown-up. (Contradictions galore.) It’s taken many months of hard work to get […]

Healthy Eatmore Fudge Chocolate Bars

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Hi everyone, If you get a chance, be sure to take a look at the new website. Do you see the pink and blue header on the site? And a light purple background? By the end of this week, it will all look very different. So be sure to take one last look while you still […]

30 Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

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Valentine’s Day: My plans will probably sound pretty boring this year. We’re staying home, and S is in charge of dinner (scary thought). I’m supposed to make dessert but haven’t yet figured out what to make. It won’t be chocolate mousse or chocolate mousse pie, as I still can’t convince S to try tofu! Since I run a chocolate-covered […]

Oreo Cookie Pancakes

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Oreo Cookie Pancakes With a simple cookies ‘n cream filling sandwiched between each fluffy chocolate layer. It’s enough to make Michelle Obama call a state of emergency for the breakfast table! But the First Lady needn’t worry, as these decadent Oreo pancakes pose no threat whatsoever to her Let’s Move campaign for healthier kids. They […]

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

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Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like: Flowers Diamonds Chocolate! Another recipe I’ve been holding onto for a long time. I mentioned it last Valentine’s Day, but then there wasn’t enough time to post it before the holiday. And somehow it didn’t seem right to post the recipe after that… Happy Fourth of July! Have some […]

Secretly Healthy Red Velvet Ice Cream

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Ice cream cones in February. That’s what happens when you live in Texas and sometimes it’s 80 degrees. Then the next day it’s 20. Texas is weird. Above, red velvet ice cream with Healthy Chocolate Syrup. A rich and decadent treat (perfect for a heart-healthy Valentine’s Day dessert!) you can feel good about serving your kids, […]

Sex in a Pan

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No, I didn’t come up with the name. The popular dessert has been around since at least the 1970s, and it goes by many titles: Sex in a Pan, Six Layer Dessert, Chocolate Yummy, Better than Sex Dessert, Better than Robert Redford… It makes for a great conversation piece or icebreaker at a party. That […]

Healthy Caramel Popcorn

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No corn syrup here! This is a healthy caramel popcorn recipe without corn syrup. It’s salty, sweet, and just plain good! As the original slogan for Cracker Jacks says: The more you eat, the more you want. You can even add roasted peanuts for a healthier version of Cracker Jacks that tastes pretty authentic. (Yes, I bought […]

Seventeen Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

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Did you know that on Super Bowl Sunday, Americans consume more food than on any other day of the year except Thanksgiving? It even beats out Christmas! Coming up tomorrow, I still have one more new recipe to post (either a brownie recipe or caramel popcorn) before the Super Bowl. In the meantime, I’ve burrowed into […]