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Copycat Amy’s Mexican Tamale Pies

They are almost too cute to eat. Almost, but not quite. And when you see how easy these little pies are to prepare, you might give up buying frozen meals for good. They take just THREE simple steps, the first of which is to simply throw a bunch of cans into a pot and wait. […]

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake! Did you know it’s possible to make a delightfully rich and creamy cheesecake with absolutely no cream cheese whatsoever? The resulting Greek yogurt cheesecake is nutritious and filling, with a deliciously creamy custard texture that makes it more like a cheese pie than a cheesecake. The Greek yogurt cheesecake filling can be prepared in minutes, […]

Healthy Makeover: Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos

This is what happens when Summer meets Fall: Hellooooo Fall. Yes, Fall is fast approaching, meaning it’s once again time for comfy boots and sweaters, crisp and juicy apples, tangerine leaves that get lost in the whistling breeze… And pumpkin. Lots and lots of pumpkin. What better way to welcome Fall than with a homemade Pumpkin […]

Creamy Coffee Fudge Frosting

Look closely… What do you see in this photo? Do you see… A. unicorns and rainbows? B. flying puppies? C. Brownies iced in thick fudgey frosting, without ANY butter or sugar? Hopefully you see the third choice: a decadent coffee fudge frosting recipe that is made without powdered sugar and without butter or shortening. Yet […]

Homemade Frozen Yogurt

Homemade Frozen Yogurt – creamy and dreamy, and so easy to make! Just 2 ingredients to homemade frozen yogurt! And the BEST part is that you can customize the base for almost any flavor. Strawberry frozen yogurt, chocolate frozen yogurt, cake batter frozen yogurt, peanut butter frozen yogurt (my personal favorite), mocha java chip frozen yogurt… […]

Panda Express Orange Sauce

Last night, our kitchen magically morphed into healthy Panda Express: I remember the exact day Panda Express showed up at our local shopping mall. I was in 7th grade—the age where girls ditch their parents, get glammed up in more makeup than kabuki performers, and hang out at the mall every single weekend, feeling incredibly cool […]

Chocolate “Protein” Milkshake

It’s the chocolate protein shake that tastes like a chocolate milkshake… And because there’s actually no protein powder in the recipe, you don’t get that chalky aftertaste present in most chocolate protein shakes. You just feel like you’re drinking a chocolate milkshake. Yes, a chocolate milkshake. Hopefully I didn’t worry you with my last post. […]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

I need to tell you something… and it’s pretty shocking. You might want to sit down for this. There’s more to life than chocolate. I didn’t believe it either, until I tried this rich and creamy no-bake peanut butter pie. It’ll only take one bite to convince you: There is life outside Planet Chocolate. For my […]

Black Bean Brownies – No Flour Required!

Black Bean Brownies. EDIT: Thank you to everyone who has been asking… After more than 3 years in the works, The Chocolate-Covered Katie Cookbook is finally available – based on your feedback, every single recipe in the book comes with complete nutrition facts including calories, total fat, carbohydrates, protein, and Weight Watchers points plus! I know what you’re […]

Frozen S’mores on a Stick

This is how we make s’mores in Texas, where it’s much too hot for campfires:                                   No, not really. Really, I made these frozen s’mores pops for a friend’s Labor Day party, for all the kids in attendance. Someone […]

Healthy Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Sometimes a recipe is so simple it makes you wonder why you hadn’t thought of it before… This healthy pie crust is one of those recipes. I started with two basic ingredients, fully intending to add more. However, when I mixed those first ingredients together, I was surprised to find it really didn’t need anything else to become […]

No-Bake Coconut Crack Bars

I’ve FINALLY made a Pinterest page! I’d love you forever if you want to follow: The Chocolate-Covered Pinterest Page Anyways, on to today’s post… These no-bake bars are completely addictive. And you can make them in LESS THAN 10 minutes! As if I needed yet another addictive no-bake recipe on the blog. Oh but one […]

Green Lemonade

The healthiest drink in the world? Lemonade stands will never be the same. I don’t think I ever sold lemonade as a kid. I ran a cookie stand and a hot chocolate stand, and my friend and I once sold flowers we picked from her mom’s garden. (Not a good idea; nobody bought flowers, and […]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls

You know you want one.                     Or two. Or four hundred and fifty four. Maybe not four hundred and fifty four. Then you’d get a stomachache, and that’s no fun. 😕 On the other hand, the stomachache might be worth it. For chocolate and peanut butter? […]

Healthier Wendy’s Vanilla Frosty

This recipe tastes similar to a Wendy’s vanilla Frosty. It’s like one of those thick vanilla milkshakes you’d find at a fast-food restaurant… but without all the empty calories and sugar to make you feel sluggish. The recipe actually came about by accident: I was working on a Tiramisu ice cream, and when I stopped […]