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Vegan Peanut Butter Chips

Vegan peanut butter chips – healthy and homemade! Less than a minute to make… and they literally MELT in your mouth! More addictive than the most addictive thing you’ve ever eaten. these homemade peanut butter chips are also healthier than packaged chips (no partially-hydrogenated oils, refined sugar, artificial flavors, or corn syrup solids in these […]

Chocolate Chip Everything Bars

These bars have a little bit of everything. Soft and gooey, delightfully chewy. And very chocolatey! Filled with all sorts of delicious & wholesome ingredients, like oats and berries, and chocolate chips. These chocolate chip oatmeal bars are just the thing for people who don’t want to choose; for people who want to have it all.    […]

How To Make Cashew Cream

How to make your own cashew cream at home: Why cashew cream? It is a wonderful and versatile (soy-free!) alternative to heavy cream that can be used as a topping for fresh berries, sliced peaches, or my Crustless Pumpkin Pie. It also makes a fabulous coconut-free base for ice cream or chocolate mousse, or you can […]

Homemade Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

I still remember my first Auntie Anne’s pretzel. It was in West Chester, Pennsylvania, when I was eight years old. The little shop smelled like cinnamon sugar as soon as you walked in, and a friendly lady in a striped apron smiled across the counter as she quickly and skillfully twisted long strips of dough […]

Chocolate Nutella Rice Crispy Treats

True story: Yesterday, I met a boy who said he hated chocolate. It made me sad. I went home and ate two nutella rice krispy treats. I felt much better! Question of the Day: Do you know anyone who doesn’t like chocolate?  Although I don’t understand them, I love finding people who don’t like chocolate… […]

Healthy White Cheddar Vegan Goldfish Crackers

One fish. Two fish. Red fish. Blue fish. Say! What a lot of fish there are. -Dr Seuss Quoting a beloved childhood author seemed a fitting way to begin a post about a beloved childhood snack: goldfish crackers! Or, as Pepperidge Farm says, they are “the snack that smiles back.”   I drew on the […]

Homemade Protein Bars

Homemade Protein Bars… Just five ingredients, and no baking required! These homemade protein bars are packed with wholesome ingredients and serious peanut-butter flavor. Or would you prefer bachelor bar number two: a highly-processed block with an unpleasant taffy-like texture and an aftertaste that long overstays its welcome? Oh yeah, he is a handsome one, with a laundry […]

Raspberry Vanilla Coffee Cake

Do not skip this post! True, there’s no chocolate, no peanut butter, and no Oreos. (Your attention is waning already, isn’t it?) But just because a dessert might not be Super Nutella Triple Threat Fudge Cake doesn’t mean it can’t still taste delicious. (By the way, why don’t I have a Super Nutella Triple Threat […]

Super Healthy Carrot Cake Waffles

These waffles keep you full for hours! The recipe makes two carrot cake waffles… and you can eat them both. Soft and indulgent waffles, covered in a thick layer of frosting. It’s almost like eating real carrot cake for breakfast, without that crash-and-burn feeling you get from consuming too much sugar. You can enjoy all the deliciousness […]

Healthy Cadbury Creme Eggs

Healthy Cadbury Creme Eggs?! Today, those ubiquitous Cadbury Creme Easter eggs are receiving a much-needed healthy makeover. Goodbye high fructose corn syrup. Goodbye artificial flavors. Goodbye Yellow #6. (By the way, if you google to try and find out what ingredients comprise Yellow #6, you get some creepy results…) Instead of stuffing the homemade vegan […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Oatmeal

My kitchen has seen everything from Chocolate Oatmeal to Peanut Butter Oatmeal. And a quick google search for “oatmeal recipes” will show you that I’m hardly alone in my proclivity for oatmeal experimentation. Recipes exist for carrot cake oatmeal, spinach oatmeal, Oreo oatmeal, soy sauce oatmeal… However, sometimes the classic is best. (I’m looking at […]

Samoas Girl Scout Cookie Pie

Go read the title of this post again. It’s worth reading twice. And if you’re like me, you need to read it twice for the words to register: Samoas Girl Scout Cookie Pie. Earlier this week, when I posted my Peanut Butter Tagalong Cookies Recipe, I hinted at having also made homemade Samoas (and Thin Mints; […]

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting Shots

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

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 peanut butter patties with a shortbread crust and thick chocolate coating. Until they […]

Cream Cheese Stuffed Coffee Cake

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. […]