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Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

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!

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

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 […]

Healthy Eatmore Fudge Chocolate Bars

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 […]

Oreo Cookie Pancakes

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 […]

Secretly Healthy Red Velvet Ice Cream

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

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

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 […]

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

Chances are… Chances are, you took one look at the title of this post and you… RAN THE OTHER WAY. I know these cupcakes sound crazy, but they are also crazy good. The unexpected secret ingredient keeps them soft, light, and super fudgey, without any added oil. They taste almost like a brownie in the […]

World’s Healthiest Tater Tots!

This recipe is unbelievable. I’m serious. It’s one of those recipes where you read the ingredients, roll your eyes, and say, “There is absolutely no way this recipe will turn out.” Then you try it anyway, because curiosity gets the better of you. Such was the case when I came across a recipe for no-potato […]

Homemade Peanut Butter Oreos

Have you ever tried Oreos with peanut butter? The first time I tried them was after watching Lindsay Lohan’s character spread peanut butter on Oreos in the movie, The Parent Trap. (This was back when Lindsay Lohan was an adorable eleven-year-old girl!) After the movie ended and we came home from the theater, the first […]

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Latte

Liquid Cookie Dough. Imagine this: It’s a cold winter’s morning, and you hurry into the local coffee shop for a steaming-hot latte to counter the chill. The barista behind the counter asks, “Would you like a plain latte? Or would you prefer a rich and creamy ‘dessert’ latte that tastes like a warm chocolate-chip cookie, […]

Copycat Chocolate Brownie VitaMuffins

There’s a giant box of VitaMuffins in my kitchen. And it is not my fault. In fact, I’ve never tried a VitaMuffin in my life. The giant box belongs to my roommate, who would eat deep chocolate vitatops every single day if they weren’t so expensive ($17 for twelve muffin tops?!). She’s always asking me […]

Homemade Reddi-Wip Whipped Cream

The great wall of healthy whipped cream. Shown above, on top of my Crustless Pumpkin Pie – (reader favorite recipe). Don’t laugh… but as a kid, squirt whipped cream was one of my favorite foods. Every time we held a slumber party, soccer-team party, or girl-scout party, we’d be sure to buy extra cans of […]

Healthy Twix Bars

Lately, things have gotten entirely too healthy around here. Roasted vegetables? Lentil stew? Baked oatmeal? If it is true that this is the Healthy Dessert Blog, where are all the desserts? Where is all the CHOCOLATE? Oh there it is. When I compiled my candy recipes into the Healthy Chocolates & Candy page, many of you lamented […]