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Guilt-Free Goji Berry Chocolate Bars. I have a pretty serious sweet tooth, but most of the year I manage to curb my sugar cravings quite well. From Halloween through the holiday season however, all bets are off. When you’re constantly surrounded by candy and baked goods, it’s impossible to be good all the time.

Or even if it is possible, it’s certainly no fun! So instead of staunchly refusing all sweets, I’ve taken to indulging in healthier versions of my favorite treats. When cookie cravings hit, I usually turn to these no-bake bites or my favorite healthy protein cookie dough. But until recently, I was still searching for a healthier alternative to my chocolate habit… Enter my latest creation: Guilt-Free Goji Berry Chocolate Bars. Here’s how to make them… Ingredients: ¾ cup melted coconut oil½ cup real maple syrup1 cup cacao powder1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract1 tsp.

Instructions: It’s that easy! Are you going to give this recipe a try? Lauren and I could seriously not stop eating them at our photo shoot! Xo Ilana Team LC. Twix Tart | GoodFooddy. How-to Make Chocolate Bark. Homemade holiday gifts are one of my very favorite things. I love thoughtful, personalized gifts that are truly made with love!

Homemade chocolate bark is probably one of my most favorite edible homemade gifts to make. Whether it’s a gift for a hostess of a holiday party or your dish to share, homemade chocolate bark is super simple to make and you can customize it to no end. The possibilities for flavors and toppings is endless and you can really create something super special for whoever will receive it. It is super easy to make your chocolate bark allergen friendly, too. Easy to make gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, soy-free and so on. This time around I made a batch of dark chocolate bark with coconut chips, dried cranberries and spiced pepitas (pumpkin seeds).

When I am making my bark, I prefer to look for a high quality dairy-free dark chocolate and I look for it to be at 70%-85% cacao with no soy lectin, organic and fair-trade, whenever possible. What you’ll need: How to Make a Giant Kit Kat Bar: 8 Steps. Medicinal Chocolate Truffles. Hello friends! I’ve been sitting on this recipe for a few weeks and I am happy to finally share it today!

This last month was incredibly busy and I am finally able to slow down some and get back to writing here. For those of you patiently waiting for the next Conscious Pregnancy post I promise it is on the way. I’m almost finished with three of them and they will be coming out soon! But for now let’s dive deep into this new healing, medicinal chocolate I’ve created for you.

This chocolate contains a few of my favorite Chinese herbs and is so easy to make. I’m going to start by introducing you to He Shou Wu. The next set of Chinese herbs that I used are called ‘Support The Righteous’. I’ve been taking some form of medicinal mushroom for years. The last herb I used in this recipe is turmeric. Many raw chocolate recipes out there are mostly made up of cacao butter, the yellow/white fat that is extracted from the cacao bean in processing. Makes 8-10 Ingredients // Method // xoa. Homemade Twix Bars | Vegan, Gluten-Free. In the spirit of Halloween, today’s recipe is a super-decadent, vegan, and gluten-free version of my favorite childhood candy bar: twix! Anything with caramel is a win in my book, but there’s something extra special about that particular combination. The buttery shortbread layered with caramel and coated in rich, creamy chocolate?

Make it stop. There are plenty of great vegan and gluten-free twix bar recipes out there, but trust me when I tell you that this one is different. Most require either lots of processed sugars, starches, and gums or involve date caramel. I love date caramel and it has an appropriate place and time, but I knew there had to be a better way to create a vegan, gluten-free twix bar. Since accidentally creating this 5-minute, 5-ingredient vegan caramel last spring, I’ve been incorporating it into any and every dessert recipe that I can. Although the caramel portion of these twix bars was easy to figure out, the crust had me stumped for quite some time. Total time. Homemade snickers bars. Chocolate Dipped Oranges with Sea Salt Recipe. Oranges dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt is a simple, show-stopping dessert that is naturally gluten free and vegan-friendly.

Citrus and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations and one I grew up enjoying quite frequently thanks to my beautiful mother. Without fail, whenever we go out for ice cream she orders a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of lemon ice cream in the same dish. Whether you’re looking for a flour-less Passover dessert, a make-ahead Easter treat or just want a healthy snack you can feel good about, you will love these Chocolate Dipped Oranges with Sea Salt. They couldn’t be any easier to make and they are a fun activity to get the kids in the kitchen if you trust them around a bowl of melted chocolate. One tip I’ve learned is to dry the oranges thoroughly before dipping in the chocolate. Hey, it’s a rough job! But someone has to do it…. No forks required. Chocolate Dipped Citrus Fruit with Sea Salt Author: Liz DellaCroce | The Lemon Bowl Serves: 8 Notes.

Strawberry Creme Truffles. Who is excited that Spring is finally here? I just love all berries and I am happy that I am starting to see them in the grocery store now. I picked up a carton of organic strawberries the other day and I came up with these delicious strawberry creme truffles. They are amazing and the filling just melts in your mouth! You may also like my Pistachio Truffles or my Copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Truffles are very easy to make. Strawberry Creme Truffles Ingredients For the filling: 1 cup coconut butter 1 cup sliced strawberries 2 T maple syrup For the chocolate: 1 cup dark chocolate chips or my 3 ingredient chocolate recipe3 T almond milk or milk of choice Instructions In a food processor, mix the filling ingredients together very well.

These can be stored in the fridge or freezer. Copyright MyWholeFoodLife, LLC. Copycat Recipe: Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs. As of right now, the Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook is the #1 Amazon Best Seller for dessert cookbooks and #4 on the Best Seller list for cookbooks overall. I am forever grateful to everyone who has been spreading the word! Dear Easter Bunny, I want just one thing for Easter: a basket filled sky-high with these chocolate peanut butter eggs. Do you think you can do this for me? Peeps shmeeps. This past month, I received many requests for a healthy Reeses eggs makeover.

No, seriously, they really do. Homemade Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs Print This Recipe 5/5 Ingredients 1/4 cup peanut butter OR allergy-friendly alternative dash salt (I also use salted pb) 1/4 cup powdered sugar or *Sugar-Free Powdered Sugar* 2 tbsp cocoa powder 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil (for substitutions, see note below) Liquid stevia to taste OR 2 tbsp agave or pure maple syrup 2 more tbsp of the sugar/sf sugar, if needed Yield: Makes 6-9 eggs Instructions View Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs Nutrition Facts. 6-Ingredient Chocolate & Caramel Slices | Vegan, GF, Paleo. From a festive detox salad to chocolate + caramel slices in three days flat.

A quick change of pace and taste buds can only mean one thing: the holiday season is upon us. These chocolate + sea salt caramel slices might look a bit familiar if you happened to run into this recipe for twix bars a few weeks back. After those turned out to be such a hit in our home and on the blog, I figured I could rework another recipe out of them.

So, these chocolaty, caramely squares are essentially the top two layers of the twix bars + an extra layer of chocolate and a dash of sea salt. These little squares of heaven are refined-sugar-free and so darn delicious. To make them, you’ll simply melt together cacao powder, coconut oil, and pure maple syrup, pour 2/3’s of it into an 8×8 pan, and pop it in the freezer to set. After an impatience-inducing 30 minutes, you’ll pop the large square out of the pan, slice into small squares, and sink your teeth into these little bites of chocolate-caramel wonder. DIY: Homemade York Peppermint Patties Recipe. Halloween is just a couple of days away, but you won’t find any spooky decorations at my house. I’m pretty much the scrooge of Halloween… I think I stopped trick or treating before I was out of grade school, and only dressed up once (in college, and it was a tie-dye t-shirt – I made myself a hippie) since then… I hate scary movies… spiders, skulls and eye balls gross me out.

However, I do find that Halloween has one redeeming quality – the candy, of course! Now that I can get behind. I haven’t done too much in the way of homemade candy lately, and I thought the upcoming holiday would be a good excuse. I went through a serious York Peppermint Pattie phase about 10 years ago. The filling for the peppermint patties comes together quickly and is chilled briefly before being rolled out and cut into rounds. I took a couple tastes of the filling after I had mixed it, and thought it tasted good, but it wasn’t until it was rolled out and covered in dark chocolate that the familiar taste hit me. Peppermint Bark Snobbery « hairyshoefairy. I’m slowly feeling better. My eyes are still a little red and tender but are both back to their normal size and open all the way, so that’s happy.

My throat’s still a little icky but I can at least function now. That’s definitely an improvement. ODD went to a conference for three days last week while I tried to recover from the ickies and by Saturday I almost felt functional again so to welcome him home we did laundry so he came home to clean clothes and made peppermint bark. It’s such an easy, Christmassy treat and I love that the kids can help me. I use a 2:1 ratio of white chocolate to peppermints. Double bag the mints and let the kids go at it with wooden mallets, spoons, or rolling pins. Now, I’d like to take a moment to discuss white chocolate. Break off a hunk of chocolate and, using a big, sharp knife, shave off bits. Measure it out and keep shaving until you have all you need. Since I use white chocolate rather than white chips it needs to be tempered. Stir it all up. Nutella Fudge with Raspberries - The Food Charlatan. Brickle.

A few weeks ago, I went to a barbeque. On the table there was plate of what looked to be a chocolate type dish that was crumbled up. I grabbed a piece, ate it, had eight more pieces, and then went on a mad hunt throughout the barbeque to see who brought the stuff and how much I would have to pay them for the recipe. After not too much work I tracked it down, and trust me. You want to make this. What’s fantastic about this stuff is many things. Directions 1) Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. 2) Then layer in crackers. 3) Melt the butter in a saucepan and then stir in the brown sugar. 4) Once it has simmered for a few minutes, pour it straight on the crackers. 5) Next, stick your baking sheet in the oven at 325 degrees for 5-10 minutes. 6) When you take it out of the oven, pour the chocolate chips on the tray right away. 7) Meanwhile, crumble up some heath bars. 8) After 5 minutes, use a spatula to spread out the chocolate and make the chips flat. 11) Then just bust the stuff up!

Ok. Um. Valentine's Day - Chocolate Fruit Cups! - Nutrition Twins. Valentine’s Day – Chocolate Fruit Cups! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! And in honor of this holiday that’s known for one of our favorite indulgences (chocolate, of course! :)), we want you to to indulge in some yummy goodness guilt-free! (By the way, we’ll be whipping up these little yummies as we are listening to some of our favorite Love Songs in the spirit of the holiday. For Lyssie, it’ll either Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” or Roberta Flack’s, “Killing me Softly”—or one of Sade’s– many! You don’t need the music to fall in love with these scrumptious treats, but it sure makes it fun! Chocolate Fruit Cups Serves: 10 Ingredients 1 cup chocolate chips (preferably dark chocolate one)10 paper cupcake liners2 cups fresh strawberries or any of your favorite fruit; sliced in halfOil in a spray container (or cooking spray) Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

If you go for the small cupcake liner each treat will have 55-60 calories! If you love this recipe, you may also enjoy these fabulous recipes: Raw Chocolate, Sea Salt, & Pistachio Chunks. For our most recent FP Me shoot in the UK, we were fortunate enough to have the talented Xochi Balfour along with us – thus giving us the opportunity to try some of her amazing recipes! Today we’re sharing Xochi’s recipe for Raw Chocolate, Sea Salt, and Pistachio Chunks – a delicious and healthy dairy-free alternative to fudge.

Learn how to make them below! Ingredients: 40g cashew butter 1/2 cup cocoa powder (I use Green & Blacks Fairtrade) 80g pistachio nuts 45g maple syrup 70ml coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla essence a pinch of sea salt (ideally pink Himalayan) Directions: Start by blending the nut butter and coconut oil, then add in the vanilla essence. Photographs by Emma Sweeney, recipe by Xochi Balfour. Tags: food, fp me, free people uk, healthy recipe, raw chocolate recipe, recipe, the naturalista, xochi balfour. Chocolate Chia Protein Balls Recipe. Resisting a chocolate craving seems like a futile task—when you want it, you want it. Luckily, there are healthy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth.

These sugar-free chocolate chia protein balls are the perfect healthy snack for a chocolate attack—and they’re packed with protein! 1/4 cup unsweetened sunflower seed butter or tahini1/3 cup hemp protein powder (Nutiva or Living Harvest recommended)2 tablespoons coconut oil1/4 cup chia seeds1/4 teaspoon cinnamon25 drops plain liquid stevia3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder or cacao powder Pour all ingredients into a bowl. Mix until well combined. Chocolate Energy Bites. Antioxidant Truffles. Maca Chocolate Pots De Creme (libido & fertility enhancing!) - Real Food RN. Homemade Chocolate.

When I was living in Portland there was a farmer’s market around the block from where I worked. Missionary Chocolates, a vegan and gluten-free chocolate company, had a booth at the market and not a week passed where I didn’t try a new flavor. I was always so impressed by the simplicity of the ingredients in these chocolates. In thinking about making a Mother’s Day gift, it dawned on me that, although I’ve made truffles, I had never made solid homemade chocolate. I was blown away by how easy these are to make; mix coconut oil, cocoa powder (or cacao) and your sweetener of choice and voila. WHY THEY’RE HEALTHY// Coconut oil has many health benefits, which you can read about in 5 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil.

I chose to pour my liquid chocolate into muffin liners before freezing, but feel free to experiment with different shape containers. I topped the homemade chocolate with a variety of toppings for color and crunch, but feel free to omit for plain chocolate bars. Topping suggestions: How to Make Chocolate Pine Cones. Judy's Cacao Truffles. Homemade Raw Chocolate - Edible Harmony. How to Make Chocolate. Creamy Eggnog Truffles : On Sugar Mountain. Peppermint CrunchTruffles.