Strawberry Crumble Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that’s full of texture – no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that's full of texture - no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

Who else is ALL about fruity crisps and crumbles in the summer?¬†ūüôčūüôčūüôč

If you’re anything like me, your hand is way up high. I seriously can’t get enough of all the fruity deliciousness, especially when it’s tucked into a crumbly crust or topped with gobs of crumble. [Read more…]

No Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These No Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Bars are easy to make with just five ingredients and no baking necessary! You’ve got to sink your teeth into these rich gluten free, paleo and vegan bars.

These No Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Bars are easy to make with just five ingredients and no baking necessary! You've got to sink your teeth into these rich gluten free, paleo and vegan bars.

Have you ever had those super thick, Reese’s-like peanut butter bars, with a thin layer of chocolate on top? They’re super rich and SUPER chocolatey, with loads of peanut butter – the way I always dreamed of a Reese’s being.

They’re usually made with butter, peanut butter, and graham cracker crumbs…usually powdered sugar too. Definitely not a health food, but holy cow. They’re so good. I used to make them all the time back in high school, always to rave reviews and big smiley faces.

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Frozen Caramel-Swirled Banana Bars (Gluten Free + Paleo)

These Frozen Caramel Banana Bars are easy to make in a blender or food processor, and they’re super creamy and refreshing. These gluten-free and paleo bars have a chewy pecan-date crust, topped with banana nice cream and a caramel swirl. This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.

These Frozen Caramel Banana Bars are easy to make in a blender or food processor, and they're super creamy and refreshing. These gluten-free and paleo bars have a chewy pecan-date crust, topped with banana nice cream and a caramel swirl.

I’ve been making these frozen caramel banana bars since¬†last¬†summer, when I first dreamt up this recipe. I’ve been testing it since, with different types of caramel and different versions of crust, trying to get it¬†just right¬†for you guys.¬†

It had to happen this summer, because I can’t give you guys frozen treats when it’s cold out…though that would¬†definitely¬†make them easier to photograph. But these guys were meant for summer – they’re cool, creamy, and refreshing. Definitely the thing you want on a warm spring or summer day! [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies have amazing crispy edges, a soft, chewy center and tons of¬†dark, melted chocolate chunks! You’ll go crazy for these paleo, gluten-free and refined sugar free blondies.

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies have amazing crispy edges, a soft, chewy center and tons of dark, melted chocolate chunks! You'll go crazy for these paleo, gluten-free and refined sugar free blondies.

***2017 UPDATE!!!***¬†Since I first posted these on March 1st, 2015, they’ve been SO loved by so many of you. They’re incredibly gooey, rich, and delicious, and they come together so quickly and easily you won’t believe it. The original post photos were lackluster for how deliciously amazing these are, so I’m giving them a new 2017 update.

I’m keeping the original 2015 post written below though – for nostalgia’s sake, and all that. Throwback to my good old days living with all my best friends in college!¬†‚̧ԳŹ¬†Hope you enjoy the new photos and delicious recipe!
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No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars are incredibly creamy from the cashew base and taste just like strawberry shortcake! No baking necessary to make these gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan bars.

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars are incredibly creamy from the cashew base and taste just like strawberry shortcake! No baking necessary to make these gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan bars.

Raise your hand if you love strawberry shortcake!!

Is your hand up?! If it is, you’re probably going to be very, very excited about the contents of this post, because this is some¬†insanely¬†good strawberry shortcake goodness! Get your berries ready

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Paleo Magic Cookie Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Paleo Magic Cookie Bars are just as rich and delicious as the classic seven layer bars you know and love! This gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free version has an almond flour crust and homemade coconut milk caramel.

These Paleo Magic Cookie Bars are just as rich and delicious as the classic seven layer bars you know and love! This gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free version has an almond flour crust and homemade coconut milk caramel.

Let’s talk about my¬†favorite¬†childhood dessert for a minute: Magic Cookie Bars. Also known as Seven Layer Bars or Hello Dolly Bars, these pieces of chewy, chocolatey dessert¬†art are truly delicious and are remembered with great fondness by all who have tried them.

I really don’t know that I’ve ever had someone not love them. The combination of so many delicious things thrown on top of a buttery graham cracker crust and topped with sweetened condensed milk just really¬†can’t end up as anything but insanely delicious. [Read more…]

Chocolate Coconut Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Chocolate Coconut Bars have three irresistible layers Рa chocolate shortbread crust, a melt-in-your-mouth coconut butter filling, and a chocolate topping with toasted coconut! Any coconut lover is going to love these gluten-free, Paleo + vegan dessert bars.

These Chocolate Coconut Bars have three irresistible layers - a chocolate shortbread crust, a melt-in-your-mouth coconut butter filling, and a chocolate topping with toasted coconut! Any coconut lover is going to love these gluten-free, Paleo + vegan dessert bars.

It’s been a little bit since I last sat down to write a post – in fact, I haven’t written one since I got home from my trip to CUBA! Holy cow, you guys, it was AMAZING.

I’ve traveled a lot (somewhere around 30 countries, and counting) but Cuba definitely stands out as one of the most unique places I’ve ever been to. Largely in part to the fact they’ve essentially been a time capsule for the past 50ish years. [Read more…]

Paleo Triple Chocolate Layer Bars

These Paleo Triple Chocolate Layer Bars have a chocolate pecan crust with a chocolate mousse layer and a buttercream topping! You’re going to love this irresistible dessert.

These Paleo Triple Chocolate Layer Bars have a chocolate pecan crust with a chocolate mousse layer and a buttercream topping! You're going to love this irresistible dessert.

Hi! As you’re reading this, I’m in Cuba, so while I’m gone, I decided to have one of my friends come share a recipe with you – Monica from The Movement Menu! She’s one of my best blogger friends and you’ve all seen her hand before cause she helped me photograph these Paleo Chocolate Melting Cakes. You’ve GOT to see all the delicious Paleo-friendly treats she creates. So much deliciousness! Today, she’s sharing these outrageous¬†Paleo Triple Chocolate Layer Bars. I’ll let her tell you all about them :) make sure you click over to check out her site!!

I’m super excited to be hanging out on Bakerita today. Rachel is such an undeniable and incredible force in the blogosphere. It’s an absolute honor to be featuring one of my recipes on her site!

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