Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies are super easy to make with only 6 ingredients total! The tender gluten-free and Paleo shortbread cookies are filled with a no-cook vegan caramel and topped off with a dark chocolate drizzle and flaky sea salt. They’re perfect for the holidays!

These Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies are super easy to make with only 6 ingredients total! The tender gluten-free and Paleo shortbread cookies are filled with a no-cook vegan caramel and topped off with a dark chocolate drizzle and flaky sea salt. They're perfect for the holidays!Oh man, I am so full right now. Like, so so stuffed to the brim, full of delicious food. Tis the holiday season, right? I’m just a week ahead of Thanksgiving with the over-eating.

Monica from The Movement Menu came over to my apartment today to do some baking and photo-shooting together, and as soon as she arrived and saw the restaurant that’s in my building, she insisted we go there later for dinner. I’m already a frequent patron of theirs and happily obliged. [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart with Pretzel Crust (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a crunchy pretzel crust, smooth peanut butter caramel filling and luscious chocolate ganache spread on top! This recipe is gluten-free and vegan.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a crunchy pretzel crust and smooth peanut butter caramel filling, all topped with luscious chocolate ganache. This recipe is gluten-free and vegan.It’s Friday, so I thought we should celebrate the beginning of the weekend with something that’s chocolatey and peanut buttery and salty and delicious. Raise your hand if you agree!

Okay – I’ll pretend I see all of your hands waving wilding in the air because I know they are and that you’re all just as excited about this pretzel-crusted goodness as I am, right?!?! [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Cups (Vegan + Refined Sugar Free)

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Cups are made with homemade chocolate surrounding a gooey vegan peanut butter caramel. The six-ingredient recipe for these refined sugar free treats is the perfect way to get your candy fix!

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Cups are made with homemade chocolate surrounding a gooey vegan peanut butter caramel. These refined sugar free treats are the perfect way to get your candy fix!Last week, I headed into the kitchen to whip up another batch of homemade peanut butter cups after I realized my roommate Ally and I had demolished all of the two batches I had made when I first posted them a few weeks ago…oops. It was a situation that needed to be remedied STAT.

I got started, mixing up the super easy 3-ingredient homemade chocolate recipe that I know like the back of my hand, and pouring the bottom layer of chocolate into the lined mini muffin tins. I popped the tin into the freezer to let the chocolate layer set and as I grabbed the peanut butter, I decided to have a little fun with the it…why have plain peanut butter cups when I could have peanut butter caramel cups?!?  [Read more…]

Homemade Twix Bars (GF, Paleo + Vegan)

This recipe for homemade Twix Bars is a game changer! When you take a bite, you won’t believe that this candy bar copycat is gluten-free, refined sugar free, Paleo, and vegan.

This recipe for healthy homemade Twix Bars is a game changer! When you take a bite, you won't believe that this candy bar copycat is gluten-free, refined sugar free, Paleo, and vegan.

Happy Fri-YAY!!! It’s the weekend, and you deserve some celebratory chocolate for making it through the week. And today, we’re celebrating with HEALTHY(er) homemade Twix Bars.

Whaaaat? Healthy Twix? I know. Yes, this is for real. I made homemade Twix bars that you can eat guilt-free, because these pretty little bars are gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, AND vegan. A whole big pile of them, because you deserve nothing less. I had to make this recipe three times, because you know, testing and stuff. I also needed an excuse to eat more.more.more of these delicious goodies.

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Salted Honey Almond Caramel Corn

This Salted Honey Almond Caramel Corn is an addictive snack you can give as a gift or serve to a crowd. This caramel corn is made without corn-syrup and uses honey instead – it also has a sprinkle of sea salt! This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

This Salted Honey Almond Caramel Corn is an addictive snack you can give as a gift or serve to a crowd. This caramel corn is made without corn-syrup and uses honey instead - it also has a sprinkle of sea salt!T-2 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!

Uh, hold up – how did that happen so quickly? I swear, it was just Halloween. This holiday season as flown by, and of course I’m once again left with a long list of seasonal recipes that just didn’t get made in time before the season was up.

Thankfully for all of us, this Salted Honey Almond Caramel Corn got made just in time for me to share it with you all. This final pre-Christmas recipe isn’t necessarily Christmas-y at all, but you could definitely make it for Christmas. [Read more…]

Cashew Caramel Shortbread Bars

Cashew Caramel Shortbread Bars have a buttery shortbread layer topped with homemade caramel, crunchy cashews, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.

Cashew Caramel Shortbread Bars have a buttery shortbread layer topped with homemade caramel, crunchy cashews, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.

If you’ve been around here before, then it’s probably no surprise to you that I love making cookies and bars. I love making them all year round, so when it finally comes time for holiday baking, I get extra excited because it means everyone else is jumping all in on the baking bandwagon with me – at least for the month.

Every November and December, I fill my kitchen with recipe successes and failures for every type of cookie, candy, and bar I can to share with you the best of what comes out of my kitchen. And then, you have all you need to make the best of my kitchen come out of yours, ready to share with your friends and family for the holidays. [Read more…]

Caramel Apple Toaster Strudel

These Caramel Apple Toaster Strudel are a homemade twist on your childhood favorite! With a sticky sweet caramel apple filling and a cream cheese glaze, these are an upgrade on the classic. This recipe is published on Delish.com as part of my partnership with them.

These Caramel Apple Toaster Strudel are a homemade twist on your childhood favorite! With a sticky sweet caramel apple filling and a cream cheese glaze, these are an upgrade on the classic.​Okay, raise your hand if you loved having Toaster Strudel for breakfast as a kid or teen. Hand raised? This recipe is for you. Think of your childhood favorite, with its super flaky crust, sticky fruit filling, and sweet creamy icing—now imagine it deliciously upgraded for grown-up consumption.

These Caramel Apple Toaster Strudels are a fall-themed homemade take on the regular old Apple Toaster Strudel. They have a gooey apple filling that’s thick, sweet, and full of creamy caramel. Half the apples are diced into small chunks to add texture, while the other half of the apples are grated to help thicken the apple mixture.

These Caramel Apple Toaster Strudel are a homemade twist on your childhood favorite! With a sticky sweet caramel apple filling and a cream cheese glaze, these are an upgrade on the classic. [Read more…]

Caramel Apple Crumb Bars (GF, Refined SF + Vegan)

These Caramel Apple Crumb Bars are absolutely addicting, on their own or served with a little extra paleo caramel sauce! They are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan.

These Caramel Apple Crumb Bars are absolutely addicting, on their own or served with a little extra caramel sauce! They are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan.September is starting to get into full swing now. Schools are back in session, days are getting a little bit shorter, and slowly but surely, the brutally hot summer is coming to a close, making way for brisk fall breezes and leaves of all colors blanketing the sidewalks.

I love the fall and I’m eagerly anticipating the changing weather and all that comes with it. Some of my favorite changes are seen in the kitchen. Lots of my baked goods start to get a hefty dose of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and leaves my apartment smelling constantly delicious. There’s nothing quite like walking into an apartment that smells like fresh out-of-the-oven apple pie, am I right?

These Caramel Apple Crumb Bars are absolutely addicting, on their own or served with a little extra caramel sauce! They are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan. [Read more…]