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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Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Paleo Chocolate Frosting

These Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes are topped with a rich and fudgy Paleo Chocolate Frosting! You’d never guess there are veggies packed into these super moist and chocolatey gluten-free cupcakes.

These Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes are topped with a rich and fudgy Paleo Chocolate Frosting! You'd never guess there are veggies packed into these super moist and chocolatey gluten-free cupcakes.

You guys, this is somehow the FIRST paleo cupcake recipe I’ve ever posted on Bakerita. Or now that I think about it, it’s the first paleo cake of any sort that I’ve posted.

Somehow, when Bakerita officially went from being full of butter, flour, and sugar, to being fully gluten-free and refined sugar-free, cakes and cupcakes got lost in the shuffle. [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola is the perfect indulgent breakfast or snack. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and refined sugar-free, and it tastes like dessert that you can have for breakfast!

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola is the perfect indulgent breakfast or snack. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and refined sugar-free, and it tastes like dessert that you can have for breakfast!

It’s no secret chocolate and peanut butter are my favorites. I drone on and on about it frequently enough, so I was surprised at myself that I hadn’t created a chocolate peanut butter granola recipe yet.

Don’t worry, all has been resolved and Bakerita now has a kick butt chocolate peanut butter granola recipe (if I may say so myself). Keeping in fashion with most the other granolas I have posted on Bakerita, this one is totally gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and vegan. It sure doesn’t taste like it though! [Read more…]

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter (Paleo + Vegan)

This Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is a decadent homemade nut butter that will satisfy all your chocolate cravings. This paleo and vegan chocolate spread is perfect with bananas, apples, oatmeal, or with a spoon!

This Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is a decadent homemade nut butter that will satisfy all your chocolate cravings. This paleo and vegan chocolate spread is perfect with bananas, apples, oatmeal, or with a spoon!

*2017 Update* Back atcha with another recipe update during these slower summer months :) this Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is a delicious, easy nut butter recipe that will knock your socks off. The recipe was originally posted back in July 2014. Try this one drizzled on this Almond Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl for the ultimate delicious treat!

Let me start by telling you that this jar of dark chocolate coconut almond butter was finished in a few very short days. I ate probably ate it 3 times a day on everything from toast to apples to a spoon while it lasted. [Read more…]

Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies (Paleo + Refined Sugar Free)

These are the Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies! This easy recipe makes incredibly fudgy, melt in your mouth chocolate brownies with an optional paleo chocolate frosting on top. This recipe is refined sugar free and Paleo-friendly.

These are the Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies! This easy recipe makes incredibly fudgy, melt in your mouth chocolate brownies with an optional paleo chocolate frosting on top. This recipe is refined sugar free and Paleo-friendly.

**2017 Update** I’m back atcha with another recipe update today! These Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies have been a staple in my house and on this site since I first posted the recipe, but the photos needed a little love so I gave the post an update! I also added a new feature to this recipe: a lusciously smooth and creamy chocolate frosting.

The brownies don’t need the frosting, per se, but it amps up the chocolatey fudginess one more level. Only a few bites of one of these rich, chocolatey brownies will satisfy even the strongest of chocolate cravings. Hope you love this one as much as I do! [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Beet Donuts

These Chocolate Beet Donuts are incredibly moist and chocolatey, with a naturally pink-tinted beet frosting on top! These gluten-free, paleo and dairy-free donuts make the perfect indulgent breakfast, snack, or dessert. This post is sponsored by LoveBeets.

These Chocolate Beet Donuts are incredibly moist and chocolatey, with a naturally pink-tinted beet frosting on top! These gluten-free, paleo and dairy-free donuts make the perfect indulgent breakfast, snack, or dessert.

Happy National Donut Day!!! I sure hope you’ve got some donut goodness going on today – whether it’s in your kitchen, or you’re grabbing a delish donut from the local donut shop.

If you’re looking to forgo store bought in favor of something a little healthier and totally delicious, might I recommend the chocolate beet donut beauties you’re currently staring at? They’re BEYOND – a few of these is definitely how I’m celebrating today’s holiday. [Read more…]

Chocolate Strawberry Granola (Gluten Free, Vegan + Refined Sugar Free)

Chocolate Strawberry Granola is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but it’s so delicious you’ll want to have it for dessert too! This simple and easy granola recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free, and it’s loaded with chocolate & strawberry flavor.

Chocolate Strawberry Granola is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but it's so delicious you'll want to have it for dessert too! This simple and easy granola recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free, and it's loaded with chocolate & strawberry flavor.

***2017 Update*** You guys have probably noticed I’ve been updating a lot of older recipes with new photos! This is another one of those – this Chocolate Strawberry Granola was posted last year, and has become a major favorite of mine and for lots of you. It’s beyond easy and always satisfying. I love it with yogurt or almond milk and berries, or just as a snack. 

As usual, I’ve left the words in the post the same as when it was originally posted for nostalgia’s sake…even though it was a little brutal reliving my LASIK experience in this post 😂 thank goodness that was over a year ago! Scroll down for the recipe, and enjoy! :)
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Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups: Take 5-Inspired (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

These Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups are inspired by the Take 5 candy bar, but made with way more wholesome ingredients! These gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan candy cups are filled with peanut butter caramel, with pretzels and peanuts for crunch.

These Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups are inspired by the Take 5 candy bar, but made with way more wholesome ingredients! These gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan candy cups are filled with peanut butter caramel, with pretzels and peanuts for crunch.

I’m not much one for candy bars anymore, but I used to be ALLL about them. I had many favorites – Twix and Reese’s were definitely at the top of the list, but Take 5 Bars had to be my ride-or-die favorite.

They combine all my favorite things about sweet + salty treats – salty pretzels, gooey caramel, smooth peanut butter, and crunchy peanuts, all coated in chocolate. Swooooon. All the goods! [Read more…]