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 Covered Almond Butter Puffed Millet Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These easy no-bake Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Puffed Millet Bars are the perfect breakfast treat or snack! This gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan recipe has only seven ingredients.

These easy no-bake Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Puffed Millet Bars are the perfect breakfast treat or snack! This gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan recipe has only seven ingredients.Have you ever heard of puffed millet? I hadn’t up until a few weeks ago, when this post from The Kitchen McCabe landed in my inbox and I spent the rest of the day marveling not only over the gorgeous styling and photos of the bars from Kayley, but also over how darn cute and little the millet puffs were!

I couldn’t get Kayley’s recipe for White Chocolate Dipped Puffed Millet Bars with Strawberries + Pistachios out of my head, so I went on a search through my local grocery stores for puffed millet (found it at a local health food store, but you can order it here) so I could reinterpret her recipe with my own twist. Puffed millet bars were definitely happening. And…ta-da! Here they are :D [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…]

Paleo Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This Paleo Double Chocolate Banana Bread is perfectly moist and gooey with an incredibly deep chocolate flavor, and you’d never guess it’s sweetened entirely by ripe bananas.

This Paleo Double Chocolate Banana Bread is perfectly moist and gooey with an incredibly deep chocolate flavor, and you'd never guess it's sweetened entirely by ripe bananas.I’ve been thinking about this recipe for a long time and now I’m positively kicking myself that it took me this long to finally get around to making it – both for my sake and for yours, because this recipe turned out as delicious as I had always hoped and dreamed that it would be. I feel like a proud mama!

A few years ago (that makes me feel like such an old blogger 😱) I posted this recipe for Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana BreadI wasn’t even going to post it, because I figured I already had a bunch of banana bread recipes posted. Thankfully, one of my housemates at the time tried it and bugged me to take some pictures before it was gone because it was pretty darn incredible – perfectly sweet (even without sugar) with a texture and flavor that tasted eerily similar to the banana bread my mom used to make. [Read more…]

Samoa Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Samoa Bars have a shortbread crust, a layer of toasted coconut caramel, and a dark chocolate drizzle! They’re a gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, and guilt-free way to enjoy your favorite Girl Scout cookie.

These Samoa Bars have a shortbread crust, a layer of toasted coconut caramel, and a dark chocolate drizzle! They're a gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, and guilt-free way to enjoy your favorite Girl Scout cookie.What are your favorite Girl Scout cookies? Mine have always been a strong tie between Thin Mints and Samoas (or Caramel DeLites to some of you). They’re so different that I could never pick a fave and always ended up with both – sometimes with a box of Tagalongs thrown in for good measure.

Samoas have always had one of my favorite ever flavor combinations, though. For someone who absolutely adores shortbread cookies, caramel, chocolate, and toasted coconut in most forms, putting them all together was a genius move. In fact, it was one that was long over due to be replicated in my kitchen. [Read more…]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie Cookies

These flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies are incredibly fudgy and super chocolatey – they’re like a brownie in cookie form! These cookies are naturally gluten-free.

These flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies are incredibly fudgy and super chocolatey - they're like a brownie in cookie form! These cookies are naturally gluten-free.March 2016 Update: This recipe is old favorite that was originally posted on December 31st, 2013. I updated the photos in March 2016 to show off just how beautiful and fudgy these cookies are. For memories’ sake, the text and recipe is left the same as when it was originally posted back in the day…so I’ve already (unfortunately) finished my time studying abroad. Enjoy!

It’s the final day of the year, and I’m waking up in London! It’s the first days of my semester abroad, living in a new city. I arrived yesterday with my best friend Paige around 2pm. We took a taxi to the hotel, and set off to explore a little bit. [Read more…]

Strawberry Chocolate Tart (GF, Paleo + Vegan)

This Strawberry Chocolate Tart is filled with whipped vegan chocolate ganache and topped with fresh strawberries, all piled in a chocolate crust. Slice into this easy and delicious gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert.

This Strawberry Chocolate Tart is filled with whipped vegan chocolate ganache and topped with fresh strawberries, all piled in a chocolate crust. Slice into this easy and delicious gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert.Hi Monday. Mondays after a holiday are always worse than the usual Monday, don’t you think? I spent the past week in Costa Rica with my whole mom’s side of the family, soaking in plenty of sun on the beach and chasing around monkeys and iguanas

We had an incredible time, traveling first to Rio Perdido – an eco-friendly resort with the most incredible thermal river. The river (the resort’s namesake) is one of the few thermal rivers in the world and was among the most incredible things I’ve ever experienced. My sister, aunt, mom and I spent hours lounging in the 95 degree water, sitting with our backs against the rapids and letting nature give us a massage. [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.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? 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 twice, because you know, testing and stuff. I also needed an excuse to eat more.more.more of these delicious goodies.

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