cocoa

Cocoa Dusted Dark Chocolate Truffles

August 7, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

I can’t take credit for this recipe. This one comes straight from book club, more specifically, from my friend Mara who made these bite-sized treats for the group. Thank you, Mara! The original recipe is for “Quick and Easy Brigadiero,” but I modified it enough (by adding vanilla, sea salt and coating these in cocoa [...]

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Peanut Butter Coconut Crispies

March 25, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

Continuing my love affair with coconut oil, I decided to test it out on something sweet. Rice crispy treats sounded good, but I wasn’t feeling all that sugar (remember people, I have a gown to squeeze myself into in a mere 7 months, tick tock!) and opted to make a high protein, super flavorful version [...]

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Coconut, Chocolate, Cherry Granola

March 6, 2011 Breakfast

This may be the best granola I’ve ever eaten. I made it on a whim today, not expecting much, but was truly impressed. Run home and make this right now. I implore you. I’m not kidding, get going! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup pecans (chopped) 1/4 cup flax seeds (optional) 2 tablespoons [...]

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Chocolate Chipotle Almond Butter

February 22, 2011 Breakfast

I’ve been meaning to make my own nut butter for a while now. A weekend spent at the farm gave me lots of down time and the perfect opportunity to do this. Though, as it turns out, you don’t really need “down time” to make nut butter. It whips up lightening quick. I chose almond [...]

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White Chocolate Kissed Peanut Butter Balls

February 18, 2011 Breakfast

  These are my new favorite snack. They’re a riff off my coveted peanut butter power bombs that I like to munch on before/after hitting the gym and sometimes even for a quick breakfast. The old version is classic, but the white chocolate takes it to a whole new level. I used my favorite white [...]

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Salted Chocolate and Sour Cream Cake

February 6, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

I was chatting with my sister (Miss Sassy Pants) this weekend and she complained that I had too many dessert recipes on my blog for it being a “health food” blog.  I disagreed and, in fact, noticed that it had been a good while since I posted something sweet. I know I’ve said before that [...]

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