Dessert

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

  I love these cookies so much. They remind me of the Peanut Butter Blossoms that my Dad used to make but these have much cleaner ingredients and far less sugar.  They are grain-free and so a perfect choice for someone with an autoimmune disorder who is trying to limit grain in their diet.  For those who have nut allergies, I have made these with Sunflower seed butter and they are just as delicious.  For a pre-diabetic or type 2 diabetic, you can eliminate the coconut sugar and double the monk fruit sweetener.  This will keep the sugar remarkably low. You are not missing one thing with these cookies!  Enjoy!!!   Ingredients:  1 C creamy peanut butter ½ C coconut sugar ½ C Monkfruit sweetener (I like the Lakanto brand) 1 egg 1 tsp baking soda 4 TBS. Dark Chocolate Chips (I use Lilly’s) 1 tsp. coconut oil     Directions: 1.  Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together the peanut butter and both sugars on medium speed until combined and creamy.  3.  Add in the egg and baking soda and mix on medium until smooth. 4. Scoop out about 2 TBS. of dough and roll into balls. Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet. You can leave them to bake just like that or you can use a fork to press the dough down creating […]

Dark Chocolate Nut and Fruit Christmas Bark

  Ok, here we are, a few days before Christmas and I have come to the realization that I am not a good baker at all!  After the second attempt at some grain-free sugar cookies, that came out like sawdust, by the way… I threw them all in the trash and started on something much simpler.  Honestly, this Dark Chocolate Nut and Fruit Christmas Bark is more me anyway.  I don’t keep cookies around the house but this dark chocolate bar is on point for me! I used my favorite ingredients: goji berries, toasted almonds, coconut, and cacao nibs to add some nutritional density!  It turned out so much better than the cookies! Now I have a treat around the house that is lower in sugar and much healthier for me.  I hope your baking is turning out much better than mine.    Ingredients:  1 lb. dark chocolate bars (I use a large 1 pound Belgium chocolate bar from Trader Joes) ¼ C dried goji berries (you can use dried cherries or cranberries instead) ¼ C raw cacao nibs ⅓ C chopped toasted almonds 2 T shredded coconut Sprinkle of sea salt     Directions:  1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. On a parchment covered sheet pan, spread out almonds and roast for about 5-7 minutes or until slightly brown.     3. Remove almonds from the sheet pan onto a wooden cutting board and chop. 4. On the same parchment paper-lined sheet pan, line up chocolate bars spaced apart. […]