Category Archives: Sweets

Paleo Reese’s Bars

If you love Reese’s cups, you’ll be obsessed with these gluten free and Paleo Reese’s Bars that are so decadent and delicious. Made with clean ingredients and free of refined sugar!

Paleo Reese's Bars

Someone needs to come over and take these Paleo Reese’s Bars away from me because they are freakin’ dangerous. I can’t stop sneaking a bite of them, and the addiction is real around here.

I’m not joking when I say that this healthier version of your favorite childhood treat is even better than the original. The soft chocolatey layer on top of sweetened almond butter on top of a sturdy almond flour crust… It’s like heaven in one bite.

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Indulge: 70+ Grain Free Desserts

I wish I can say this was my recipe, but I can’t take credit for it. This is from the amazing paleo dessert cookbook, Indulge: 70+ Grain-Free Desserts, written by a fellow blogger Carol Lovett from Ditch the Wheat. When I looked through the book for the first time, I bookmarked several drool-worthy recipes to try, and I knew I HAD to try these Paleo Reese’s Bars first as soon as I read the title.

Other recipes in this book include: Chocolate Marble Cake (I’ll DEFINITELY be making that one), Flourless BrowniesCinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies (um, yes please), Chocolate Ganache, Pecan Pie Truffles, and so much more.

I honestly couldn’t recommend this cookbook enough if you are a treat lover who’s looking for creative ways to enjoy desserts on a grain free diet.

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This ebook contains 70+ delicious recipes with mouthwatering photos. Plus, there’s a helpful section of baking preparations & methods, as well as easy substitutions you can make with the ingredients in case you don’t have all of them on hand.

There have been so many rave reviews that Indulge has sold over 10,000 copies in the first year alone!

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Paleo Reese's Bars

Paleo Reese's Bars

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 390 kcal
Author: Carol Lovett

If you love Reese's cups, you'll be obsessed with these gluten free and Paleo Reese's Bars that are so decadent and delicious. Made with clean ingredients and free of refined sugar!

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Ingredients

Crust:

Filling:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line the bottom of a 4x8 inch rectangular loaf pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine the ingredients for the crust. Evenly press the dough into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.

  2. Bake for 10-15 minutes. The crust is done when it is lightly brown and firm to the touch. Let the crust cool before spreading the filling.

  3. In a bowl, combine the almond butter, coconut oil, 3 tbsp raw honey. Mix and reserve about ¼ of the mixture for the chocolate topping. Spread the almond butter filling onto the cooled crust. Place the bars in the freezer to firm up before spreading the chocolate mixture on top of the almond filling.

  4. To make the chocolate topping, add unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/2 tbsp of honey (or more, if needed) to the reserved almond butter filling.

  5. Spread on top of the semi-frozen bars. Place in the fridge to firm. Store the bars in the refrigerator. 

Recipe Notes

Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Reese's Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Potassium 249mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 9g 18%
Calcium 13.9%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie

This Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie is a deliciously refreshing cocktail or mocktail that’ll cool you down instantly on a hot day!

Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie

I don’t drink much alcohol, but the rare times that I do, it’s because I simply can’t say no to a good margarita. Tequila is my drink of choice and it seems to be the only type of liquor that doesn’t make me feel like complete crap afterwards. So when I recently visited Sayulita, you know I definitely indulged in a margarita or 5.

Well, Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, so I thought, what better excuse than to whip up a delicious margarita recipe? With hot, sunny days just around the corner, I couldn’t think of a better way to cool down than with this refreshing Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie.

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One thing I get annoyed with when I drink frozen cocktails is that, especially on a warm day, the ice melts too quickly and the drink gets watered down by the time you are halfway through it. Well, with this drink, that never happens because instead of using ice, you freeze the watermelon directly then blend it together to get that slushie texture. You definitely don’t need to rush through it to enjoy the yummy taste since it never gets diluted.

I tried this recipe both with and without the tequila and both ways tasted pretty darn amazing. While it’s fun to add the alcohol, you can also enjoy it as a delicious frozen treat especially if you have non-drinkers or kids around who want to feel included in the festivities. Whether you enjoy it as a cocktail or a mocktail, I think you’ll love this delicious and refreshing Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie!

I created this recipe as part of the #MargaritaWeek celebration with a bunch of other bloggers and recipe developers. If you want to take a look at some of the other margaritas in this party, go check it out here!

Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie

Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 5 cups diced watermelon frozen
  • 3/4 cup 100% agave tequila omit for AIP or if avoiding alcohol
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp raw honey or more, to taste
  • Sea Salt
  • Optional: lime and/or watermelon slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour sea salt in a small dish. Run a lime wedge around the rims of 4 glasses to wet them, then dip in sea salt. 

  2. Place frozen watermelon, tequila (if using), lime juice, and honey in a high powered blender, and blend until smooth. 

  3. Taste and add more honey, if needed.

  4. Divide the slushie into the prepared glasses, then garnish with lime wedges and watermelon slices before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Watermelon Margarita Slushie
Amount Per Serving (1 margarita)
Calories 200
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 248mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 21.9%
Vitamin C 29.7%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

These are the best paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars, made with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. Skip the oven for a yummy frozen summer treat!

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Hello to strawberry season! I love it. Berries are my favorite, and I love to use them in desserts. I find that berry treats are usually low in sugar and so refreshing and delicious, and the same applies to these paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars.

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars Recipe

These bars are perfect for the summer because you don’t have to turn on the oven and everything is “made” in the freezer. All you really need is a high powered blender to make the different components of the cheesecake, and the result is a yummy frozen treat that’s creamy and decadent. It honestly tastes like ice cream cake to me!

Made without even a hint of gluten or dairy, the sturdy and crumbly crust is made with a mixture of pecans and dates, and the cheesecake filling is made with a combination of soaked cashews, strawberries, coconut milk, and maple syrup. So yummy!

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#StrawberriesArTheJam Celebration

This Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars recipe is coming to you as part of the #strawberriesarethejam celebration held by myself and my Instagram friends, to give you some inspiration on using strawberries in your kitchen in a variety of ways. There are over 90 of us participating, each sharing a strawberry recipe that’s delicious, unique, and fun.

Here are some of the other bloggers’ creations who are taking part in this celebration:

Square Meal Round Table’s Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Pavlova
The Cooking of Joy’s Strawberry Matcha Cream Cheese Tart
This Healthy Table’s Strawberry Tahini Shortcake
Flours in Your Hair’s Strawberry Milk Donuts
The Wood and Spoon’s Strawberry Icebox Pie
Smart in the Kitchen’s Rustic Strawberry Galette
The Herb and Spoon’s Strawberry-Jam Filled Brioche Donuts
Better with Biscuit’s Strawberry Cobbler
My Kitchen Love’s Strawberry Rhubarb Tart
Sift and Simmer’s Rose Strawberry Hibiscus Mille Crepe Cake
A Modest Feast’s Greek Yogurt With Crispy Quinoa and Roasted Strawberries
Hola Jalapeno’s Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita
Worthy Pause’s Strawberry-Basil Shrub Cocktail
Hot Dishing It Out’s Panna Cotta with Strawberry Jelly
Figs & Flour’s Shrimp Tacos with Strawberry Apricot Salsa
Pie Girl Bakes’ Strawberry Ginger Pie
Crumb Top Baking’s Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars
The Gourmandise School’s Strawberry Pistachio Salad
Tiny Kitchen Caper’s Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake
Cook Til Delicious’ Mini Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Ganache
Something New For Dinner’s Watermelon, Tomato and Strawberry Salad with Burrata
A Spicy Perspective’s Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake
Easy and Delish’s Strawberry Brigadeiros
Plays Well with Butter’s Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese, Grilled Chicken, & Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Katherine in Brooklyn’s Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream
Sugar Salt Magic’s Strawberry Mousse Tart
The Healthy Sins’ Coconut Flour Crepes Topped with Fresh Strawberries and Coconut Yogurt
Lemon Thyme and Ginger’s Strawberry Basil No Churn Ice Cream
Jessie Sheehan Bakes’ Strawberry Basil Turnovers
Bavette Meat & Provisions’ Pickled Green Strawberries
Rezel Kealoha’s Apple Cider Rose Poached Strawberries with Thyme Flowers
Made from Scratch’s Roasted Strawberry and Basil Ice Cream
Eat Cho Food’s Strawberry Basil Glazed Donuts
What’s Karen Cooking’s Strawberry Eton Mess
More Icing Than Cake’s Strawberry, Balsamic & Black Pepper Babka
Well Seasoned Studio’s Classic Vanilla Layer Cake with Mascarpone Buttercream and Fresh Strawberries
Farm & Coast Cookery’s Strawberry & Thyme Shortcake
Marianne Cooks’ Strawberry Madeleines
Clean Plate Club’s Mini Strawberry Bundt Cakes with Lemon Glaze
My Berkeley Kitchen’s Strawberry Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
The Cinnaman’s Rose Hibiscus Strawberry Icebox Pie
Prickly Fresh’s Strawberry Burrata Kale Salad with Pistachio & Lemon Vinaigrette
Maren Ellingboe’s Angel Food Cake with Whipped Cream & Strawberries
Baking the Goods’ Mini Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes
Fufu’s Kitchen’s Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
What Annie’s Eating’s Vegan Strawberry + Basil Ice Cream
Katie Bird Bakes’ Strawberry Crumble Bars
Cosette’s Kitchen’s Strawberry Shortcake
Blossom to Stem’s Strawberry Pavlova with Mezcal and Lime
Babby Girl Yum’s Strawberry Spinach Almond Salad
It’s a Veg World After All’s Butter Lettuce Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Le Petite Eats’ Strawberry Orange Blossom Tartlets

Wanna join in on the fun? Just use the hashtag #strawberriesarethejam on Instagram to share your strawberry creations. I’m excited to see what you come up with!

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan) Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This is the best paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars, made with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. Skip the oven for a yummy frozen summer treat!

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Ingredients

Pecan Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups raw pecans
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked for at least 4 hours and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1/3 cup full fat coconut milk or any other non dairy milk of your choice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or more, to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: Sliced strawberries for topping

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.

  2. Place all ingredients for the pecan crust in a food processor and blend just until it becomes a sticky dough. 

  3. Press the dough into an even flat layer on the prepared pan. 

  4. Transfer to the freezer while you make the cheesecake filling. 

  5. Combine all ingredients for the filling, except sliced strawberries, in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  6. Taste to add more maple syrup if you prefer. 

  7. Take the out pan from the freezer, and pour the filling mixture over the crust.

  8. Use a spatula to flatten out the filling in an even layer. 

  9. If using, add sliced strawberries on top of the filling. 

  10. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm.

  11. Remove from the freezer and let it thaw for 5 minutes before slicing into 16 squares with a sharp knife. 

  12. Store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks, and thaw at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 157mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 10.7%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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