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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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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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Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

This paleo and vegan Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter is your new go-to spread for all things sweet, and it takes only 3 ingredients to make! You’ll love its natural sweetness without any added sugar. 

Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

There are times that I just want a small bite of something sweet and yummy, without consuming a ton of sugar (basically everyday…) especially after a meal. If you know what I’m talking about, I think you will love this Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter recipe that’s super easy and only takes 3 ingredients to make (1 of them being salt… so does that even count?).

If you’ve ever had coconut butter before, you probably love it as much as I do. It’s full of healthy fats, so creamy, and has a naturally sweet taste to it that’s hard to beat. What makes it even better tasting is when you make coconut butter out of toasted coconut chips. The toasting process really brings out the sweetness even more, the color turns golden brown, and you’ll just want to eat it by the spoonfuls.

Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP) Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

And when you add some chocolate goodness to that toasted coconut butter? It’s just magic. I recently started using carob powder in place of cacao or cocoa powder because it doesn’t contain any caffeine and still acts the same in recipes to give that chocolatey taste. It’s also AIP friendly, which means even those on an autoimmune protocol can enjoy this treat as well!

Ever since making this Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter, I’ve been using it as a spread on gluten free toast, eating it plain with a spoon, and putting a dollop over 100% dark chocolate bars to give it a little bit of sweetness. It does harden once it’s cooled, but all you need to is heat it up in the microwave for 10 seconds, or run the jar under hot running water for a minute, and it’ll soften up quickly.

Whether you are paleo, AIP, keto, or vegan, this Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter is a delicious and healthy treat you can enjoy anytime those sugar cravings hit!

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Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

Course: Condiment, Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 85 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This paleo and vegan Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter is your new go-to spread for all things sweet, and it takes only 3 ingredients to make! You'll love its natural sweetness without any added sugar. 

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  2. Spread the coconut chips or shredded coconut in a thin layers on a baking sheet. Use 2 baking sheets, if needed.  

  3. Bake the coconut for 10-15 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on them and take them out when they are golden brown as they can burn quickly. Shredded coconut will toast much quicker than coconut flakes. 

  4. Cool the coconut for 15 minutes. 

  5. Add the coconut to a blender or a food processor and process until smooth and runny.

  6. Add carob powder and sea salt and blend together until well mixed. The coconut butter should be extremely runny and thin. 

  7. Pour into jar with an airtight lid. It will firm up as it cools. Store at room temperature.

  8. The oil may separate and float to the top once it's fully cooled, while the coconut butter will harden. You can heat it up slightly (10 seconds in the microwave or run the jar under hot water) and stir together before using. 

  9. It will keep for up to a year at room temperature, but highly unlikely that it'll last that long!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

These vegan and paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries are so adorable to look at, easy to make, and are a healthy, delicious dessert for Valentine’s Day or any occasion!

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

For me, Valentine’s Day (or any occasion for that matter) is all about having a great meal instead of the dessert being the highlight of the celebration. So if I do want to enjoy something sweet, I prefer something small that I can eat in a bite or 2, and I created this recipe with exactly that in mind.

Today, I’m putting a twist on the classic chocolate covered strawberries by putting the chocolate INSIDE, and the result is these Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries that may be just too adorable to eat. And best of all, the chocolate mousse is made with avocados, making this a healthy little treat though you’ll never know it.

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You do need a piping bag to make this recipe, especially if you want to make it pretty with the chocolate peaks coming out of the strawberries. But if you don’t have one, you can try to stuff the strawberries with a small spoon or a knife, and then cover it up with toppings of your choice.

I used a combination of shredded coconut flakes, chopped almonds, chopped goji berries, and chocolate chips to top the stuffed strawberries, and they all turned out so cute and so yummy. I highly recommend using some kind of nuts, because that crunchy texture is SO GOOD with the creamy mousse and tart strawberries.

You can also make these a day ahead and then refrigerate until they are ready to eat. It’s a perfect easy, bite-sized treat if you need something sweet and yummy!

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 20 stuffed strawberries (approximate)
Calories: 27 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These vegan and paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries are so adorable to look at, crazy easy to make, and are a healthy, delicious dessert for Valentine's Day or any occasion!

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Ingredients

Paleo Chocolate Mousse

Stuffed Strawberries

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • Optional toppings: coconut flakes, crushed nuts, chocolate chips, chopped dried fruits

Instructions

  1. Halve the avocado, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh into a blender.

  2. Add cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  3. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

  4. Cut the bottom end of the strawberries where the stems are attached, so they can stand upright.

  5. Use a knife or kitchen shears to cut an X at the tips of the strawberries about 2/3 of the way down. 

  6. Place the chocolate mousse in a piping bag with a tip of your choice.

  7. Pipe the chocolate mousse into each strawberry. Sprinkle with your choice of toppings, if using.

  8. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries
Amount Per Serving (1 stuffed strawberry)
Calories 27 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Potassium 93mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 18.1%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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