No-Bake Brownie Bites

We’ve made a number of energy bites on the blog before, but these ones might take the cake. Or the brownie? Either way, these brownie bites are incredibly delicious.
My very first no-bake brownies can be found here, which were inspired by the super ta…

No-Bake Brownie Bites

We’ve made a number of energy bites on the blog before, but these ones might take the cake. Or the brownie? Either way, these brownie bites are incredibly delicious.

My very first no-bake brownies can be found here, which were inspired by the super talented Sarah at My New Roots.

What you need to know: 7 whole food ingredients, 1 food processor, 15 minutes required; refined sugar-free; tastes like dessert; rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids; your friends and family will be in awe of your majestic healthy dessert-making abilities.

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Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls

Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls-these easy no-bake energy bites are the perfect healthy snack for fall! They only take 10 minutes to make and are great for breakfast, snack time, or dessert. Energy Balls I love a good snack and energy balls are one of my g…

Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls-these easy no-bake energy bites are the perfect healthy snack for fall! They only take 10 minutes to make and are great for breakfast, snack time, or dessert. Energy Balls I love a good snack and energy balls are one of my go to’s! My Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls are a…

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Fun Lunch Ideas for Kids

Healthy and fun lunch ideas that are perfect for school or home. Even the pickiest of young eaters will love these nutritious and delicious lunches! This post is sponsored by Kroger. Whether children are in school or learning at home, the lunchtime dil…

Healthy and fun lunch ideas that are perfect for school or home. Even the pickiest of young eaters will love these nutritious and delicious lunches! This post is sponsored by Kroger. Whether children are in school or learning at home, the lunchtime dilemma is the same. What should we make our kids for lunch and…

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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

When I was in college I worked in a movie theater diner, and my absolute favorite part of my shift was when the restaurant closed. We got to turn up the music (we had a jukebox that had really good songs on it), dance around while cleaning, laugh with …

1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

When I was in college I worked in a movie theater diner, and my absolute favorite part of my shift was when the restaurant closed. We got to turn up the music (we had a jukebox that had really good songs on it), dance around while cleaning, laugh with coworkers about the ups and downs of our shift, and finally eat some food after all the patrons left. 

My friend Katie was a server, and I managed the dessert counter (are we surprised?).

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5-Ingredient Honey Mama’s Chocolate Bars

We’ve been fans of Honey Mama’s chocolate bars for some time now. The rich, chocolaty texture is almost brownie-like, the flavors are incredible, and the ingredients are top-notch.
When a recent craving struck and we didn’t have any on hand, we decide…

5-Ingredient Honey Mama’s Chocolate Bars

We’ve been fans of Honey Mama’s chocolate bars for some time now. The rich, chocolaty texture is almost brownie-like, the flavors are incredible, and the ingredients are top-notch.

When a recent craving struck and we didn’t have any on hand, we decided to make our own. The result was a quick-and-easy chocolate bar made with wholesome ingredients you likely have on hand right now!

The best part? They’re entirely naturally sweetened, don’t require cocoa butter, tempering, or double boilers, and come together FAST.

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Easy No-Bake Granola Bars

How are you doing? I find myself oscillating between hope and frustration. I look at the news, and promptly crave a distraction. I’ve always hoped that this…

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best granola bars recipe

How are you doing? I find myself oscillating between hope and frustration. I look at the news, and promptly crave a distraction. I’ve always hoped that this website serves as a helpful resource. If it provides a ray of sunshine or a healthy escape, even better.

Today, I offer you my go-to recipe for granola bars. These bars are delicious and easy to make with basic pantry ingredients. They can pass as a quick breakfast, and they make a perfect snack.

granola bar ingredients

These granola bars have spared me from some hangry moments lately. They’re satisfying, just sweet enough, and stick with me for a few hours. Granola bars to the rescue!

I’ve finally found some ingredients to work with, so I’ll be back with more recipes soon. Please let me know what you’re looking for, and I’ll try to come up with something good.

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Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)

While attempting to create a more nutrient-rich brownie, we ended up creating our new favorite brownie recipe! It’s happening.
Introducing super fudgy, naturally-sweetened, whole grain, healthier brownies made with just 10 ingredients. Let’…

Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)

While attempting to create a more nutrient-rich brownie, we ended up creating our new favorite brownie recipe! It’s happening.

Introducing super fudgy, naturally-sweetened, whole grain, healthier brownies made with just 10 ingredients. Let’s bake!

First, we make sweet potato purée by baking a sweet potato, removing the skin, and mashing in a bowl or food processor.

The sweet potato purée is then mixed with maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla, and avocado oil.

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Fluffy Almond Butter Sweet Potato Muffins (GF)

Many of you have enjoyed our Sweet Potato Almond Butter Muffins, but asked if they could be made gluten-free.
We thought so, but we knew they’d need a few tweaks. Spoiler alert: Major success!
These revamped sweet potato muffins are gluten-free, …

Fluffy Almond Butter Sweet Potato Muffins (GF)

Many of you have enjoyed our Sweet Potato Almond Butter Muffins, but asked if they could be made gluten-free.

We thought so, but we knew they’d need a few tweaks. Spoiler alert: Major success!

These revamped sweet potato muffins are gluten-free, naturally sweetened, oil-free, and require just 10 ingredients to prepare. Let’s bake!

These start with roasting a sweet potato, peeling off the skin, and then mashing it to make a purée.

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5-Ingredient Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Snowballs

Sometimes the best recipes happen by accident. This is certainly one of them!
I had leftover melted chocolate from another recipe, so I did what any logical person would do: I smeared some almond butter on a date, dunked it, and rolled it in shredded c…

5-Ingredient Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Snowballs

Sometimes the best recipes happen by accident. This is certainly one of them!

I had leftover melted chocolate from another recipe, so I did what any logical person would do: I smeared some almond butter on a date, dunked it, and rolled it in shredded coconut. The rest is history!

Let us show you how easy this recipe is!

Made with just 5-ingredients and ready in just 15 minutes, these satisfying, delicious treats are a must-try.

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Snickers Almond Butter Tart.

Don’t even have words for this snickers almond tart. I mean, NO WORDS. This is like grown up Halloween candy! Homemade adult candy. Not to mention, it’s insane. Yes please. I’ve rambled on and on and on here on this little corner of the internet about how growing up, Snickers bars were my favorite candy […]

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Don’t even have words for this snickers almond tart. I mean, NO WORDS.

This snickers almond tart is made with an almond crust, homemade almond butter caramel and a chocolate ganache. It's to die for!

This is like grown up Halloween candy! Homemade adult candy.

Not to mention, it’s insane.

Yes please.

homemade almond butter caramel

I’ve rambled on and on and on here on this little corner of the internet about how growing up, Snickers bars were my favorite candy bar by FAR. We didn’t really get to eat candy bars often, but on Halloween? I was all about the Snickers. I mean, I would give my brothers all my peanut butter cups JUST for their Snickers. Oh, and their mallo cups.

The joke was on me, because they hated peanuts (and coconut!) anyway and probably would have just handed them over freely.

chocolate ganache pour

Remember when I made Homemade Snickers Bars?! They remain one of the most popular recipes here on the blog. They make me so happy! And tastes (insanely) exactly like legit Snickers.

chocolate ganache

The weirdest thing about my love for Snickers? I really don’t care for nuts in desserts. Cookies and brownies with nuts are disastrous for sure, especially the classics. I’ve always said that nuts ruin desserts and sure, these days, I know there are a few desserts that are enhanced by nuts. 

But still. 

This snickers almond tart is made with an almond crust, homemade almond butter caramel and a chocolate ganache. It's to die for!

So what all goes in this tart? A TON OF DELICIOUSNESS!

First, an almond tart crust. It’s easy! It’s good! Almond flour, butter, maple syrup.

While the tart filling is no bake, you do want to bake the crust for a few minutes just to set it. No big deal, it only takes a second. 

This snickers almond tart is made with an almond crust, homemade almond butter caramel and a chocolate ganache. It's to die for!

The filling? Homemade almond butter caramel. YES. Say it with me. 

Almond butter caramel.

I cannot! This stuff is so so so good. 

All you do is make a quick classic caramel with cream and sugar and then stir in almond butter until it all melts. Let it cool and thicken a bit and try not to eat the entire pot! Because it’s heavenly.

This snickers almond tart is made with an almond crust, homemade almond butter caramel and a chocolate ganache. It's to die for!

Even though it freaked me out a bit at first, I stirred chopped almonds into the caramel layer of the tart because my forever Snickers loving heart told me to. It adds the best crunch! 

The top layer is a classic ganache. Topped with flaked salt. 

Then! 

You stick this baby in the fridge and serve it cold. 

It’s rich. Like super rich. Decadent and ridiculously delicious! You see the slices I cut above in my tart? You can even cut in them half again, it’s so rich. However, a small bite is the perfect dessert.

If you want to serve something homemade and wildly wonderful, this is it. 

This snickers almond tart is made with an almond crust, homemade almond butter caramel and a chocolate ganache. It's to die for!

Snickers Almond Tart

Snickers Almond Butter Tart

This snickers almond tart is made with an almond crust, homemade almond butter caramel and a chocolate ganache. It’s to die for!

almond tart crust

  • 2 cup almond flour
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, (melted)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

almond butter caramel

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup creamy almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raw almonds, (chopped)

chocolate ganache

  • 6 ounces high-quality semi-sweet chocolate, (chopped)
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a tart pan (mine is a 9-inch round) with nonstick spray.
  3. Place the almond flour, butter and maple syrup in a large bowl. Stir until combined and the mixture is all moistened. Press it into the tart pan, pressing up the sides slightly.

  4. Bake the crust for 10 to 12 minutes or until slightly golden. Let it cool completely.

almond butter caramel

  1. Combine the sugar, butter, cream and almond butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk to combine, then cook and stir until the mixture is bubbling. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes until it slightly thickens and is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Let it cool to room temperature – it will thicken as it cools!
  2. Once it’s cool, pour the caramel into the almond tart crust. Top with the chopped almonds. Stick the tart in the fridge while you make the ganache.

chocolate ganache

  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a bowl.
  2. Heat the cream in a saucepan over low heat just until it’s warm and the edges bubble. Pour it over the chocolate and let it sit for a minute or two.
  3. Stir continuously until the chocolate melts, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the tart from the fridge and pour the ganache over top. Sprinkle with the flaked salt. Stick the tart back in the fridge.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or even overnight. To serve, slice into very thin slices because it is so rich. Serve immediately!

This snickers almond tart is made with an almond crust, homemade almond butter caramel and a chocolate ganache. It's to die for!

Probably going to frame that corner.

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