Salt-Roasted Candied Peanuts

I’ll have to admit that I love peanuts, especially when they are candied with a touch of sea salt added. For years I’ve been making all sorts of candied nuts, including these candied peanuts, but this was one of the first candied nut recip…

I’ll have to admit that I love peanuts, especially when they are candied with a touch of sea salt added. For years I’ve been making all sorts of candied nuts, including these candied peanuts, but this was one of the first candied nut recipes I ever came up with and I’ve been making them ever since.

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Creamy Coconut Hemp Milk

Say hello to my go-to dairy-free milk I’ve been crafting up for my beloved moringa and matcha lattes, granola, baking, and beyond!
It’s made with unsweetened coconut flakes and hemp seeds and sweetened with dates, making it a 3-ingredient recipe that’…

Creamy Coconut Hemp Milk

Say hello to my go-to dairy-free milk I’ve been crafting up for my beloved moringa and matcha lattes, granola, baking, and beyond!

It’s made with unsweetened coconut flakes and hemp seeds and sweetened with dates, making it a 3-ingredient recipe that’s made easily in the blender. Let us show you how it’s done!

This recipe is as easy as blending up coconut flakes, hemp seeds, dates, water, and an optional pinch of sea salt, then straining through a nut milk bag.

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Radish Leaf Pesto

Last spring feels like quite a while ago, when I (and we) were all wondering about our food supplies running out, rediscovering things in our jumbled pantries and packed-to-the-gills freezers, and also being a lot more conscious of food waste. On the other hand, it’s hard to use everything up. But I did my best. I’m the kind of person who finds a 1-inch (3cm)…

Last spring feels like quite a while ago, when I (and we) were all wondering about our food supplies running out, rediscovering things in our jumbled pantries and packed-to-the-gills freezers, and also being a lot more conscious of food waste. On the other hand, it’s hard to use everything up. But I did my best.

I’m the kind of person who finds a 1-inch (3cm) cube of pesto lurking in the back of the freezer, then goes out and spend time at the market shopping for the vegetables, then comes home to wash and chop them up, while the beans are soaking to make soupe au pistou. Then I realize I forgot to buy more basil because I only have a little cube of pesto (or more accurately, pistou) and it’s not enough, so I head back out to buy more basil, cooling my heels in line behind madame, who is requesting that the vendor show her each oignon and carotte for careful examination before she buys it. When all is said and done, and the soup has been served that evening, I find myself with a little bit of leftover pesto when all is said and done, which goes back into the freezer. And the cycle begins again.

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Rice Krispie Treats

Extra marshmallows, sea salt, and a super-thick bar make for the BEST Rice Krispie Treats. You will love these easy, no-bake treats, they are always a crowd pleaser! When it comes to no-bake treats, Rice Krispie Treats are king. They’re a universal fav…

Extra marshmallows, sea salt, and a super-thick bar make for the BEST Rice Krispie Treats. You will love these easy, no-bake treats, they are always a crowd pleaser! When it comes to no-bake treats, Rice Krispie Treats are king. They’re a universal favorite and I promise you that this is the BEST Rice Krispie Treat…

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Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

During the lockdown, I did what everyone else did: Went through all my kitchen cabinets, cleaning them out, and finding little bits and bags and jars of stuff that I should have used a long time ago, but didn’t. You did do that – right? Mine was quite a purge. I’ve had so many things from travels, friends, food companies, houseguests, strangers, etc. that my…

During the lockdown, I did what everyone else did: Went through all my kitchen cabinets, cleaning them out, and finding little bits and bags and jars of stuff that I should have used a long time ago, but didn’t.

You did do that – right?

Mine was quite a purge. I’ve had so many things from travels, friends, food companies, houseguests, strangers, etc. that my drawers and cabinets were out-of-control. I posted some pictures on social media of the things that I appeared to be running low on, but that I was anxious to use up, and people, kindly, offered to send me more…which would have negated the whole idea of the purge. The time had come to use things up.

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Mint Zhoug

During the lockdown, I found myself with all sorts of things that needed to get used up sooner than I expected. I would buy too many lemons, thinking I’d need them. Then realize I had too many and make lemon curd. The grocery shopping delivery service that I use inexplicably had jalapeño peppers on their website (and a few times, padrón peppers!) and I couldn’t…

During the lockdown, I found myself with all sorts of things that needed to get used up sooner than I expected. I would buy too many lemons, thinking I’d need them. Then realize I had too many and make lemon curd. The grocery shopping delivery service that I use inexplicably had jalapeño peppers on their website (and a few times, padrón peppers!) and I couldn’t not buy those, since those are very rare around here. And because I’ve been doing Instagram Live apéro hour videos, I was concerned about running out of fresh mint, so bought them by the bundles (plural), until one day I realized I had way too much.

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French Grated Carrot Salad

If I had to compile a list of the top five National Dishes of France, right up there would be salade de carottes râpées, or grated carrot salad. It’s everywhere. You’ll find it on many café and bistro menus, Charcuteries sell it by the kilo, and even supermarkets sell it packed up in rectangular containers, ready to go, which office workers and others enjoy for…

If I had to compile a list of the top five National Dishes of France, right up there would be salade de carottes râpées, or grated carrot salad. It’s everywhere. You’ll find it on many café and bistro menus, Charcuteries sell it by the kilo, and even supermarkets sell it packed up in rectangular containers, ready to go, which office workers and others enjoy for a quick lunch.

romano

Romain, my French partner, makes a great version of this salad. It’s not difficult to make. All you need is a bunch of fresh carrots, ingredients for the dressing, and a little bit of effort, to grate the carrots.

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Baked Kale Chips

It’s so easy to make kale chips! These chips are seasoned to perfection and come out impossibly crispy. Watch out: they disappear fast! Ever made kale chips? Now’s the time to try. This irresistibly salty and crunchy snack makes crispy kale taste like the best invention since sliced bread. The only problem is: they disappear fast! Alex and I like to make up a pan of kale chips as a fun DIY: then we end up devouring them in minutes. Which is all well and good, because these babies are best eaten within a few hours of making them. This healthy snack is perfect for any occasion. Want an afternoon pick-me-up? Need a late night Netflix snack? Kale chips. How to make kale chips Kale chips are very easy to make: you just need to know a few tips to make them come out perfectly. There are lots of ways to make them; here’s what Alex and I like to do for ours: Use Tuscan kale. Alex and I prefer Tuscan kale to curly kale: the flavor is milder and it’s a little sturdier for chips. See below. Wash and thoroughly dry the kale. You’ll want the kale ultra dry […]

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It’s so easy to make kale chips! These chips are seasoned to perfection and come out impossibly crispy. Watch out: they disappear fast!

Kale chips

Ever made kale chips? Now’s the time to try. This irresistibly salty and crunchy snack makes crispy kale taste like the best invention since sliced bread. The only problem is: they disappear fast! Alex and I like to make up a pan of kale chips as a fun DIY: then we end up devouring them in minutes. Which is all well and good, because these babies are best eaten within a few hours of making them. This healthy snack is perfect for any occasion. Want an afternoon pick-me-up? Need a late night Netflix snack? Kale chips.

How to make kale chips

Kale chips are very easy to make: you just need to know a few tips to make them come out perfectly. There are lots of ways to make them; here’s what Alex and I like to do for ours:

  • Use Tuscan kale. Alex and I prefer Tuscan kale to curly kale: the flavor is milder and it’s a little sturdier for chips. See below.
  • Wash and thoroughly dry the kale. You’ll want the kale ultra dry so that the oil sticks to it.
  • Tear the kale into “chip” sized bites. Remove the stems, since these get tough and stringy in the oven.
  • Season to perfection. You’ll mix with olive oil, then add salt and onion powder (see below).
  • Bake at 275 for 30 minutes. Place the chips in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at low heat for 30 minutes: you’ll be surprised at how crispy they become!
Baked kale chips

The best kale for chips? Tuscan kale.

After testing with both, we’ve found the best kale for kale chips is Tuscan kale. What is it? Tuscan kale is an Italian variety of kale with dark green leaves and a mild, almost sweet flavor. It’s also labeled as Lacinato kale, dinosaur kale, black kale, or cavolo nero (black cabbage in Italian). It’s called dinosaur kale because the scaly, ridged leaves almost resemble dinosaur skin! You should be able to find Tuscan kale at your local grocery store.

If all you can find is curly kale, you can use that too! Curly kale is fluffier than Tuscan, and it has a more bitter flavor. That bitter flavor mellows out in the oven, but the fluffier texture can make it more brittle. Tuscan kale has flatter leaves, making it more suited to chips.

Tuscan kale

Variations on kale chips: add-ins!

We created these kale chips to have a vaguely sour cream and onion flavor. Of course, you can create endless variations adding any spices you like. Here are some ideas to get your wheels turning; we’d suggest about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon to keep it from being heavy handed:

Tuscan kale

Kale nutrition

Kale chips are a perfect healthy snack when you’re craving something salty, but don’t want to give into a bag of potato chips. Leafy greens like kale are some of the healthiest foods you can eat! Kale is full of nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber. 1 cup of raw kale has 33 calories, 6 grams of carbs (2 of which are fiber), and 3 grams of protein. Because of its low calorie content, kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods on earth.

More kale recipes

Don’t stop with kale chips! There are so many tasty ways to add kale to your diet. Here are some of our top recommendations for eating more leafy green kale:

  • Best Ever Sauteed Kale The best way to eat this healthy leafy green! Scented with garlic and cooked in olive oil until tender, you’ll want to eat it every day.
  • Roasted Kale A tasty, easy side dish! Baked until tender and crispy at the edges, it’s quick to make and a total crowd pleaser.
  • Kale Quinoa Salad This colorful kale quinoa salad is full of healthy ingredients and tastes incredible! Meal prep this easy plant-based lunch idea for meals all week.
  • The BEST Kale Salad This is the BEST way to eat kale! A dressing of lemon, garlic and Parmesan cheese transforms kale into tangy goodness in this Tuscan kale salad.

This kale chips recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Kale chips

Crispy Baked Kale Chips


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 to 3 servings
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

It’s so easy to make kale chips! These chips are seasoned to perfection and come out impossibly crispy. Watch out: they disappear fast!


Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Tuscan kale (also labeled as Lacinato or dinosaur kale)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Heaping 1/8 teaspoon fine sea or kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash the kale leaves, then dry them as much as possible with a clean dish towel. Tear the kale leaves away from the stems, and into the desired size for chips. In a medium bowl, gently toss the kale leaves with the olive oil.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the kale leaves in a single layer on top of the sheet and sprinkle them with salt and onion powder.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until the kale leaves are crisp. Cool and enjoy immediately! They’re best eaten within a few hours, but if you happen to have leftovers you can store them in a sealed container for 1 day.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Vegetables

Keywords: Kale chips

Want more vegan snacks?

If you’re looking to eat more plant-based recipes, healthy vegan snacks are crucial to making it through the day! Outside of these kale chips, here are a few more vegan snacks to try:

  • Crispy Roasted Chickpeas or Crispy Roasted Black Beans They’re the perfect salty snack! They’re combined with savory spices like cumin, garlic powder, and black pepper, and roasted until crispy.
  • Easy Edamame or Spicy Edamame Protein-packed edamame is a tasty protein-packed vegan snack! Edamame are soy beans you eat right out of the pod, squeezing them into your mouth with a satisfying pop.
  • Vegan Snack Bars The perfect wholesome snack! These bars are naturally sweet, featuring oats, chia seeds, and pecans.

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Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.

These chocolate chip cookie bars are GOLD.  Okay so no big deal but you have to drop what you’re doing right now and go make these. YES LIKE RIGHT NOW!! Last weekend I shared some stories of these on instagram and in my weekend post, and you guys have been blowing up my messages ever […]

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These chocolate chip cookie bars are GOLD. 

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Okay so no big deal but you have to drop what you’re doing right now and go make these. YES LIKE RIGHT NOW!!

brown butter

Last weekend I shared some stories of these on instagram and in my weekend post, and you guys have been blowing up my messages ever since. I knew the recipe had to get out ASAP, so here we are! I made them again (life is so hard) just to photograph and share with you this week. Because they need to make an appearance in your kitchen this weekend.

Hello saturday treat! 

brown butter

These bars are chewy and perfectly flavored. Studded with both milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Dreamy! 

brown butter chocolate chip cookie dough

The biggest and best part?

They start with two whole sticks of butter… BROWNED. Oh yes, we brown two entire sticks of butter. Seriously just throw all your candles away because this will make your house smell like absolute heaven. I no longer need to burn any home fragrance – I’m just going to brown butter when I want to impress friends and make our house smell lovely. 

chocolate chip cookie dough

There is so much brown butter in this recipe that you can taste it in the bars. Which I know sounds a little crazy, but the thing is, when cookies or bars are made with brown butter, sometimes it’s hard to taste the brown butter inside. Unless it’s a glaze or something. You get me?

This is a totally different story. These bars have the most brown buttery, almost caramely, almost butterscotch-like flavor. They are seriously the best chocolate chip bars I’ve ever made!

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Some other exciting points:

The butter doesn’t have to be softened because we are browning it anyway.

You don’t have to use a stand mixer for this recipe! Just stir it up.

Aside from browning the butter, the recipe comes together SO quickly. If you’re really in a pinch you don’t HAVE to brown the butter, but I mean… 

The bars bake for 30 minutes then cool. You can get these made and baked within one hour. You’ll have to wait a bit for them to cool, but if you’re taking them somewhere – just take and slice once you’re there! 

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Now here’s the other thing – I do like a thicker bar, and I went back and forth on if I should show these made in an 8×8 pan instead. The thing is, they are really rich and just SO good made in the 9×13 pan, albeit a bit thinner. They serve a crowd and you can also wrap and freeze leftovers.

If you’re really in a pinch though, you can cut the recipe in half and do an 8×8 pan.

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

My favorite part, aside from the brown butter (of course!!!) is the flaky salt on top.

OMG. It adds a little texture and crunch, and obviously a salty bite to the rich, decadent melty chocolate and caramely baked dough.

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

And see how the top layer of the bars are also thin and crisp? The texture is so good and also means everyone doesn’t have to fight for the outer edges.

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Give me all of these bars!

I hope they appear in your kitchen ASAP. And head over to instagram, so you can see me make them on my stories today!

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 people +
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • maldon flaked salt, for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Have a 9x13 inch baking dish out.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Place the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and let the mixture bubble, stirring occasionally, until brown bits begin to appear on the bottom. Once the brown bits appear, turn the heat off and continue to stir for about 30 seconds. Let the butter cool slightly. Take a pastry brush and brush a bit of the butter all over the bottom and sides of the 9x13 inch dish.
  • Place the brown sugar in a large bowl. Pour in the brown butter and mix until combined combined and smooth - the sugar will somewhat dissolve. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring immediately after so they don’t cook if the butter is still warm. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Use a wooden spoon to stir in the dry ingredients until they are almost combined. Stir in the chocolate chips until they are evenly dispersed.
  • Press the mixture into the buttered dish. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and set in the center. Remove the dish and immediately sprinkle the top with flaked salt. Let cool completely before slicing into squares.

Notes

slightly adapted from food network

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Life is made.

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Multigrain and Seed Biscotti

I was browsing some older cookbooks recently. There are so many really great new cookbooks that come out every season that it’s easy to forget some of the beloved ones waiting patiently on our shelves, for us to return to them. Before electronics came on the scene, I used to curl up every night under the cover with an actual book or two, before dozing…

I was browsing some older cookbooks recently. There are so many really great new cookbooks that come out every season that it’s easy to forget some of the beloved ones waiting patiently on our shelves, for us to return to them. Before electronics came on the scene, I used to curl up every night under the cover with an actual book or two, before dozing off to bed.

The downside was that I always ended up bookmarking recipes that I wanted to make, and I’d get excited, and start running up and down (in back and forth) in my mind, about how I’m going to gather the ingredients when I wake up the next morning. Recently one that I came across was a recipe for Multigrain Biscotti in a cookbook from the ’90s that had nearly two dozen ingredients in it. But they sounded so good, I made a little (okay…not-so-little) shopping list, for the next day, using that list as a bookmark, planning to make them the next day.

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