German Chocolate Cake Energy Bites

When the craving strikes for German chocolate cake, these chocolaty, coconutty, pecan-filled energy bites come to the rescue fast! They’re rich, decadent, satisfy your sweet tooth, and come together in just 25 minutes with 9 simple ingredients.
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German Chocolate Cake Energy Bites

When the craving strikes for German chocolate cake, these chocolaty, coconutty, pecan-filled energy bites come to the rescue fast! They’re rich, decadent, satisfy your sweet tooth, and come together in just 25 minutes with 9 simple ingredients.

They’re a filling snack or treat to enjoy throughout the week or share with friends. Did we mention they’re vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened?

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Fudgy Tahini Date Chocolate Bars

If chocolate had best friends, tahini and dates would definitely be in the running! It’s one of our favorite combos, and we’ve put them together in this creamy, decadent treat inspired by Honey Mama’s Chocolate Bars. 
These fudgy, beautiful bars a…

Fudgy Tahini Date Chocolate Bars

If chocolate had best friends, tahini and dates would definitely be in the running! It’s one of our favorite combos, and we’ve put them together in this creamy, decadent treat inspired by Honey Mama’s Chocolate Bars. 

These fudgy, beautiful bars are made with simple, wholesome ingredients, and this version is naturally nut-free! With just 6 ingredients and 25 minutes required, your chocolate club membership awaits!

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache Tart (Vegan + GF)

It’s a good sign when the first word out of your mouth after a bite is WOW. This salted caramel chocolate ganache tart is almost too good to be true…but you better believe it! It’s decadent, chocolaty, salty-sweet perfection, and it requires just 7 ing…

Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache Tart (Vegan + GF)

It’s a good sign when the first word out of your mouth after a bite is WOW. This salted caramel chocolate ganache tart is almost too good to be true…but you better believe it! It’s decadent, chocolaty, salty-sweet perfection, and it requires just 7 ingredients

Not only is it insanely delicious, but it’s gluten-free, vegan, and doesn’t require baking!

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Vibrant Celery Salad with Dates & Pistachios

We often find ourselves with leftover celery after making soups (anyone else?) and now we’ve found the tastiest way to use it up! This celery salad (with dates, mandarins, and pistachios, oh my!) is SO fresh, bright, and crunchy that you’ll wish …

Vibrant Celery Salad with Dates & Pistachios

We often find ourselves with leftover celery after making soups (anyone else?) and now we’ve found the tastiest way to use it up! This celery salad (with dates, mandarins, and pistachios, oh my!) is SO fresh, bright, and crunchy that you’ll wish you had leftover celery every week! 

It’s the perfect simple side or appetizer to pair with richer entrées.

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Orange Cardamom Energy Bites (No-Bake!)

Okay friends, there’s a new energy bite in town and it’s on major repeat in our kitchen. It’s no secret that we love cardamom (hello, chai!) and orange (juice, anyone?), but when we combined them with our Salted Cashew Caramel Energy Bites, something m…

Orange Cardamom Energy Bites (No-Bake!)

Okay friends, there’s a new energy bite in town and it’s on major repeat in our kitchen. It’s no secret that we love cardamom (hello, chai!) and orange (juice, anyone?), but when we combined them with our Salted Cashew Caramel Energy Bites, something magical happened, and the Orange Cardamom Energy Bite was born! (Happy birthday, bites!)

These bites are sweet, zesty, and decadent and perfect for a quick snack or sweet treat after dinner.

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Hot Honey Bacon Wrapped Dates.

These bacon wrapped dates are a favorite snack! Dates stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped in bacon, cooked until crispy and warm and then drizzled in hot honey. Sweet and salty perfection! Hello best snack ever! This final recipe of the year may not be a pretty one, but it is DELISH. Savory. Sweet. Creamy. Cheesy. […]

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These bacon wrapped dates are a favorite snack! Dates stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped in bacon, cooked until crispy and warm and then drizzled in hot honey. Sweet and salty perfection!

Hello best snack ever!

hot honey bacon wrapped goat cheese stuffed dates

This final recipe of the year may not be a pretty one, but it is DELISH.

Savory.

Sweet.

Creamy.

Cheesy.

Crunchy.

Sticky.

Spicy.

hot honey bacon wrapped goat cheese stuffed dates

We are checking ALL the boxes here!!

Bacon wrapped goat cheese stuffed dates are nothing new or exceptionally exciting – I’ve made them for years and never thought they warranted an actual blog post. 

But then!

I went and drizzled them with hot honey while still hot and my life was forever changed.

goat cheese stuffed dates

If you need the perfect snack for new year’s eve or even new year’s day, these are it!

And they are really quite easy to throw together.

I have a few recipes for hot honey here on the blog – I always made it at home before it was readily available. But these days I can find it at Target (used to find it at ALDI too!) and the Mike’s version is pretty much everywhere. Plus, it’s super good.

All you need? A pack of dates, some bacon, goat cheese and the honey. That is IT!

 bacon wrapped goat cheese stuffed dates ready for the oven

I slice the date lengthwise, but not all the way through. Remove the pit, then stuff it with some goat cheese. Just this past week I made these with a chipotle goat cheese which was also incredible, so a flavored version would work too!

Once the dates are all stuffed, wrapped half a slice of bacon around them. I don’t like the bacon to be layered – it can overlap slightly, but only use a half slice so it cooks through and gets crispy. I secure the bacon with a toothpick! This also makes it easy to serve the bacon wrapped dates. (more…)

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How to Make a Vegan “Charcuterie” Board

It’s party time, friends! We don’t know about you, but nothing says “party” to us more than an abundance of delicious, beautiful, and satisfying snacks — and nothing says “snacks” better than a charcuterie board!
When crafting this delectable display, …

How to Make a Vegan “Charcuterie” Board

It’s party time, friends! We don’t know about you, but nothing says “party” to us more than an abundance of delicious, beautiful, and satisfying snacks — and nothing says “snacks” better than a charcuterie board!

When crafting this delectable display, we made sure to hit all the marks (salty, sweet, savory, and spicy!) while keeping it super versatile and approachable.

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Dates

Prepare your tastebuds, friends! While crafting this season’s collection of holiday sides (there’s good stuff coming), we realized we wanted a quick, fresh, and versatile salad featuring fall ingredients. Enter: this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad (with …

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Dates

Prepare your tastebuds, friends! While crafting this season’s collection of holiday sides (there’s good stuff coming), we realized we wanted a quick, fresh, and versatile salad featuring fall ingredients. Enter: this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad (with kale, apples, and dates — oh my!).

Not only is this salad a delicious combination of savory, sweet, crunchy, and tart, but it comes together with just 10 ingredients in 20 minutes

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Pumpkin Spice Cake Bites (No-Bake!)

Is there anything pumpkin can’t do? We think not. From pumpkin cake to pumpkin pie ice cream to the ever-amazing pumpkin spice latte, there is nothing quite as classic as those warm and comforting flavors. So we’ve taken it to a whole new level — meet …

Pumpkin Spice Cake Bites (No-Bake!)

Is there anything pumpkin can’t do? We think not. From pumpkin cake to pumpkin pie ice cream to the ever-amazing pumpkin spice latte, there is nothing quite as classic as those warm and comforting flavors. So we’ve taken it to a whole new level — meet pumpkin spice cake bites (they’re thrilled to be here)!

All the best parts of pumpkin spice in a decadent and dreamy bite — perfect for snacking, enjoying as a wholesome treat, or adding some bite-sized fun to your holiday table.

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Almond Joy Energy Bites (6 Ingredients!)

We want to let you in on a little secret. These might look like unassuming energy bites but they’re not. They’re kind of exceptional (but shhh, don’t tell). Not only do they pack all of the flavors of Almond Joy inside (hello chocolate, coconut, almond…

Almond Joy Energy Bites (6 Ingredients!)

We want to let you in on a little secret. These might look like unassuming energy bites but they’re not. They’re kind of exceptional (but shhh, don’t tell). Not only do they pack all of the flavors of Almond Joy inside (hello chocolate, coconut, almond!), but they also have the texture of a no-bake cookie. WE KNOW. It’s a big deal.

Oh, and did we mention they have an (optional but highly recommended) coconut butter GLAZE?

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