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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Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies (Vegan + GF)

We had BIG dreams for a vegan, gluten-free version of classic white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Little did we know, good vegan white chocolate chips are hard to come by! But when we swapped them for dried cranberries in this new dough, we found ou…

Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies (Vegan + GF)

We had BIG dreams for a vegan, gluten-free version of classic white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Little did we know, good vegan white chocolate chips are hard to come by! But when we swapped them for dried cranberries in this new dough, we found our new favorite cookie!

These cookies taste just like the classics — they’re soft, sweet, vanilla-infused, and we’re confident you won’t even miss the chocolate!

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Easy Almond Brittle (4 Ingredients!)

The idea for this brittle came to me one night when I was about to drift off to sleep (as many ideas do). I dreamt of a brittled almond cookie with serious crunch, so we started there. But after a few failed attempts we stopped trying to separate them …

Easy Almond Brittle (4 Ingredients!)

The idea for this brittle came to me one night when I was about to drift off to sleep (as many ideas do). I dreamt of a brittled almond cookie with serious crunch, so we started there. But after a few failed attempts we stopped trying to separate them into clumps and just made almond brittle on a baking sheet, and it was the best, happiest semi-accidental decision ever! 

What’s it like? This is like grown-up peanut brittle but with wholesome almonds, natural sweeteners, and no butter in sight.

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1-Bowl Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Vegan + GF)

Friends, if you love our Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies (they’re a fan favorite!), we have a holiday twist that must go on the cookie-making list! These chocolate peppermint cookies are crispy on the edges, fudgy in the middle, plus super chocolaty and pe…

1-Bowl Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Vegan + GF)

Friends, if you love our Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies (they’re a fan favorite!), we have a holiday twist that must go on the cookie-making list! These chocolate peppermint cookies are crispy on the edges, fudgy in the middle, plus super chocolaty and perfectly sweet and minty! We are truly obsessed — these are too good to leave out for Santa (sorry, Santa).

Bonus points? They’re so easy to prepare (just 1 bowl and 30 minutes required)!

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Pecan Pie Bars (Vegan + GF)

Pecan pie lovers, this one’s for you! We’ve tried for some time to create the perfect vegan pecan pie, and after some pie struggles last year, we changed our vision a bit and boy are we happy with the result! Introducing: pecan pie bars with crun…

Pecan Pie Bars (Vegan + GF)

Pecan pie lovers, this one’s for you! We’ve tried for some time to create the perfect vegan pecan pie, and after some pie struggles last year, we changed our vision a bit and boy are we happy with the result! Introducing: pecan pie bars with crunchy, buttery pecans and a shortbread-like crust.

With all the classic flavor of pecan pie, they’re undetectably gluten-free and vegan, and perfect for your holiday table.

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Easy Baked Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan + GF)

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Our beloved Easy Baked Cheesecake is a fan favorite (and for good reason), but there’s a new treat in town stealing our hearts: Chocolate Cheesecake! We already have No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes on the blog, but this new bak…

Easy Baked Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan + GF)

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Our beloved Easy Baked Cheesecake is a fan favorite (and for good reason), but there’s a new treat in town stealing our hearts: Chocolate Cheesecake! We already have No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes on the blog, but this new baked version really takes things to the next level. 

A perfectly tender chocolate cookie crust is topped with a rich, creamy, not-too-sweet chocolate cheesecake layer and fresh raspberry sauce.

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Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars (Vegan + GF)

 Friends, they’re here! Your new favorite fall dessert has arrived. After the success of our Apple Butter Cheesecake Bars and Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, we knew what we had to do: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars! All the best parts of creamy cheesecake a…

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars (Vegan + GF)

 Friends, they’re here! Your new favorite fall dessert has arrived. After the success of our Apple Butter Cheesecake Bars and Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, we knew what we had to do: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars! All the best parts of creamy cheesecake and sweet and spicy pumpkin pie combine in a glorious, decadent, and surprisingly easy dessert. Not only that, but they’re gluten-free and plant-based too!

Whether you’re making them for the holiday table or whipping up a batch for yourself when the pumpkin spice craving strikes, we’re sure you’ll love them!

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Gluten-Free Biscotti with Ginger & Chocolate

Surely we’re not the only ones who first experienced biscotti as kids, secretly stolen out of an old tin at grandma’s house? Oh, the memories. Well, prepare to be transported, friends, because these gluten-free biscotti have all the crunchy, sweet good…

Gluten-Free Biscotti with Ginger & Chocolate

Surely we’re not the only ones who first experienced biscotti as kids, secretly stolen out of an old tin at grandma’s house? Oh, the memories. Well, prepare to be transported, friends, because these gluten-free biscotti have all the crunchy, sweet goodness of a classic biscotti, but with a sophisticated twist!

Inspired by our Orange Almond Biscotti, these 10-ingredient cookies are sweet and spicy (Hello, chocolate and candied ginger!) and full of all the best delicate flavors of the classic Italian treat.

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Easy Apple Coffee Cake (GF, Vegan)

You know when you take a bite of cake and just breathe a sigh of relief and satisfaction? Well, get ready. Because after many tests (we lost count — 6 or 600, maybe?), we’ve cracked the code on the perfect apple coffee cake! It’s balanced, slightly toa…

Easy Apple Coffee Cake (GF, Vegan)

You know when you take a bite of cake and just breathe a sigh of relief and satisfaction? Well, get ready. Because after many tests (we lost count — 6 or 600, maybe?), we’ve cracked the code on the perfect apple coffee cake! It’s balanced, slightly toasty, undeniably comforting, and infused with cinnamon. 

Made with wholesome almond flour and nutty coconut sugar, it’s gluten-free and plant-based, yet full of flavor.

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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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