dark chocolate drizzled macaroons [naturally sweetened]

Dark Chocolate Drizzled Macaroons - naturally sweetened, gluten-free, dairy-free!

I’ve hated coconut-flavored anything my entire life. But now I might be starting to like it?

Dark Chocolate Drizzled Macaroons - naturally sweetened, gluten-free, dairy-free!

It started with using coconut oil…and now I almost find myself craving toasty coconut. For all you coconut fans, these chewy macaroons are the best! The coconut flakes spend a little time in the oven before putting the macaroons together, so they get extra golden and toasted. Totally optional if you prefer traditional white macaroons instead!

Dark Chocolate Drizzled Macaroons - naturally sweetened, gluten-free, dairy-free!

They are very lightly sweetened with only honey, which I think is the perfect amount. Feel free to add a little extra sugar to taste, adding up to 1/2 cup of granulated sugar if needed. On the first day, these are crispy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside. After that, store them in an airtight container, and they become soft and chewy and wonderful.

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double chocolate glazed donuts [made with coconut flour]

Double Chocolate Glazed Donuts - made with coconut flour! Healthy, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free

Don’t have a single bad thing to say about these! They are sneaky chocolate donuts that are gluten-free, dairy-free and naturally sweetened with honey. I think I’m officially a super fan of coconut flour–when you get the ratios right, it just can’t be beat with its nutrition content and fluffy texture!

Double Chocolate Glazed Donuts - made with coconut flour! Healthy, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free

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neapolitan mini cheesecakes [vegan]

Vegan Neapolitan Mini Cheesecakes

Now that it’s summer, one of my favorite things to make are raw/vegan desserts! Look at those beautiful layers :)

They are the easiest thing to make–just throw all your ingredients into a high-powered blender…the end. My Vitamix is seriously the best investment I’ve ever made! I literally use it every. single. day. of my life.

Vegan Neapolitan Mini Cheesecakes

These were inspired by those iconic cartons of ice cream, definitely a summer staple of my childhood.

Vegan Neapolitan Mini Cheesecakes

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mini chocolate mousse pies (vegan)

Mini chocolate mousse pies (vegan)

It’s been a million years (bitch and moan about school, etc., etc.), but something delicious has finally been made! Happy Friday, indeed.

Mini chocolate mousse pies (vegan)

It’s starting to look a lot like summer, so this past weekend meant no-bake treats like these easy chocolate mousse pies…and the inaugural batch of perfect fudgsicles.

Mini chocolate mousse pies (vegan)

First foray into playing with coconut cream, and definitely a success! It is INFINITELY easier than a real chocolate mousse, and it reminded me of this other chocolate mousse pie. I love how packed full of nutrients these pies are! Definitely more bikini body friendly than your typical chocolate mousse.

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dark chocolate drizzled lace cookies

Chocolate Drizzled Lace Cookies

These lace cookies are a truly unique cookie!

Their thin and crispy texture with caramelized toffee flavor is SO addictive.

Chocolate Drizzled Lace Cookies

It would also be delish if you sandwiched two cookies with chocolate in the middle.

I found that drizzling them in a single layer really accentuates the delicate crisp that makes this cookie so lacy.

Chocolate Drizzled Lace Cookies

Leave plenty of space around these cookies on the baking sheet! They like to spread.

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homemade milanos

Homemade Milano Cookies

There are a few storebought cookies that I absolutely ADORE, in all their sugary, processed glory. Oreos, obviously, are in the top 5 (Trader Joe Joe’s? Even better), but Milanos probably take the number one spot.

I was suuuperrr skeptical about homemade Milanos. I mean, Milanos are a pretty unique cookie. It’s not like replicating brownies or chocolate chip cookies or something. Their shape and crispy crunchy texture…how would it turn out?

BETTER. Flecks of vanilla bean, rich dark chocolate, and buttery cookies.

I know homemade Milanos seems daunting, but trust me, these are definitely worth a try!

Homemade Milano Cookies

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deep dish chocolate chip cookie pie (no added sugar)

Just shy of three years ago, I made a deeply delicious, deep-dish chocolate chip cookie pie. Then I took a pumpkin spice spin on it.

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie - Vegan, No Sugar Added

This version uses NO ADDED SUGAR. All of the sweetener comes from my favorite natural sweetener, Medjool dates. I love love love using dates for homemade Larabars.

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie - Vegan, No Sugar Added

Honestly couldn’t tell the difference between this version and the original version. Just as gooey and amazing.

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