No Bake Granola Bars

 

~ No Bake Granola Bars ~

These No Bake Granola Bars are jam packed with goodness and couldn’t be easier to make.  There’s a date base which keeps it all together and wholesome ingredients like chia seeds, almonds and oats.  There’s no need to buy store bought bars again once you make these.  Totally portable, they make for a busy morning breakfast or afternoon snack.  You’re going to love these! Continue reading

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Baked Coconut and Lemon Donuts

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~ Baked Coconut and Lemon Donuts ~

These Baked Coconut and Lemon Donuts are packed to the max with coconut and zesty lemon! There’s three forms of coconut in these bad boys – coconut oil, shredded coconut and coconut extract.  Plus, there’s lots of fresh lemon zest and juice.  Who needs the coffee shop when you can have these?  Continue reading

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Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake

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Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake

Rich, chocolatey and just so pretty!  This Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake will make anyone smile if you serve them a big hunk of this during your Easter celebrations (or any time for that matter).  There’s a dense chocolate base that gets body from both butter and cream cheese.  To add that chocolate oomph, there’s both cocoa powder and lots of crushed mini eggs – a classic for Easter around these parts.  Who wants some? Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Nutella

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Nutella

Banana bread with oomph!  That’s how I’d describe this Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Nutella. Is there anything more perfect than chocolate + peanut butter?  And then go all Elvis-style with banana?  Nope.  Not around these parts.  Prepped in about 10 minutes, the hardest part of this recipe is waiting for this baby to bake.  Then go for it! Continue reading

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Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, Raspberries and White Chocolate Drizzle

 

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Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, Raspberries and White Chocolate Drizzle

Moist, tart, sweet and delicious (and let’s not forget pretty) are all perfectly acceptable and fitting words to describe these Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, Raspberries and White Chocolate Drizzle .  Quite a mouthful, wouldn’t you say?  Every component is yummy on its own, but together they are the perfect bite and sure to put a big ol’ smile on your face. Continue reading

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White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream

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White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream

This White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream is like a dessert and drink all in one! The hot chocolate component  contains white chocolate, of course,  and a touch of vanilla extract and the whipped cream is infused with peppermint extract.  There’s no going back to store bought hot chocolate when you can make this at home in about 10 minutes!  Thirsty?

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Iced Coffee and Cocoa

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Iced Coffee and Cocoa

This Iced Coffee and Cocoa beverage will hit the spot!  This takes about 5 minutes to make and combines just 7 ingredients, including ice.  Espresso packs a punch and the raw cocoa powder  adds a touch of rich chocolatey flavour.   It’s sweetened with some maple syrup that you can adjust to your own taste.  Sure to give you that extra boost of energy as the busy holiday season approaches! Continue reading

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Brownie Whoopie Pies with Nutella Peanut Butter Frosting

 

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Brownie Whoopie Pies with Nutella peanut Butter Frosting

Words can’t properly describe how decadently good these Brownie Whoopie Pies with Nutella Peanut Butter Frosting are…but I’m gonna try!  The whoopie pies are in brownie form, rich in chocolate flavour from melted semi-sweet chocolate as well as cocoa powder and they are dotted with peanut butter chips.  If that wasn’t enough, the two whoopie pies are joined with a not-too-sweet creamy Nutella peanut butter frosting.  Chocolate & peanut butter lovers rejoice…this is a good one! Continue reading

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream

These Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream are loaded with chocolatey goodness!  For the cupcakes, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and chocolate milk are used to create a moist, packed-full-of-chocolate flavour.  Then, the whole thing is topped with a bourbon spiked buttercream.  Can it get any better?  I don’t think so!  Plus, you can totally adapt for the kiddos by omitting the bourbon. Continue reading

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Cranberry, Lemon, White Chocolate and Coconut Cake

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Cranberry, Lemon, White Chocolate and Coconut Cake

This Cranberry, Lemon, White Chocolate and Coconut Cake takes minutes to prepare and is studded with tart, fresh cranberries.  Lots of lemon zest brightens this moist cake and the white chocolate and coconut compliment the tartness beautifully.  The hardest part is waiting for it to bake and, even more difficult, is having to resist having a second piece!  It’ll be your new favourite when you’re craving something sweet!

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