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Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding

I had a wicked sweet tooth so I decided to make some dark chocolate chia pudding topped with coconut whipped cream, blackberries, dark chocolate and coconut flakes. (Adapted from Stupid Easy Paleo)

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Ingredients
  • 14 oz can organic coconut milk
  • 2 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the coconut milk, chopped dark chocolate, cocoa powder and cinnamon until completely melted.
  2. Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and the chia seeds while continuously whisking until mixture thickens.
  3. Pour into serving cups and refrigerate for at least an hour until thick.
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Fruit & Coconut Whipped Cream

A quick and easy dairy free dessert! I cut up some apricots, plums, and blackberries and topped with a dollop of coconut whipped cream. 

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Coconut Whipped Cream

  1. Cream from 1 can of full-fat coconut milk (Thai brand, chilled overnight to ensure it is seperated)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  3. 1 teaspoon honey
  • Mix with electric mixer or food process for about a minute
  • Top over your favorite fruits, sprinkle with cinnamon, and drizzle with honey.

Mint Brownies (GF)

Hey everyone! I am definitely not going to lie to you and tell you that these are healthy, but they are an extremely yummy gluten free dessert I made with my sister this past weekend so I thought I’d go ahead and share! (*Warning – not paleo)

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GF Hershey’s Best Brownies 

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (or other GF flour alternative)
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ tsp xantham gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Mint Cream (mix thoroughly)

  • 1.5 cups confectioners sugar (double check gf, or make your own!)
  • 3 tbsp soft butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp milk or light cream
  • ¾ tsp peppermint extract

Chocolate Glaze (melt together) 

  • 2 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp Butter

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350. Grease 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Add eggs; beat well with spoon. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of the pan.
  4. When cooled completely, spread mint cream on top and chill for about an hour.
  5. Spread with chocolate glaze (Approximately 16 brownies)

Apricot-Date Nut Bars

These fruit-nut bars are the bomb. Containing very few raw ingredients, you can mix up the fruit and nuts to be whatever you like! I chose apricot & date and added some cocoa and shredded coconut on top to make it taste even more like a chocolate treat. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • ½ cup apricots
  • ½ cup soft dates (remove pit)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Add nuts to food processor and process until fine.
  2. Add in fruits, cocoa, and oil, and process until mixture forms a sticky dough
  3. Spread the dough like fudge into a lined 8 – inch baking pan
  4. Sprinkle coconut over the bars evenly
  5. Refrigerate or freeze to set and then cut
  6. Store in fridge or freezer (I like them frozen, they stay soft enough to eat without defrosting!)

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