Homemade Ding Dongs

3 words for you.  Homemade Ding Dongs. The other day in my Facebook group, a member posted a pic of some store bought Ding Dongs from Whole Foods.  She asked if I could make a homemade version and I gladly accepted the challenge!  I love the challenge of making copycat recipes. Just try my Gluten Free Samoas or my Grain Free Twix Bars for yourself.  Unlike the store bought one, my version is free of refined sugar, gluten, eggs and dairy!

homemade ding dongs

I got a little over-zealous and took the photograph before I added the chocolate coating.  I will definitely make sure to add those instructions in the recipe though.  I hope you enjoy these Homemade Ding Dongs as much as we did! The recipe is a little involved, but totally worth it.

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Chocolate Rice Crispy Squares

Rice crispy treats are one of those iconic recipes from childhood.  Well, I just gave them a major upgrade with these easy Chocolate Rice Crispy Squares.  I love this recipe because it only contains simple ingredients and it can literally be made in just a few minutes.  If you love chocolate, you may also want to try my fudgy flourless brownies and my chocolate coffee cheesecake.

chocolate rice crispy squares

These delicious chocolate bars are vegan and gluten free. They can easily be made nut free by using sunflower butter in place of the cashew butter.  I used brown rice cereal in this recipe.  Only ingredient is brown puffed rice. You should be able to find it at any health food store.  I have also seen it at Target on occasion.

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Easy Black Bean Mexican Quinoa

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada, but opinions are all my own. 

My husband Marcus loves Mexican food.  This past weekend, we had some black beans we needed to use up, so he decided they would be perfect in this Easy Black Bean Mexican Quinoa.  We always try to add beans to our meals.  They are a fabulous source of protein and fiber.

Easy Black Bean Meixan Quinoa

Did you know that the UN declared 2016 to be the International Year of the Pulses? Beans fall under the category “pulses.”  Other pulses include: chickpeas, peas and lentils.  Pulses are so great for many reasons.  Reasons to consider eating more pulses:

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