Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

My husband Marcus is a sucker for anything with chocolate and peanut butter.  So I created this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake with him in mind.  This healthy cheesecake is made with no refined sugar, gluten, grains or dairy!

Unlike traditional cheesecake, this recipe is no bake and can be made very quickly!

chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

It starts with an almond date crust, then you have the creamy chocolate and peanut butter layer, and lastly, it’s topped with a decadent peanut butter frosting.  Yum! I could seriously have eaten the frosting by itself!  So good!

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Easy Almond Joy Candy Cups

If you have been following me for awhile, you know I love all things Almond Joy flavored.  These Easy Almond Joy Candy Cups are my latest creation.  I know you are going to love them!

easy almond joy candy cups

There are a few things that make this recipe great.  They are vegan, gluten free and paleo approved.  The contain ZERO refined sugar, and there is no baking required!  Only 5 simple ingredients!

I have such a sweet tooth, so I am always thinking of new ways to enjoy sweets in a better way.  Since these contain a good amount of fat, and they are super rich, you don’t need much to satisfy.  I made mine in standard sized muffin pans and got 6, but you can do a bite size up if you like too!

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Easy Lemon Pie

Oh. my… This PIE. This is my new favorite! Hi again! It’s your pie-making friend, Emily, from PrettyPies.com. I have made literally dozens of desserts over the past couple of years, but *this* one definitely ranks high on my list. It’s SO simple. And so delightfully delicious! I can’t wait to share the recipe with you!

You will love how incredibly easy it is to make. Just 7 ingredients and a few minutes is all you need! No baking, no food processor, nothing fancy.

The best part? NO waiting for hours for it to set. You can enjoy right away!

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Salted Caramel Gooey Bars

Are you in full indulgence mode now?  If so, you will LOVE these Salted Caramel Gooey Bars.  They have a soft, buttery crust with a salted caramel filling.  So gooey that you may need to eat these bars with a fork.  I love all things salted caramel, don’t you? If you need more dessert ideas, you can check out these healthy desserts with 5 ingredients or less.

salted caramel gooey bars

They are seriously worth the last minute indulgence for 2016.  You will definitely go out with a bang. 🙂  These bars are gluten free, vegan and paleo.  They would be absolutely amazing if you top them with coconut whip cream.  Heading off to try that now! 🙂

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Healthy Banana Coconut Cream Pie

OMG, you guys.  This Healthy Banana Coconut Cream Pie is EPIC.  It’s been a long time in the making.  I actually attempted a similar recipe last year and it didn’t quite turn out right.  I am pleased to say that this healthy pie recipe came out awesome!

This pie is vegan, gluten free, paleo and free of refined sugars.  There are a few steps, but I promise it’s pretty easy.  I am also including a video tutorial in the post for you.  If videos are more your thing, you can follow my You Tube channel as well.

 healthy banana coconut cream pie

If you wanted to make this nut free, you can always use a different crust recipe.  Oat flour may work nicely as well. If anyone makes the crust with oat flour, please leave me a comment and let me know how it turned out.

The banana mixture itself would also make an amazing topping over ice cream.  Yum!

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No Bake Turtle Cookies

You need these No Bake Turtle Cookies in your life ASAP. They have all the elements of the classic turtle candies.  Gooey caramel, rich chocolate, and pecans. The best part about this recipe is that there is no baking required!

I know I have said my Flourless Salted Caramel Cookies are my favorites, but these turtle cookies are high on the list too. They are vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly. Plus, you only need a few simple ingredients to make them!

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I just had one right before I started this post and they are DELICIOUS! If you don’t have pecans on hand, I believe any other nut should work in their place.  The recipe is very versatile.

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