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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Honey Mustard Roasted Chickpeas

Have you ever roasted chickpeas?  They are seriously good!  This Honey Mustard Roasted Chickpeas recipe is my latest creation, and they are out of this world awesome.  When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I ate an obscene amount of honey mustard pretzels. This was before we started this “whole food life.”  They were really good, but the ingredients are less than desirable.  Well, I think I re-created the flavor in a healthier way with these honey mustard roasted chickpeas.  If you love roasted chickpeas, check out my maple cinnamon roasted chickpeas, or my sriracha roasted chickpeas.

Honey Mustard Roasted Chickpeas - My Whole Food Life

For those of you that can’t get roasted chickpeas crunchy, let me tell you a trick I learned recently.  Before you go to make these, lay the chickpeas on a baking sheet and let them dry out for a few hours.  Once they have dried a bit, then mix in all the ingredients and bake.  It really makes a difference!

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