posts tagged "candy"

Gummy Bears

Posted on September 19, 2013

Fruit juice-sweetened Gummy Bears are ideal as an after-school snack and work just as well for Halloween.

My children were very upset with me last night when they saw I was making gummy bears. Why? I told them they could not eat any as I needed them for a morning photo shoot…for you all. The boys will be happy this afternoon when they get home from school and find this healthy candy ready to eat. These gluten-free gummy bears are the ... read more →

Practical Paleo: Mint Chip Truffles

Posted on September 11, 2012

Gluten free dairy free Mint Chip Truffles based on a delightful recipe from Practical Paleo.

Practical Paleo. You may have gotten your hands on a copy of this recently released book which looks bound for the New York Times Bestseller List. I did last week and was mighty pleased. Not only is it a wonderful Paleo cookbook, it is a practical guide to dealing with various health conditions, and more.

Admittedly, I have not read the book cover to cover, I have ... read more →

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Posted on December 22, 2011

Gluten free chocolate peanut butter balls are the perfect finger food for your healthy holiday celebration –or any time of year!

If you’re in a pinch for time, I have something just for you. Here’s a quick and easy gluten free cookie recipe that requires no baking. I really like making no bake (think no hassle) cookies during the hectic holidays. This one works equally well for Christmas and Hanukkah parties –and is a wonderfully healthy snack throughout the year.

For those ... read more →

Healthier Halloween Candy

Posted on October 25, 2011

If you find the ingredients in Halloween candy a little spooky, you may want to try making treats for your children this holiday. The recipes below for healthier Halloween candy are a great way to please palates in search of sweets this season.

Will the Real Fudge Baby Please Stand Up

Posted on April 29, 2011

These super duper healthy, yet easy to make Fudge Babies have recently been the source of much contention.  You see, it all started when I did the giveaway for a Cuisinart Food Processor a couple of weeks ago.  In that post, I asked readers to let me know of their favorite recipes using a Cuisinart.  There were 2,204 comments on that post.  Guess what? I read each and every one of them.  No joke.

The comments were fascinating.  First, I love ... read more →

Chocolate Power Bar Balls

Posted on April 26, 2011

This scrumptious, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, super transportable snack is a power bar in the form of balls.  What I love most about it though is the flavor –they taste like raw cookie dough!

This recipe came from a comment on my Cuisinart Giveaway post, left by Karen; it is also similar to another recipe that many people mentioned on that post as their fave recipe, called Fudge Babies. Since these have just a tad sweeter than Fudge ... read more →

Christmas Chocolate Bark

Posted on December 10, 2010

I am digging this yummy Christmas Chocolate Bark.  Studded with rich pistachios, tart dried cranberries, and speckled with coarse chunks of salt, it’s a winner.

I believe the ideas for this flavor combo came from the fabulous Alison.  I think this bark would make a wonderful gift for the holidays.  Just don’t eat too much of it, as it’s very addictive.

Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

Posted on October 21, 2010

Looking for Halloween treats that won’t make your little ghosts and goblins frown?  So am I.  Hence, I’ve composed the lists below of gluten-free goodies.

This year, I’ve purchased organic (gluten-free) milk chocolate squares to hand out to the trick-or-treaters.  My children and I had a funny conversation about this at Whole Foods the other day while we were grocery shopping.  When they asked what we would be passing out for Halloween this year.  I told them, “organic milk chocolate.”

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Almond Joy Chocolate Bark

Posted on April 20, 2010

I’m slightly obsessed with Mounds and Almond Joy this week.  I’ve been making tons of coconut, chocolate and almond recipes the last few days.

So far, this one for gluten free Almond Joy Chocolate Bark is my family’s favorite.  I like the way the toasted coconut adds a tiny crunch to the bigger crunch of the almonds, all of it enrobed in delicious dark chocolate, of course.  Go ahead and try some, see for yourself!

Almond Joy Chocolate Bark

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Peppermint Patties

Posted on March 12, 2010

These healthier and vegan Peppermint Patties only have four ingredients.

Ok, when the idea of Peppermint Patties first crossed my mind I was not enticed.  “Chocolate and mint?” I said, “That sounds like toothpaste, not food.”

Well, a few weeks later, the idea lingered, gnawingly and I decided I just had to make those Peppermint Patties.  So I did.  And they are good.  Even to someone who does not care for the idea of chocolate and mint.   Someone who is Jewish and ... read more →

Mounds Candy Bars

Posted on February 23, 2010

These healthier mounds bars are a quick and easy homemade chocolate and coconut candy.

We will be making these yummy gluten free candy bars for Purim which is coming up this week.  Of course, we also plan on making Hamantaschen as well, which is one of the boys’ fave treats.

These mounds bars are easy to make and rich with dark chocolate and a coconut filling consisting of shredded coconut, coconut oil and agave.  My older son downed them and thought ... read more →

Chocolate Raspberry Bonbons

Posted on February 5, 2010

Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means lots of bad candy and useless merchandise will be sold in the next week or so.  Over here, we’re having fun making our own (healthier) candy –especially these Chocolate Raspberry Bonbons.

My boys made an entire batch of these sweet confections last night and had a great time.  They love taking over my candy projects, the little rascals! I like making these too.  Using a small paint brush to spread the melted chocolate into the ... read more →

Nut Butter Cups

Posted on February 2, 2010

A healthier version of the classic peanut butter cup, homemade nut butter cups or balls make the perfect chocolate candy.

When I posted the recipe for Vanilla Almond Butter I had planned on sharing my Nut Butter Cup recipe with you shortly thereafter.  My children however, hijacked the Nut Butter Cups the night I tried to make them (with exact measurements for you all, of course).  They hacked my project, dumping loads of chocolate chips into the pot (for melting) ... read more →

Candied Pecans

Posted on November 18, 2009

I love making candied nuts during the holiday season.  There’s something very festive about them and they are satisfyingly sweet and filling at the same time.  Lately I’ve been on a candied pecans kick.  They’re super easy to make and my husband loves them.

You could jazz up this recipe with some spices like cinnamon and cayenne (I think both together would be delicious), however I’ve been enjoying the simplicity of merely sweetening the nuts lately.  These nuts make one delicious ... read more →

Gluten Free Candy Lists for Halloween

Posted on October 31, 2009

My son and some of the other boys from the neighborhood in their “Go Green” cheerleading uniforms.

I’m posting links to some gluten free candy lists for parents who might be digging through piles of Halloween candy right about now.

My children are still out trick-or-treating and I’m sure they will eat quite a lot of candy tonight, though I have a whole table full of organic turkey, lettuce, strawberries and raspberries sitting here for them.  Thankfully, every time they’ve come home ... read more →

DIY Valentine’s Day Recipes

Posted on February 12, 2009

Here’s a quick Valentine’s Day recipe round up for all you procrastinating sweethearts out there (myself included).

Gluten Free Valentine’s Day Recipes

♥ Chocolate Chili Truffles ♥
Spice up your love life with these little vegan treats.

♥ Chocolate Covered Cherries ♥
Every bit as sweet and delicious as the store bought fare, sans the sugar and artificial ingredients.

♥ Double Chocolate Mocha Cookies ♥
Decadent and guilt-free cookies made with agave nectar and espresso, need I say more?

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Chocolate Covered Cherries

Posted on February 6, 2009

Ok, I confess, it took a few batches to get this recipe “just right,” which for me means a couple of things.

First, I had to get these babies to to look decent, edible, desirable even.  Let’s just say my first attempts were rather inept.  I tried to make a rich and gooey sauce with cherries and then dip this cherry goo into melted chocolate.  So Mensa of me –as you can imagine, the result did not look entirely appetizing.  And ... read more →

Chocolate Chili Truffles

Posted on January 27, 2009

You heard it right. Chili powder in your chocolate.

For those of you that don’t like to spice things up, read no further. For the rest of you, I have this delicious vegan chocolate truffle, that you just might find yourself addicted to, especially in the cold weather.

These chocolate chili truffles are perfect for a slightly spicy Valentine’s Day.

I hope you are all enjoying my latest string of recipes, including this heart healthy treat. Recently, my site climbed into the top ... read more →

Sesame Truffles

Posted on November 7, 2008

These Gluten Free Truffles my final installment of the trufflemania series.  At least for now.

These super nutritious little bites of sesame sweetness remind me of the halva I used to devour as a child.  They’re easy to make, vegan, dairy-free and of course, gluten-free.  Don’t let all those labels scare you though, more than anything else, they’re just plain old delicious.

Sesame Truffles

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Chocolate Orange Truffles

Posted on November 4, 2008

It’s trufflemania!

Healthy organic truffles are not only easy to make, they are bursting with flavor in every bite.  In addition, these little treats are power packed with nutrients.  And on top of that?  My family has been devouring them.

The boys have been taking them to school in their lunches and yesterday I sent my father a package of the chocolate prune truffles (including a couple of these as well).  Hi Dad!  Hope you are enjoying the truffles :-)

Chocolate Orange Truffles

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