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Magic Bars

Magic Bars

Happy Valentines Day, you filthy animals! I neither know nor care about what your plans are on this Hallmark holiday, but I'm hoping it at least entails sugar. Who's to say you can't ogle your blue eyed honey (or dog) AND a tasty treat on this polarizing day? Some of you reading this might LIVE for the V-Day cheese, while others might prefer taking temporary residency in stretchy pants watching some below average Josh Duhamel flick through the bottom of a bottle of vodka.

Inside Out Peppermint Patties

Inside Out Peppermint Patties

Are you sick of seeing homemade chocolate cup recipes? Hope not! I literally just posted a chocolate espresso cup recipe, but I suppose one can never have enough cup-shaped chocolate around the holidayz. This treat is v seasonal, so if you're feeling festive AF, go ahead and place these on your Christmas table - err'one will thank you.

Espresso Coconut Collagen Cups [Featuring Vital Proteins]

Espresso Coconut Collagen Cups [Featuring Vital Proteins]

I am a ginormous supporter of incorporating collagen into our daily diets. Collagen is the basic building block of our skin, nails, tendons, bones, and joints. It's basically everywhere in the human body. Collagen peptides are a fabulous dietary supplement, as they provide our bodies with the amino acids necessary to produce new collagen...which, at the risk of nerding out too hard on the subject, is basically important for most (if not all) day-to-day human functions.

Raw Pumpkin Pie Pucks

Raw Pumpkin Pie Pucks

Posting a no-bake pumpkin-inspired recipe two days before Thanksgiving might be about as basic as my "workout Khloe Kardashian" Halloween outfit, but whatever - 'tis the season. Taking a hot minute to transition off of my basic cranberry obsession to pay some much needed TLC to the holiday's veteran MVP flavor...the most basic of flavors. If this flavor were a person, it would be a 22 year old chick  wearing an oversized sweater, infinity scarf, brown boots and holding a Starbucks skinny latte (in a RED cup, mind you...god forbid it's one of those "Starbucks hates Christmas" green cups)**.

Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

Oh yes. Come to momma you sweet, sweet cup of delicious whipped chocolate peanut butter magic.Similar to my recent rant about allowing oats back in my diet, I've also come to re-extend a friendly handshake to quality yogurt sources. Greek yogurt is my fave. I particularly stray towards Trader Joe's plain Greek yogurt, as it has a whopping 22g of protein in a cup and is super versatile - whatever flavor I'm in the mood for, I just dress it up accordingly. Drizzle it with some honey and sliced fruit? Great. Add it to a smoothie for extra creaminess? Nailed it. Whisk it with peanut butter and cocoa powder for the most simple yet mind blowing moussey cookie dough-like treat? Witchcraft. 

Raw Peppermint Chocolate Mini Tarts

Raw Peppermint Chocolate Mini Tarts

First of all, these are in miniature form because everything is cute when it's miniaturized. Second of all, there is no second of all because these are delicious and I don't want to waste any more of your precious time that could be otherwise spent making these perfect holiday treats. 

Orange Zest Cranberry White Chocolate Bark

Orange Zest Cranberry White Chocolate Bark

Over the last year or so, I've toned down the number of dessert recipes I've posted...and that's simply because I've come to prefer stuffing myself silly with things like meatballs as opposed to cookies. Nonetheless, you'll see them here and there as a reflection of the fact that we are all human and everyone needs a tasty indulgence every now and again.

Reese's Protein Smoothie

Reese's Protein Smoothie

Holy crap, you guys. This is THE smoothie to make. I mean...everybody's doing it. You ain't cool if you don't make this shake and drink it on the reg. It's great pre workout, post workout...or for no reason at all other than the fact that you're in the mood for a ridiculously tasty smoothie that tastes as good as a milkshake without the detrimental health impacts of an actual milkshake.

Raw Hazelnut Brownie Batter

Raw Hazelnut Brownie Batter

I'm not the only one who eats more brownie batter than the baked brownie end product, am I? OF COURSE not. If you're favorite part of making brownies isn't face diving into the batter and going snorkeling with your trap wide open, then I would consider you a degenerate beast with no soul. Some of my most horrific childhood memories include being on play dates and baking with the baby sitter or a friend's mom, and having said "responsible" adult forbid us from eating any of the batter! They'd slap our hands from the bowl and scold us - "If you eat the batter, there won't be any brownies later!". Like...BI*** I KNOW THAT! THAT'S THE POINT! 

Paleo Chocolate Turtles

Paleo Chocolate Turtles

What a cute, mini delightful treat these are! And ridiculously easy. I mean...I won't sugar coat it...I may or may not have been slightly tipsy when making these, so you know they've got to be an easy fix. Before you go and judge, I'll let you know that I had JUST come home from a girls brunch in which the bottomless mimosa prevailed...and sent me home wanting a treat. I had a fridge containing medjool dates and coconut milk and a pantry stocked with dark chocolate chips and nuts....so chocolate turtles it was.