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Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie

Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie

Sometimes the simple things in life are the things that bring us the most joy. This smoothie is one of them. I have been on the biggest smoothie kick lately and I think it’s purely because I’m craving summer on another level. Hi, Winter? Can […]

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

My dad’s favorite treat was oatmeal cookies… so I made him some! 8 years ago today the world lost an amazing soul. Instead of moping around (100% thought about it) I’ve decided I’m going to celebrate. Celebrate his life. Celebrate the life he set up […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Look NO further. I just created your newest chocolate obsession. You’re welcome.

In all seriousness, every since my unsettled stomach decided to make it’s presence known- sweets were out of the question. Weird, I know. This girl loves all things sweets but over the last few weeks they really have’t been my thing.

UNTIL NOW!

I always taste my recipes for quality control and usually a nibble will do. YOU GUYS… I inhaled these. I called Cody mid chew (which I think is disgusting. Oh hello number one pet peeve of all time) and told him he should probably come home from work if he wanted to try them.

I was more than confident that I could inhale all 16 servings in one sitting.

Actually, can we talk about “serving sizes” for a sec? I hate them. I think they are stupid and pointless and just out there to make you feel bad about yourself. Would I recommend eating the whole pan in one sitting? Mmmm probably not. We would be talking major upset stomach status. BUT that doesn’t mean I would fault you for eating a few servings in a row.

The thing is… rules are really made to be broken. Who says an 8×8 pan of thick ass chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate crisps needs to be 16 servings? You want to know how I cut mine? 9 squares. NINE. I’m a straight rebel like that. And if we’re completely honest… bigger bars look better in pictures.

Anyway, life is meant to be lived. So live it by eating until your hearts content. Whether that means cutting the bars into 16 pieces and only having one or cutting them into 9 and enjoying two. Just don’t worry about the rules.

Alright- I’m going to real it in. We should probably get back to these bars of straight heaven. No… I’m not exaggerating. These bars really are that good.

They start with a mixer of dates (yum), peanut butter (heck to the yum), coconut oil (mmmk yum) and a dash of pure maple syrup (yes, that’s a yum). You heat the mixture up until slightly bubbly before blending it up with a splash of vanilla extract and salt until the dates are nice a smooth.

After that, you grab your cereal. I used this kind (which was freaking perfect). You can feel free to use a cereal like this instead (super clean ingredients and uses coconut sugar instead of cane). Or even try it with a mixture! OOOOH or quinoa would be amazing!!!

Sorry guys, I get really excited about this stuff….

Anyway- you have your date mixture and you now have your cereal. Stir it up until the cereal is completely coated and pour it into a greased 8×8 baking dish. BOOM. Pop it into the fridge to set.

ORRRR you could add a thick layer of chocolate peanut butter deliciousness and claim you are queen. Or king. You know, whatever fits your fancy.

I, of course, what to be queen like in all my actions (HA!) so I added the chocolate. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. It has the texture of a rice crispy but the taste of a cow patty. You know, the cookie… not the poop.

It’s really important to clarify these things.

Any doodles, once you pour over the melted chocolate/pb deliciousness…. all you have to do is wait 2 hours for the treats to set up in the fridge.

You’re welcome.

Yeah, I know… you didn’t thank me. BUT YOU WILL.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treat

Say hello to your latest obsession… these chocolatey peanut butter bars will please any picky eater!

Course Dessert
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, Minimal Ingredients, refined sugar-free, vegan
Total Time 2 hours
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Chocolate Koala Crisp Cereal //alt. use any brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup Medjool Dates *about 8-9
  • 1/2 +1/4 cup Peanut Butter *divided
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups Dairy-Free Chocolate

Instructions

  1. Pour your cereal into a large bowl and set aside. Grease a 8×8 baking dish with coconut oil or cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In a small sauce pan over low heat, stir together the dates, 1/2 peanut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup. Let it get to a slow bubble before removing it from the heat and adding the vanilla extract and salt. 

  3. Blend the date mixture until smooth before pouring it over your cereal. Stir until well coated. Pour into your prepared baking dish. Pop it into the fridge while you are making the chocolate mixture.

  4. In a medium bowl, add the chocolate and 1/4 cup peanut butter. Heat on 50% power for 90 seconds. Stir and heat again for 30 seconds on full power. Stir and repeat until completely melted. 

  5. Pour the melted chocolate and peanut butter over the bars before putting them back into the fridge to completely set. About two hours. Slice and keep them in an air tight container in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them!

Blueberry Almond Bundt Cake

Blueberry Almond Bundt Cake

I’m not one to push things on people but consider this your push. BIG ‘ole PUSH I had a craving for blueberry coffee cake and somehow it turned into this beautiful masterpiece. I am not one bit mad about it. Because I’m a people pleaser, […]

SURPRISE! I’m expecting!

SURPRISE! I’m expecting!

YOU GUYS! I tell you EVERYTHING. I have no shame, no secrets and no remorse. The thing is… I’ve been keeping a big secret from you. This girl? The one who claimed she was done having babies? Well, I did a thing… I mean, technically […]

3-Ingredient “Oreo” Cake Pops

3-Ingredient “Oreo” Cake Pops

Happy New Years Eve!!!! I bring you the easiest recipe ever for your fancy party tonight. You’re welcome. Or.. if you’re anything like me, you’ll be in bed by 10:30 because that is pushing your bedtime by two hours. (because realistically, that’s all you can handle.) In that case, these cake pops would be perfect just to put in your mouth. It’s kind of a win win all around.

These are made with only three ingredients and can be customized in SO many ways. I’m already planning a blueberry vanilla cake pop and a snickerdoodle cake pop as well. I’m pretty sure I’ll experiment with a peanut butter sweet potato one too.

So, how did I manage to create these beauties with only three ingredients? EASY! Store bought goodies. No, I’m not talking about products with crap ingredients. I’m talking about the stuff that I feel confident feeding my family.

For the cake part: I used a muffin! Soozy’s muffins are perfect for this and they are gluten, grain, dairy, soy and peanut free. You can find them in the freezer section- no preservatives means no shelf life!

For the binder aka frosting: I used Simple Mills vanilla frosting. You could use any frosting you’d like but Simple Mills ingredients really can’t be beat.

Lastly, the chocolate: Eating Evolved Cashew Milk bar has been my go-to lately and while they are a little more pricey, clean ingredients will always be worth the price tag to me. You can use whatever dairy-free (or not dairy-free?) chocolate you like! It can be a bar or chips, just as long as you can melt it down, you’ll be good to go!

Alright, that’s it! I topped mine with some cacao nibs but sprinkles or a crumbled up cookie would be cute on them as well! This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or quadrupled. It can also be cut in half! Just remember that you need two tablespoons of frosting to one muffin!

3-Ingredient Oreo Cake Pops

IF YOU DECIDE TO MAKE THIS OR ONE OF MY MANY OTHER RECIPES, PLEASE DO SHARE YOUR CREATION ON INSTAGRAM BY TAGGING #AHEALTHYHARMONY @AHEALTHYHARMONY. YOUR SUPPORT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME AND I’D LOVE TO SHOW YOU MINE!

3-Ingredient Oreo Cake Pops

Ingredients

  • 2 Chocolate Soozy’s Muffins
  • 4 tbsp Simple Mill’s Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/2 bar Eating Evolved Cashew Milk Bar //alt. use whatever chocolate you’d like
  • 6 Cake Pop Sticks

Instructions

  1. Defrost the muffins until you can easy break them apart with your hands. 10-15 minutes.

  2. Once the muffins are defrosted- crumble them up with your hands or with a fork into a small bowl. 

  3. Add the frosting a stir to combine.

  4. Roll the mixture into 6 even balls and place them on a plate. Stick the balls with your cake pop sticks and stick them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set.

  5. Once the cake pops are set, melt the chocolate in a small bowl in 30 second increments. 

  6. Dip the cake pops in the chocolate and place them back on the plate until set. 

Vegan Samoa Truffles

Vegan Samoa Truffles

These no bake truffles are the perfect little bite and they taste exactly like those delicious little cookies you can only get once a year. Who needs Girl Scouts cookies anyway? Me… I need them. It’s fine. I’ll survive but ONLY because I have this recipe in my tool box. But when I can’t have them, I make these and […]

5-Ingredient Pancakes

5-Ingredient Pancakes

I told you I’d find a way to post more pancake recipes! This one is my actual go-to. I use it ALL year long. Best part? Minimal ingredients. No one has time to pull out five million ingredients when all you want to do is […]

Orange Chocolate Muffins

Orange Chocolate Muffins

These little cuties are going to be your latest snack obsession! They are gooey, chocolate filled bites of deliciousness that hold a hint of orange flavor. They kind of remind of of those chocolate oranges you get around the holiday season but way less intense.

Am I the only one that thinks they’re intense? Because THEY ARE. The best part about them was being able to crack them open but after that they’re joy was short lasted. Maybe I’m being a little harsh? I don’t know. I’m only seeing heart eyes for these Orange Chocolate Muffins. 

I used one of my favorite chocolate brands to get the orange flavor. Theo Chocolate has SO many amazing flavors and combos. I couldn’t help myself and had to use my latest obsession! The Orange Chocolate bar gives these muffins a special twist. So many different bars would be great in these muffins as well. The Turmeric Spice, Cherry Almond, Ginger, and the Black Rice Quinoa Crunch are all going to happen in my life as soon as I can get my hands on them. 

For now I’ll settle LIVE for these muffins!

Orange Chocolate Muffins
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Orange Chocolate Muffins

These muffins are gooey and dare I say moist! They have the perfect little tang with a slight orange flavor.

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword gluten free, low-sugar, refined sugar-free, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8 muffins
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil melted, room tempature
  • 1/2 cup Dairy-Free Milk room temp
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Orange Extract
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar //alt. use honey
  • 1 1/4 cup Oat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Almond Flour //alt. use all oat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips
  • 2 squares Orange Theo Chocolate Bar chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a muffin pan with non stick cooking spray or line your cups with silicone liners.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (coconut oil- coconut sugar). 

  3. Add in the dry ingredients (except for chopped chocolate) to the wet and stir to incorporate.

  4. Fill 8 cupcake liners about 2/3 full with the muffin batter. Once they are all filled, sprinkle the chopped chocolate on top.

  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Mine were perfect at 15 minutes.

  6. Let them cool for 20-30 minutes in the muffin tin before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Paleo Party Mix

Paleo Party Mix

Party food is the best food. Can we just all agree on that? All those little bites of food just sprawled out all over tables and counters. It’s like a food lovers paradise. Since I love party food so much… and since it’s the season […]