Desserts

Healthy Homemade Twix

Hi, friends! It has been two weeks too long since our last post, so we had to get a little wild with this week’s recipe. Due to (tragic) recent developments (a food allergy test) A Healthy Hint is officially fully gluten free, as both Amanda and Christina are allergic to wheat. We always joke that we are the same person, and it appears that our bodies have decided to make that a full reality. That said, this week’s recipe is not only delicious, but highlights one of our favorite gluten free flours. We present to you: Healthy Homemade Twix. Yes, candy lovers, you read that right.  Continue reading

Gluten Free Lemon Ice Cream Bars

When it comes to the dessert category, which we both consider ourselves to be professionals in, we are normally drawn to any sort of chocolatey treat. But with that being said, there are rarely any desserts we turn down. We grew up thinking lemon bars were a more sophisticated dessert that only adults enjoy. Well, now that we are “adults” we have found ourselves to really enjoy them! There is something to be said about the sour and sweet combination that hits taste buds that we didn’t even know existed. We decided to take the sophistication of a classic lemon bar and combined it with a child-like ice cream bar to create Gluten Free Lemon Ice Cream Bars. Let us tell you, these are unlike any lemon bar you have ever had!

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Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms

This little sugar nugget is essentially THE go-to Christmas cookie in our homes. There is something a little nostalgic about a peanut butter blossom, and unless you have a peanut allergy (truly, so sorry if that is you…) these are a dessert home run. Does anyone else have memories of being the designated Hersey’s kiss element to the assembly line for this cookie growing up? We sure do. This recipe does not have a key ingredient since they are just a plain ol’ delicious treat, but we did make some tweaks to ensure this recipe is slightly healthier than a traditional peanut butter blossom.

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Tahini Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

Now that we are super serious, fancy food bloggers, we decided to kick things up a notch and experiment with a new ingredient: tahini. After a spark of inspiration from Kale Junkie (Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies anyone?) and a little bit of our other favorite ingredient, Peanut Butter, this recipe was born. Tahini was new to us, and it may very well be new to you too, so we wanted to give you a little background before diving into this GLORIOUS fudge recipe. Yeah, we said it. Glorious. That may even be an understatement, because this little treat is just that good.

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Ginger Molasses Cookies

If pumpkin is considered to be the staple comfort flavor of fall, ginger takes the gold medal for comfort flavor of winter. We were really excited about this fall cookie recipe and post for a few reasons! These cookies are one of our favorite holiday treats, and there is something about the fusion of ginger and molasses that just tastes Christmas-cozy. Ginger is a flavor we did not fully embrace until adulthood. We wised up, and now we each keep a bottle of pickled ginger in our fridge, ground ginger on the shelf, and ginger tea in the pantry. Bear with us as we dive into why we do this, and try to convert you into a ginger fanatic, too.

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Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars

A true coming of age sign is when you learn that you love nuts in dessert. They give extra texture, they add more flavor, and they make every bite a little more delicious. It took us 20-something years to learn this lesson, but we are so glad we finally appreciate a more sophisticated take on treats. Pecans in particular are the official nut of the season. Have you noticed how much we like using them in our recipes? Here’s looking at you, Roasted Veggies. Obviously we are about to educate you on why that is, and then give you a delicious recipe to try– just in time for Thanksgiving! Prepare to woo your mother-in-law, the hard-to-please granny, and -of course- yourself with these delicious bars.

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