Desserts

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 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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Salted Caramel Apple Bars

Can you believe November is already upon us? We are in the thick of fall, people. While Christmas time may be right around the corner, we are still not done with all the flavors that fall has to offer us! We are kicking the month off with our homemade Salted Caramel Apple Bars. This recipe is a perfect ‘healthier alternative’ option for anyone looking to cut down on refined sugar while still treating yourself to something delicious. Not to mention, our stomachs are thrilled since these are gluten free and dairy free, while simultaneously tasting like heaven. No seriously– we made three batches this week alone.

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Peanut Butter S’mores Cookie Bars

This blog post is a bit of a directional shift for A Healthy Hint. We are not offering healthy hints in this post, because we instead want to share something that makes us simply happy. Sure, we love eating healthy and find comfort in our eating routine, but sometimes we recognize that balance is a very important part of this health journey. That said, we bring to you: Peanut Butter S’mores Cookie Bars. Continue reading