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Sweet Treats

Updated: Jan 7, 2019

I love sweet treats! I blame my sweet tooth on my dad. He was always the one (and still is) who volunteered to make a late night Ben & Jerry's run or stop on road trips for a king size Reses. So when I decided to eat plant-based, I knew I had a big problem on my hand when it came to getting my fix. But luckily there are so many ways to "veganize" many typical sweet treats. Here are just a few.

Some of these are tweaked from other recipes and some are just straight up experiments. (again, I have provided no measurements so, unlike other food blogs, you'll have to get a little creative), but hey thats kind of the point.

Ferrero Rocher Date Balls

  • Pitted dates

  • Chia seeds

  • Natural peanut butter

  • Cinnamon

  • Hazelnuts (whole and chopped)

  • Dark chocolate

  • Coconut oil

Put dates in food processor

Combine with pb, chia seeds, & cinnamon

Roll each date mixture around one whole hazelnut & put in freezer

Melt choco and coco oil in bowl

Cover date balls in choco and place on parchment paper

Sprinkle chopped hazelnuts on top & freeze

Granola Bars

  • Medjol Dates

  • Peanut butter

  • Coconut oil (melted)

  • Oats

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Quinoa

  • Nuts of choice (chopped)

  • Cinnamon

  • Cacao nibs or began chocolate

  • Dried Cranberries

  • Optional* coconut flakes

Bake oats, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, nuts @ 375 for 5-7 mins

Food process dates, pb, and coco oil

Combine all ingredients in bowl and spread on brownie tin, chill overnight

Protein Cookie Dough/ Cookies

*can be baked into cookies or just eaten as cookie dough balls

  • Chickpeas

  • Dates, pitted

  • Peanut butter

  • Rolled oats

  • Coconut oil 1 Tbsp

  • Finely chopped hazelnuts

  • Baking powder ½ Tbsp

  • Salt 1 tsp

  • Vegan chocolate chips (or cut up bar)

Soak dates for 15 mins.

Heat coconut oil and pb in microwave.

Combine all ingredients.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Make big ball and chill for like 30ish mins

Place on cookie sheet and flatten with cup

If baking into cookies, bake for 10-15 mins @200 deg C

Naner & Carrot Spice Cookies

  • Ripe bananas

  • Natural peanut butter

  • Dates

  • Shredded carrot

  • Rolled oats

  • Ground almonds or almond powder

  • Salt

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Ground Cinnamon

  • Ground Nutmeg

  • Ground Allspice

  • Ground ginger

  • Ground clove

  • Baking powder

smash naners; add all other ingredients except dates

chop dates and add to mixture

bake on 375 F for however long you want

Take Five (With or W/O Pretzel)

  • medjool dates

  • vanilla extract

  • peanuts (chopped)

  • peanut butter

  • vegan chocolate

  • sea salt

  • pretzels

Blend dates, splash of vanilla, and a bit of sea salt in food processor.

spray mini muffin pan with some sort of nonstick nonsense.

fill mini holes 1/3 ish full with the date mixture.

Add pb and sprinkle peanuts for next layer.

Melt choco with maybe a bit of coco oil and drizzle for top layer, add pretzel and more sea salt. Freeze.

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