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    Cake Batter Cookie Recipe

    This year the kids and I are participating in a large cookie exchange. We tested TONS of recipes (no one was complaining) and found the perfect ones! These cookies are so simple. With only four ingredients they really are amazing. I tested these out on my co-workers, friends at Thanksgiving and the neighbors and they were a hit! It’s very simple. Buy a box of cake mix, add ingredients and bake. That’s it. They are guaranteed to turn out soft and chewy every time! We tied SEVERAL combinations and we liked them all. I am really convinced that you can not go wrong with any combination! Cake batter cookie recipe!…

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    Fudgy sweet potato brownies!

    MMM. Brownies. Chewy, fudgy, thick chocolate goodness. We have tried several “paleo” brownies and just could not get into the texture or the taste of them so we decided to try our hand at Sweet Potato Brownies. We had an abundance of purple sweet potatoes lying around so we used those instead of the traditional orange ones. They don’t taste any different, but it does make the brownies LOOK darker instead of the orange tinge the traditional sweet potatoes give. I was a little skeptical of these when I was whipping up this recipe, but the results were awesome. The only regret is not having some raw milk on hand…

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    Pocket S’mores!

    Pocket S’mores These little treats came about because we did not have graham crackers on hand when we started the fire! We really try to stay away from all gluten and grain when we started eating Paleo foods 8 months ago. I saw some gluten-free graham crackers at Natural Grocers and they were just so expensive and it has been my experience that most store-bought gluten-free products don’t taste that great anyway. So we skipped them and came up with our own version of S’mores that we actually love more than the traditional version! You can use chocolate bars in the middle or anything else you can come up with!…

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    Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies!

    The PERFECT Paleo chocolate chip cookies! [wp_ad_camp_1] Since starting our Paleo journey I have been on a hunt for the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie recipe. I wanted a cookie that was soft and chewy and that still tastes good the next day! I also wanted a cookie that took very little time to prepare and a recipe that was not full of complicated instructions or hard to find ingredients. I heard rave reviews about Against All Grain’s Real Deal Chocolate Chip cookies and decided to try them. I checked out the recipe, but I didn’t have all the ingredients. I substituted some ingredients and let me tell you, these cookies…

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    Paleo Nutella

    My son LOVES Nutella, but the ingredients in Nutella are not good for him. I decided to use what I had on hand and try to make my own Nutella! Now, Nutella is made from Hazelnuts, and the only thing I had on hand was Cashews and Pecans. They worked just fine! Since I had never made this before I don’t have an actual recipe… but I can tell you that I used my Omega Juicer and my Ninja Blender to blend, crush and turn the nuts (pecan and cashew) into butter. I then added 1 tablespoon 100% special dark cocoa powder. -Add raw honey to taste. However sweet you…

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    Peanut Butter Balls

    I sent these to work with my husband and they were a HIT! They taste just like giant Reeses Peanut Butter Cups! They are so creamy on the inside with a crunchy chocolate shell!   Ingredients: 1 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 3 tablespoons butter 1 lb dipping chocolate Instructions: Cream together sugar, peanut butter and butter. Roll into 1.5 inch balls Freeze until stiff Melt Chocolate in a double boiler Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate and let cool on wax paper.

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    Chocolate Covered Moonshine cherries and vanilla cream!

    Chocolate covered Moonshine cherries with vanilla bean cream center! Think that was a mouth full??? Wait until you have tried these AMAZINGLY delicious, easy to make, home made cordial cherries! These are very simple to make… the bad thing is you want to eat them right away!! The cherries have to set for TWO weeks at a minimum so that the vanilla cream will liquefy. The picture above is from Day one. Of course I had to cut one open and try it! Ingredients: 40 Ole Smokey Moonshine cherries 1/4 cup (2 oz) butter, softened to room temperature 1 tbsp light corn syrup 2 tbsp reserved cherry liquid (can substitute…

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    The BEST chocolate chip cookies!!

    The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies! It isn’t fast. It isn’t healthy. However…. it is YUUUUUMMMMMMYYY! This is BY FAR the best cookie recipe I have ever tried! The cookies stay moist and chewy and DELICIOUS even after they cool! The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies! INGREDIENTS: 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (8 3/4 ounces) 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 14 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 3/4 sticks) 1/2 cup granulated sugar (3 1/2 ounces) 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar (5 1/4 ounces) 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 large egg yolk (I added one more when at a high altitude) 1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips…

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    Healthy Andes Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

    Healthy Andes Mint Chocolate Cupcakes This recipe only has 4 ingredients!  This is by far my favorite (and the kids)! Don’t let the pumpkin scare you off! It is very well hidden with the chocolate. My boys and husband could not even tell it was in there! Healthy Andes Mint Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients: 1) Devils food Chocolate cake mix (DRY) 2) One can 15 ounce pumpkin 3) Andes Mint Chocolate chips! 4) 1/2 cup water Instructions: Mix together the dry cake mix and one can of pumpkin. Add between 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup water for desired consistency. Mix in (I used half the bag) Andes Mint Chips Scoop into…

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    Chocolate 3 Ingredient Muffins (With Secret Ingredient)!

    My family LOVES these muffins! I love that they are ONLY three ingredients and they have a hidden ingredient that nobody will know is there! Pumpkin!! There is no oil or eggs in this recipe! Just water, pumpkin, cake mix and chocolate! They are so much better for you and I promise you can’t even taste the pumpkin! Plus, if you are on weight watchers, these have a low points value! Chocolate 3 ingredient muffins 1 boxed chocolate cake mix (I used sugar free) 1 small can of pumpkin puree 15 ounce 6 ounces of chocolate chips **MAKES 48 mini  cupcakes** Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Mix together cake…