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Healthy Turtle Bars

Healthy turtle bars are a soft cookie crust topped with healthy caramel sauce and chocolate making them the perfect holiday dessert. There’s a small candy shop back in my hometown that was known for their turtle candies. The traditional candy made with walnuts topped with homemade caramel and a hefty dollop of chocolate. I’ll be …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

Chocolate peanut butter Ritz cookies are a simple holiday dessert that require just three simple ingredients. A sweet and salty treat best enjoyed frozen. The first Christmas Burken and I spent together with our respective families, his mom made these chocolate covered Ritz peanut butter crackers. I quickly found out that they were one of …

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Chocolate Pecan Turtle Clusters

Chocolate pecan turtle clusters are a super simple, four ingredient recipe. Toasted pecans, gooey caramel and chocolate make the perfect holiday treat. There’s a candy store in my hometown that is known for their chocolate pecan turtle clusters. Except they call them Gremlins. A combination of toasted pecans, homemade caramel and coated in their special …

two slices of chocolate eggnog cake roll on two plates with gold forks next to them

Chocolate Eggnog Cake Roll

Chocolate eggnog cake roll is a spongy chocolate cake filled with fluffy eggnog flavored buttercream frosting. The perfect holiday dessert! I always found cake rolls to be really intimidating. I mean, how do you get a cake to roll like that in the first place? It’s likely some crazy complicated process with lots of ingredients. …

Christmas recipes: cookies, granola, bread and energy bites

Top 10 Christmas Recipes

There’s one less week between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Are you already on the hunt for the perfect Christmas recipes? Every year, since I can remember, my mom and I have baked cookies together. This year wasn’t any different. We baked five different cookies over the weekend. I also can’t wait to bring our …

slices of healthy pecan pie bars on a black table

Healthy Pecan Pie Bars

Healthy pecan pie bars are exactly what you would expect in a pecan pie, but with no refined sugar, and gluten free. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas desserts. I’ll be totally honest. I’ve never been that big of a fan of pecan pie. I always reach for something like pumpkin pie or my all-time favorite, …

whole bunch of cranberry orange shortbread cookies on a pink plate

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry orange shortbread cookies are a healthy, gluten free and vegan version of the classic shortbread cookie. Soft, sandy cookies are bursting with cranberry and orange flavor, making them perfect for the holidays! Every year my mom and I bake Christmas cookies together. We spend an entire weekend rolling, cutting, baking and frosting hundreds of …