Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Silk Pie

Basic Pie Crust

Yield: 1 9-inch pie crust

1 1/4 cup flour (freshly milled)
1 Tbs honey granules (sugar)
1/4 tsp salt
8 Tbs cold butter, cut into pieces
3 Tbs very cold water

Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a processor). Mix briefly (or pulse in processor).  Add the butter pieces and mix on medium-low speed (or pulse) until the mixture resembles coarse sand and the butter pieces are not much bigger than peas. Mix in the cold water until the dough comes together. Shape the dough into a ball, wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. (This dough can be frozen for up to 2 months.) Roll the chilled pie dough into a 12″ circle. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the dough. Trim, fold and crimp the edges. Prick all over with a fork (this will help prevent air bubbles). Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375. Before placing in the oven, prick all over the crust with a fork (this will help eliminate air bubble). Bake until golden brown, 22-24 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and cool.

Chocolate Silk Pie

3 large eggs
1/2 cup honey granules (sugar)
2 Tbs water
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
8 Tbs butter, softened
2 cups whipped cream, separated  – (I use my recipe, Homemade Whipped Cream )

Combine the eggs, honey granules, and water in a medium-sized  heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (the water should not tough the bowl). With a hand mixer on medium speed, beat until the egg mixture is thickened and reads 160 degrees F on an instant read thermometer, about 7-10 minutes. Remove the bowl from the heat and continue to beat until the egg mixture is fluffy and cooled to room temperature, about 6-8 minutes. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla to the egg mixture and beat until well blended. Beat in the butter 1 Tbs at a time until well combined. Using a spatula, gently fold in 1 cup of whipped cream until no streaks remain. Transfer the filling to the baked pie shell. Refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours. Slice and serve with remaining whipped cream.


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Chocolate-Covered Oranges

Oranges and chocolate–two of my favorite flavors–are combined to make this quick, delicious, and healthy snack.

A delicious and refreshing treat!


  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented


Arrange the orange segments on a parchment covered dish. Place in the freezer for a few minutes. Meanwhile melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until melted. Roll each orange segment in the melted chocolate until coated and place back on the parchment paper covered dish. You may need to melt more chocolate chips and coconut oil depending on the size of the orange and how thickly you coat the segments. Place back in the freezer uncovered for about 15 minutes or until the chocolate is hardened. Serve. Store leftovers (if there are any!) in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

From Blog of Joy

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Cinnamon Apple Cake

1/2 cup  honey granules (sugar)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
2 cups flour (freshly milled)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sucanat (brown sugar)
1 Tbs ground cinnamon
4 cups peeled and chopped apples (about 3 large or 4 small)

Beat the honey granules, honey, butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Combine the sucanat and cinnamon. Combine 2 Tbs of the cinnamon mixture and the apples in a bowl; stir apple mixture into the batter. Pour into a greased 9″ by 13″ pan and sprinkle with  the remaining 2 Tbs of cinnamon mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean. Serve warm or cooled.

adapted from

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free)

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey granules (or sugar)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined. (You may need to allow the dough to chill first for a little bit for the dough to be easier to work with). Shape into 3/4″balls and place on trays, flattening the dough till it’s about 1/4″ thick. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, until set.Remove from trays. Eat fresh or cooled. These store well in the freezer for extra crunch.

Recipe adapted from Veggie Inspired

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Citrus-Kissed Honey Buttons

  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t cream of tartar
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 C sugar or honey granules
  • 4 T butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T grated lemon zest (need 1 lemon)
  • 1 T grated orange zest
  • 1 t lemon extract

Whisk flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a small bowl.  Beat sugar and butter in a mixing bowl on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.  Add egg, honey, lemon zest, orange zest, and lemon extract, and beat until blended.   Gradually add the flour mixture, beating on low speed just until combined.  Cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes or overnight.  Roll the dough into 36 balls (about 2 level teaspoons each) with your hands.  Place 2 inches apart on a baking stone (or parchment covered baking sheet).  Bake at 375 degrees one batch at a time until puffed and beginning to crack (8 minutes).  Cool on the stone for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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Coconut Lover’s Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Lover's Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup melted or very soft coconut oil
1/2 cup sucanat (or light brown sugar)
2 egg
2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
Splash of vanilla (as desired)

Stir together the coconut oil, sucanat, vanilla and eggs until smooth. Add the oats and coconut, and stir until well combined. Scoop by tablespoons onto a baking stone.  Bake at 325 for 12 minutes (or until starting to golden and crisp) and then let cool at least 5, preferably 10 minutes, before removing to a wire rack or plate.

recipe from Barefoot in the Kitchen

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Coconut-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

  • 1/2 C butter
  • 3/4 C finely crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C flaked coconut
  • 1/2 C ground pecans
  • 1/4 C sucanat (sugar)
  • 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 C sucanat (sugar)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 T milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 C blueberries

For crust, in small saucepan heat butter over medium heat until the color of light brown sugar.  Remove from heat; set aside.  In medium bowl stir together graham crackers, flour, coconut, pecans, and 1/4 C sugar.  Stir in butter until combined.  Evenly press on bottom of lightly greased 13 x 9″ pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.  In large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and 1/2 C sugar on medium until combined.  Add eggs, milk, and vanilla.  Beat until combined.  Pour over hot crust.  Sprinkle blueberries.  Bake 20 minutes or until center appears set.  Cool in pan on rack.  Cover and refrigerate.  Cut into bars to serve.

(Better Homes and Gardens, May 2008 – They used 2/3 C sugar instead of 1/2 C sucanat)

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Courtship Bars

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 6 cups oat cereal O’s
  • 1 C unsalted peanuts, optional

Combine peanut butter and honey in a large pan. Heat until thinned. Remove from heat and add cereal. If desired, add peanuts. Spread onto a parchment-lined jellyroll pan. Freeze for one or two hours until firm. Cut the bars and freeze again on the pan. Later, separate the bars and place in a zip-lock bag in the freezer. Thaw slightly before eating.

Adapted from

This is a quick and easy replacement for No-Bake Energy Bars.

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Crazy Ingredient Chocolate Cake

Crazy Ingredient Chocolate Cake

The secret ingredient in this cake is cauliflower, but you’d never guess it. It’s rich and moist like brownies and topped off with Reese Fudge Frosting. We love it!


2 cups loosely-packed frozen cauliflower, thawed completely (not cooked)
2/3 cups sucanat (or brown sugar)
2/3 cups almond milk (I used vanilla)
1 Tbs vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or almond flour)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 Tbs ground flax seed (this will help the cake to rise)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

In a food processor, combine the thawed cauliflower, sucanat, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips. Process until smooth with no lumps. (This will take a few minutes.) In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa, ground flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir the pureed chocolate mixture into the flour mixture just until combined. (Don’t over mix.) Pour into a greased 8″ x 8″ baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. (It should still be soft to touch.) Let cool; frost if desired. Store in the refrigerator.

Reese Fudge Frosting:

1/4 cup peanut butter
2 Tbs cocoa powder
8 tsp maple syrup (or 2 1/2 Tbs)
2 tsp almond milk (or more depending on how thick your peanut butter is)
3/4 tsp vanilla extract

Blend until smooth. Spread on cooled cake.

recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

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Cream Cheese Icing

  • 2 (8 oz.) cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1/4 C honey granules (or mild honey)

Whip cream cheese, adding honey granules and vanilla.  Whip until smooth.

(from Bread Beckers Recipe Collection)

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