Tag: Dessert

High School cafeteria chocolate chip cookies

There really isn’t a lot I’d like to bring back from my high school years. I’m quite content to leave my “Tease it to Jesus” 80s hair and mouthful of braces as nothing more than a fond memory. But the fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies from the school cafeteria are another story. Warm, gooey, “make-your-gums-tingle-from-all-the-sugar” cookies …

Frosted Animal Crackers

These are a total trip-down-memory-lane kind of treat. Who didn’t love getting a box of animal crackers as a kid and biting the heads off of lions and tigers and bears? Guaranteed fun…until the box was empty of course. I love recreating childhood favorites and introducing them to my kids. Having kids with dairy allergies …

Vegan Easter Creme Eggs

Is there anything more iconically “Easter” than a creme egg? I have had a love-affair with them ever since I was a little kid. Back then, they were only available at Easter so they were highly coveted and savoured. I would look forward to getting to eat a few of them every April…until my first …

Vegan Coconut Almond Macaroons

I think I’ve tested about 12 versions of vegan macaroons for this post. Seriously. For a bite-size dessert that should be really simple to make, that’s a lot of trial and error. Here’s what’s kept me up at night with this recipe: replacing the eggs. Now for most baking recipes, it’s pretty easy to replace …

Two-Bite Banana Muffins

It’s MARCH BREAK! Here’s a fun and easy recipe for Two-Bite Banana Muffins to get your #kidsinthekitchen! (Hint: make extra. They freeze beautifully and because they’re nut-free, they make awesome school lunch snacks!) Two Bite Banana Muffins Ingredients: 3 medium sized ripe bananas⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce⅓ cup vegetable oil1 tsp vanilla extract1 ½ cups all …

Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies

What’s the secret to insanely rich, chewy and ooey-gooey {vegan} chocolate fudge brownies? Aquafaba.  If you’re unfamiliar, aquafaba (or water-bean) is the viscous brine that canned chickpeas are cooked and packed in.  Aquafaba so closely mimics the properties of an egg white that it is an ideal substitute for eggs in baking – especially in …

Pumpkin Spice Cereal Bar Treats

Happy first day of Autumn! I’m celebrating it with a sick kiddo this weekend. So, to cheer her up, we decided to play around with these new Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and make a new cereal bar treat! Regular Cheerios are a go-to cereal in our house. They are vegan (obviously), low in sugar, and fun …

No Bake Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

With back to school just around the corner, extra curricular activities starting up again, and the general easy-breezy-lazy days of summer fading away, I’m starting to prepare myself for the busy days ahead. Which, if you’re like me, means a whole lot of running (ok, driving) around shuffling little people to and fro, and constant trips to the grocery store, Walmart, etc., all while still trying to manage a career.

Morning breakfast rush, school lunches, after-school-on-the-way-to snack – all perfect examples of times where quick, make-ahead, healthy snacks (like these no-bake, low sugar chocolate chip energy bites) are a lifesaver.