Double Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Cookies

These cookies were a complete accident. A complete and total chocolate-y, rich, fudgy, accident. After making a big batch of black beans and then tortilla soup this week, I had exactly a cup and a half of cooked black beans left over. What to do, what to do? I thought, hmm... black bean brownies haven't … Continue reading Double Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream - Vegan, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Refined Sugar Free, No Ice Cream Maker Required

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

It has been the summer of homemade ice cream around here and on the blog, and I think I may have saved the best for last. That's assuming this is the last ice cream recipe I share this summer. I was pretty sure it was going to be until I typed that just now. Alright, … Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Chili Mocha Brownie Bites – Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free

What do you do with surplus, or "undesirable" Halloween candy? As soon as we wrapped up our trick or treating festivities Monday night, I did a quick and discreet sorting out of my daughter's candy. All the "baddies" were given away, either to neighbors or sent with my husband to his work. I let my … Continue reading Chili Mocha Brownie Bites – Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free

Vanilla Lucuma Shake with Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Espresso Syrup

After a few rainy and cold days, we've got some warm sunshine lighting up the orange and red (ok and brown) leaves quickly accumulating on the ground. Not needing to bundle up in a sweater and a jacket today means that creamy cold smoothies¬†and milkshakes are sounding delicious again. Today's shake is a special Halloween … Continue reading Vanilla Lucuma Shake with Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Espresso Syrup

Chili Mocha Maca Smoothie – Vegan

Happy Wednesday, friends! I'm hopping on here real quick today to share a smoothie that I think you will really love. It's a rich mix of chocolate and coffee with a hint of ancho chili and cinnamon.¬† It's a fun spin on the new Starbuck's mocha flavor, with a lot less calories and sugar. In … Continue reading Chili Mocha Maca Smoothie – Vegan

4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pudding (Low-Fat, Nut-free, Soy-free, Date-sweetened)

One of my all time favorite desserts is chocolate pudding. Silky smooth, rich, and creamy, it's the perfect treat and can be made with simple, nutritious ingredients. Today's recipe is the third chocolate pudding/mousse I've shared on the blog, and I'm sure it won't be the last. While my other two puddings feature a fair … Continue reading 4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pudding (Low-Fat, Nut-free, Soy-free, Date-sweetened)

Peanut Butter Cookie Nice Cream Sandwiches (Dark Chocolate Dipped!) – Vegan + Gluten-Free

Oh my dears, do I ever have a yummy vegan treat for you today. I think this might be my favorite sweet recipe on the blog so far! It's basically a marriage of all of my favorite things: dark chocolate, peanut butter cookies, (dairy free) banana soft serve, ice cream cookie sandwiches. Yeah, it's all … Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookie Nice Cream Sandwiches (Dark Chocolate Dipped!) – Vegan + Gluten-Free

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Frozen Banana Pops (Vegan)

Frozen bananas dipped in chocolate takes me right back to my childhood. My mom and I used to make these in the summer time, and I remember being so anxious for the bananas to freeze. This is such a simple and delicious treat, it barely needs a recipe at all. These super easy chocolate and … Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Frozen Banana Pops (Vegan)

Decadent Orange Chocolate Mousse (vegan)

Whooaaahhh December! Hold your horses, er reindeer... just seriously, slowwwww down! Christmas is only 16 days away and that fact has me in a happy sort of panic. I just love this time of year, the lights, the smells, the food, the family, the hoopla! The days leading up to Christmas seem to go by … Continue reading Decadent Orange Chocolate Mousse (vegan)

Chocolate Minty Matcha Cups + Make Your Own Coconut Butter (vegan)

When I threw these little treats together for myself on Halloween, and posted a photo on Instagram, I had no idea they would be such a hit. The photo above happens to have the most likes on my page. Many people requested the recipe, and since it was a spur-of-the-moment, "mama needs some chocolate" treat, … Continue reading Chocolate Minty Matcha Cups + Make Your Own Coconut Butter (vegan)