Dark Chocolate Brownies with Tahini Drizzle

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Tahini Drizzle

Treat yourself! You’ve made it halfway to the weekend. Celebrating hump day with dark chocolate brownies with tahini drizzle.

Brownies:

1/2 cup cocoa

1/3 cup shredded coconut (blended in a food processor until super fine)

1/2 cup coconut sugar

2 sq melted dark chocolate

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 eggs

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 tsp Vanilla

Pinch of salt

Tahini drizzle:

3 tbsp tahini

2 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp vanilla

Add almond milk, eggs, coconut sugar, melted chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter, and coconut oil to a bowl and mix well. In another bowl mix together coconut, cocoa, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring as you go. Transfer to a greased 8×8 brownie pan and bake at 350 for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean!

Flourless Chickpea Blender Blondies

Flourless Chickpea Blender Blondies

These only take 30 minutes to make including bake time and they are so so yummy! Could be made vegan if you sub the egg for a flax seed egg (mix 1 tbsp ground flax seed and 2 tbsp water)

Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas (drained & rinsed)

1/3 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup honey

1 egg

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of salt

Dark chocolate chips

Chopped pecans

Instructions:

Blend chickpeas, peanut butter, honey, egg, baking soda, vanilla, cinnamon & salt in a blender or food processor until it forms a thick batter. Stir in chocolate and chopped pecans and spread evenly into a greased brownie pan. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Arctic Zero’s New Light Ice Cream Review

Arctic Zero’s New Light Ice Cream Review

Hey guys! Time for a little product review because Arctic Zero sent me all SEVEN of their new light ice creams!! I was so excited when they contacted me because ever since I was little, ice cream has been my absolute favorite sweet treat (I’m not kidding I ate ice cream almost every night for a WHILEEE…). The problem is, when you’re trying to stay healthy and fit, ice cream doesn’t necessarily get to be a nightly routine anymore. The good news is, Arctic Zero is changing the game. Their new line of light ice creams range from 280-360 calories and are made with real milk and cane sugar. I have to say that if you’ve ever tried an Arctic Zero Fit Frozen Dessert in the past, these Light Ice Creams are so different and are much more creamy like an ice cream as opposed to the icy texture of the Fit Frozen Desserts. I had a few hiccups in the making of this post, including the fact that my refrigerator broke the day after I recieved these and I had to run them down the street to my boyfriend’s house to keep them from melting! But at last here we are, with a full review on these seven awesome ice creams that were gone too fast because I just couldn’t keep my dad and brother out of them!

Cookies & Cream-creamy vanilla flavor with chocolate sandwich cookies

You can’t go wrong with Cookies & Cream. This flavor was crammed with chocolate cookies which is exactly what you want in a Cookies & Cream flavor. The vanilla flavor wasn’t overpowered by the cookies, so the ratio of cookies & cream was pretty perfect.

Chocolate Chunk- creamy chocolate with dark chocolate chunks

I’m more of a vanilla girl when it comes to ice cream, but this flavor was great and I love texture in my ice cream so choosing to make a chocolate flavor with dark chocolate chunks was the right move in my opinion. Even my boyfriend, who isn’t the biggest chocolate fan either, totally dug in when I handed him this pint to try.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cookies- creamy peanut butter with chocolate cookies and rich peanut butter swirls

I’ve never been someone to pick the peanut butter flavored ice cream off the shelf, but woah. The peanut butter swirls and chocolate cookies added that special something that made the peanut butter ice cream so much more fun! Sometimes when you dig into similar flavors from other brands the mix ins are sparse, but there were no shortage of chocolate cookies or peanut butter swirls which made every bite so delicious!

Mint & Chocolate Cookies- creamy mint flavor with chocolate cookies and dark chocolate chunks

Mint and Chocolate Cookies was so stinkin’ good. The peppermint flavor was rich, and the cookies and dark chocolate chunks are perfect if you love texture and crunch in your ice cream. Mint & chocolate ice cream has always been one of my favorites and they got this one SO RIGHT. 

Vanilla Bean- creamy vanilla with real vanilla beans

A classic done right. Nothing beats the richness of real ground vanilla beans, period. Not their most exciting flavor if you love a good mix-in, but so great for topping off a Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet which is how I chose to devour most of this pint.

Cookie & Brownie Dough- creamy vanilla flavor with cookie dough and brownie dough

This was my favorite flavor. Cookie dough ice cream is okay… but cookie dough AND brownie dough ice cream is the freakin’ BOMB. Sometimes I find that cookie dough in other ice creams has kind of a grainy texture, but I didn’t have that problem with this pint at all. Again, the ratio of mix-ins to ice cream was on point. Not much more to say about this flavor other than it’s absolutely amazing and you HAVE to try it.

Toffee Crunch- creamy vanilla flavor with toffee chunks and caramel swirls

Toffee crunch came in as a close second to Cookie & Brownie Dough and it was my dad’s favorite flavor by far… I was lucky to get a few bites of this flavor before he tore through the pint because it’s just that good. There were plenty of sweet and crunchy toffee chunks and caramel swirls so I didn’t find myself digging through the vanilla ice cream to get to the mix-ins which was awesome.

Salted Almond Butter Pretzel Bark

Salted Almond Butter Pretzel Bark

Dark chocolate is just about the greatest thing on this planet… or maybe it’s avocado. Either way dark chocolate is really freakin’ good and you should definitely eat it with almond butter, crushed pretzels, nuts, and coconut because those things make freakin’ good, freakin’ amazing.

Ingredients:
1 package dairy free chocolate chips
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/3 c almond butter
1/8 c chopped nuts (can use any you please)
1/4 c broken pretzel pieces (I used _____)
small handful of unsweetened finely shaved coconut
1 tsp himalayan pink salt

Directions:
Melt chocolate chips with coconut oil in a double broiler or in a microwave (heating in 30 second increments). Spread the melted chocolate in a thin layer over parchment paper. Spoon almond butter onto the still melted chocolate and swirl using a toothpick. sprinkle over salt, chopped nuts, pretzel pieces, and coconut shavings. Freeze for 30 minutes then break apart into smaller pieces. Store in the freezer.

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Peanut Butter Baked Energy Bars

Peanut Butter Baked Energy Bars

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This super simple recipe is perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or snack! They’re clean, filling, and they only take 10 ingredients and 25-30 min to make!

Ingredients:
2/3 c rolled oats
3 tbsp chopped walnuts
2 tbsp coconut sugar
3 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp flaxseed meal
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp cacao nibs
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg white

Instructions:
Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spread into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 20 min at 350.

Enjoy!

Coffee Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Coffee Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

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Chocolate & coffee is the stuff dreams are made of. This recipe will seriously leave your kitchen smelling like heaven, but if that doesn’t convince you to make these let me add that they’re vegan & totally guilt free!

Ingredients:
1 3/4 c black beans
3/4 c cocoa powder
1 c coconut sugar
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 heaping tbsp of instant coffee in your favorite flavor
Handful of vegan chocolate chips (or regular dark chocolate 70% cocoa is best!)

Mix black beans, cocoa, sugar, oil, instant coffee, & baking powder in a blender or food processor, chop chocolate chips & fold in, then bake for 30-50 min (you have to watch them closely) on 350°.

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Chickpea Blondies

Chickpea Blondies

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When your sweet tooth cravings hit you these high protein, low calorie chickpea blondies are the perfect healthy treat! Simple ingredients & quick prep time make this one of my favorite sweets at the moment.

Ingredients:
1 can of chickpeas (15 oz.)
1 ripe banana
1/4 c maple syrup
1/4 c peanut butter or almond butter
1/3 c vanilla protein powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
As many chocolate chips as you’d like

Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips in a blender until smooth. Mix in chocolate chips (don’t forget to sprinkle some on top!) & spread into a greased pan. Bake on 350º for 20-25 minutes!

Enjoy!