Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Super Bowl Treats

Eating healthy doesn't mean you can't have yummy healthy treats! Treats being the keyword. Treat is a once in awhile thing. 
I love making treats but I often toss them after the first night because I will sit and eat them all... not a good thing! :) 

One thing that I have been learning in our healthy eating adventure is that sweetening up a dessert does not require SUGAR. There are other ways - more healthy ways of sweetening up that dessert!

- Raw Honey
-Agave Nectar
-Maple Syrup 
and my latest discovery
- Dates

Coconut Blondies with Buttercream Frosting

The Ingredients:
1 cup Artisana Coconut Butter
3 Farm Fresh Brown Eggs
1 cup dates, pitted
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (I used my Mexican Vanilla)
3 drops Stevia Extract
1/2 cup rough chopped walnuts

Date Mixture
1 cup dates, pitted
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (I used my Mexican Vanilla)
1 TBSP Coconut Oil

The Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

I used my kitchen aid mixture, you can use a mixing bowl and hand mixer.

Blend Eggs, Vanilla and Baking Soda.

Add in one cup of coconut butter and mix batter until creamy. (set aside)

I added dates to my small food processor. Process with 3 TBSP of water until dates are broken up. Add vanilla and coconut oil. Mix until everything is mixed in and the dates are mashed.

Add Date mixture and 3 drops of liquid stevia into the creamy cake mixture. Add the chopped walnuts and continue to mix until evenly distributed.

Lightly grease a 9x9 baking dish with coconut oil. Pour batter into baking dish and bake at 325 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. Test center with a tooth pick. Let the Blondie cool completely before icing.

The Icing -
1 cup organic palm shortening
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 TBSP coconut milk
1 dropper full of Stevia Extract
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

The Directions:
With a hand mixer, blend palm shortening until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla extract, liquid stevia, coconut oil and continue to blend. Once everything is mixed well add shredded coconut and mix with spatula.

Paleo Buckeyes

The Ingredients:
1 cup pecans
1 cup dates
2 tsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
2 drops stevia (optional)

Chocolate Coating
Coconut Oil - melted
1 TBSP Cocoa Powder

The Directions:
In the food processor, add the pecans and chop until the pecans are fine textured. Stop before making Pecan butter :)

Add the rest of the ingredients. Process until all the ingredients turn to a dough ball.

Form dough into balls and set aside.

In a tupperware container add dough balls and pour the chocolate mixture over top. If you need to geive the balls a shake or two until they are all covered in the chocolate.

Place the Paleo Buckeyes in the freezer until the chocolate hardens.

** Please note - Coconut Oil melts at room temperature so store in freezer or in fridge.

Part of Full Plate Thursday,


  1. Look at you going raw on that last dessert!!! I'll definitely try it. I make all of my desserts with dates...but I end up just eating them plain most of the time too for a quick sweet-tooth fix

  2. Sounds yummy! Be careful with agave nectar though, it's not very healthy. I used to use it a couple years ago until I learned that. :(

  3. Your Super Bowl treats could become anytime treats here, I can't wait to try them. Thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  4. looks like there was some good eating going on looks delicious

  5. These both look wonderful! My mom would really like these. I will forward these recipes to her.

  6. Danielle @Analytical MomFebruary 12, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Thanks for these dessert recipes! Yum! Your philosophy of replacing sugar with natural sweeteners is so appealing. I found you through Pennywise Platter, by the way.

  7. Excellent pieces. Keep posting such kind of information on your blog. I really impressed by your blog.

  8. 3 Studies REVEAL Why Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    This means that you actually burn fat by consuming coconut fats (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from major medicinal magazines are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!


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