Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Salted White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

These white chocolate peanut butter cups couldn't be any easier! They are fun and tasty, too, and perfect for sharing or eating alone.

These would make a great New Year's Eve treat! They are gluten free, and they can easily be made peanut free, too, by using WOWBUTTER soybutter.





Salted White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter or Soy Butter (I used WOWBUTTER)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • Salt
  1. Line 24 holes of a mini muffin tin with paper wrappers.
  2. Melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips and put a bit in each of the holes, using your fingers (wash hands first) to spread the chocolate over the bottom and halfway up the sides. Stick pan into the fridge when done.
  3. In a medium size bowl, combine the soy butter, cutter and powdered sugar, stirring until smooth. 
  4. Once chocolate is cooled, add a bit of the soy butter mixture to each hole, dividing it evenly between them.
  5. Melt the remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips and spread over the top of each. Refrigerate until firm. 
  6. Remove and take wrappers off of each of them. Eat immediately or store in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Easy Caramel Pretzel Fudge

This caramel pretzel fudge has everything that you could want in a good dessert - sweet caramel, rich chocolate, and some crunchy, salty pretzels thrown in. 

Another fudge recipe... what can I say? There are just so many things that can be done with it. And there are so many delicious varieties to eat. Yum. I can't get enough of this stuff.

Also, who's with me in thinking that it's crazy that Christmas is less than a week away?! I have to get baking. Like, now.




Caramel Pretzel Fudge
  • 1/2 Can Dulce de Leche
  • 1 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy cream
  • A handful of gluten free pretzels
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the dulce de leche and white chocolate chips. Microwave 20 seconds at a time, stirring, until melted.
  2. Pour into a pan that has been lined with parchment paper, or greased foil.
  3. Chop a handful of gluten free pretzels and sprinkle over the top of the fudge, pressing in slightly.
  4. Put the chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl. Heat the heavy cream just until it boils, then pour over the chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.
  5. Pour the chocolate over the top, then pop the fudge into the fridge. Cool until solid, slice, and enjoy. Best eaten soon after making, while the pretzels still have a crunch to them.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

White Chocolate Oreo Cookie Dough Fudge

This fudge combines white chocolate and dark chocolate cookie dough, giving it an Oreo flavor! It is so delicious, easy to make, and perfect for the holiday season!

Check out the video that my brother helped me put together for this recipe, and many others, on my Facebook page or Youtube channel!

Fudge has really become a favorite of mine during this time of the year, and this fudge is so simple, and yet, so tasty! 



What are your favorite treats to make at Christmastime? Maybe this can be one of them this year.

White Chocolate Oreo Cookie Dough Fudge
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • A bit of milk, if needed
  • 1 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Can (14. oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugars. Add vanilla and mix again.
  2. Add the dry ingredients and mix, then if it appears too dry, add a bit of milk and stir until combined.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Melt 20 seconds at a time in the microwave, stirring, until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour half of the fudge mixture into a parchment lined loaf pan. Spread out into an even layer.
  5. Add half of the cookie dough mixture and spread out.
  6. Add the remaining fudge, then the remaining cookie dough, pressing down into the top a bit.
  7. Chill until solid, then cut and eat.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Easy Butterscotch Puppy Chow

Puppy chow is great any time of the year, but especially so during the Christmas season. Treat your family to a new version of the classic recipe with this butterscotch puppy chow!

This recipe is so easy and delicious, and it is a great treat to snack on while wrapping gifts, watching a Christmas movie, or for putting in a pretty bowl for a holiday party. No matter when you decide to have it, you will love every bite!



If you are making the mix for a crowd, think about doubling or tripling the recipe. It will be gone quickly!

Easy Butterscotch Puppy Chow
  • 1/4 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Butterscotch Chips (make sure they are gluten free!)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1/2 Cup to 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • Extra Butterscotch Chips, optional
  1. In a large microwaveable bowl, combine chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and butter. Microwave 20 seconds at a time until melted.
  2. Add the vanilla to the mixture and stir. Add the cereal and mix until well combined.
  3. Add the powdered sugar and stir in the bowl, or toss in a sealed bag.
  4. Stir in some extra butterscotch chips (optional), and serve.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Gluten Free Pinwheel Cookies

Sprinkles make everything more fun! These pinwheel cookies are gluten free, and they can be made whatever color you choose to make your holiday a little bit more festive!

These cookies are super soft, and they are much simpler to make than you might think by looking at them. They are fun and colorful, and they would make a great Christmas gift!






Gluten Free Pinwheel Cookies
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Tapioca Starch
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles
  1. Heat water for about 20 seconds in the microwave and add the flaxseed meal to it. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium size bowl, add the rice flour, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, add the butter and sugar. Beat for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the vanilla and flax-egg.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and beat until well combined.
  6. Divide dough in half and color each as you choose.
  7. Roll each half between two pieces of parchment paper until they make a 9x6 inch rectangle. Trim edges. Keep the dough in the paper and place on a baking sheet, and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  8. Take the top piece of parchment off of each layer, and wet the dough slightly. Put one layer on top of the other, and then roll them up together.
  9. Roll the log in sprinkles, if desired. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes or longer.
  10. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
  11. Slice cookies so that they are about 1/4 inch thick. Place them on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Adapted from this recipe.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Vanilla Snowball Cookies

These chocolate chip vanilla snowball cookies are gluten free, melt-in-your-mouth good, and simple to make!

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to bake. I love shopping for gifts and all of that, too, but Christmas baking is just so special. And these snowball cookies are a must!





Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Vanilla Snowball Cookies
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons White Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Powdered sugar for rolling
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine white rice flour, cornstarch, xanthan gum, and salt. Whisk together.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, combine butter and powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. 
  4. Ad the vanilla and beat again.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined. 
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Form the dough into balls that are one Tablespoon in size, and place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, allow to cool until you are able to handle them, then roll the cookies in powdered sugar. Best consumed on the day of baking (they are still good later, but they get harder/more dry the longer they sit.)
Adapted from this recipe.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

15 Gluten Free Christmas Treats You Need To Make This Year!

 The holidays are such a special time. They bring family and friends together, and they are all about the food! And even if you are eating on the gluten free diet, you don't have to miss out! Check out these fifteen gluten free Christmas treats, and you will have plenty to snack on during this season.

From classic recipes, to a fun new fudge and cookie dough treats, you really can't go wrong with these recipes!

1. Soft M&Ms Cookies. These gluten free cookies are thick, soft, and the perfect classic holiday treat!

2. Peanut Free "Peanut Butter" Cups. If you or someone in your life cannot have peanuts, but still loves the flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate, then you need to make these this Christmas!

3. Coconut Joys. These candies are simple to make, and my family has been making them for years. It doesn't matter if you are gluten free or not - you are going to love these coconut and chocolate candies!

4. Cake Batter Chickpea Cookies. Change things up to be a bit healthier this Christmas by making these cookies with chickpeas in place of flour. Add some festive sprinkles, and no one will ever guess that they are healthy!

5. Brownie Bites. If you love chocolate, then you have to add these brownie bites to your holiday menu. They are so easy to make, and they are a great crowd pleaser (everyone at my brother's graduation party loved them!)

6. Soft Sugar Cookies. What is more traditional than sugar cookies at Christmas time? Just because you are gluten free doesn't mean that you have to miss out. These cookies are super soft and delicious, and can be rolled out just like any sugar cookies!

7. Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies. These cookies are so fun, and they have quickly become a favorite of mine! They are melt-in-your-mouth perfection!

8. Chocolate Chip Scones. Treat everyone to a special breakfast around the holidays with these chocolate chip scones. They taste just like a really good chocolate chip cookie, only in scone form!

9. "Oreo" Cookie Dough Truffles. If you love Oreos, then you will love these truffles! They are made with dark cocoa powder and rice flour, which allows them to have the taste of Oreos without any gluten!

10. Homemade Chocolate Cherry Cups. Anyone who likes chocolate covered cherries is going to love the homemade version! Make them to take to a party, or give them as a gift.

11. Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles. These gluten free sugar cookies are coated in sprinkles. They are child friendly, and they will add a festive pop of color to your Christmas table!

12. Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. What better treat is there for the holidays than fudge? This rich fudge has triple the chocolate, plus peanut butter, too! Can it get any better than that?!

13. M&Ms Cookie Dough Truffles. Who doesn't love mini M&Ms stuffed inside of cookie dough? Roll that dough in chocolate, and you get perfection. You will please everyone when you make a batch of these truffles this holiday season!

14. Cinnamon Roll Bites. Want a simple breakfast treat to make this holiday season? Whip up these cinnamon roll bites, and they be the perfect sweet start to the day.

15. Red Velvet Cake. If you feel like being a bit fancy this holiday season, then why not make a delicious gluten free red velvet cake? Frost it up pretty, and it will be the perfect dessert to impress your guests!


Hopefully you now feel inspired to do some holiday baking! Gluten free treats can really be just as good as gluten-filled ones!

Enjoy!
Bethany

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Fudge made with semi-sweet chocolate chips with a white chocolate and peanut butter layer on top, and mini M&Ms sprinkled all over that... does it get any better?

Fudge is such a great treat to make at Christmastime, or any time of the year. I have gotten into the tradition of making several (over 10) varietiess of fudge a year to bring over to my parents' house for Christmas. It is fun trying the various recipes that are out there, and I also love making up some of my own. Here is my Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. I'm sure you and your family will love it!

Here are all of the ingredients that you need to make it...

Yum!

And here it is all ready to eat!




Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
  • 1 1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Can (7 oz., or 1/2 cup) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate
  • 1/4 Cup Mini M&Ms
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine semi-sweet chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave for 20 seconds, stir, and microwave for an additional 15 seconds at a time until all melted.
  2. Add the vanilla, stir, and quickly pour into a 9x5 loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Spread out.
  3. In another microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter and white chocolate. Microwave 15 seconds at a time, stirring, until melted.
  4. Pour peanut butter mixture over chocolate fudge and sprinkle M&Ms all over the top.
  5. Refrigerate until firm. Cut. Serve. Keep leftovers refrigerated.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Bites

These little mini cinnamon roll bites don't actually roll at all. They are fairly easy to make, gluten free, and so tasty! 

These cinnamon roll bites would be perfect for your holiday breakfast. They are so fun and handy to eat, and they will make any day even better!



Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Bites
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup of warm Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Yeast
  • 1 Egg (or 3 Tablespoons hot Water mixed with 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal)
  • 1/4 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1 Cup Corn Starch
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Xantham Gum
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
Topping:
Brown sugar
Cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. 
  3. Heat your milk, not too hot but warm enough to activate yeast, and add in the yeast. Whisk together until dissolved. 
  4. Add the milk/yeast mixture to the sugar and stir together. Add the egg (or flaxegg), oil and vanilla, and mix again. 
  5. Add all of the dry ingredients and mix well to combine, removing all lumps (expect the dough to be pretty soft).
  6. Grease a mini muffin tin. Scoop dough to fill all 24 cups.
  7. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon all over the tops.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool a bit and drizzle with frosting or eat as they are.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Gluten Free and Vegan Mug Brownie

You've heard of mug cookies before, but how about a mug brownie? This gluten free and vegan mug brownie is filled with a rich chocolate flavor and is ready in just a couple of minutes!

This mug brownie is cooked in the microwave, making it the perfect treat for any time that you want something quick and easy, yet still delicious. Try it out the next time that you are in a hurry, and you will love every bite.





Gluten Free and Vegan Mug Brownie
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Applesauce or Oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons White Rice Flour
  • A pinch Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Chocolate Chips
  1. Measure all ingredients besides the chocolate chips into a mug. Stir together until well combined.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Microwave for 60 seconds.
  4. Remove from microwave and be careful not to burn yourself. Let cool a bit, then dig in.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Gluten Free "Oreo" Cookie Dough Truffles

If you love all things Oreo, then you are going to enjoy these gluten free "Oreo" Cookie Dough Truffles! They are made with dark cocoa and have a great Oreo flavor. The truffles are coated in white chocolate, which adds to the goodness.

I have had so much fun using the dark cocoa in a ton of recipes lately, and these are one of my favorite recipes that I've made with it.




Gluten Free Oreo Cookie Dough Truffles
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/3 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 to 3 Cups White Chocolate Chips
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugars. Add vanilla and mix again.
  2. Add the dry ingredients and mix, then add the milk and stir until combined.
  3. Shape into small truffles, place on a wax paper lined baking sheet and freeze for a half hour.
  4. Melt chocolate chips and coat truffles, refrigerating until firm.
  5. Keep refrigerated.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Gluten Free Moist Banana Bread

Bananas are one of my favorite items to bake with (chocolate taking the top place, of course) and when I noticed some ripe bananas sitting on the counter one day I knew that I had to get to baking with them. I considered going ahead and making the banana chocolate chip cake that is one of the best things on the planet (it combines banana and chocolate chips, how could it not be?) but I knew that I should probably try a new recipe instead.

And now I have another great recipe to go to when I have ripe bananas to work with! This bread is super most, and packed with great banana flavor, making it the perfect bread for every banana lover.

Doesn't it look good enough to eat?




Gluten Free Moist Banana Bread
  • 3 Tablespoons Water, hot
  • 1 Tablespoons Flaxseed Meal
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3 medium Bananas (about 1 cup mashed)
  • 1 Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat the water and add the flaxseed meal to it. Set aside for ten minutes.
  3. In a medium size bowl whisk together the rice flour, cornstarch, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt.
  4. Cream together the butter and sugar for 2 minutes. 
  5. Add the flaxseed mixture and sour cream and beat again.
  6. Add half of the dry ingredients and beat. Add the mashed banana, beat, then add the other half of the dry ingredients and beat once more, about 30 seconds.
  7. Grease a 9x5 inch pan and bake for 40 to 50 to minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake

This red velvet cake combines the flavors of chocolate and vanilla in one delicious dessert. It is gluten free, easy to make, and perfect for serving at your next party.

Do you love red velvet cake? If so, then you need to try this one. It has the perfect texture and flavor combination, and it is so pretty, even without any artificial dyes in it.
Even if you are not a big fan of red velvet cake yet, try this one and let it convert you. 








Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake
  • 1 Flax-Egg (3 Tablespoons Water, 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal)
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Red Food Coloring, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare flax-egg (directions on side of blog.)
  3. Mix milk with vinegar and set aside for about 5 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, measure your rice flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together.
  5. In a large bowl, combine flax-egg, milk/vinegar mixture, sugar, oil, sour cream, and vanilla.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing just until combined. Carefully mix in food coloring, if using.
  7. Pour into a greased 9" round cake pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

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