Monday, October 16, 2017

Gluten Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Love chocolate cookies? These gluten free chocolate kiss cookies are easy to make and super chocolatey!

These cookies are pretty, delicious, and perfect for sharing (or for eating all by yourself!) Make them for a party around the holidays or just the next time you need a good chocolate fix.

With double the chocolate in the dough and the chocolate kiss on top, they are sure to satisfy you.





Gluten Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Flax-Egg (directions on side of blog)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Chocolate, melted
  • Hershey's Kisses
  • Extra Sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine rice flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, xanthan gum and salt. Whisk together.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, beat the butter and sugars.
  4. Add the flax-egg and vanilla to the butter/sugar mixture and beat again.
  5. Add the chocolate and beat.
  6. Add a third of the flour mixture at a time and beat until all blended together.
  7. Chill dough in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take small amounts of the dough at a time, roll in extra sugar, and place a few inches apart.
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, remove from oven, and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.
Adapted from this recipe.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, October 9, 2017

Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter Cups

These chocolate brownie peanut butter cups are easy to make, full of chocolate and peanut butter flavor, and are the perfect treat for any time of year!

Whether you like making treats like this for Christmas, for parties, or just for yourself, you are going to have fun when you make these little cups. I love using my mini muffin tin for all kinds of treats, and you can find more of them by clicking here.

Anyone who is a big fan of the classic chocolate/peanut butter combo will love these little treats!







Easy Chocolate Cake Cups
  • 1 1/2 Cup Chocolate
  • 3 Tablespoons Peanut butter or soybutter
  • 1/6 of a pan of Brownies, or one large Brownie
  1. Line a mini muffin tin with 12 paper wrappers.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate in 20 second intervals, stirring.
  3. Divide half of the chocolate between all 12 wrappers, spreading it around up the sides of the wrappers. Chill until solid.
  4. Melt the peanut butter. Add the brownie to it and mix until combined.
  5. Add a bit of the brownie/peanut butter mixture to each of the chocolate cups, pressing down.
  6. Top with remaining chocolate.
  7. Chill until solid and consume. Keep leftover cups in the fridge.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Scones

These gluten free chocolate scones are the perfect breakfast treat! They are full of chocolate flavor and will soon become a family favorite!

I have fallen in love with scones since first making my gluten free chocolate chip scones. These have a bold flavor and are sweet, without being too sweet, and they are great for snacking on during the morning or any time of the day!





Gluten Free Double Chocolate Scones
  • 1 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Flax-egg (directions on side of blog)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips, optional
  1. Grate 1/2 cup butter onto a wax paper lined plate. Stick in the freezer until solid.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, measure the rice flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add the heavy cream and vanilla to the flax-egg and combine.
  5. Take the butter out of the freezer and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work it into the flour mixture. Once it is nice and combined, add the wet ingredients and stir until moistened.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and press together lightly to form an 8' disc. Dough will be a bit crumbly. Cut into about 10 scones. 
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, cool, and consume.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, September 25, 2017

Single Serve Triple Chocolate Treat

With triple the chocolate, this single server microwave treat is one you will love! It is easy to put together and is ready in just minutes!

This is a fun take on the classic scotcheroo, using chocolate rice cereal, melted chocolate on top, and M&Ms for something extra!

I don't know about you, but I love a delicious, quick and easy treat! Especially if it's chocolate!




Single Serve Triple Chocolate Treat
  • 1 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons Corn Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 6 Tablespoons Chocolate Rice Cereal
  • 2 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips
  • M&Ms, optional
  1. Microwave sugar and corn syrup and 10 seconds, stir, and then 10 seconds more, stir, and 10 seconds more, or until sugar crystals have disappeared.
  2. Stir in peanut butter.
  3. Stir in cereal.
  4. Grease a small ramekin or bowl and dump into it. Press down.
  5. Microwave chocolate chips until melted, 15 seconds at a time and stirring.
  6. Spread melted chocolate on top of treat. Sprinkle M&Ms over it.
  7. Remove from ramekin and enjoy.
Have a good week!
-Bethany

Monday, September 18, 2017

Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Crazy Cake

This gluten free chocolate cake is made without eggs or dairy, and it is mixed up right in the pan!

I remember making crazy cake occasionally when I was growing up. My brothers thought it was weird because it has vinegar in it. But you really can't taste it. I didn't fully appreciate the fact that it was egg free then, but now I do. It's such a simple cake.

All of the dry ingredients go into the pan, are whisked, and then the wet ingredients are stirred in. No extra dishes are made. It's baked, and it tastes just as good as any chocolate cake!






Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Crazy Cake
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a 8x8 glass baking dish, combine sugar, rice flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together.
  3. Make three wells in the dry ingredients and add the oil, vinegar and vanilla. Pour the water over the top.
  4. Stir gently just until combined.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Adapted from this recipe.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

Thursday, September 7, 2017

7 Gluten Free Desserts For Football Season

Football season calls for tasty snacks! Whether you are a chocolate lover or you prefer vanilla, peanut butter, or butterscotch, you will find something to love in these seven delicious gluten free dessert recipes!


 Football season is such a fun time of year! And you don't have to miss out just because you eat on the gluten free diet. Look at the seven desserts below and you will find some inspiration for your football parties!


1. Triple Chocolate Shortbread Bars - triple the chocolate is always a good thing! These bars are easy to put together, take no eggs or gluten, and can be topped with M&Ms of your team's colors (green and gold for me!)


2. Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow - puppy chow is the perfect game day snack, as it is an easy finger food. And this is a fun and delicious take on the original!


3. Funfetti Cupcakes - add sprinkles of your team's colors and they are perfect for game day!


4. Chocolate Cake Cups - they are fun and bite size and so tasty that all of your guests will love them!


5. Double Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies - They are easy to make with a boxed mix and just a few toppings, and they are delicious!


6. Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cookies - these cookies are perfect for fall and are a delicious treat for the game.


7. Four Ingredient Mint Chocolate Fudge - this fudge couldn't be any easier, and you will love what it adds to game day.

Hope you all have a delicious game day this weekend! Who are you cheering for?
-Bethany



Monday, September 4, 2017

Triple Chocolate Shortbread Bars

These triple chocolate shortbread bars are gluten free, easy to throw together, and perfect for any holiday or party!

The M&Ms can be switched out for any holiday or season, or even for your favorite sports team. Red and green for Christmas, red and blue for patriotic holidays, etc. I did the bars red white and blue for this past fourth of July. And these are great for autumn.

These bars are soft when fresh, and full of chocolate! Perfect for any chocolate lover!





Triple Chocolate Shortbread Bars
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch 
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Mini (or regular) M&Ms
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the rice flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder and xanthan gum. 
  3. Put the butter and sugar into the bowl of your mixer and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla and salt to the butter mixture and beat again.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until combined.
  6. Line a 8x8 pan with parchment paper and pat the dough into it.
  7. Spread chocolate chips and M&Ms over top and pat into it.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  9. Cool slightly before cutting.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, August 28, 2017

Easy Single Serve Scotcheroo Bar

Why make something to share when you can make a single serve treat all for yourself? This single serve scotcharoo bar is delicious and made in just minutes!

I love scotcheroo bars. And this recipe gives me the excuse to make them anytime I want!

Chewy and filled with peanut butter and chocolate flavor, this is the perfect treat!




Easy Single Serve Scotcheroo Bar
  • 1 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons Corn Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 6 Tablespoons Crispy Rice Cereal
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Butterscotch Chips
  1. Microwave sugar and corn syrup and 10 seconds, stir, and then 10 seconds more, stir, and 10 seconds more, or until sugar granules have disappeared.
  2. Stir in peanut butter.
  3. Stir in cereal.
  4. Grease a small ramekin or bowl and dump scotcheroo into it. Press down.
  5. Microwave chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together until melted, 15 seconds at a time and stirring.
  6. Spread chocolate/butterscotch mixture on top.
  7. Remove from ramekin and enjoy.
I think you're really going to like this one!
-Bethany

Monday, August 21, 2017

Gluten Free Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

There are few things I like better than a chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven. But these browned butter chocolate chip bars are amazing! They are simple to make, have an extra delicious flavor thanks to the browned butter, and are quickly becoming a go-to recipe of mine!

If you love all things chocolate chip cookies, then you will love these bars!



All of the recipes that Karly from Buns in my Oven posts always look so delicious, and as soon as I happened upon her browned butter chocolate chip bars I knew that I had to try them gluten free! You will love them, too! If you aren't gluten free make sure to check out her version.

Gluten Free Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 6 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Flax-Egg (directions on side of blog)
  • 3/4 Cup plus 1 Tablespoon Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the butter in a small saucepan and melt, stirring constantly, until browned. It will foam up some. And then it will smell nice and nutty once it is done. Set it aside for 5 minutes to cool.
  3. In a small bowl, combine brown rice flour, cornstarch, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt. Whisk together. 
  4. In a medium size bowl, beat together the butter and sugars.
  5. Add the vanilla and egg and beat into the butter/sugar mixture.
  6. Stir in the flour mixture, then the chocolate chips.
  7. Line a 8x8 inch square pan with parchment paper and spread the bars out onto it.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes. I like eating them while they are still warm, but they will hold together much better if you wait a half hour or so.
Adapted from this recipe.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, August 14, 2017

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

If a bread that is super moist and lightly flavored with vanilla and cinnamon sounds good to you, then you are going to love this gluten free applesauce bread!

This bread is the perfect item to make as a side to a breakfast smoothie or for an afternoon snack. No matter how you eat your bread, though, you are going to love it!



Gluten Free Applesauce Bread
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup White and/or Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  1. Heat the water and add the flaxmeal to it. Set aside for about 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar.
  5. Add applesauce, vanilla and flax-egg and beat again.
  6. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and stir just until combined.
  7. Pour into a 8.5 by 4.5 inch loaf pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

Adapted from this recipe.

-Bethany

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter S'mores

S'mores are a delicious and easy dessert, and these chocolate peanut butter s'mores are even better than the original! And they are made in the microwave, too, so you can have them anytime!

If you love chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallows, then this is the dessert for you. It's an easy single serve treat that will satisfy all of your cravings at once.

I used WOWBUTTER soybutter and Dandies vegan marshmallows in my s'mores, but you can use the "real" versions if you want. Whatever works best for you.






Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter S'mores 
  • 2 Chocolate Cookies (like these)
  • 1 Tablespoon Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Peanut Butter (or soybutter like WOWBUTTER)
  • 1 Marshmallow (I used vegan Dandies)
  1. In a small microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave 15 seconds at a time, stirring, until melted.
  2. Place one cookie on a plate and put the marshmallow on top. Microwave until the marshmallow is puffy.
  3. Spoon the chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the marshmallow and top with the second cookie. Eat while still warm.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, August 7, 2017

Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Cookies

A gluten free and vegan cookie that tastes just as good as any chocolate cookie you would bite into? I say, yes! These cookies are easy to make and taste so good you won't know they are gf and vegan!

I have been trying to experiment a bit with vegan recipes lately, ever since I realized that I don't have many of them on my blog. There are some people who have to eat dairy free, or who are vegan by choice, and I want to offer them more delicious dessert options.

So, here is one delicious, easy-to-make, and amazing vegan cookie recipe. Try it, and I know you'll love it!




Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Cookies
  • 2 Tablespoons Applesauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons Brown Rice Flour
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine applesauce and baking soda. Set aside for a few minutes.
  3. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar, brown rice flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, and salt. Whisk together.
  4. Add the applesauce mixture, oil, and vanilla to dry ingredients and mix until fully combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop cookies onto a parchment lined sheet pan and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, July 31, 2017

Easy Chocolate Caramel Fudge

Chocolate and caramel are the perfect pair, and they come together in this delicious, easy-to-make treat! This easy chocolate caramel fudge takes only a few ingredients and is simple to put together!

Fudge is one of my all-time favorite treats. It is so simple to make, and there are endless flavor combinations. If you love fudge, too, then you should check out my other recipes for it.

This fudge is a rich chocolate with caramel bits thrown in. It is great for parties, for the holidays, or for eating all alone. It is so simple to make and only takes a few minutes to put together, making it easy to enjoy for any occasion!





Easy Chocolate Caramel Fudge
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Caramel Bits (NOTE: they are not labeled gluten free. Use under own discretion.)
  • Dash of Salt
  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly greased foil.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring, until melted.
  3. Add the vanilla, caramel bits and dash of salt and stir until combined.
  4. Pour into prepared loaf pan and spread out evenly. 
  5. Place in the refrigerator until hard. Then cut, eat, and store leftovers in a covered container in the fridge.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, July 24, 2017

Double Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

These gluten free brownies have a fun and easy twist with the addition of marshmallows and chocolate chips! 

If you love marshmallows and chocolate, then you will fall for these brownies! They are fun, delicious, and simple to put together.





Double Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies
  1. Prepare brownie batter as normal, and put into oven. Bake until 10 minutes remaining.
  2. While the brownies are baking, take the marshmallows and cut them in half. Measure out the chocolate chips.
  3. When there are 10 minutes remaining on the brownies take them from the oven and put the marshmallow halves all over the top. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over, too.
  4. Continue baking for 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and serve while slightly warm, cool, or reheated.
Enjoy!
-Bethany