Monday, February 27, 2017

Gluten Free M&M Cookie Dough Ice Cream

The only thing better than cookie dough ice cream is... adding M&Ms to the mix! This gluten free M&M Cookie Dough Ice Cream is easy to make and so perfectly delicious!

It might not be summer yet, but it's always the right time for ice cream!

No ice cream maker is needed for this ice cream. You can just make it with your beaters or stand mixer. The cookie dough added to the basic vanilla ice cream is so yummy, and the M&Ms add a burst of color and extra deliciousness!

Gluten Free M&M Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Cookie Dough
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons White Rice Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tablespoons Mini M&Ms
  1. Mix together the butter and sugars. Add the milk and vanilla and mix again. 
  2. Add the flour and salt, stir. Add in the chocolate chips and M&Ms.
  3. Line a pan with a piece of wax paper. Roll dough into little balls. Freeze.
Ice Cream
  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 (14 oz.) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Salt (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup Mini M&Ms
  1. Beat the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Mix the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and dash of salt together and pour slowly into whipping cream with the mixer running.
  3. Once combined, fold in the cookie dough pieces and Mini M&Ms and freeze for 6 hours or more.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bites

What could be more fun than a bite size treat filled with mini chocolate chips? These little shortbread bites are gluten free, and they are perfect for serving at a party, or for snacking on all by yourself!

These little Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bites are super easy to make, and they are tasty, too. They have a bit of a crunch to them, even while they melt in your mouth. There are a bunch of delicious chocolate chips tossed in them, and they are super fun.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bites
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons White Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips (mini or regular)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the butter and sugar into the bowl of your mixer and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla and salt to the butter mixture and beat again.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the rice flour, cornstarch and xanthan gum. Add a couple of Tablespoons of it to a small  bowl and coat the chocolate chips in it.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Line a mini muffin tin with 24 wrappers and scoop rounded half Tablespoons of dough into each, pressing down slightly.
  7. Bake for  9 to 12 minutes. It's better to under-bake them than to over bake them.
  8. Cool, remove from wrappers, and enjoy!

Hope you like them as much as I do!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Triple Chocolate Caramel Brownies

These triple chocolate caramel brownies are ooey, gooey, deliciousness. And how could they not be with three times the chocolate and caramel added in?

These are great warm or chilled. And they are super easy to make!

They are the perfect, decadent brownie for any occasion!

Triple Chocolate Caramel Brownies
  • Brownie mix and ingredients from back of box
  • 3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
  1. Add the brownie mix and ingredients from the back of the box to a bowl. Combine, then add the chocolate chips and stir them in.
  2. Bake according to directions. Top while still warm.
  • 1/2 Caramel Bits (NOTE: they are not labeled gluten free. Use under own discretion.)
  • 6 teaspoons Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  1. Combine the caramel bits and 6 teaspoons heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 cup heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and microwave 20 seconds at a time, stirring, until melted.
  3. Pour the caramel over brownies, then pour the chocolate ganache over them. Spread out.
  4. Serve while still warm, or place in the fridge and serve cold.


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Crunchy M&M Peanut Butter Cups

There is just something about a peanut butter cup... all of the chocolate and the peanut butter together in one little bite size treat... and these are even better than your average peanut butter cups! They are made with M&Ms and crunchy rice cereal, giving them a unique and pleasing texture!

These crunchy M&M peanut butter cups can easily be made peanut free using WOWBUTTER soybutter. That is what I used for them. And they are so delicious, either way!

Crunchy M&M Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter or WOWBUTTER
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Crisp Rice Cereal
  • 2 Tablespoons Mini M&Ms
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  1. Melt chocolate in the microwave 20 seconds at a time, stirring, until smooth.
  2. Line a mini muffin tin with 12 paper wrappers and spoon a bit of the chocolate into each, reserving half of it for later. Spread the chocolate around each cup (I find that a clean finger is the best tool for the job.) Refrigerate until solid.
  3. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, cereal, and mini M&Ms. Stir until mixed well.
  4. Spoon heaping teaspoonfuls into each of the chocolate cups, pressing down.
  5. Use remaining melted chocolate to cover the tops of each. Refrigerate until solid, then remove from wrappers and eat.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

11 Easy Gluten Free Valentine's Day Treats

Whether you want to do some baking for your significant other, your children, nieces and nephews, or even just yourself, you can make Valentine's Day extra special with these 11 gluten free treats!

Give any or all of these treats a try this Valentine's Day, or any time of the year, and you will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

1. Mug Brownie. If you don't have a lot of time, but you still want to do something special for the one you love, then you can make this mug brownie. It just takes a couple of minutes to throw together from start to finish, as it is made in the microwave, but yet it is still a very decadent and delicious treat.

2. Easy Chocolate Cupcakes. These aren't as quick as the mug brownie, but they are nearly as easy! They are the perfect gluten free chocolate cupcakes, and you really can't go wrong with them.

3. Chocolate Cherry Cups. They are a special treat (pictured above), and they are much easier to make than you might think!

4. Double Chocolate Shortbread Bars. Double the chocolate. You just can't go wrong with these!

5. Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are chewy and delicious, and the red food coloring gives them a festive look.

6. Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies. These cookies (pictured above) are so soft and chocolately. They are sure to make anyone's Valentine's Day better!

7. Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Ice Cream. Need I say more? This ice cream incorporates all of the delicious, decadent foods that you could want on Valentine's Day into one bowl of creamy deliciousness.

8. Caramel Brownies. Don't just settle for any brownies on Valentine's Day. Add some caramel, and make the treat even better!

9. Salted White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. They are sweet. Salty. And an easy no bake treat (pictured above) that will look like you've spent more time on than you actually have to.

10. Red Velvet Cupcakes. They are so light and moist that no one will ever guess that they are gluten free!

11. Hot Chocolate Cookies. Why not add some marshmallows on top of your chocolate cookies for this special day?


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