No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Granola Espresso Cookies

These no-bake cookies have it all – fudgy indulgence without the guilt, crunchy bits, and are 100% filling. They’re so good you can even enjoy them for breakfast!

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Is there anything better than cookies that only take a couple of minutes to prepare from start to finish? Not in my world. Well, maybe there is. I have way too many feelings when it comes to chocolate for breakfast. Yes and yes.

I am blaming Trader Joe’s for today’s creation. If you still can’t get enough of pumpkin, TJ’s is your place. It’s the one store I look forward to visiting the most every week. Three words: All. That. Pumpkin.

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From Pumpkin Body Butter (best ever), Pumpkin Croutons to Pumpkin Sea Salt Caramels. I love it all. And just when I thought it couldn’t get better, I picked up a box of Pumpkin Spice Granola. I am now unable to leave the house without a taste of it. I wish I was kidding.

It was only a matter of time before I ran out of conventional ways to enjoy said granola and incorporated it into cookies. Mornings never looked and tasted so yummey! [Read more…]

Nutella Truffles

 Mondays call for chocolate and what better way than in the form of truffles?! These are not your average truffles though, they’re made with Nutella!

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Happy Monday morning to you! This weekend seemed to have passed in lightning speed, which I’d foreseen. Time always flies fast when you’re having fun. And the last couple of days were packed with more than enough.

I’ll have some pictures to share with you later this week, but I first need to sort through image after image of mouthwatering food. Meanwhile, why don’t we concentrate on something else that’s also more than drool-inducing: Nutella Truffles.

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Since chocolate basically runs through my veins, there is no escaping Nutella. Whoever invented that luscious chocolate spread and basically made it perfectly acceptable to enjoy chocolate first thing in the morning, was a pure genius.

But it certainly doesn’t have to stop there. There are so many different ways to enjoy it throughout the day and right now, incorporating it into truffles, is my favorite by far. [Read more…]

No-Bake Lime Cheesecake Parfaits

 Do you like limes, cheesecake and a dessert that takes minimal time and effort to prepare? Me too. Let’s dive in together!

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Hey guys! Friday’s here, the weekend is imminent and it’s time to take things easy. That’s exactly what I was thinking about when I came up with this dessert. I wanted something that could be thrown together in no time, but didn’t sacrifice in yumminess or flavor.

Also, I had about 12 limes in our fridge that needed to be used up :). Aren’t limes the best? I substitute limes for lemons whenever I can. I love that limes don’t have any seeds to worry about and could never get enough of the wonderful taste. With that being said, you could total use lemons if you’re not feeling the lime.

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Lately I’ve been in the mood for creamy and cold desserts that go beyond your regular bowl of ice cream. Cheesecake popped into my head, but I wanted something a little bit lighter. Let me just tell you, these Lime Cheesecake Parfaits totally hit the spot. [Read more…]

Melt In Your Mouth Orange Creamsicle Truffles

 Truffles can be enjoyed all year around. Orange Creamsicle Truffles will melt in your mouth and are light enough to savor on a hot summer day.

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Even though there’s no red, white, and blue going on here, these truffles would be a fabulous addition to your 4th of July grill-out. Although, they taste just as delicious the remaining 364 days of the year. I am pretty sure these yummies will make a regular appearance for us from now on.

Doesn’t Orange Creamsicle just scream summer? As some of you might know, I am a huge fan of truffles and thought that I had to wait until the weather cooled down to come up with new creations. But since patience is not my strong suit and because truffles are a no-bake treat, I was determined to find a version fit for summer.

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I especially loved eating these truffles straight out of the freezer. Instant memories of creamsicle pops jumped into my head. It’s just like eating a popsicle in bite-sized form. And since it’s hard to resist anything mini, these truffles are definitely no exception. They are pretty, addictive and ultra scrumptious! [Read more…]

Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

 Enjoy the ultimate Rice Krispie Treats. These bars are packed with the wonderful flavor and aroma of brown butter and also happen to be one of the chewiest and gooiest treats everr!

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I know what you might be thinking. Rice Krispie Treats. Really? We all know how to make them since they have been around forever.

Because I thought the same thing. Before attempting to make these, I was brainstorming ideas what else I could possibly add to these bars to bring them over the top.

Wait a second. We’re talking brown butter here. Outrageously nutty, buttery and reminiscent hints of caramel. Surely that had to be enough.

And boy was it ever.

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It had been years since I had a “regular” rice krispie treat and together with the brown butter upgrade, these definitely hit the spot.

I actually reduced the amount of cereal to make them extra ooey gooey and packed a relatively large amount of the rice krispie mixture into the smallest baking pan I could find. Thick and melt-in-your-mouth awesomeness.

Do I need to say more? [Read more…]