Healthy Dessert Recipes

Everything in moderation, and that includes dessert! Dessert should first and foremost be delicious, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy too! We’ve compiled a list of our best Healthy Dessert Recipes ranging from the easy-to-make sweet treats to the weekend baking projects!

Healthy Dessert Recipes

Healthy Dessert Recipes

Here at Lexi’s Clean Kitchen we are all about creating lightened up dessert recipes that taste every bit as good as their traditional counterparts, but with the mindset of everything in moderation. This collection of recipes ranges from some lighter fruit recipes to the more decadent chocolate recipes with a little bit of everything in between.

Healthy Desserts with Fruit

Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples: These easy-to-make “baked” apples have just the right amount of sweet, they swarm your home with the most delicious fall scent, and they are super EASY to throw together.

Apple Nachos: An amazing kid-friendly snack that is both nutritious and fun! It can be made in under 10 minutes and is perfect to serve at a playdate or send to school to celebrate a birthday. They can be customized based off of what you have on hand and we guarantee will be a hit!

Berry and Cream Dairy Free Parfait: The perfect healthy treat when looking for a simple dairy-free and vegan friendly option! They come together quickly with only 4 ingredients and just the right amount of sweetness!

Chia Honey Lime Fruit Salad: The perfect refreshing fruit salad to serve all summer long! This dish is perfect for a party or BBQ and can be made ahead of time! The sweet fruit is complemented with the zesty lime and is customizable based on what fruit is available for you.

Chocolate Kiwi Pops: Easy, customizable, and totally perfect for the summer months these Kiwi pops or bites are coated in chocolate and drizzled with your favorite toppings! Such a simple, fun and healthy-ish treat for kids.

Hassleback Pear Crumbles: A delicious and fun treat that can be made to accommodate as few or as many people you are serving! A twist on a traditional Pear Crumb pie, these single serve crumbles are lighter than your average pie!

Healthy Berry Cobbler: It’s packed with fresh or frozen berries and topped with the best gluten-free biscuits. It will be your favorite dessert of summer!

Cherry Pie Bars: They have all the deliciousness of a cherry pie without the time needed to actually making one! It uses nutrient-dense almond flour to make the crust and the crumble on top and is packed with fresh cherry flavor. These bars are gluten-free, dairy-free friendly, and the ultimate summer dessert!

Grain-free Cranberry Apple Crisp This healthy apple crisp is made without oats, with a pop of color and tartness thanks to added cranberries and is sweetened just right! 

Peach Raspberry Crisp: Packed with Summer fruit, just the right amount of tartness, and so so flavorful! It will definitely be a staple for Summer gatherings with friends and family! It’s grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and so so simple to make!

Apple Galette This is similar to an apple pie with a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apple, but easier to put together! It’s the perfect dessert to serve during the holidays or a fun weekend baking project to celebrate the fall season! It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the BEST gluten-free crust.

Healthy Chai dessert popsicles on a tray.Easy Healthy Desserts

Chai Popsicles: These 4-Ingredient popsicles couldn’t be easier to make! And they have such a warm and unique flavor, and naturally separate in the freezer to make a really beautiful layered look! They’re also dairy-free, Paleo and vegan friendly.

Gluten-Free Edible Cookie Dough Dip: Think all of the delicious and creamy flavors of regular cookie dough, but without flour or the eggs… snack time, or dessert time, WIN!

Homemade Jello: It’s so much healthier than traditional jello, and made with real fruit! There are no artificial colors or flavors and no added refined sugar in this recipe.

Creamy Peppermint Coconut Cups: These Creamy Peppermint Coconut Cups are the perfect treat to have in the fridge! They are chocolate-y, peppermint-y, and coconut-y! They are keto-friendly, too! Perfect keto cups!  

Espresso Candied Pecans: These Espresso Candied Pecans are the perfect DIY gift giving treat! They are easy to make, and you can make large batches to package up for friends and family this holiday season!

Gluten-free Edible Cookie Dough Dip | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Healthier Chocolate Desserts

Healthy Fudge: This 5-Ingredient fudge is easy to make, made with minimal ingredients, has the perfect texture, is customizable with your favorite fudge add-ins, is packed with healthy fats, and is a rich and decadent treat that everybody will love!

Chocolate Dessert Cups: The perfect no bake healthy treat that are simple to make but so impressive! You won’t believe how easy it is to make these beautiful chocolate cups that you can fill with anything from a simple fruit mix to a decadent chocolate mousse!

Paleo Chocolate Truffles: Made with a few simple ingredients and are down-right delicious. This decadent chocolate treat is simple to put together but looks stunning! Aside from being Paleo Friendly, these truffles are also vegan and don’t have any added refined sugars. Make these for that certain holiday for lovers, or really anytime of year!

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups: The healthier cousin to the beloved store-bought peanut butter cups. Making them at home is easy, using a handful of wholesome ingredients like almond butter, dark chocolate and maple syrup, these chocolate cups are paleo-friendly and made without any refined sugars. 

Fudgesicles: They are so rich and creamy, but made without any dairy at all! Made simply with only a handful of ingredients these naturally sweetened popsicles will be loved by both kids and adults alike.

Healthy Brownies, Bars and Cookies

Paleo Thin Mints: Looking for a healthier version of your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? These Paleo Thin Mints are just that! Crunchy, minty, chocolate-y, and just the right amount of sweetness! They are the REAL DEAL, while also being gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free!

Funfetti Gluten Free Blondies: If you like buttery, chewy and dense blondies that are speckled full of sprinkles and also happened to be gluten-free with a dairy-free paleo option, then you are going to love these! They’re so ridiculously tasty, and come to you today to celebrate Lexi’s Clean Kitchen turning 6 years old this month!

Healthy Brownies: If you are looking for fudgy, chewy and and ridiculously chocolate-y Paleo Brownies than this is the recipe for you! These healthy gluten free brownies are made with almond flour, they’re grain-free, optionally dairy-free and simple to make.

Maple Meringue Cookies: They are simple, crunchy, light, naturally gluten-free, and perfect to have for entertaining or for a treat. Thesy are also refined sugar free, light, and the perfect beautiful cookie everybody will love!

Sugar Cookies: These buttery sweet cookies have a soft vanilla flavor, a crisp exterior and a soft and chewy middle, just like any good sugar cookie should have. Better yet, they are simple to prepare using only a handful of ingredients and needing just a bowl and spoon to make the batter. 

Avocado Brownies: These dense and fudgey brownies have a secret ingredient that’s packed with nutrients and healthy fats, and nobody will know it! Chocolate Avocado Brownies are the perfect sweet treat to end a meal or even to pack in the lunch box with the kiddos. They’re flourless and Paleo friendly without any refined sweeteners.

Double Chocolate Macadamia Cookies: These Double Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies are the perfect gluten-free and paleo-friendly cookie that everyone will love! Soft, chewy, and bursting with chocolate and macadamia nuts! A household favorite!

Snickerdoodles: There are a MUST MAKE recipe. These chewy little cookies are spiced just right, easy-to-prepare and perfect for the holidays, or year round. The dough is made in 1-bowl, then rolled in a cinnamon and sugar mixture. They are free from gluten, grains and refined sugar but still perfectly delicious.

Peanut Butter Blossoms: They have all the flavor of the traditional, but using better-for-you ingredients! These peanut butter cookies cookies are easy-to-prepare and perfect for the holidays, or year round. The dough is made in 1-bowl and they are free from gluten, grains and refined sugar but still perfectly delicious.

Strawberry and Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies: The cutest sweet treat, made even nicer because they are optionally free of the 14 most common allergens. Gluten free strawberry cookies are sandwiched between a dairy-free chocolate ganache with hidden strawberry jam in the middle.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: So perfectly chewy, soft, and delicious! The combination of cinnamon, chocolate, and raisins in these are heaven. No one will be able to tell that these are gluten-free and refined sugar-free!

Cut Out Cookies: These Gluten Free Cut Out Cookies are the best for decorating holiday cookies! They are so simple to put together, can be rolled out immediately and decorated (or not) to celebrate any holiday! These versatile cookies are made with only 5 ingredients (plus a pinch of salt!) and are a great activity to do with the kids.

A three layer chocolate cake on a plate.

Healthier Cakes and Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake: This healthier, more nutrient dense take on the classic carrot cake is gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo friendly and made without any refined sugars! It can be topped with a classic cream cheese frosting, or made dairy-free with homemade fluff. Either way it will be welcome at any celebration or holiday dinner (or just a regular tuesday afternoon)!

Caramel Upside Down Apple Cake: This one is unbelievably simple to make and so delicious. It’s grain-free, nut-free and dairy-free but with no shortage of delicious apple cinnamon flavor. It’s perfect to serve up for Rosh Hashanah or to whip up for a weekend baking project after you’ve gone apple picking.

Hostess Cupcakes: Now this one is a fun weekend baking project! It starts with a super moist gluten-free chocolate cupcake, filled with homemade marshmallow fluff (made without any refined sugar) and dipped in a dairy-free chocolate ganache! Pipe on either some of the marshmallow fluff or melted white chocolate to complete the classic hostess-style cupcake look!

The BEST Gluten-Free Layer Birthday Cake: A vanilla cake with vanilla frosting that is free from gluten and grains but still so delicious! A classic recipe!

Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting: These Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting are seriously amazing! The creamy matcha and coconut buttercream frosting pairs so perfectly with the fluffy vanilla cupcake.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes: Everyone needs an amazing chocolate cupcake recipe, and this one is ours! These are moist with a deep chocolate flavor and simply delicious. They’re also dairy-free and made without any refined sweeteners. Grab a bowl and a whisk and head straight to the kitchen to whip some up!

Simple and Festive Vanilla Cake with Fruit: Whether you are headed to a BBQ with family or friends or hosting a get together of your own, you’ll need a classic festive cake for the all the parties! Let’s make the most perfect (AND nut-free) vanilla cake topped with an easy buttercream and garnished off with tons of fresh fruit (red and blue for good measure)!

Raspberry Swirl Brownies: Nothing in this world is better than chocolate and raspberry together and that’s why these brownies are the absolute best. You know what else makes these the best? They’re a decadent treat that’s on the healthier side by using coconut oil and almond flour. That means they’re also grain-free, dairy-free and Paleo, while still being totally delicious.

Healthier Pie Recipes

Nut-Free Pumpkin Pie This Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie is smooth and creamy (without any cream) with just the right note of spice. It’s made using our nut-free and gluten-free crust that is so simple to put together! 

Blueberry Pie: The perfect dessert to serve at a backyard summer party or potluck! It’s juicy and sweetened just right (using unrefined sweeteners) and will be a hit with everyone! It’s gluten-free, with dairy-free options and can be made with either fresh or frozen blueberries. Let’s get baking!

Key Lime Tart: Made using honey and coconut milk for a rich, tangy and smooth filling! It’s simple to prepare and can be optionally topped with a honey meringue for a showstopper dessert. It’s gluten-free and made without any refined sugars.

Classic Apple Pie This classic pie has  a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apples laced with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the best gluten-free crust.

Pecan Pie: This Pecan Pie made in a tart pan is absolutely stunning, yet simple to put together. And the best part? It’s made without any refined sugar or corn syrup!

Healthy gluten free banana breadClassic Desserts Made Healthier

Creme Brûlée: This dairy-free and refined-sugar free version is just as decadent as the classic version but lightened up with a secret healthy ingredient! It’s perfectly sweetened with a blend of honey and maple sugar and despite it feeling fancy it is really easy to make.

Healthy Rice Pudding: The perfect, lightened up version of the creamy rice pudding recipe you grew up loving. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar free and is hands down the perfect hearty dessert!

Paleo Banana Bread: The ultimate gluten-free banana bread that is freezer-friendly, using almond flour and coconut flour and very little added sugar! It’s taken me years to perfect this recipe, and I finally achieved the exact texture I wanted for the ultimate, easy, banana bread that is freezer-friendly, too! Perfect for a holiday morning, or a snack anytime of the week!

Classic Chocolate Mousse: It’s a rich, fluffy, chocolate-y treat with just the right amount of sweetness. It will absolutely be a staple healthy dessert for holiday entertaining! Made with minimal ingredients and no baking required, everyone will love this no fuss dessert!

Gluten Free Lemon Bars: They’re creamy and delicious, and best of all: so easy to make. Bring them along to your next pot luck or BBQ and everyone will be thanking you!

Vegan and Paleo Caramel: This healthier caramel is not only super delicious, but it’s also easy to make! We’ve tested three different versions using unrefined sweeteners for all of your caramel needs!

Cookie Truffles

These  Cookie Truffles are the CUTEST gluten-free treat that you can make for any occasion. They’re made using a handful of ingredients, including our favorite gluten-free chocolate cookie, are no bake and are so easy they’d be a great activity to do with the kids! Perfect to serve up for any fun event! Think Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, or just for a sweet treat! Made in partnership with my friends at Simple Mills!

Gluten Free Cookie TrufflesCookie Truffles

How cute are these gluten-free Cookie Truffles? They are a super easy treat to put together and they are SO DELICIOUS! I was inspired to make these based off of those Oreo truffles that you see all over the internet. I won’t lie, that version is good, but the ingredients in them are no longer a part of my diet so I knew when planning for halloween recipes that it was time to re-create it!

The truffles couldn’t be easier to make! They use minimal ingredients with super simple directions and could definitely be a fun family activity to get in to the halloween spirit. We decorated our truffles as mummies, which include a white chocolate coating, but we’re also including substitutes to make dairy free versions using dairy free dark chocolate and dairy free cream cheese. We tested both versions and both were equally delicious.

Cookie and cream truffles made into mummies for halloween

A few notes and tips on making Cookie and Cream Truffles:

  1. To crush the cookies you can either do so in a food processor, or you can place the cookies in a zip tight bag and roll over them with a rolling pin. We did it both ways and the outcome of the cookies were the same either way! Because it involved washing less dishes we preferred doing it by hand with a bag and rolling pin.
  2. Make sure to cool the cookie truffles before coating with the chocolate! This helps the truffle hold its shape, and it helps the chocolate set quicker. If you are making the mummy version, make sure to also cool the white chocolate coated truffles before piping or drizzling on the stripes.
  3. When decorating the mummies with the stripes, move quickly to place on the chocolate chips “eyes” because the white chocolate can set quickly.
  4. Choose a high quality white chocolate! We found a few versions that had only about 6 ingredients! If doing a dairy free dark chocolate truffle make sure to check that the chocolate you buy is dairy free.

white chocolate dipped cookie truffles

Best Store-bought Cookies to Use for Cookie Truffles

The most important element to this recipe is the cookie! I came across Simple Mills products a few months ago and was instantly in love. The crackers were the first product I tried and I loved how much they reminded me of my beloved childhood saltine. Now, they’re a staple in my house and have since tried many more of the products. So when I was looking for the best cookie to make these truffles I knew Simple Mills would be it! I find them in many grocery stores, on Thrive Market, and on Amazon here! When we tested these cookie truffles, we were blown away by these crunchy cookies and knew they were the answer for our convenient no-bake treat!

Store-bought cookies for no bake truffles

If you like this easy treat, check out these others:

Gluten Free Cookie Truffles

Cookie Truffles

Prep Time 00:40 Inactive Time 00:40 Total Time 0:40 Yields 28

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened (see note for dairy free)
  • ¼ cup organic powdered sugar or 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2- 5.5oz boxes Simple Mills Double Chocolate Crunchy Cookies
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces good-quality white chocolate or dark chocolate
  • Chocolate chips, to garnish
  • Other garnish ideas: Crushed Candy Canes, Sprinkles, etc.

Directions

  1. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Crush chocolate cookies either with a food processor, or by hand in a plastic bag with a rolling pin, until finely ground.
  3. Add ground cookies and vanilla extract to cream cheese mixture until fully combined.
  4. Take a tablespoon of mixture and roll into balls, roughly about 28 and place on a small baking sheet lined with parchment.
  5. Place in refrigerator to firm up, at least 20 minutes, or 1 hour.
  6. Melt white chocolate, using preferred method (see note), and let cool slightly before moving on to next step, about 5-10 minutes.
  7. Using a fork dip each truffle in melted white chocolate until fully coated and excess chocolate has dripped back into the bowl. Place truffle back on the baking sheet and continue until all are coated.
  8. Return to the refrigerator to cool white chocolate coating, at least 10-15 minutes.
  9. Once cooled finish decorating. Either place white chocolate in a piping bag with a small opening and drizzle over one truffle at a time (this method makes for less waste of white chocolate), or using a spoon drizzle the white chocolate over the truffle to make a mummy design. Immediately place two mini chocolate chips on truffles to make mummy eyes before drizzled white chocolate has cooled. Continue with this pattern until all truffles are decorated. (see note)
  10. Store in refrigerator for 3-5 days until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  1. Want to make this dairy free? Substitute regular cream cheese for your favorite dairy free version (We love the almond milk kind). And substitute the white chocolate for your favorite dairy free chocolate to turn these in to chocolate covered truffles. Simply dip the dairy free truffles in melted dairy free chocolate and garnish with sprinkles or leave as is.
  2. We prefer to melt white chocolate slowly in the stove top, using a double boiler. This just means a bowl is placed over a barely simmering pot of water. But if you prefer, you can melt in the microwave slowly in 30 second increments until fully melted.
  3. Take care to decorate one (or up to three) mummy truffles at a time with drizzle, and then place on chocolate chips. The white chocolate drizzle will firm up pretty quickly on the cooled truffle so you'll want to adhere the eyes before this happens.
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Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons [VIDEO]

These Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons are the perfectly sweetened holiday cookie! They are so delicious, while also being gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free!

Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroon

Passover is one week away. Coconut macaroons are a Passover staple, but for those of you who don’t celebrate; they are probably one of my favorite light cookies anytime of the year. Sweet, light, coconut-y, and of course for me, a touch of mini chocolate chips and dipped in chocolate. Perfect. And did I mention they are super easy to make?

Passover is a time where we get together with family, have our traditional Jewish eats (Swedish meatballs, brisket, rolled cabbage, etc.), and reflect. On Passover you eat only unleavened bread and flourless desserts. Perfect for a grain-free/gluten-free house! Minus the matzo… I make a mean Matzo Lasagna!

Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

I love Passover because like some of other holiday’s throughout the year, my nanny (grandma) comes in from Florida. Her famous recipes are the ones that line the table year after year. I have learned so much from her as a person, and as a chef! This week you’ll find a recreation of Nanny’s Swedish Meatballs that taste just like her traditional dish; one that is so special to me. This year Passover falls smack in the beginning of the week; sadly, heading back to New York isn’t an option, but I’ll go the weekend after to enjoy the time with my family!

Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons 

Sweetened just right! I’ll take another batch…

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 0:20 Yields 12

Ingredients

  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash fine sea salt
  • 1/4-1/3 cup chocolate chips of choice
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Dipping: 1/3 cup melted chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • In a large bowl whisk together egg whites with honey.
  • Once fluffy, add in coconut, vanilla, and sea salt and mix well to combine.
  • Add in chocolate chips.
  • Line baking sheet with baking liner or parchment paper.
  • Roll into balls (I pinch mine at the top, but you don't have to).
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly golden brown at the top.
  • Let cool and drizzle with chocolate.
  • Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • Servings: 12
  • Amount Per Serving: 1 (without chocolate dipping)
  • Calories: 139
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Protein: 2g
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Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Friends… I think you are either going to love me or hate me, for the dairy-free cheesecake addiction that I am about to instill in you. Trust me and make them! These were outrageous. My trusty taste-tester was blown away.

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

A little side note: While I love a good treat (I’ll take a chocolate chip cookie or a brownie any day), moderation is key. These bars are made with real food and good-for-you ingredients, but they are not made to eat the entire batch! Okay, rant done. Go enjoy one or two!

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

 

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
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Cheesecake crust
  1. 2 cups raw sunflower seeds, ground into flour (if you sub another nut, I can't promise the cookie dough taste)
  2. 2 tbsp grass-fed butter or coconut oil
  3. 4 tbsp pure maple syrup
  4. Dash Himalayan sea salt
Filling
  1. 2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water overnight
  2. 2-3 tbsp coconut oil
  3. 1 tsp vanilla
  4. 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  5. Dash himalyan sea salt
  6. 1/3 cup Enjoy Life's mini chocolate chips
  7. Optional chocolate drizzle: 1/3 cup Enjoy Life's Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. 1. Soak cashews overnight in a bowl of water
  2. 2. In the morning, rinse and discard water from bowl, set aside
Crust
  1. 3. In a food processor, add sunflower seeds and grind into flour
  2. 4. Add grass-fed butter or coconut oil, maple syrup, and sea salt
  3. 5. Blend until smooth
  4. 6. Line a 7x11 glass baking dish with parchment paper
  5. 7. Spoon crust mixture and flatten evenly
Filling
  1. 8. Combine soaked cashews, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and salt in the food processor
  2. 9. blend until creamy and smooth
  3. 10. Once blended, add in chocolate chips and spread mixture evenly over crust
  4. 11. Place in freezer for 4-6 hours
  5. 12. Remove, slice into bars, drizzle with chocolate, and store in refrigerator
Notes
  1. Serving: 15 bars
  2. Amount per serving: 1 bar
  3. Calories: 253
  4. Fat: 20g
  5. Carbs: 16
  6. Protein: 6g
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Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Cookie Dough Cheesecake BarsWhat is your favorite cheesecake flavor?

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

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Ingredients

    Cheesecake crust

    Filling

    Directions

    1. 1. Soak cashews overnight in a bowl of water
    2. 2. In the morning, rinse and discard water from bowl, set aside
    3. 3. In a food processor, add sunflower seeds and grind into flour
    4. 4. Add grass-fed butter or coconut oil, maple syrup, and sea salt
    5. 5. Blend until smooth
    6. 6. Line a 7x11 glass baking dish with parchment paper
    7. 7. Spoon crust mixture and flatten evenly
    8. 8. Combine soaked cashews, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and salt in the food processor
    9. 9. blend until creamy and smooth
    10. 10. Once blended, add in chocolate chips and spread mixture evenly over crust
    11. 11. Place in freezer for 4-6 hours
    12. 12. Remove, slice into bars, drizzle with chocolate, and store in refrigerator

    Recipe Notes

  • Serving: 15 bars
  • Amount per serving: 1 bar
  • Calories: 253
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbs: 16
  • Protein: 6g
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    Paleo Thin Mints [VIDEO]

    Looking for a healthier version of your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? These Paleo Thin Mints are just that! Crunchy, minty, chocolate-y, and just the right amount of sweetness! They are the REAL DEAL, while also being gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free!

    Paleo Thin Mints | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Girl Scout season is here… and if you are visiting my website you are likely avoiding the adorable little girls outside of the supermarket. It’s been a long time, I mean a long time, since I have eaten one. Although they are delicious, I am happy these types of flours and sugars are out of my life. But let’s be real for a minute, I totally want a cookie! Paleo Thin Mints | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Growing up I was definitely more of a Samoa/Tagalong kind of girl. As I grew up my palette switched to the Thin Mints. So naturally, I had to recreate.

    Paleo Thin Mints | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    These would be really good crumbled on top of a bowl of a thick vanilla protein smoothie. Just saying!

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    Paleo Thin Mints

    Prep Time 00:45 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 1:00 Yields 14

    Ingredients

      Dry Ingredients

      Wet Ingredients

      Chocolate Coating

      Directions

      1. In a bowl combine dry ingredients followed by wet ingredients. Make sure the butter is softened and at room temperature before adding it in. Use a fork to mix the dry and wet ingredients together until the butter is well incorporates and you have formed a pliable dough.
      2. Roll the dough into a ball and wrap it in parchment paper. Place the dough in the refrigerator and let chill for 30-45 minutes.
      3. While dough is chilling, pre-heat the oven to 350 ℉.
      4. Once dough has chilled, place it onto a piece of parchment paper. If the dough is soft, sprinkle additional tapioca flour onto the parchment before placing the dough onto it.
      5. Place a second sheet of parchment paper over the dough. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough until it is 1/4 inch thick. Make sure not to roll it any thinner. Thin dough will very be hard to lift. Use an off-set spatula to make the dough easier to lift.
      6. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies and gently lift them with a spatula to place them onto a sheet-tray lined with parchment paper (if dough is very soft roll it out and place it back into the refrigerator for an additional 10 minutes).
      7. Bake for 15 minutes.
      8. Remove and let cool completely on a cooling rack.
      9. Over a double boiler, melt chocolate and coconut oil. Once melted, add in peppermint extract. You can add more extract to taste, if you want the cookie to be extra minty!
      10. Using a spoon, dip cookies into the chocolate until fully coated and place back on the parchment paper. If the dipping chocolate is thick, add additional melted coconut oil to thin it out! Let chill in the fridge for at least 10 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.

      Recipe Notes

      • As tradition goes, store thin mints in the freezer!
      • Just like meringues, a warm kitchen will effect the dough and cause it to be harder to deal with.
      • Updated March 2017: recipe altered slightly to perfect.
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      What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie?

      Paleo Chocolate Chip Chia Pudding

      I have made Chia Pudding before, which I really really loved. It is super healthy, packed with nutrients, and the flavor options are endless. The thing is, it really isn’t the consistency or texture of actual pudding, so a slight change needed to happen (for me), and it only took one additional step to get it there!

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      I call this Espresso Chocolate Chip based on the ingredients, but to me it tastes more like Cookies ‘N Cream. Really really good, Cookies ‘N Cream. I wouldn’t except strong coffee/espresso flavor here, unless you add more into it. Except a cross between the two!  

      I love this as a mid-day snack, a dessert, or even a post-workout treat because it uses my favorite protein powder, SFH, to make it a complete good-for-you package. The texture of thick pudding, loaded with delicious flavor, protein, and nutrients! #win

      Paleo Chocolate Chip Espresso Pudding
      Paleo Chocolate Chip Espresso Pudding

      Espresso Chocolate Chip Chia Pudding
      Serves 2
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      Ingredients
      1. 4 tbsp Chia Seeds
      2. 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk
      3. 1/4 cup freshly brewed strong coffee or espresso
      4. 1 scoop natural SFH protein {use code LEXI for 10% off all products}
      5. 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (more to taste)
      6. 3 tbsp cacao nibs or chopped Enjoy Life's chocolate chips
      7. Additional cacao nibs/chocolate chips for garnish
      Instructions
      1. 1. Combine all ingredients (except for the chocolate chips/cacao nibs) in a bowl and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes
      2. 2. Transfer mixture to high-speed food processor, add in 1/2 the cacao nibs/chopped chocolate (or more as desired), and blend until smooth
      3. 3. Add in additional cacao nibs or chopped chocolate chips
      4. 4. Garnish as desired and serve
      Notes
      1. - I have made this a few times, I do not like it with flavored protein powder
      2. - For sweeter pudding, add additional maple syrup
      3. - To make vegan, use a vegan protein
      Nutritional Information
      1. Servings: 2
      2. Amount Per Serving: 1
      3. Calories: 215
      4. Fat: 7g
      5. Carbs: 15.8g
      6. Protein: 19g
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      Espresso Chocolate Chip Chia Pudding

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      Ingredients

      Directions

    • 1. Combine all ingredients (except for the chocolate chips/cacao nibs) in a bowl and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes
    • 2. Transfer mixture to high-speed food processor, add in 1/2 the cacao nibs/chopped chocolate (or more as desired), and blend until smooth
    • 3. Add in additional cacao nibs or chopped chocolate chips
    • 4. Garnish as desired and serve
    • Recipe Notes

      1. - I have made this a few times, I do not like it with flavored protein powder
      2. - For sweeter pudding, add additional maple syrup
      3. - To make vegan, use a vegan protein
      4. Servings: 2
      5. Amount Per Serving: 1
      6. Calories: 215
      7. Fat: 7g
      8. Carbs: 15.8g
      9. Protein: 19g
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