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Dark Chocolate Chestnut Cake

If you are looking for a show-stopper dessert for the holidays that is still marginally healthy, this is the recipe for you.  A dense, moist, deeply-chocolatey cake that is grain free and lower in sugar, this is a dessert that serves ten (normal) people.  We had two slices left a few days after I made […]

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Pumpkin Spice Truffles

‘Tis the season for pumpkin-flavored everything, and I have been drooling over all sorts of pumpkin-y desserts on Pinterest.  Pumpkin truffles seemed like something that would be easy to adapt into a healthy-ish treat, and indeed they were.  I used a base of coconut butter, coconut oil, and organic pumpkin puree, and spiced it up […]

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Banana Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts and Chocolate Swirl (dairy free)

This is my dairy-free and no-refined-sugar version of my favorite Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor.  I don’t want to get into any copyright infringement issues, so let’s just call this Obese Chimpanzee ice cream.  It’s a banana ice cream base, swirled with toasted walnuts and chocolate.  It is irresistible.  I melted the chocolate with […]

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Dark Chocolate Macadamia Butter

So, yeah.  You should never, ever make this.  You will regret making this.  This is a seriously dangerous recipe. Should you foolishly decide to make it anyway, don’t say I didn’t warn you. I love hazelnuts and I love chocolate, but I don’t buy that popular, sugar-laden spread made of those ingredients.  I like macadamia […]

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Chocolate Angel Pie (Grain Free and Very Low Sugar)

A few weeks ago I was stopped in my web-surfing tracks by a beautiful image of the original version of this pie, created by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter.  First, chocolate pie.  Enough said.  Second, she makes the pie with a meringue crust!  Brilliant, and perfect for people avoiding gluten and grains.  I immediately became obsessed […]

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Dark Chocolate-Dipped Fresh Cherries with Pistachio “Pits”

I recently received a cherry pitter from Oxo to test out for their blogger cherry contest, and I immediately decided that I needed to try some fresh cherries dipped in chocolate for my entry.  I love traditional chocolate-covered cherries (my favorites are from a great little chocolate place in Muncie called Lowery’s), but since I […]

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