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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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Mascarpone-filled Strawberries

Mascarpone-filled Strawberries

Here’s another dessert that is decadent, yet very low in sugar.  Mascarpone is a rich Italian cream cheese that is dense, lightly nutty, and slightly sweet.  It pairs beautifully with any kind of berry. I amped up the mascarpone with little bit of freshly-grated orange zest and a few drops of liquid stevia, then split […]

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Matcha truffles

Matcha and Coconut Butter Truffles

It’s that time of year when the store shelves are lined with holiday candies–heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, incredibly early Easter egg candies, and some lingering, sad-looking Santa treats.  It’s pretty much a sugar fest out there.  If you want to indulge in something sweet and rich that you can feel pretty great about eating, I […]

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Grain and gluten free

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 Almond Butter Cups with Dried Blueberries

Recipe Remix: Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Dried Blueberries

Before I started my sugar avoidance kick, I posted a recipe for these almond butter cups that included some powdered sugar.  They were most delicious, and I was pretty sure I could make a version with minimal sugar, and so I did.  The only refined sugar in these comes from the dark chocolate, and you […]

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Rainer Cherries with Pistachios and Dark Chocolate (Seasonal and Savory)

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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