I've added my vegan touch to a classic dessert my mom would make each year around Christmas. They're sensational. If you love chocolate and PB then this is your dessert!! They come together in one bowl, require no baking and can be eaten the same day, a no-fail holiday treat.
Hi beautiful friends! We are going to make a gorgeous cake today on the Artistic Vegan Show #16. Moist chocolate cake with chocolate chips inside makes our base, covered with a chocolate ganache.
Somethings in life are too good not to share. These comforting cookies, are one of those things. Sweet, satisfying, soft, with a slight chew, moist but not too moist. They create perfect, inviting, palm-sized, BIG, beautiful cookies.
These scratched my itch, but like a mosquito bite once you scratch it sometimes it makes it worse and you scratch more, in this case I had one cookie, then a half of one later and the other half shortly thereafter. They are so good!! "Mmm, mmm, mmm" says my husband. I thought these would be a great post to share for Father's Day. Who doesn't love a cookie? Plus, no soaking, refrigerating, just mix, bake, consume, repeat.
"Damn, I gotta have the other half of that cookie" - Gerald. Haha!!
Plus, they are healthy. The original recipe calls for 1 cup of butter vs. 1 cup of sweet potato puree, 1 1/2 cups of sugar vs. 2 tbsp. of agave syrup, plus 1 egg and 1 egg yolk vs. flax meal and water. Say what? I used amaranth flour so they are busting with protein! You can have one after you work out with 12.4 grams of protein a cookie. ;) Get your cookie on with these amazing Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! Love, Christa
Makes 10 Huge Cookies
1 Cup Sweet Potato Puree
1/2 Cup Creamy Natural Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp Agave Syrup
2 tsp Flax Meal
3 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Amaranth Flour (or All Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour)
1 Cup Oats
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Course Sea Salt
1 Cup Chocolate Chips (I used mini)
1 Cup Raisins (I used jumbo)
With only 3 Ingredients you can be making homemade chocolates! This is my staple, quick and easy chocolate recipe. Feel free to add a dash of salt, a hint of flavor with vanilla or your favorite extract, add dried fruit, nuts, nut butter, coconut flakes or anything your heart desires to make a special treat. For fun, watch the quick how to video!
Melt the coconut oil in a hot water bath. Add the cacao and agave. Mix well. Pour into desired mold or a pan line with parchment paper. Freeze until solid. Enjoy!
What is better than Chocolate Covered Strawberries? Chocolate Filled Strawberries. With only 4 ingredients and in a mere 10 Minutes you can be biting into a moist, juicy berry with a chocolate filled center. When you are making them, make a couple extras, pop one in your mouth before refrigerating for a shot of chocolate, yum! Then place them in the fridge for 10 minutes and eat them or serve. How easy, delicious and appealing. My husband and I had these alongside the chocolate covered strawberries and decided these were the winners. We both liked them even better! I didn't know that was possible.
Imagine having a gathering and you walk out with a plate of chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate filled strawberries, can you see the eyes lighting up with excitement as they reach for one? Or you surprise your most loved person in the whole world with them! I made them for my husband and I was surprised at how happy he was to be greeted with the plate of beauties and to "test" them for you all!
Does it get any better than a chocolate covered strawberry? A ripe, juicy, red berry dipped in sweet chocolate. I can actually remember distinct moments of biting into a chocolate covered strawberry. A hard chocolate exterior breaks and bursts the berry into your mouth. One chocolate covered strawberry swoops me away to a heavenly place.
I think you will be pleased with this recipe and how simple it is. It takes few ingredients and you can eat them shortly after making them. These are perfect for Valentine's Day or any other day in my book. They make a beautiful treat for your love as well as served at a gathering or to anyone you love. That includes yourself! ❤️
Chocolate is food from the gods; it's energy, vitality, oneness.
Murray Langham, Chocolate Therapy
Raspberries, a touch of cream, a hint of vanilla, pinch of salt, cranberries and oats create a pie-like base that is luxuriously delicious as is. Add an extra bit of cream on top with a healthy chocolate sauce and you are in heaven! We both licked our bowls. There is something magical about combining raspberries with chocolate. We are blessed to live near acres of raspberry farms and can buy big bags for a unbelievably low price so you may find some extra raspberry recipes this season. I am like a kid in a candy shop only this one is super healthy! Enjoy life with a pleasurable breakfast.
Raspberry & Cream Oatmeal with Chocolate Sauce - Serves 2
Idea inspired from one of my favorite sources of chocolate inspiration Chocolate Covered Katie. Recipe modified from Strawberry Creme Oatmeal with Ruby Red Gems found in my new cookbook!
Without chocolate sauce and cream it looks like this. Still delicious!
To healthy yet delicious food with love,
PS - My husband is having a new event in Mexico City! I will be on site and would love the chance to meet you, share and even have some vegan food together! Wouldn't that be awesome! There will be a full day lecture and 2 full day tours. One is to the National Museum of Anthropology and the other is to Tula and Teotihuacan! This is the largest city in the world with more to do and see than you can imagine. We visited Mexico City and the sites in late 2015, climbed the pyramids and it is a must do. Hope to see you there. Love, Christa
A cashew cream cheese base is combined with agave, vanilla and raw cacao for a luxuriously creamy treat. It sits on a bed of oat flour, agave and dates. They can be enjoyed as they are or with a little toppings of cacao nibs and coconut flakes. I liked the ones with the toppings best! Enjoy a raw, chocolate, vegan treat with gluten-free options, unlike traditional varieties it has no refined sugar, dairy, or butter or oil. My husband remarked "is there another one?" and in fact you can have another for it is healthy too! In my new cookbook I have pages of raw vegan cheesecake because I love them so much!! I hope you make this dessert and let me know how it is - tag #artisticvegan.
They make 6 cups and it is wildly easy! Press the crust, pour the cheesecake opt to top and freeze.
Once they're frozen, remove from the freezer, remove the cupcake liner and defrost for desired length. I find 10 minutes is great.
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