Desserts, Sweet Stuff and Special Treats

Sweet stuff for the sweet tooth. Sometimes, nothing else in the world will do!

Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie
Baked Pumpkin Donuts dipped in Cinnamon Sugar
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
apple crisp
Apple Crisp
Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips!
The BEST Blueberry Muffins
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Apple Crisp
Almond-Orange Cake with Vanilla-Orange Frosting
coconut chocolate chunk bars
Coconut Flour Chocolate Chunk Bars
Black Magic Cake with Buttercream Frosting
Twice as Nice! Two of our favorite Bliss Balls
Glazed Lemon Loaf
Honeyed Yogurt & Berry Tart with Graham Cracker Ginger Crust
Granola Cups with Berries & Yogurt
Chewy Granola Bars with Chocolate Chips
Fruit Kebabs make the Best Dessert
The Best Rhubarb Coffee Cake
Grandma’s Dutch Peach Cake
Grab n’ Go Granola Cups
Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie with All the Toppings
Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Berry Tart with Graham Cracker Ginger Crust
Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce
Nothing Better than fresh BERRIES
Almond Butter Blondies
Rhubarb Coffee Cake
Zucchini Muffins for days
Overnight Chocolate Chia & Berry Parfait
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
Easy Lemon Bars
Chocolate Covered Caramelized Matzoh Crunch
Our favorite Black Bean Brownies
Vegan Banana Bread topped with Chocolate Chips
Black and Tan Brownies
Blueberry Bliss Balls
blueberry muffins
The Best Blueberry Muffins
Valentine’s Sugar Cookies
chocolate beet cupcakes
Chocolate Beet Cupcakes
Double Layer Chocolate Turmeric Fudge
key lime pie
Key Lime Pie
Black Bean Brownies
blueberry crumble
Blueberry Crumble
Sugar Cookies
Hidden Kiss Cookies
cinnamon snowballs
Cinnamon Snowballs
acorn cookies on sheet
Walnut Acorn Cookies
holiday cookie recipes
Holiday Cookie Recipes
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Bliss Balls
cranberry quick bread
Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
m&m caramel coated apples
Caramel-Coated Apples
S’mores Chocolate Fondue
Dutch Apple Cake
Walnut Bliss Bites
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Apple Cinnamon Toast
grandmothers apple crisp
Grandmother’s Apple Crisp
Chocolate Nice Cream
blueberry oatmeal snack bars
Blueberry Oatmeal Snack Bars
Zucchini Bread
almond orange cake
Almond-Orange Cake with Vanilla-Orange Frosting
Crispy Rice Treats
dutch peach cake
Dutch Peach Cake
paleo chocolate chunk cookies
Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies
blueberry tart
Blueberry Tart
peanut butter energy bites
Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
chocolate frosted brownies
Chocolate Frosted Brownies
raspberry tart
Raspberry Tart
strawberry banana nice cream
Strawberry Banana Nice Cream
Gluten-Free Brownies
five ingredient bliss balls
Five Ingredient Bliss Balls
perfect parfait
Perfect Parfait
strawberry nice cream
Strawberry Nice Cream
acai bowl
Acai Smoothie Bowl
chickpea blondies
Chickpea Blondies
grain free granola bars
Grain-free Granola Bars
homemade chocolate chip cookies
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
lemon cheesecake bars
Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Fan Favorites

Some of the delicious dessert recipes that have gotten really positive feedback from readers…

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Bliss Balls

Let it snow! Last winter, much to my boys’ dismay, we didn’t get the snow that so many others did, but… our favorite energy bites got a holiday upgrade! The coconut shavings looks like snow, right? Haha…

If you’ve followed The Healthy Gluten-Free Family a while, you know that we are big fans of energy bites, or “bliss balls” as many call them. They are our go-to snack, any time of day. There’s always a stash in our freezer of our favorite five-ingredient energy bite. It’s made with almond butter (we love Barney Butter), gluten-free oats, maple syrup, mini chips (another favorite, the chips from Enjoy Life Foods), and shaved coconut.

Feeling festive, I added dried cranberries & chopped walnuts for some extra nutrients & extra yum factor (and wow did it work)!

Whether with the original recipe or with my holiday extras, these are the perfect energy boost. Try them some snowy day and see what happens!

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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Bliss Balls

Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread

Feeling Festive! It was December 1st and I was in the city for a holiday party and was feeling the holiday spirit! Well, actually I was a bit panicked, but earlier the same day, I decided to let the holiday baking begin, so that I would stay focused on the fun parts of the season.

This Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread is my absolute favorite! Of all the holiday food traditions my family has (and being from a large Italian family there are many!), Cranberry Bread on Christmas morning is the one I look forward to most. This family recipe works so well with gluten-free flour, I really can’t taste the difference. It’s moist, not too sweet or tart, has a slight orange flavor and is SO YUMMY!

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Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread