dessert, Recipes, snacks

No-Bake (double dark chocolate) Black Bean Brownies

No-bake (double dark chocolate) black bean brownies

Duncan Hines who? No pre-packaged brownie mix here. Actually, they’re no-bake brownies: fudgy, chocolatey, batter bars. (… with no eggs, butter, flour, or sugar). Come get your un-bake on.

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2pp, breakfast, dessert, Recipes, recipes for one, snacks

raw gingerbread bars

raw gingerbread bars | my skinny sweet tooth

I recently found these gems at Trader Joes. Now, I’m not always a fan of gingerbread but when the holidays roll around, I can’t get enough. Gosh, what’s wrong with me? ūüėČ ‚Ķ

Anyway, those cookies are so delicious and before I knew it, I had ate Mr. Gingerbread and his entire extended family ‚Ķ and their cousins. :/ Whoops. ¬†They’re small and very, very¬†addictive. It’s not until half the box is gone when I¬†realized they¬†are a¬†whopping 2pp each. EACH! Insanity!

From that moment on,¬†those were only for my husband¬†and I¬†placed them out of my sight. So now what am I going to do about my gingerbread craving during the holidays? I’ll tell you what I’m going to do ‚Ķ I’m going to eat gingerbread. Yep, gingerbread ‚Ķ in a raw, clean eating, no bake form. Finally, something I can feel good about eating. (I’ve been on a raw/clean eating kick lately ‚Ķ remember¬†these?)

Oh! And after one bar, I’m completely satisfied. One is all I needed.¬†There’s no going back and forth into the box, pulling out innocent gingerbread babies. See, we’re saving lives! ūüôā Continue reading “raw gingerbread bars”

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skinny almond joy bars

skinny almond joy bars | my skinny sweet tooth

There’s something special about an almond joy. The chocolate and coconut can easily transport me to a topical place. Sometimes I feel those¬†commercials prove true. You know the ones; where someone tears open¬†that blue wrapper,¬†and along with the chocolate and coconut, a palm tree appears. Yep, that’s me; eyes closed, sitting in my bathroom with my feet in the tub,¬†inhaling an almond joy. Yet, in my head, I’m at the beach with my feet in the water. I just hope my husband doesn’t walk in on me and wonder what I’m doing ‚Ķ but hey, maybe one day he’ll join me. If I’m willing to share. I do love him, but he should bring his own almond joy just in case. ūüėČ

Since my jeans won’t let me inhale almond joys like I used to, I’ve decided to come up with my own version. They’re¬†healthier, too! Oh, and the best part? NO BAKE! It’s 85¬į outside, turn that oven off! ūüôā

Each bar is only 2pp and satisfies that chewy, chocolate and coconutty craving. 100%. Maybe my husband will join me on the side of the tub with a plate full of these.

“Unwrap paradise” they say. Don’t mind if I do!
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