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Almond Butter Chocolate Graham Bars (gluten-free)

If you’ve been paying attention to Social Media lately, you’ve probably seen all the new food videos appearing everywhere. Nothing motivates me to bake faster than the suggestion of an easy chocolate recipe video crossing my newsfeed at 10:00pm! I saw this recipe from Enjoy Life Foods last night, and knew it had to be made immediately!

We subbed in Burroughs Family Farms organic almond butter, in place of sunflower seed butter, traditional graham crackers, and organic coconut flakes, in place of quinoa flakes. It was really easy to throw together and tastes great. Since these are ingredients I usually have on-hand, this will be something we will make often!

If you need a quick dessert, or a chocolate-fix, this is the recipe for you!

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Almond Butter Chocolate Graham Bars
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Serves: 12 bars
 
This recipe is based on one from Enjoy Life Foods. You can find the original recipe here: http://enjoylifefoods.com/chocolate-graham-sunflower-seed-butter-bars/
Ingredients
  • ¼ c. Spectrum shortening, softened
  • ¼ c. Burroughs Family Farms organic creamy almond butter
  • 1 c. crushed graham crackers (we like gluten free varieties for this)
  • 2 T. flaked coconut (we use Let's Do Organics)
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • ½ c. Burroughs Family Farms organic creamy almond butter
  • ½ c. Enjoy Life Foods chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix softened shortening*, creamy almond butter, crushed grahams**, coconut flakes and powdered sugar. Press into an 8x8-baking dish.
  2. Warm the remaining almond butter with the chocolate and mix together until completely blended.
  3. Pour the almond butter and chocolate mixture over the graham base and smooth with a spatula.
  4. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  5. Once chilled, cut into bars and enjoy!
  6. We loved these in lunch boxes the next day!
Notes
*I warmed my shortening up first. I left at room temp for an hour prior to making this.
**I also pulverized my grahams in my Vitamin, because it took seconds.

 

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Almond Butter Birthday Cake for Dogs (yes, really)

Today is the day my pit bull Cookie was born. I know, I know, a dog’s birthday, really?

Yes, really.

Cookie, the birthday girl!

Cookie, the birthday girl!

If you own a dog, you probably get it. My dog, well, one of three, is just about the gentlest soul ever. Despite what the media tells you about my dog’s breed, most pitbull owners will tell you that they are the best dogs they have ever owned. Cookie, a shepherd and pit mix, is the smartest, sweetest, and silliest dog I have ever had, and we love her like a member of the family. And the day we adopted her, one of my kids was smart enough to ask the Valley Oak SPCA what her birthday was, so that we would always remember to celebrate it. I didn’t think at the time that we would ever really do so, but here we are on year 4, and I baked her another birthday cake today.

So, happy birthday to my favorite pooch and the sunshine in my day, Cookie.

If you need a cake recipe for your dog, this is guaranteed to please! And let’s face it, our dogs bring us so much joy and love, a simple gesture like a special treat would make your dog’s day. Try it!

For this recipe we used Burroughs Family Farms organic eggs, almond butter, and lemon olive oil. 

Cookie's first birthday cake.

Cookie’s first birthday cake.

Almond Butter Birthday Cake for Dogs (yes, really)
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups Otto's Cassava Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (or sauerkraut)
  • ½ cup Burroughs Family Farms almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons Burroughs Family Farms organic, lemon olive oil
  • 2 large Burroughs Family Farms eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • FROSTING:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • DECOR:
  • Grainfree doggy treats (or fresh fruit)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. I used a heart shaped cake pan. I greased it with coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the cassava flour and baking soda. Add the shredded carrots, almond butter, honey, olive oil, eggs and water.
  4. Spoon the batter into the cake pan. Smooth the top.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack and cool about 10 minutes. Flip cake onto a cake pan. I used a large bowl so that my dog's crumbs would stay inside the bowl. Well, hopefully, most of them.
  7. To make the frosting, add the cream cheese and honey together and mix thoroughly.
  8. Spread the frosting evenly over the top.
  9. Decorate with the doggy treats, if you're fancy.
  10. Happy Birthday, pooch! Enjoy! Woof!
Notes
Instead of doggy treats for decor, you can use fresh fruit. My dog LOVES bananas and we've used those in years past. She really loved the one pictured in the blog post here.

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Cool completely.

Cool completely.

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Flip baked and cooled cake onto large plate or bowl.

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Spread frosting evenly over the cake.

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Decorate!

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Woof! Best doggy birthday cake ever!

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip (paleo, glutenfree, dairyfree)

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Rejoice, a cookie dough you can eat and NO SALMONELLA! In fact, this is cookie dough you’re supposed to eat with a spoon, scrape out of the bowl, and relive your childhood…without the nagging mom warning you about sickness. This isn’t for cookies, it’s for your face.

 

And it’s National Almond Day, so let’s celebrate!

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Eat it. Eat the cookie dough!

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And guess what else, friends? It’s glutenfree, dairyfree, paleohmygawd, get outta here, slap yo mama, delicious.

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Now…for that recipe.

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip (paleo, glutenfree, dairyfree)
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snacks
 
Ingredients
  • 1 C raw, soaked cashews
  • ½ C Burroughs Family Farms creamy almond butter
  • ¼ C coconut milk
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp organic coconut sugar, stevia, or alternative sweetener
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ C chocolate chips (I buy the darkest chocolate I can find and no sugar preferably)
Instructions
  1. Soak cashews for 4 hours minimum.
  2. Add all ingredients, except chocolate, to the food processor.
  3. Blend until cashews thicken and recipe is desired texture, about 90 seconds.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Serve chilled with glutenfree pretzels, glutenfree crackers, or apple slices.

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Almond Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

Have you ever eaten something that brought tears to your eyes? Something so surprisingly good that it catches you by surprise? I was dreaming of chocolate ideas the other day and my love for the combination of lemon and chocolate. I was reminded of a recipe by Simply Taylor that I had seen floating around for a while and thought I could add a few twists to it to include Burroughs Family Farms organic almond butter and lemon olive oil. This did not disappoint in many ways- 1) these were a breeze to make, so please don’t let the word “truffle” scare you from trying these, 2) the combo of chocolate and lemon is mesmerizing, and 3) these are pretty guilt-free, with no refined sugars, no conventional flours so they are gluten free and Paleo.

And yes, I did cry a bit when I tasted my first one, they are that good…and then I had to store them in the freezer to stop myself from eating them ALL!

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Almond Butter Cookie Dough Truffles
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup Burroughs Family Farms Organic Creamy Almond Butter
  • 2 tsp Burroughs Family Farms Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup Chocolate Chips
  • For the chocolate coating:
  • ½ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tbsp Burroughs Family Farms Lemon Oilve Oil
Instructions
  1. Add all truffle ingredients in a medium sized bowl; combine until throughly mixed together,
  2. Roll into bite sized balls, about 1". Line up on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment.
  3. Put in freezer.
  4. Harden in freezer for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Prepare your chocolate coating by melting chocolate chips and lemon olive oil in a small saucepan on LOW heat. Stir frequently to avoid scorching.
  6. Remove truffles from freezer, drizzle or completely coat truffles with melted chocolate. I like to drizzle with a slotted spoon.
  7. Return to freezer to harden chocolate.
  8. Serve from freezer, leaving them in freezer until consumed. The chocolate will melt at room temp and become difficult to handle without mess.

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Piece of old cheese in cube shape

Piece of old cheese in cube shape

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Almond Butter Rice Crispy Treats

This is one of those Sunday afternoon afterthoughts that you love to throw together because it is so easy and is a great way to top off a wonderfully relaxing weekend. I love the taste of Rice Krispie Treats, but I am not a fan of the traditional methods of making them, the ingredients list, and the mess afterward. The marshmallow has always been the trickiest of ingredients to duplicate, but this recipe version of Crispy Rice Treats by Happily Unprocessed takes the ease out of trying to recreate the wheel, and instead adds the yummy taste of nut butter without the junky ingredients of marshmallows in the method we all grew up with. And while that method is quite yummy, if you are looking for a healthier version, this new way is perfect.

They are a great grab n’go snack, addition to a lunch box, or a late night treat, without the added guilt. Snack wisely and DELICIOUSLY!

I subbed Burroughs Family Farms Organic Creamy and Crunchy Almond Butter in my version, and they were quite a crowd pleaser.

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Almond Butter Crispy Rice Treats with Burroughs Family Farms Almond Butter

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1) Spray 8×8″ baking pan with coconut oil or grease with coconut oil. I use Trader Joe’s coconut oil spray because I like the ease of the spray and I like the taste and ingredients list.

Burroughs Family Farms Crunchy Almond Butter

Burroughs Family Farms Crunchy Almond Butter

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Burroughs Family Farms Creamy Almond Butter

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A great version of crispy rice cereal is Trader Joe’s Crisp Rice Cereal.

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Vainilla Molina is a a specialty vanilla extract imported from Mexico that I love in baked goods.

 

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2)In a medium-sized sauce pan, add honey, almond butter, vanilla, and sea salt, heat over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until well incorporated and no lumps of almond butter remain.

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3) Add rice cereal to large mixing bowl.

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4) Pour almond butter mixture into mixing bowl and combine thoroughly with the rice cereal. I used a large spoon because the mixtures combined was stiff.

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5) Add the rice crispy treat mixture to the greased baking pan and spread out evenly with the spoon.

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6) Chill in refrigerator for one hour, then cut into squares and enjoy.


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Almond Butter Rice Crispy Treats
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 9
 
Adapted from Happily Unprocessed.
Ingredients
  • 4 C crisped rice cereal (look for gluten free versions, if needed)
  • ½ C organic, raw honey
  • ¼ C Burroughs Family Farms Organic Creamy Almond Butter
  • ¼ C Burroughs Family Farms Organic Crunchy Almond Butter
  • ½ t Vanilla extract
  • ½ t sea salt
Instructions
  1. Spray a 8x8" baking pan with coconut oil spray or coat with coconut oil.
  2. In a medium-sized sauce pan, add honey, almond butter, vanilla, and sea salt, heat over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until well incorporated and no lumps of almond butter remain.
  3. Add rice cereal to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Pour almond butter mixture into mixing bowl and combine thoroughly with the rice cereal. I used a wooden spoon because the mixtures combined was stiff.
  5. Add the rice crispy treat mixture to the greased baking pan and spread out evenly with the wooden spoon.
  6. Chill in refrigerator for one hour, then cut into squares and enjoy.

 

 

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