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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Easy to make red velvet cupcakes are quite the Valentine’s Day treat. These red cupcakes are perfect for any Valentine’s couple.


Ingredients:

Red velvet cupcakes

2 1/2 C Cake Flour1 1/2 C granulated sugar1 tsp baking soda1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder1 tsp salt2 lrg eggs1 1/2 C vegetable oil1 C buttermilk1 tsp vanilla1 tsp distilled white vinegar1 tsp red gel dye more if using liquid dye
Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz full fat cream cheese softened4 Tbsp butter4 C powdered sugar1 tsp vanilla

To see directions and complete recipes visit Red Velvet Cupcakes @ ashleemarie.com

Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Ganache Frosting

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Moist chocolate cupcakes topped off with a decadent Ghirardelli dark chocolate ganache frosting. Add a Ghirardelli Impressions chocolate for the finishing touch, and you have the perfect Valentine’s Day treat!


Ingredients

Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting:16 oz. Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Baking Chips2 cups heavy whipping cream
Cupcakes:

2 cups all purpose flour2 cups granulated sugar1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 eggs1 cup buttermilk1 cup vegetable oil1 cup hot water

To see directions and complete recipes visit Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Ganache Frosting @ belleofthekitchen.com

Zesty Pink Lemon Coconut Chocolate Bars. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe

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The fresh burst of lemon from the zest, chewy Coconut flakes, no added oil, no added food color, and Chocolate. love at first bite(cheesy line alert).


Ingredients:
1/2 cup coarsely ground Oats (use certified gf if needed)
3/4 cup coarsely ground dry Coconut flakes(pulse 3-4 times)
2-3 teaspoons lemon zest (to taste)

Sugar syrup
1/2 cup ground raw sugar or florida crystals or other fine sugar or choice
1/4 cup water
1 inch slice of raw or Roasted Red Beet(about a quarter of a medium sized beet)

1/3 cup chocolate chips

To see directions and complete recipes visit Zesty Pink Lemon Coconut Chocolate Bars. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe @ www.veganricha.com

Red Velvet Marble Waffles

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Red velvet marble waffles or valentine’s day waffles made healthier and filling thanks to the addition of greek yogurt… only 186 calories per waffle or ww 6 smart points! whatever you want to call these and whoever you want to share them with! these are absolutely incredible!


INGREDIENTS

2 large eggs1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk*1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt**2 cups all purpose/plain flour1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt4 tablespoons brown or coconut sugar2 tablespoons melted butter , reduced fat3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder2 teaspoons red colouring OR 2 tablespoons beetroot juice (from tinned beetroots)!2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or pure vanilla extract)

To see directions and complete recipes visit Red Velvet Marble Waffles @ cafedelites.com

M&M Cookie “Pie”

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A giant M&M cookie baked in a pie dish and topped with vanilla frosting. Soft and chewy and loaded with M&M’s.


Ingredients

Cookie:

10 tablespoons unsalted butter softened1/2 cup light brown sugar1/4 cup granulated sugar1 large egg1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 1/2 cups all purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/8 teaspoon salt1 cup M&M's divided
Frosting:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened1 1/4 cups powdered sugar sifted1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1-2 tablespoons milk, half and half or creamFood coloring optional (I used 1 drop of red food coloring)

To see directions and complete recipes visit M&M Cookie “Pie” @ celebratingsweets.com

No Bake Raspberry Coconut Crack Bars (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

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No Bake Raspberry Coconut Crack Bars (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)- A quick and easy recipe to satisfy the sweet tooth, naturally low carb, gluten free and sugar free.


Ingredients

3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut of choice1/4- 1 cup dried unsweetened raspberries * See notes1/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice ** See notes1 cup coconut cream, chilled *** See notes1/4 cup coconut oil, melted2-3 cups Keto or Dairy Free chocolate chips of choice **** See notes

To see directions and complete recipes visit No Bake Raspberry Coconut Crack Bars (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) @ thebigmansworld.com

Strawberry Sugar Cookie Cups

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Strawberry Sugar Cookie Cups ~ Soft Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough filled with Strawberry Marshmallow Creme!


Ingredients

1 8 oz tube Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough1/8 c. red confetti sprinkles1 8 oz package cream cheese, room temperature1 .23 oz strawberry Kool-Aid1 7 oz container Marshmallow Creme8 oz Cool Whip

To see directions and complete recipes visit Strawberry Sugar Cookie Cups @ https://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/strawberry-sugar-cookie-cups/

Chocolate Brownies Ball Dipped in Chocolate

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It's a Chocolate Brownies Ball Dipped in Chocolate. But wait. There's a layer of chocolate truffles stuffed in each brownie ball! DIVINE. It's one of those luscious, melt in your mouth and deep chocolatey bites. You can make these with dark, semisweet or milk chocolate--depending on your taste. Even more, you can make them with a mix of bittersweet brownies, a milk chocolate truffle centre, and a blend of dark and semisweet chocolate for dipping!


Ingredients
Fudgy Brownies:

4 Tablespoons unsalted butter2 tablespoons oil1 cup dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate pieces cut off from a nice chocolate bar-about 8 ounces2/3 cups sugar2 large eggspinch salt1 Tablespoon coco powder1/4 cup all purpose flour
Chocolate Truffles:

1 cup chocolate pieces 1/2 cup from a chocolate bark ( a mixture of milk and dark chocolate is my favorite—but entirely dark or milk or semisweet works too)1/2 cup whipping cream
Melting Chocolate:

2 cups chocolate chips semisweet, milk or dark chocolate
Toppings:

Red Velvet Slutty Brownies

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Satisfy your most decadent dessert cravings with these red velvet slutty brownies, a mouthwatering combination of red velvet cake, oreos and cookie dough!


Ingredients
16 oz package refrigerated cookie dough16 Oreo cookies1/2 box red velvet cake mix1/2 Ingredients called for on the red velvet mix box, eggs, oil etc.chocolate sauce, optional for serving

To see directions and complete recipes visit Red Velvet Slutty Brownies @ tipbuzz.com

Pomegranate Mousse Brownies

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Pomegranate Mousse Brownies are silky smooth loaded with chocolate and topped with a luxurious mousse Pomegranate. In honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am sharing these sweet Mousse Brownies that are festive and delicious.


Ingredients

For the Brownie Layer:

2 tablespoons  soft butter  (for greasing the pan)4  large eggs 2 cups  sugar 8 ounces  melted butter  (2 sticks)1¼ cups  cocoa  (sifted)2  vanilla beans  (seeds only)1/3 cup  flour  (sifted)1/2 teaspoon  kosher salt 
For Pomegranate Mousse:

1  pomegranate  (seeds only)1½ cups  whipping cream  (chilled)1/3 cup  sugar   (+ 1 tablespoon)1 teaspoon  corn starch   (+ 2 tablespoon water)7 grams  gelatin 2 tablespoons  of water 

To see directions and complete recipes visit Pomegranate Mousse Brownies @ sweetandsavorymeals.com

RASPBERRY NUTELLA PUFF PASTRY HEART: EASY VALENTINE’S DESSERT!

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You only need 5 ingredients for this pretty raspberry nutella puff pastry heart - a perfect easy Valentine's Day dessert or sweet breakfast!



Ingredients

2 sheets Frozen Puff Pastry 1 box, 17 oz total1/2 cup Nutella1 EggPowdered Sugar1/3 cup Raspberry Jam

To see directions and complete recipes visit RASPBERRY NUTELLA PUFF PASTRY HEART: EASY VALENTINE’S DESSERT! @ www.itsalwaysautumn.com

CHOCOLATE COVERED CAKE BITES

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Grab a box of cake mix and some frosting to make these yummy chocolate covered cake bites – a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day!


INGREDIENTS

1 box of cake mix;plus any additional ingredients based on directions1 container of frostingcandy melts or almond barkfood coloring (optional)

To see directions and complete recipes visit CHOCOLATE COVERED CAKE BITES @ typicallysimple.com

GLAZED CHOCOLATE CHERRY COOKIES

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Soft and buttery cherry cookies, made with cherry juice and cherry pieces, are topped with a drizzle of melted chocolate, sweet glaze, and a cherry!


INGREDIENTS
1 cup unsalted butter softened (2 sticks)1 cup powdered sugar + 2 Tbsp sifted to whisked to eliminate lumps1/2 tsp salt2 1/2 tsp maraschino cherry juice1/2 tsp almond extract1/2 tsp vanilla extractFew drops of red food coloring optional2 1/4 cups all purpose flour2/3 cup maraschino cherries chopped1/4 cup granulated sugar for dipping1/3 cup milk chocolate chips1 tsp vegetable oil1/2 can sweetened condensed milk optional

To see directions and complete recipes visit GLAZED CHOCOLATE CHERRY COOKIES @ www.thechunkychef.com

Fresh Strawberry Cake with Lemon Swiss Meringue Buttercream

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This fresh homemade Strawberry Cake is covered with a lemon Swiss Meringue Buttercream. The cake is incredibly moist and bursting with fresh strawberry flavor.


INGREDIENTS
For the cake:

4 ¾ cups (807.5g) fresh strawberries, sliced2 ¼ cups (450g) plus 3 tablespoons (36g) granulated sugar, divided3 ½ tablespoons (52.5g) fresh lemon juice, divided¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature6 large eggs whites (180g) at room temperature1 ½ teaspoons (6g) vanilla extract1 ½ cups (28g) freeze-dried strawberries3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour1 cup (100g) cake flour1 tablespoon (15g) baking powder1 ½ teaspoon (4.5g) salt1 ½ cups (360g) whole milk, at room temperature
For the frosting:

5 large egg whites1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar1 lb (4 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature1 large lemon, zested

To see directions and complete recipes visit Fresh Strawberry Cake with Lemon Swiss Meringue Buttercream @ beyondfrosting.com

BANOFFEE PIE CUPS

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Be sure to use sweetened condensed milk for this recipe and NOT evaporated milk, which are often mixed up. Check the 'Notes' below for an alternate dulce de leche cooking method and more tips.


INGREDIENTS
FOR THE DULCE DE LECHE LAYER:

 1 (14oz/ 397g) can of sweetened condensed milk (or readymade dulce de leche like Trader Joe's or Carnation Caramel)
FOR THE CRUST LAYER:

 1 cup (4oz/ 114g) digestive biscuit crumbs, made from finely crushing 8 biscuits (graham crackers may be substituted) 2 tablespoons (1oz/ 28g) soft light brown sugar (granulated sugar may be substituted) 4 tablespoons (2oz/ 57g) unsalted butter, melted
FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM LAYER:

 1 cup (237 ml) heavy whipping cream, cold 2 tablespoons (1/2oz/ 14g) powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
FOR THE BANANA LAYER:

 3 to 4 bananas Chocolate, for garnish

To see directions and complete recipes visit BANOFFEE PIE CUPS @ cleobuttera.com

CREAMY YOGURT JELLO

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A major jello upgrade, transforming it into a creamy dessert with the addition yogurt and heavy cream. Light in texture, rich in flavor, perfectly sweet with lovely notes of tanginess.


INGREDIENTS

 1 package Jello (flavor of your choice; I used Strawberry)* 1 cup boiling water (measure after boiling) 1/2 cup (127g) plain, full fat natural yogurt* 1/2 cup (118ml) heavy whipping cream*
 For Garnish: (optional)

 Whipped cream Berries of choice Mint leaves

To see directions and complete recipes visit CREAMY YOGURT JELLO @ cleobuttera.com

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Valentine’s Hearts

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Valentine’s Hearts are an irresistible cupid inspired dessert. This edible cookie dough recipe is sweet, dipped in chocolate, and the cutest Valentine’s day treat. Chocolate, peanut butter and cookie dough in the shape of a heart – do I need to say more?


Ingredients

1/4 cup unsalted butter-softened1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract6 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed2 tablespoons peanut butter1 cup all-purpose flour7 oz. sweetened condensed milk1 cup mini chocolate chip morsels
For dipping and decoration:

10. oz semi sweet baking chocolate1.5 oz white chocolate for garnishA few drops of pink or red food colors

To see directions and complete recipes visit Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Valentine’s Hearts @ omgchocolatedesserts.com

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Dessert

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Chocolate strawberry mousse dessert. It can’t get any better than this. This no-bake dessert is easy to make and everyone will love it. Trust me!


Ingredients

170 g Dark Chocolate (or milk chocolate if you prefer) (6oz)100 g Butter (3.5oz)240 g Fresh Strawberries (8.5oz)150 g Mascarpone (5oz)1 tbsp Icing Sugar

To see directions and complete recipes visit Mini Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Dessert
 @ www.happyfoodstube.com

Strawberry Cream Truffles

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Strawberry Cream Truffles are sweet and creamy chocolate covered treats, perfect for Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, or any day! 10 minutes of prep and a couple of hours of chilling are all you need to enjoy these homemade truffles.


Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package strawberry cream cheese1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract1 (12 ounce) package white chocolate chips1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips6 ounces red candy melts for decoration (optional)

To see directions and complete recipes visit Strawberry Cream Truffles @ dizzybusyandhungry.com

Strawberry Swirled Cheesecake Ice Cream

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Strawberry cheesecake ice cream with a creamy cheesecake ice cream base, and a sweet strawberry sauce and buttery graham cracker crust swirled throughout. Its like a delicious slice of strawberry cheesecake all wrapped up in a big bowl of ice cream!


Ingredients
For the Strawberry Swirl:

1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries1/4 cup sugar1/2 TBS corn starch
For the Graham Cracker Crust Swirl:

4 graham cracker cookies1/2 TBS sugar2 TBS melted butter
For the Cheesecake Ice Cream:

8 oz cream cheese (softened)1 cup white sugar2 cups heavy cream1 cup whole milk

To see directions and complete recipes visit Strawberry Swirled Cheesecake Ice Cream @ lmld.org

Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs

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Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs can make you forget that you are avoiding carbs! Satisfy your cravings with this easy, low-carb and tasty treat!


Ingredients

8 oz  cream cheese  (room temperature)1/4 cup  unsalted butter  (room temperature)2 tablespoons  sweetener  (I used Swerve)1  package sugar-free strawberry pudding 3 cups  frozen strawberries  (chopped)1/2 cup  crushed sugar-free dark chocolate chips  (optional)

To see directions and complete recipes visit Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs @ sweetandsavorymeals.com

3 Ingredient Keto Vanilla Ice Cream (No churn, Vegan, Paleo)

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An easy 3 ingredient recipe for homemade keto vanilla ice cream- No ice cream maker needed! Smooth, creamy and made without condensed milk, without cream and completely sugar free and low carb!


Ingredients

2 13.5 oz can full fat coconut milk, chilled12 tbsp cashew butter * See notes2 servings vanilla stevia ** See notes1/4 cup neutral alcoholic spirit of choice *** See notes (Optional)

To see directions and complete recipes visit 3 Ingredient Keto Vanilla Ice Cream (No churn, Vegan, Paleo) @ thebigmansworld.com

Raspberry Curd Tart

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These mini tarts are so easy to make - a shortbread pate sucree crust filled with a tart raspberry curd and topped with a marshmallowy american meringue


Ingredients

Pate Sablee

8 oz butter softened1 cup powdered sugar1 lrg egg yolk1 tsp salt2¼ cups all-purpose flour
Raspberry Curd

3 C raspberries1 1/2 tsp lemon zest1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice3/4 C granulated sugar1/4 C cornstarch1/4 C cold water3 lrg egg yolk3/4 C granulated sugar3 Tbsp butter1 1/2 Tbsp heavy whipping creampinch table salt
American Meringue

4 lrg egg whites3/4 C granulated sugar1/3 C light corn syrup1 tsp vanilla

To see directions and complete recipes visit Raspberry Curd Tart @ ashleemarie.com

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Deep Dish Skillet Cookie (low fat)

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Fudgy to the extreme, a gooey but crispy lower in fat skillet cookie, full of peanut buttery good stuff, and loaded with so many melty chocolate chips, it's like Christmas all over again


INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup light butter , softened at room temperature2 tablespoons apple sauce1/2 cup brown sugar1/3 cup sweetener/sugar of choice2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract1 egg1 cup flour1/3 cup powdered peanut butter (I use this to lower the fat content, but you can substitute with creamy peanut butter, melted.)1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to your tastes)1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark or semi-sweet)

To see directions and complete recipes visit Peanut Butter Choc Chip Deep Dish Skillet Cookie (low fat) @ cafedelites.com

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip

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This is such a fun a creative dip recipe! The strawberry pretzel dip was absolutely delicious.

Turn your favorite summer recipe into a party dip! Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip is just like that no bake dessert but easier to serve!


INGREDIENTS

8 ounces Challenge Cream Cheese room temperature1/3 cup granulated sugarPinch of salt8 ounces 1 small tub Cool WhipAbout 3/4 cup Strawberry Pie Filling dividedPretzels for serving

To see directions and complete recipes visit Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip @ crazyforcrust.com

Deliciously Easy Chocolate Brownie Trifle

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If you love chocolate pudding, brownies, and cool whip then this recipe is for you! It’s super easy and you will look like a superstar serving this dessert for your family and friends. This Chocolate Brownie Trifle is that good!


Ingredients

1 box brownie mix (8×8 pan)2 cups milk1 5.1 ounce package chocolate instant pudding mix1 16 ounce container cool whip, dividedchocolate bar, optional for garnish

To see directions and complete recipes visit Deliciously Easy Chocolate Brownie Trifle @ easypeasypleasy.com

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

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Sweet and fresh strawberry banana smoothie, packed with protein from my favorite secret ingredient!


Ingredients

2 cups frozen strawberries1 frozen banana peeled1 cup Silk Protein & Nutmilk1/2 Tablespoon honey

To see directions and complete recipes visit Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie @ tastesbetterfromscratch.com

Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes with Lemon Syrup

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These are absolutely fabulous! These are so light and fluffy. These are The pancakes turned out fluffy, flavoursome and were delicious with the syrup

All the flavors of a lemon poppy seed muffin in soft and fluffy pancake form! Everyone will quickly fall in love with these!


Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour3 1/2 Tbsp poppy seeds2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1/4 cup granulated sugar1 Tbsp lemon zest2 cups buttermilk2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice2 large eggs1 1/2 tsp lemon extract1/2 tsp vanilla extract3 Tbsp butter , meltedDiced fresh strawberries , for serving (optional)

Lemon Cream Syrup

1/2 cup heavy cream1/4 cup butter (I recommend salted butter)1 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup fresh lemon juice1/2 tsp baking soda1 tsp lemon extract

To see directions and complete recipes visit Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes with Lemon Syrup @ www.cookingclassy.com

LOW CARB BAKED CHICKEN TENDERS

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These are amazing! This recipe was so easy and absolutely delicious! They turned out so flavorful and moist. Big hit with the family. This recipe is a keeper! Seriously a great recipe.

These baked chicken tenders are coated in a deliciously savory crust, yet have zero breading, which makes for an awesomely low carb meal!


INGREDIENTS

2 lbs chicken tenders1 cup grated parmesan cheese2 tablespoons parsley minced1 tablespoon dried oregano1 tablespoon paprika1 tsp garlic powderPinch of cayenne pepper1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1/2 cup butter

To see directions and complete recipes visit LOW CARB BAKED CHICKEN TENDERS @ www.thechunkychef.com

No-Bake Fruit Pizza

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With cream cheese and fresh fruit on top of a homemade graham cracker crust, this no-bake fruit pizza recipe makes a perfect summer dessert.


INGREDIENTS

1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs6 tablespoons butter, melted4 oz. cream cheese, softened3 tbsp granulated sugar4 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawedAssorted fruit, sliced

To see directions and complete recipes visit No-Bake Fruit Pizza @ crayonsandcravings.com

Individual Oreo Red Velvet Cheesecakes

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These have a Oreo crust on the bottom, a gorgeous red velvet color cream cheese filling and topped with the whipped cream. They are rich, sweet and a perfect dessert for any day really.


Ingredients

For the crust:

13 Oreo cookies , crushed2 tablespoons butter, melted
For the filling:

12 oz reduced-fat cream cheese1/2 cup sugar1 tablespoons sour cream3 tablespoons cocoa powder (not sweetened)1 egg2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 teaspoons red food coloring
For the frosting:

1/2 cup whipping cream2 tablespoon powdered sugar1/2 teaspoons vanilla extractHeart shaped sprinkles-optional

To see directions and complete recipes visit Individual Oreo Red Velvet Cheesecakes @ sugarapron.com

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Squares (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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These were so easy AND very tasty. They are calorie free you know. The oats cancel out all the bad stuff.It’s fudge-y because of the chocolate-PB part and chewy because of the oatmeal.


Ingredients

1/2 cup butter (1 stick; or margarine, Earth Balance)2 cups white sugar1/4 cup brown sugar6 tablespoons cocoa powder (I used TJ’s)1/2 cup milk (cow, vegan, soy, nut, etc.  You could probably use water, too, and if so, I’d use about 2/3 c water)1/2 heaping cup peanut butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract3.5 cups oats (I used whole rolled Old-Fashioned Quaker Oats)1/4 cip chocolate chips, 1/4 cup peanut butter chips (or butterscotch/white chocolate chips, toffee bits, chopped candy bits, Reese’s Pieces, etc.), optional

To see directions and complete recipes visit No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Squares (Vegan, Gluten Free) @ www.averiecooks.com

Vegan Apricot Pecan Granola Bars

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This recipe was simple, easy, and healthy. These granola bars are darn near perfect. They contain absolutely no eggs, milk, or any dairy products so they are completely vegan.


Ingredients

2 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)1/4 cup peanut butter1 large mashed banana1 cup chopped toasted pecans1/3 cup chopped apricots1/3 cup raisins2/3 cup maple syrup1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

To see directions and complete recipes visit Vegan Apricot Pecan Granola Bars @  sallysbakingaddiction.com