Jan 012013
 

Homemade Mounds Bars and Almond Joy Bars @ Common Sense Homesteading

I used to enjoy mounds and almond joy bars years ago, but either they’re making them sweeter and more bland, or my taste buds have changed (or both).  Enter this easy recipe set for homemade mounds bars and almond joy bars.  You get the rich, full taste of coconut and chocolate, without the cloying sweetness of commercial candy.  Make them with coconut and vanilla extracts for homemade mounds bars, or almond and vanilla extracts (and almonds! :-) ) for homemade almond joy bars.  There’s plenty of healthy coconut oil, and they’re sweetened only with honey. Continue reading »

Dec 112012
 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles @ Common Sense Homesteading

These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are made with almonds, coconut oil, honey, chocolate chips, vanilla and a dash of salt, and can be coated with chocolate or served plain.  (The first batch disappeared before I got a chance to dip them.) Once you try these tasty little cookie bites, you’ll be hooked.  Even my somewhat finicky husband loves them.  They’re a great way to get more coconut oil into your diet.  (The Tropical Traditions website has a great recipe page with dozens of recipes using coconut products.)

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Sep 182012
 

Cranberry-Walnut Powerballs @ Common Sense Homesteading

These Cranberry-Walnut Powerballs remind me of a no-bake cookie recipe that used to be popular when I was a kid, but are even better.  I still remember going to see The Jungle Book with my best friend, Emma, and her mom, smuggling in no bake cookies in our coat pockets.  We liked to live on the wild side.  ;-) Continue reading »