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Vegan Raspberry Bounty Bars

A creamy coconutty bar with a layer of raspberry jam all dipped in chocolate - these vegan raspberry bounty bars are like little bites of heaven! I'm sure most of you will know what a bounty bar is, but just in case you've never heard of or tried one before, bounty bars are a popular coconut-filled chocolate bar. They are known for their distinctive combination of sweet, moist, and chewy coconut filling coated with a layer of milk or dark chocolate.  What makes these vegan raspberry bounty bars special?: My take on the traditional bounty bar is one with less sugar, no dairy and I coated them in good quality dark chocolate for a hit of antioxidants. I also added [...]

Vegan Strawberry Chocolate Protein Cupcakes

These vegan strawberry chocolate protein cupcakes are super delicious topped with a simple 3-ingredient protein chocolate frosting. They’re easy, made with healthier ingredients and packed with 15g protein per cupcake!  Why I love making these vegan strawberry chocolate protein cupcakes: I love adding protein powder to my treats. It’s such an easy way to add extra goodness without compromising on taste or texture. The great thing about using flavoured protein powders is that they also add some sweetness, meaning you don’t need to use as much sugar as you would in a regular recipe. Not only are these cupcakes high in protein, they’re also lower in added sugar!  I also love using finely ground oats instead of plain flour in [...]

2-Ingredient Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse

This easy 2-ingredient Earl Grey chocolate mousse is so rich, decadent and luxurious! A simple (and healthy!) dessert to enjoy after dinner when you're craving something sweet to end your meal.  I love finding new ways to incorporate tea into desserts. Brewed tea is such a fun and easy to way to infuse a lot of aromas into a dish without using artificial flavours. I particularly love using tea (especially black tea varieties) to flavour desserts, like this one! Earl Grey and chocolate is a delightful combination of two distinct flavours: the bold, citrusy notes of Earl Grey tea and the rich, creamy taste of dark chocolate. This fusion creates a unique and sophisticated treat that appeals to both tea [...]

2023-09-25T17:24:32+01:00September 25, 2023|Chocolate, Dairy Free, Desserts, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian|9 Comments

Hazelnut Chocolate Protein Bars

These hazelnut chocolate protein bars make a great snack or healthier dessert - perfect when you're craving something sweet and chocolatey. Even better is that they're made with wholesome ingredients and they're no-bake! There's no dairy in them and they also happen to be gluten-free, so a great option for those with allergies/food intolerances.  I'm sure most of you will agree that nothing pairs better in desserts than chocolate and hazelnuts. There's something about those 2 ingredients that when merged together they scream luxury, probably because we associate them with delicious treats like Nutella and Ferrero Rocher. I don't know about you, but I definitely have a weakness for both, especially the latter 😍. Nuts in general are a great [...]

Pistachio Butter Chocolate Bars

These pistachio butter chocolate bars are my new favourite thing to make! They're simple, no-bake and only call for 5 ingredients. They also happen to be vegan, gluten-free and packed with nutrients - not bad for a delicious dessert. Pistachios are such an underrated and under-appreciated nut in my opinion. I may be a little biased in saying this, but they're THE BEST nut out there. I say that because I grew up eating them, so they have a special place in my heart. Now that I live in the UK, it pains me to see how little they're used/eaten in the west in general.  What makes matters worse is how expensive they are, so I guess I can see [...]

Healthier Banoffee Pie

This healthier banoffee pie is my take on the classic British dessert. Made with better for you ingredients and also happens to be vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.  Banoffee Pie is one of my favourite all time desserts. Crumbly biscuit base, rich caramel centre topped with sliced banana and fresh cream…what’s not to like? No one can resist a good slice of banoffee pie!  The base of this healthier banoffee pie is made up of oats instead of plain flour, making it slightly better for you. I used a dairy-free butter alternative to help it hold together since we're not using eggs. The caramel part of a banoffee pie is typically made using condensed milk which is boiled in the can [...]

Sesame Pomegranate Chocolate Bark

This sesame pomegranate chocolate bark is inspired by one of my childhood snacks from the Middle East - sesame brittle aka Simsemieh. It's deliciously crunchy and sweet whilst also being packed with healthy fats and antioxidants!  Sesame seeds have long been cultivated in the Middle East and feature quite heavily in both sweet and savoury recipes. One of the most widely known ways of using sesame seeds (aka simsim in Arabic) is blended into tahini, which is basically sesame paste/butter. They have a rich, nutty flavour that works so well in desserts and sweet snacks. Its uses go way beyond tahini though as it's used heavily in desserts (like halva), savoury dishes (as a garnish), baked goods (a lot of [...]

Tahini Date Freezer Cups

These tahini date freezer cups make a lovely snack or healthier chilled treat to enjoy after dinner on hot days. Best of all is you only need 5 ingredients to make them!  I've probably said this about a million times before and I don't think I'll ever stop saying it - tahini and dates are the best dessert combination EVER! Even better when paired with cardamom. That flavour combination is one made in heaven!  Every time I post a recipe that includes tahini I still get asked the question 'what is tahini?'. It surprises me because it seems to me that tahini is now everywhere. So many people on social media use it in both sweet and savoury recipes. It's [...]

Viral Chocolate Date Bark

This viral chocolate date bark is one you will definitely want to try out. I made some tweaks inspired by my Middle Eastern upbringing and the results are insane!  I'm not one to follow viral trends - I'm a firm believer in creating unique content. Otherwise we all end up creating exactly the same thing. Unfortunately that's the way social media is heading with the rise of TikTok and Instagram changing to compete with its rival. Gone are the days when social media rewarded unique, individual and creative ideas. Content creators are now being encouraged to copy each other so we end up creating exactly the same content, which is baffling to me.  Having said all that, this is a [...]

Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars

A super delicious no-bake dessert - these chocolate fudge oat bars are the perfect treat to make on a hot summer day when you're craving something sweet, but don't fancy ice cream. I do love a good no-bake recipe, especially during summer when it's too hot to turn the oven on. The last thing you want to do on a scorching hot day is to add even more heat by turning on the oven. These no-bake chocolate fudge oat bars are the perfect, no fuss, quick and easy treat that takes no time to prepare. Meaning you can spend more time out in the sun taking advantage of the lovely weather while it lasts. Because let's face it, UK isn't [...]

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