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Sweet Things & Desserts

on February 28 by

IMG_8169Honey & Cream Taffy

Sweet and chewy with a hint of caramel, this hand-pulled taffy is as fun to make as it is to eat.


Homemade Marshmallows {GAPS, Paleo & SCD}

This marshmallow recipe uses ‘grass fed’ beef gelatin by Great Lakes. It is also made with raw organic honey instead of corn syrup, making these marshmallows a great option for GAPS and SCD style diets.

Homemade Marshmallows {Version 2}

A little twist on Jenni’s brilliant recipe!



Homemade Cherry Pie “Larabars”

Sour cherries are the highlight of these sweet little morsels. Ready in 5 minutes!


Vanilla Bean Coconut Macaroons

Served raw or baked, they’re absolutely delicious!



IMG_8575-001Lemon Coconut Macaroons

One day, in an inspired flurry of activity, I replace the vanilla in the recipe above with lemon oil. Oh. my. goodness. It was a pure sunshiney epiphany, delivered bite-by-bite.

Fudge Popsicle Recipe

A healthy way to capture the joy of frosty goodness on a hot summer day, these pops contain magnesium-rich cocoa butter, collagen building gelatin, anti-oxidant rich avocado and even the option for bone marrow (hey, the french do it!).


Ganache-Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Warm cookie goodness with sweet molten ganache literally melting in your mouth . . . and so easy to make!

IMG_7426Sour Gummy Stars {5 Minute Prep}

Yummy gummy goodness that kids (and their parents!) are sure to love. Made with 100% real food ingredients – no refined sweeteners or artificial dyes!

Pecan Sandies {GAPS-Friendly}

These buttery pecan cookies are perfect for a quiet tea with your littles, a rowdy BBQ, or even skydiving (okay not that last one, but you could eat one in celebration once you hit the ground!)

GAPS-Chocolate-Chip-CookiesGrain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites 

Chewy and delicious, these cookies are grain and egg free!



Strawberry & Coconut Ice Cream Bars

Don’t let their prim appearance fool you. These dainty little bars are best enjoyed a tad melty. In fact, if by the time you polish off the last bite your fingers aren’t covered in tiny pink rivulets . . .  well, you ate them wrong.

Key Lime Pie Popsicles

Sweet, tangy lime goodness straight from Key West with no refined ingredients and a five minute prep time. Guaranteed sweet getaway . . . no travel required. :)

Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream

This freshly churned delight is rich in wholesome fats, lauric acid, collagen replenishing copper plus manganese, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, selenium and more.

Sweet Marrow Custard With Vanilla Bean

Layered with ripe berries,cinnamon sprinkled peaches, or ripe figs in the fall, this faintly sweet custard makes it’s way to our breakfast table every season of the year. Yes, it’s that healthy!

IMG_5876 Grain-Free Gingerbread Cookies

These slightly chewy gingerbread cookies blend the spicy kick of ginger with the sweetness of cinnamon and a pinch of cloves.


Pumpkin Pie With Pecan Crust {GAPS, Paleo & Primal}

Delicious grain-free goodness!!


Creme Brulee

Created to celebrate my seventh wedding anniversary, this is a rich, more dense version of a traditional creme brulée with a tropical flair. Enjoy!

Leite De Coco {Coconut Fudge}

A blonde fudge rich in wholesome fats, lauric acid (a nutrient found in mother’s milk that is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal), collagen replenishing copper plus manganese, phosphorous, iron, magnesium and selenium.

Healthy-ish Spiced Carrot Cake

fresh shredded carrots, notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, and it’s made with spelt instead of wheat (which is healthier but not GAPS friendly).  If you’re starting GAPS with us, please forgive me for tempting you so.

Bread Pudding

A simple, rustic dessert to fill you with warmth and remind you of the comforts of home.


 Honey Sweetened Jam

In addition to tasting fantastic, these jams also make the most amazing homemade gifts.


Healthy Pumpkin CustardHealthy Pumpkin Custard

Spiced with cinnamon, cloves and ginger, this pumpkin custard is the fall edition of our beloved sweet marrow custard with vanilla bean, a deeply nourishing staple in our home.

Pumpkin Pie Porridge {GAPS, Paleo & Primal}

A simple porridge that tastes like pie. Yummo!

Spiced Banana Cream Pie Cups

A raw banana pudding with a hint of spice!


 Pumpkin Custard Bars (Grain-Free & Dairy-Free)Pumpkin-Custard-Bars-1000-px-DSC_1481-680x1024

Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite flavors. This creamy custard, enriched with maple syrup and pumpkin pie inspired spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger is a perfect fall treat.



Brownies1-1-1024x682 Cheesecake Swirl Brownies (Grain-Free)

This tasty recipe is perfect for those who love the cakey, fudgy goodness of brownies with a hint of sweet, creamy cheesecake.



Blueberry & Peach Cobbler

Blueberry and Peach Cobbler is a summer dessert that is great for picnics, potlucks, and family get-togethers.


almond-butter-cups-recipe-2 (1) Salty And Sweet Almond Butter Cups

If you’re a fan of Reese’s PB Cup, then you will love this healthier version with wholesome, natural ingredients!


Chocolate-Covered-Cherry-Mousse-GI-365-1 Chocolate Covered Cherry Mousse

The rich chocolate flavor is piqued with sour cherry sauce and it’s all enveloped in a cloud of coconut whipped cream. It’s simple and easy to make, and it can be made ahead for entertaining.

Almond-Butter-Cookies-Eat-Naked Grain-Free Almond Butter Cookies

Here’s our latest favorite recipe: almond butter cookies. They’re a grain-free take on peanut butter cookies without the peanuts. Easy, yummy, and not overly sweet.

Raspberry Custard Tarts 2

Raspberry Custard Tartlets (Grain-Free)

These tarts look like a work of art! The custard is rich and satisfying with a faint flavor of coconut. This would be a great dessert to make as a large tart for when you have friends over.

Salted Apple Tarte Tatin

Salted Caramel Apple Cider Tarte Tatin

This tarte is rustic and simple in its execution. Fruit is vigorously caramelized with cane sugar and cider in a heavy pan, the rustic and faintly sweet crust is thrown on the top. Then the tarte is thrown into a firey oven and baked until bubbling and seething around the rim, its crust a golden hue.

Homemade Paleo Chocolate 2

Homemade Paleo Chocolate Recipe

This recipe is called “Chocolate Mortar” because it forms the foundation for other recipes in the book: Salted Caramel Cups, Mochamellows, and Coconut Butter Cups. It’s delicious on it’s own, too!



 Raspberry Lemon Semifreddo

Semifreddo is Italian for “half cold.” The result is a deliciously chilled, custardy creation that’s perfect for any occasion.



 Strawberry Freezer Jam

Farmers markets will be overflowing with sweet berry goodness before you know it, so I thought I’d share my favorite recipe for strawberry freezer jam.


Orange Creamsicle Jello Cups 5 Homemade Creamsicle Gelatin Cups

This recipe is designed after the pre-made gelatin cups you can buy from the store – except made with real food ingredients. It is creamy, smooth, flavorful, and is kid and husband approved!


homemade-magic-shell Homemade Magic Shell Recipe

Remember that bliss-inducing chocolate syrup that hardens when you pour it over ice cream? This super easy recipe is absolutely delicious over ice cream, or it can be used as a dip for frozen bananas, strawberries and popsicles.


12 Responses to Sweet Things & Desserts

  1. Melody says:

    I was trying to look at your pumpkin pie with pecan crust recipe, but the link it wrong. It keeps taking me to the marshmallow recipe instead. I’ve been looking for a grain free crust and thought I would check that one out.

  2. Dave Watson says:

    Thanks Heather, Im loving the corn syrup free marshmallow recipe. There are so many foods out there loaded with nasty ingredients that you just cant enjoy these types of treats anymore. Thanks for the awesome recipes here, now I can enjoy making some of these treats after gym to keep my sweet tooth at bay! Simply awesome.

  3. Charlemagne Prokopyshyn says:

    These recipes all look so great! I’m going to have to start making them one by one 😉 I also just bought your e-book on organic beauty products and am so excited to start living au naturelle so to speak. I just hope I can get the ingredients as I live in Germany. (Originally from the UK) I am gluten sensitive, have an underactive thyroid, suffer with migraines, have problematic skin and hormone problems and very fine dry hair and flakey nails. I have had enough (literally exhausted) of chemicals and antibiotics (not to mention gluten containing beauty products!!! Never even thought to check those!) and decided its time to start looking after myself and thinking about the future. I love your blog too, so happy I stumbled across it! You and your family are such an inspiration! :)

  4. Brynn Knouf says:

    I love your recipes. And it is amazing my kids eat a lot of them!! This is really something because I have the pickiest eaters EVER :)!!!!

  5. Renee says:

    I would like to make your recipe for Salty and Sweet Almond Patties that are similar to Reese’s cups but the recipe will not come up. Can you repost that? Looks like you posted it in May. Thanks!

  6. tara says:

    Have you come across a good gluten free cake recipe? I can’t seem to find one with good reviews. Thanks!

  7. Mary S says:

    Hi love your site
    what is coconut flour? can it be done at home?

  8. Mindy says:

    Hi there! I am planning my sons 1st bday. I try not to give him any sugar (other than natural fruits & veggies). He also doesnt digest starch well. We only feed him fruit, veggies, meat & beans. When he has crackers or bread it constipates him. I was wondering if you had any recipes or ideas for a birthday cake that’s not so cake like.

  9. pam says:

    Hi Mommypotamus!
    I was wondering if you have a good healthy whole foods recipe for baby’s 1st birthday “cake”? No traditional cakes here!!!

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