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Feed your sweet tooth with the best desserts ranging from easy no bake desserts to the decadent and indulgent. Everything from Easy Peach Crisp, to No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars to Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake there is something here for everyone!

Strawberry Lemon Blondies

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Strawberry Lemon Blondies Strawberry Lemon Blondies where juicy strawberries meet a tangy lemon twist in every bite. This quick and easy recipe creates soft, chewy dessert bars topped with the tastiest pink glaze perfect for spring. Blondies1 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)3/4 cup sugar1 large egg1/4 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)2 1/4 cups all purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 heaping cup fresh strawberries (finely cored and diced)Strawberry Lemon Glaze1 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar (spoon and measured then sifted (sift after measuring) *sifting is...

Easy Peach Crisp

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If anyone asks you what a peach crisp is, it's essentially the same as a peach cobbler.  This double-layered dessert of sweet, juicy peach filling topped with healthy - ish rolled oats is oven-baked to perfection!  Whether you’re going for a party or just a midday snack, bring these with you and everyone will be sinking their teeth into them in no time. Even better if you serve it with some vanilla ice cream. Here is my comprehensive guide to making peach crisp just like my dear grandmother would. Recipe Ingredients  This peach crisp is made of two layers: a warm and sweet...

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

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Do you know how some days you just crave a Snickers bar for no absolute reason? I don’t know about you, but I love me a good Snickers bar every once in a while. But every time I eat one I feel so sick and bloated after. Plus the high sugar content makes it impractical to make it a regular snack choice. So, I went out on a quest to create a healthier chocolate peanut butter tasting yummy treat! I’ve been CRAZY obsessed with these no-bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars! As a healthier replacement for the high-calorie and sugar-loaded Snickers, these are so addictive and for good...

Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

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These gluten-free banana chocolate chip muffins are the perfect snack food that you can gobble down in two bites. While I’d happily reach for these in the morning for a quick breakfast, I can totally picture this being wrapped up in a box and shipped as a Mother’s Day treat as well.  And this isn’t one of those desserts that you want to avoid. They’re so healthy that it can be enjoyed by anyone – kids or adults. They’re free from refined flour. Instead, it uses old-fashioned oats and also has coconut oil. It is naturally sweetened by chocolate chips, bananas and honey.  These...

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The way to my heart is a bouquet of red roses and a bottle of wine. A very close second is a box of Cinnabon! Today’s recipe is a homemade cinnamon rolls recipe that’s made to win anyone over.   What makes this homemade cinnamon rolls recipe so darn delicious is the cinnamon powder (I use Saigon cinnamon which is more intense and fragrant) in the rolls. There’s also the heavy cream that we pour on top of the rolls and that really gives it the rich, gooey texture that’s so satisfying. It’s then finished with a cream cheese frosting, all made from scratch.   For this...

Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe Indulge in the perfect fusion of cheesecake and pumpkin pie with this simple and creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe. No messy water bath needed and made completely from scratch! Cookie Crust22 full sheets graham crackers½ cup pecan halves½ cup unsalted butter (melted)2 tablespoons white sugar1 tablespoon light brown sugar½ teaspoon cinnamonpinch saltPumpkin Cheesecake24 oz (3 - 8 oz) bricks of cream cheese (softened to room temperature. Be sure to use brick-style and not spreadable cream cheese)1 cup light brown sugar¼ cup white sugar1 cup pure pumpkin puree⅓ cup...

Pumpkin Rolls

Fall is upon us, and that means pumpkin-flavored everything, from pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin pies. I wanted to add to my Thanksgiving menu a classic pumpkin roll recipe.  Some people call it a Swiss roll, a roulade, or simply a jelly roll. Each slice is a layer of sponge cake filled with luscious velvety cream (sometimes flavored buttercream) and rolled up. You’ll find these in tons of different flavors, like plain vanilla, chocolate, earl gray tea, and matcha, even.  With the cake batter, I made sure the pumpkin flavor would really come through. The secret ingredient is a...

Dirty Banana Cocktail

Dirty Banana Cocktail This Dirty Banana Cocktail recipe makes for the best boozy dessert and is ready in less than 5 minutes. Chocolate syrup and a maraschino cherry make it almost too cute to drink! 2 oz Appleton Special 2 oz RumChata 1 oz Crème De Cacao Liqueur4 oz Milk2 Bananas2 ½ cups IceChocolate syrupWhipped cream (for topping)maraschino cherries (for topping) Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend it all together until smooth and creamy.Prepare your glasses - In two tall glasses, drizzle chocolate syrup around the inside of the glasses before pouring in your drink....

Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake Make the famous Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake at home. Layered with creamy vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream and a hot fudge-filled cookie crumble center, this frozen treat is a perfect replica of the beloved DQ classic! Ice Cream Cake Layers1 tub Good quality chocolate ice cream (1.5 quarts )1 tub Good quality vanilla ice cream (1.5 quarts)Cookie Crunch Layer20 Crushed Oreos (with cream center)4 tbsp Salted butter (melted)1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips1 tablespoon of refined coconut oilHot Fudge Layer (pro tip: alternatevely you can use a 11.75...

Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Love is truly in the air and I am ready to profess my undying love for these chocolate-covered strawberries.  This Valentine’s Day, I want you to put this dessert high on your to-do list. It’s the sweetest and most endearing way to celebrate a loved one. Yes, fancy dinners and exotic holidays are nice. But I’ve always been a big believer in taking the time and effort to show your other half what they mean to you. A little bit of effort goes a long, long way.  So, this Valentine’s, why not make these juicy strawberries covered in shiny, tempered chocolate and sprinkled with...

Flourless Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Um, I think I may have found my new favorite cookies… right here within my own kitchen. Hear me out: flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips enveloped in a soft and chewy cookie dough that’s sweet and a little salty.  I vaguely remember how I stumbled upon the inspiration for these little balls of delight: I figured that if I could make a peanut butter oatmeal bar, it shouldn’t be that difficult to make a spin-off… and so, here we are!  I present to you: the most satisfying gluten-free peanut butter oatmeal cookies.  I used to only fully enjoy cookies...

Easy Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Easy Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Cream | cookingwithcassandra.com

I don’t compile a lot of sweet dessert recipes, but if I do make a dessert recipe, you best believe it’s got to be special to make it into the blog.  This avocado chocolate mousse never fails to catch anybody – and I mean ANYBODY – by surprise. Like… a dessert made of avocado? Are you for real?  Think of it as your favorite, most decadent chocolate mousse, minus the complication of egg yolks, whipped egg whites, and getting proportions right. Adding avocados is the lifehack you didn’t know you needed. Say hello to a smooth and creamy healthy dessert. I’m obsessed with this...

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