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25 Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

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Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away! It is such a great holiday to take a step back and appreciate the small things in your life. The family time that Thanksgiving brings is priceless and must be cherished. The food that we share on Thanksgiving is also a great reason to give thanks. We’ve complied a great list of 25 Thanksgiving Dessert ideas! These recipes are festive, delicious and sure to please your family and all of your guests! Check them out!

  1. Pumpkin Fluff Dessert Dip – This dip is fun and delicious! MySuperCookies are great for dipping in it for a great sweet treat!

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  1. Chocolate Soufleé – Does your family love chocolate? Try this delicious Chocolate Soufflé Recipe!
  2. Chocolate Rainbow Bites – These Chocolate Rainbow Bites are super cute and allergy friendly! Try them out for a great bite-sized dessert for your Thanksgiving meal!
  3. S’more Bars – These S’more Bars are not only delicious but also grain-free and paleo!
  4. Turkey Decorated Pumpkin Pie – Do you normally make a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dessert? Spice it up this year by adding a cute turkey decoration to your pumpkin pie!

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  1. Pecan Pie – Thanksgiving is known for Pecan Pie and this one is gluten free and vegan!
  2. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese-Lemon Zest Frosting – Carrot Cake is always a must have for holiday desserts! This recipe looks fantastic
  3. Peanut Butter Oreos – These homemade “Oreos” are so delicious and a great, healthy cookie option for your dessert table

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  1. The Best Fruit Dip Ever – This fruit dip is super yummy and makes for a very healthy dessert option! Dip mixed fruit and berries in it or spread some on top of bananas for a sweet treat!
  2. Fruit Cornucopia Platter – These Fruit Cornucopias are so easy to make and really add to the Thanksgiving holiday spirit!
  3. Coconut Hot Chocolate with Almond Whipped Cream – Looking for a delicious, healthy Hot Chocolate recipe for the kids? Check out this great Coconut Hot Chocolate Recipe!

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  1. Mini Sweet Potato Whoopie Pies with Maple Marshmallow Frosting – The sweet potato and maple marshmallow frosting in these whoopee pies really shouts Thanksgiving!
  2. Apple Crisp – This Apple Crisp is so delicious and perfectly portioned into single servings!
  3. Apple Almond Dessert Pizza – Kids will love the idea of dessert pizza and this one is super festive for Thanksgiving!

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  1. Almond Coconut Rice Pudding – Rice Pudding is always a great, healthier dessert option to have available. This one uses coconut milk and almond extract to make it a great choice!
  2. Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich – These Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches are great for kids!

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  1. Nut Butter Caramel Dip – This Nut Butter Caramel Dip looks delicious and is another great option for dunking MySuperCookies into
  2. Iced Gingerbread Biscotti – Do you love to have Biscotti with your coffee during dessert on Thanksgiving? Try these delicious Iced Gingerbread Biscotti!
  3. Stuffed Apples – These stuffed apples are so yummy and healthy!

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  1. Apple Pie Parfait – Make some yummy, single-serve Apple Pie Parfaits for your Thanksgiving dessert table!
  2. Coffee Cake – Coffee Cake is always a great dessert addition and this one is grain-free and paleo!

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  1. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies – These cookies are so yummy and gluten free!
  2. Three-Berry Cobbler – Nothing shouts fall and Thanksgiving like a good Berry Cobbler! This one looks so delicious!
  3. Acorn Squash Cookies – Acorn Squash is a great, healthy, sweet treat! Check out these yummy Acorn Squash Cookies with Nigella Seeds!
  4. Ginger Apple Cake – This Sweet Ginger Apple Cake Recipe With Persimmon is great for Thanksgiving dessert (and breakfast the next morning)!

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Enjoy these delicious dessert ideas and don’t forget to give thanks!

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TEST KITCHEN: Super Cookie Pudding Parfait

It’s official, MySuperCookies are here! In celebration of the launch, we have created a simple and delicious pudding parfait. You can grab your own box of cookies now at Abe’s Market 🙂

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We created this pudding using a secret ingredient…avocado! Based on this recipe from Two Peas and their Pod, this pudding was a crowd pleaser! We created a parfait by layering crumbled honey SuperCookies and pudding, and then topping with some raspberries and dark chocolate chunks. For an extra touch, we rimmed the glass with shaved coconut. Feel free to layer and top with whatever you please!

 

To learn more about avocados and their health benefits, check out this Megan Monday article

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TEST KITCHEN: Ice Cream Bar

As the weather gets warmer, the kid in all of us crazes ice cream and popsicles. While we are big ice cream fans, we do not always like all of the sugary toppings that are paired with it. To try and fix this problem, we created our own ice cream bar featuring toppings that were a bit healthier and more natural. Check it out!

For ice cream, we picked Whole Food’s 365 Vanilla, but you can pick any other flavor that your family would enjoy. We also love a good pint of Ben & Jerry’s, which is newly non GMO!
As far as toppings go, we put together a medley of fruits, as well as some unexpected offerings such as maple syrup and cinnamon.
Toppings we used: banana, strawberry, dark chocolate, almonds, maple syrup, cinnamon and coconut.
Our Creations

#1: Maple syrup, cinnamon, and dark chocolate
#2: MySuperFoods chocolate chip granola bar and strawberry (for a similar version, try our Granola bites!)
#3: Coconut, dark chocolate, almonds and bananas
#4: Bananas, strawberries and dark chocolate

 

How do you style your ice cream? Are you more of a fruit family, or do you opt for chocolate and coconut?
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Chocolate (Chickpea) Peanut Butter Cookies

cookiesAt the MySuperFoods HQ, we cannot get enough of peanut butter. We put it on our celery, we put it on our apples–sometimes we even just eat it by the spoonful! One afternoon, when we were having our usual PB craving, we looked for ways to make a delicious dessert that would still be health conscious. Eventually, we came came across this recipe from Keepin’ It Kind, and couldn’t have been more excited. A healthy alternative to normal chocolate cookies, this version uses chickpeas and bananas instead of eggs and flour. The result was a perfectly soft chocolate peanut butter cookie that we all enjoyed. We adapted the recipe a bit, and added in some of our own helpful hints.

Yum, did we mention they’re healthy? You can also easily make them vegan friendly.

 

Flourless Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies {Adapted from Keepin’ It Kind

Yield: 24 cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (1 15 oz. can will have roughly 1.5 cups, so if using canned, you will need 2 cans. Be sure to rinse and drain them first)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup coconut sugar (or other vegan sugar)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
We tried to bring out our inner food stylists for this one…
Directions
1. Combine all ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process until smooth and completely combined, scrape the sides of the food processor if necessary.
2. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips and place the bowl in the refrigerator, cover and chill for 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper or parchment paper.
4. Use a tablespoon to scoop heaping spoonfuls of dough and roll into a ball.  Note: The dough will be much softer/stickier than normal cookie dough, but that is okay. Continue until all the dough has been used. Once all of the balls of dough are prepared use the palm of your hand flatten the dough into a cookie shape. Keep in mind the size of the cookie will be the same size once it is cooked. If you have to bake the cookies in two batches, you can put the dough in the freezer to harden it up to make it easier for the second batch.
5. Place the cookies in the oven and bake for about 17-20 minutes or the cookies have firmed up. Let cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

 

It gets prettier looking, we promise.

 

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At this point, we all found it necessary to try a bit of the dough. 
 

All mixed and ready to be chilled!

 
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All done! Yum!
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Apple Pie Day Ideas

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Happy Apple Pie Day everyone! While you may think of apple pie as a fall treat, there are plenty of ways to switch it up for spring. Check out a few of our favorite (healthy!) pie recipes, perfect to pair with a BBQ.

 

Whole Wheat Apple Pie: Sugar Free Mom

No sugar added, but still full flavored! The crust is completely whole wheat, and Brenda is able to cut the calories in half. Delicious!

This recipe substitutes shortening for butter and uses fat free milk, making the crust much healthier.
 

 

This may not be the pie you’re used to, but still is a delicious option! This version is baked right inside the apple, so it only has a bit of crust on the top. It still has all of the flavor of the original, though.

 

This pie only has crust on the bottom, but makes up for the flavor with plenty of cinnamon and honey on top. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt.

 

How do you plan on celebrating Apple Pie Day? Let us know in the comments, or tweet at us (@mysuperfoodsco) You may be featured!
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Strawberry “Cheesecake” Bites

I saw a recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Bites the other day that instantly made my mouth water. The original recipe called for lots of cream cheese and powdered sugar, so I decided I would try to make a healthier version by using greek yogurt. To my surprise, the end result was delicious! I’m sure the “cheesecake” filling isn’t as thick as the original recipe’s, but they were still tasty and MUCH healthier. They also only took about 20 minutes to make. Strawberry cheesecake without the guilt!

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Blackberry Lime Sauce

I decided to make a special breakfast this morning after I saw a few blackberries sitting in the refrigerator and immediately felt the need to have them with pancakes. I cooked them down with some lime juice, water, and just a tad of agave to create a pourable sauce. I’m sure the sauce would also be delicious spread on some toast, stirred into some greek yogurt, or poured over some vanilla ice cream. In fact, I’m quite sure it would be delicious poured over some vanilla ice cream. Don’t have any blackberries sitting around? Try another berry – any type would work.

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Amazing Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cups

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I’ve created a chocolate monster.  It all started with potty training.  My daughter figured it out in 3 days, my son, on the other hand was a bit more challenging.  He refused to poop in a potty.  So after three months of pull-ups we decided to do what any sleep deprived, desperate parent would do and we went cold turkey.  I won’t disgust you with the details of all the accidents that occurred as a result, but one day after exhausting everything from magical wands that have super potty powers to stickers, I used chocolate as a bribe.  And bam!  He went in the potty. After two successful weeks, I stopped the incentive, but it was too late.  Chocolate became the prize and now I find myself negotiating chocolate on a regular basis.  Most commercial chocolates, like Hershey kisses etc are filled with sugar and have very little cocoa, so I am trying to use higher quality, darker chocolate and making some of my own treats.  Here’s one we made yesterday, it was a huge hit! And yes, it’s better than Reese’s!

What you’ll need:

1 16oz bag chocolate chips

1tblsp coconut oil

2 ripe bananas

Peanut Butter

24 mini muffin cups

First, line the pan with the muffin cups,
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Then, melt chocolate chips with coconut oil in a pot over boiling water,



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Slice bananas,

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Place one piece in each cup,

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Top each banana with a teaspoon of peanut butter,

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Once chocolate is melted, using a tablespoon, cover each banana with chocolate

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Zoe & Luca’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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At long last, here’s a healthier version of the beloved Chocolate Chip Cookie.

  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons of Chia Seeds (optional)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup of coconut oil (if want to use less oil, substitute 1/4 cup oil for applesauce)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips (I used premium baking chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together dry ingredient in a bowl (except choc chips).  Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl.  Gently fold the wet ingredients into dry, if batter seems too dry, add a little more coconut oil or applesauce). Fold in chocolate chips.  Place parchment paper on baking pan and make teaspoon or tablespoon size balls with dough.  Please 1″ apart on pan and bake for about 10 min.  You can easily double this batter as well.  Enjoy!

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Sarah’s Rainbow Yogurt Parfaits

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! I’m not Irish, but I certainly love celebrating any holiday with the kids and creating fun and festive food for them. Since corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and green beer aren’t really for the little leprechauns in our lives, how about making them a rainbow yogurt parfait complete with gold coins instead?

Simply chop up rainbow colored fruit (I used strawberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, and blueberries) and layer in a clear jar with some vanilla greek yogurt. Top with some multigrain O’s cereal for the gold coins and garnish with a kiwi shamrock. These parfaits are definitely much healthier (and cuter) than a bowl of Lucky Charms!

Hope you have a happy St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t forget to wear green…

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