Fall Dessert Ideas
I am not quite ready for summer to end, but FALL is definitely in the air! I am going to share with you some of my favorite healthier fall inspired sweet treat recipes!
There's just something about fall and caramel apples that go together. My son's dad also gave him a whole bag of apples to take home, so I had to get creative and use them up. I came across a Tik Tok recipe for Apple bark and knew I had to make this but with my own flare.
APPLE BARK RECIPE
- 1 bag chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 cups crushed pretzels
- 2 cups peeled and chopped apples
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- pinch sea salt
Slowly melt your chocolate and then add in the coconut oil. Once it's completely melted, lay down parchment paper on a sheet pan. Spread a thin layer of chocolate on the parchment paper. Crush your pretzels, and sprinkle over the chocolate. Top with peeled and chopped apples. Melt peanut butter and drizzle over the top. Sprinkle on Cacao nibs and a pinch of sea salt. Put in the freezer to set for about 30 minutes or until hard. Once its hard, break or cut it into chunks! This was so good and so easy to make. HIGHLY recommend. You could spruce it up a bit and add really anything you want!
Pumpkin Carrot Protein Balls & Carrot Ginger Turmeric Wellness Shots
This recipe is a two part recipe. I love making ginger turmeric wellness shots. They are also very great thing to make in the fall as they boost immunity and if you are getting a cold, these can definitely help clear out those sinuses. Every time I make those I like to use up the pulp in one way or another You can use the pulp form any juice or shots you make if you juice it at home, but I personally like the pumpkin balls with carrot/ginger pulp best. We will start with the ginger turmeric shots first.
CARROT GINGER TURMERIC SHOTS
5 large carrots
1 large ginger root
2-3 lemons, peeled
- 1 tsp ground turmeric (or fresh if you have access to that, I just don't where I live)
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Blend all ingredients together with just enough water to blend. Strain them with a fine mesh strainer, or with a nut milk bag to really get all the goodness. Once they are strained add in the seasonings and stir. Store in air tight containers and take as a shot. Set aside the pulp from this recipe to use in the next recipe for the Pumpkin energy balls! When I make this recipe, I am usually making it in a MUCH larger batch. For the sake of you all at home who wouldn't need the quantities I make for my meal prep company, I am condensing this recipe without ever making it in this smaller batch, so it may need some adjusting! If the recipe seems to dry or too wet, add more of the opposite ingredients to even it out. The consistency of this should be soft and easily form into balls. You really cant mess it up and as long as you add all of these ingredients, and it forms into balls that stick, you're golden!
PUMPKIN CARROT PROTEIN BALLS
- 2 cups gluten free oats
- 1/2 cup of the pulp from the wellness shots in the recipe above
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- splash vanilla
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
Mix all ingredients together except the chocolate chips. Fold those in last. Form into balls.
Last but not least if you like the apple bark, you are also going to love the date bark! My favorite desserts are the ones that include some healthy ingredient, that doesn't even taste healthy.
- MEJADOL DATES, PITTED
- MELTED PEANUT BUTTER
- MELTED CHOCOCLATE + TINY BIT OF COCONUT OIL
- CELTIC SALT
- BEE POLLEN
Remove the pit from your dates and open them up. Lay them flat on some parchment paper to create a flat surface. Melt some peanut butter, spread that on top. Melt some chocolate and coconut oil and spread that over next. Top with a little bit of Celtic salt (or any salt) and bee pollen. These two are a bonus and just my own add ins. You can make this recipe without these since I know both of these items are hard to find. Once all ingredients are layered, set in the freezer until set. Cut and enjoy! Try not to eat it all at once like I wanted to!
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