Lemon Lover’s Cupcakes for Two

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This recipe is perfect for when you want an over-the-top lemoncentric dessert… but just a little bit of it. Bright cupcakes flavored with lemon extract, zest and juice filled with creamy lemon curd, topped with rich cream cheese frosting and tangy candied lemon slices. But only 3 of them. (Ingredients measurements are also included for a full batch of 12 cupcakes.)

Lemon Lovers Cupcakes for Two (2)

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Carrot Cake Muffins with Light Cream Cheese Frosting

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These nutrient-loaded, sweetly-frosted ‘muffins’ are the perfect excuse to have dessert for breakfast. Apple chunks, shredded carrot and whole wheat flour help you start your day off right. The sweetened Greek yogurt and cream cheese frosting tastes like a treat while still offering some low fat protein. Customize your muffins with optional add-ins like pineapple, coconut, nuts or chocolate chips.carrot-cake-muffins-with-light-cream-cheese-frosting-1

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PB Oatmeal Cookie Bites (Vegan)

PB Oatmeal Cookie Bites

These quick, guiltless no bakes are the best cookie for dessert, snacking or even breakfast. Peanut butter, oats, dried fruit, nuts and cinnamon. All the yummy parts of the cookie with none of the fuss of baking and added sugar or fats.

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Dark Chocolate Matcha Truffles (Vegan, No Nuts) + Chai’s Box

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Don’t judge these ‘truffles’ by their vegan and healthy tags. The texture is just as fudgy and the taste just as chocolatey as the real thing. Have I ever lead you astray? The centers are made of just two ingredients: dates and cocoa powder. Some recipes make the mistake of adding too much extra stuff to the mix (nuts, peanut butter, extracts, etc) and the chocolate flavor gets kind of lost. The trick to this type of treat is to add just enough cocoa to mask the flavor of the dates. Because the fruit is so sweet, it will balance out even a large amount of unsweetened cocoa.

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