Funfetti Cookies n Cream Fudge

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This rich, colorful fudge will take you only minutes to throw together. Sprinkles, Oreos and white chocolate… what more could you want? Perfect for a unique birthday treat or just for eating on any old day.

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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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Layered Funfetti Cheesecake Brownies + History of Sprinkles

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This dessert mashup combines three of the best sweet ideas ever – fudgy chocolate brownies, decadent cheesecake and rainbow sprinkles. Top with a dollop of cream cheese frosting, as pictured here, and who could ask for anything else? Cold weather is coming and you’re going to need the extra ‘padding’ this treat can provide to your midsection. There. Now eating tons of brownies is the responsible, adult thing to do. You’re welcome.

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Lucky S’mores Bars

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These quick cereal bars are a perfect way to get that smoky s’mores flavor without the campfire. Melted marshmallows mixed with Lucky Charms cereal, graham cracker pieces and chocolate bars topped with even more┬ás’mores ingredients! Bake in the oven for a few minutes to melt and char the top.

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramel Swirl ‘Ice Cream’ + History of Veganism

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Happy National Ice Cream month! July really is the perfect time for ice cream but the 3rd Sunday in July is even more perfect. National Ice Cream Day is coming up on the 17th. Make sure you are prepared by stocking up on homemade and/or store bought ice cream.

But, SweetJ, my strict diet doesn’t allow for ice cream! Nonsense! There is always room for ice cream. This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth while sticking any kind of diet. Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, low fat… I’ve got you covered! A quick freezer pumpkin spice base (no machine needed) plus a coconut oil-based salted caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt.

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Light No Bake Cheesecake + 4th of July History

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We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.

-William Faulkner

Happy 4th of July/American Independence Day! This year, I’m celebrating in a bikini season-approved healthy(ish) no bake cheesecake. A blend of Greek yogurt and cream cheese make for a slightly lower fat version of this creamy treat with an added punch of protein. Coconut oil replaces butter in the graham cracker crust and the topping is all fruit. Read on for the recipe and some historical info about the holiday.

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Vegan Chocolate Martini Float + Features for National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

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Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! Drop a scoop of ice cream into a creamy chocolate martini for this celebratory ice cream float. And – because I believe everyone should be able to celebrate this important day – this recipe is entirely dairy-free and vegan-friendly. (So it’s not technically ice cream but work with me here!)

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