no bake dessert

Grasshopper Bars

Grasshopper Bars
Grasshopper Bars
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Servings: 9 (3×3) bars
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Minty Layer:

Chocolate Layer:

Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.

For the minty layer: blend avocado, honey, melted coconut oil, shredded coconut, essential oil, & salt until smooth. Pour this into the lined baking dish. Put in freezer to chill while making chocolate coating.

For chocolate coating: melt coconut oil and honey in a saucepan on low heat. Remove from heat and add cocoa powder, vanilla, and Himalayan salt.

Using a hand whisk, whisk until smooth and well-blended. Spread over minty layer and return to freezer until hardened. Remove from the freezer and cut into bars and enjoy right away, or store in freezer.

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No Bake Pumpkin Truffle Squares

No Bake Pumpkin Truffle Squares
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Servings: 24
Preparation Time: 20 minutes


  • 3/4 cup honey graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon spice
  • 3/8 teaspoon pink salt



Crush graham crackers by hand or by placing them in a plastic bag and using a wooden spoon to beat them into a crumble. You can use a food processor but the consistency/texture will be more fine so you will only need 1/2 cup that way.

Mix the crushed graham crackers with the remaining dry ingredients and combine well.

Scoop out and reserve 1 tablespoon of the dry mixture to use as the final topping and set aside remaining dry mixture.

Mix together all moist ingredients, blending/stirring until smooth and all coconut cream has been well incorporated.

Add the remaining dry mixture to the moist mixture and stir until well incorporated. Pour into an 8×6 dish and smooth with a rubber spatula until evenly distributed. Set aside.

For the topping, place the chocolate and coconut cream concentrate in a double boiler on medium low heat and stir continuously until smooth. Then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract until fully incorporated.

Pour the melted chocolate over the pumpkin mixture in the pan and smooth until evenly distributed over the top. Next, evenly sprinkle the reserved graham cracker over top, cover and place in the refrigerator for 1 – 1 1/2 hours or until the chocolate topping is firm.

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Coconut Cashew Fudge

Coconut Cashew Fudge
Coconut Cashew Fudge
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Mix and heat coconut oil, maple syrup and cacao powder over low heat until well combined. Turn off heat, and stir in vanilla and salt. Then stir in coconut and cashews.

Allow to cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour, and store in the refrigerator.

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No Bake Toasted Coconut Fudge Bars

No Bake Toasted Coconut Fudge Bars
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Servings: 30
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with parchment paper. Spread shredded coconut on a baking pan lined with parchment and bake for 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool.

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil, stirring occasionally until smooth, about 5-6 minutes.

Stir the cooled toasted coconut into the chocolate mixture. Remove parchment paper from pan then spread mixture into the baking pan. Sprinkle the almonds on top, if desired.

Place the pan in the refrigerator to cool for several hours or overnight before cutting into small squares. This recipe will stay firm at room temperature.

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Easy No-Bake Gluten and Dairy Free Butternut Pecan Squares

Easy No-Bake Gluten and Dairy Free Butternut Pecan Squares
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Servings: 16
Preparation Time: 10 minutes



Put the pecan pieces in a food processor along with the coconut oil, vanilla, sugar, and salt. Pulse until you have a slightly chunky mix. Firmly press the pecan mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.

In a medium saucepan, warm the butternut squash puree with sugar and cinnamon. When it is at a simmer, turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, and coconut cream concentrate. Whisk until the coconut butter is completely incorporated.

Spread the butternut mixture over the pecan crust.

Refrigerate for at least two hours, then cut into squares and serve.

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Chocolate Protein Power Pudding

Chocolate Protein Power Pudding
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Mix all ingredients except for whipped cream, then top with whipped cream, if using.

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No Bake Dairy and Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

No Bake Dairy and Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
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Servings: 8-12
Preparation Time: 20-25 minutes active prep + soaking and wait time

Gluten Free Crust:

  • 1/2 cup diced dried plums, or dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • pinch salt


  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight in water then drained*
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • zest from 1 large lemon
  • 6 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk**
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Optional Toppings:

Combine diced dried plums, walnuts and chia seeds in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the honey and salt and pulse again until a paste forms.

Press crust mixture into a 12 inch springform pan. Place pan in the freezer while you prepare the filling.

Combine all of the filling ingredients in a blender and mix until very smooth. Pour the filling into the crust and cover with plastic wrap then freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Allow cake to thaw at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes.

Top with dried cranberry powder, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, fresh blueberries, and edible or ornamental flowers.

Dip knife in warm water before slicing for easier serving.

Soaking Cashews:

*If you are making this cake last minute and don’t have time to wait, you may let the cashews soak in very hot water for 1 hour instead of overnight.

Homemade Coconut Milk:

**For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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