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Gluten Free Chocolate Delight

Gluten Free Chocolate Delight

This recipe is a spin off of my Cherry Cordial Bars. It was created for my daughter and friends who are gluten intolerant and have Celiac Disease. It is best served with a spoon rather than cut into bars.

Cake Ingredients

12 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup Unsalted Butter
3/4 cup Truvia for Baking
3/4 cup Pure Cane Sugar
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 T Pure Vanilla
6 Large Eggs
1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Filling Ingredients

8 oz Softened Cream Cheese
1 Large Egg
1/4 cup Pure Cane Sugar
21 oz can of Pie Filling (Cherry, Strawberry, Blackberry, or Raspberry)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate chips and butter on half power for 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir until completely smooth. Return to microwave for 30-60 seconds on half power if there are still chucks of chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Chocolate and Butter

Stir in sugars, salt, and vanilla.

Whisk together the eggs. Add beaten eggs and cocoa powder and mix util well combined.Chocolate Delight

In a separate bowl combine the following filling ingredients: egg, sugar, and cream cheese. Stir until well combined.Cream Cheese Filling Spoon half the cake batter into the bottom of a greased pan. (9×9 for thicker or 9×13 for thinner) Gently pour cheese mixture over cake. Gently spoon pie filling over cream cheese filling. Cover with remaining cake batter. Assembling Chocolate Delight

Bake for 25-35 minutes until top is completely cooked. It can be eaten warm or cold. Refrigerate once cool if you are not going to eat warm.

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Ham & Cheese Crescent Rolls

Ham Cheese Crescent Rolls

I grew up with roll up sandwiches for family outings. But I wanted to take the flavor up a notch so when I make them I add in Basil Essential Oil, Garlic and Onion.

Ingredients

2 – 8ct tube Cresent Roll Dough
1 lb Deli Sliced Ham
8 oz Cream Cheese softened
1 toothpick swirl* of doTerra Basil Essential Oil
1/2 tsp Minced Garlic
1 T Dehydrated Onions
1/2 Shredded Cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place cream cheese in a glass or ceramic bowl. Dip a toothpick into the basil essential oil and swirl it around in the cream cheese. Add garlic, onions, and cheese and stir well.

Stack 2 slices of ham. Smear 1 T of cheese mixture on half of the ham. Roll ham starting at the cheese covered side. Roll crescent dough around each ham roll. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake for 10-14 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before eating. Or cool completely and store in refrigerator until serving.

*The toothpick method
1 toothpick dip =  dip a toothpick into the essential oil and dip it once into the recipe
1 toothpick swirl = dip a toothpick into the essential oil and swirl it around in the recipe
1/2 drop – Drop an essential oil onto a spoon, then use the tip of a sharp knife to obtain the desired flavor

Low Carb Cheese Cake

Low Carb Cheesecake

I enjoy good food and cheesecake has always been my one of my favorite desserts. I am also diabetic so I like to create recipes that don’t raise my glucose levels. This recipe was enjoyed by everyone in our family.

Crust Ingredients

1/2 cup Softened Unsalted Butter
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1/2 cup Almond Flour

Crust Directions

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Combined ingredients until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a greased Spring Form Pan. Bake for 8 minutes.

Almond Coconut Crust

Cream Ingredients

1 T Vanilla
2 T Coconut Sugar
21 oz Cream Cheese
16 oz Mascarpone Cheese
4 Eggs

Cream Directions

In a mixture, dissolve coconut sugar in vanilla. Add 8 oz of cream cheese to the sugar mixture at a time and cream until smooth. Add in mascarpone cheese and cream until smooth. Add one egg at a time until smooth. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake for 40 minutes at 300 degrees. Allow to complete cool. Refrigerate for 2 or more hours before serving.

We served it with melted dark chocolate and whipping cream.

 

 

Ham and Herb Cheese Ball

Ham and Herb Cheese Ball

I love a good cheese ball for an appetizer. This is one of my favorites, but I think it’s because it is my own creation. 😉 Serve with your favorite cracker or as a spread on your favorite meat sandwich.

Ingredients

8 oz Mascarpone Cheese
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 -2 tooth picks of doTerra Dill Essential Oil
1-2 tooth picks of doTerra Basil Essential Oil
pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp Minced Garlic
2 tsp Chopped Green Onion
4 Slices Deli Ham Chopped (I love using Black Forest)

Directions

Mix mascarpone cheese and cream cheese until smooth. Add  essential oil and salt. Fold in remaining ingredients. Form into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 12 – 24 hours before serving.

Roll into a ball

Chocolate Orange Cheese Ball

Chocolate Orange Cheese Ball

This is a fun party snack. We like to eat it with vanilla wafers, graham crackers, and ginger snaps.

Ingredients

8 oz Mascarpone Cheese
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 T Honey
20-25 drops doTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil
6 oz Mini Chocolate Chips

Directions

Mix mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, and honey until smooth. Add in wild orange essential oil. Fold in chocolate chips. Form into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 12 – 24 hours before serving.

Wrapping into a ball.

Lemon Bars

Cream Cheese Lemon Bar

I have friends who are have different Gluten allergies so I created these treats to share for with them. I sometimes double the cream cheese layer so it is more like lemon cheese cake. When doing so add 5 to 10 minutes to the baking time.

Ingredients

Crust
3/4 cup Unsalted Butter softened
1/2 cup Pure Cane Sugar
1 cup Almond Flour
1 cup Coconut Flour

Cream Cheese Layer
8 oz Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Pure Cane Sugar
2 Eggs

Lemon Layer
1 1/2 cups Pure Cane Sugar
2 T Corn Starch
1/2 Lemon Juice
40 drops doTerra Lemon Essential Oil

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Crust
Cut together butter, sugar, almond flour, and coconut flour until crumbly. Press into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

Cream Cheese Layer
Mix together cream cheese, sugar and eggs. Pour over crust.

Lemon Layer
In a metal, ceramic, or glass bowl combined all remaining ingredients and pour gently over cream cheese layer. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting and serving.

Cream Cheese Strudel Muffins

I love all things with cream cheese. I also love strudel muffins. So I decided to play around. We added fresh peaches to 1/2 of the batch which was my daughters favorite.

Ingredients

Muffin
1 Egg
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup Oil
1/4 cup Sugar
2 cups Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
Optional 1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh fruit

Cream Cheese Filling
1 Egg
1/4 cup Sugar
8 oz Cream Cheese

Strudel
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Flour

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl cream together egg, milk, oil, and sugar. Shift in dry muffin ingredients. Gently fold dry and wet ingredients together (including optional fruit).

In a separate bowl cream together filling ingredient until smooth.

In a third bowl cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in flour until crumbly.

Line a 12 count muffin tin with liners. Layer each cup with a thin layer of dough followed by cream cheese filling, more dough, then sprinkle with strudel.

Bake for 18-22 minutes until golden brown.