For the April version of This Month’s Healthy Bite, we asked, â€œWhat are your favorite no-bake recipes?â€ We got some absolutely fantastic answers, so be sure to check them all out:
From Carla Spacher, Gluten Free Recipe Box:
From Jan, Tweaked at Chez Jan:
I absolutely LOVE This Month’s Healthy Bite question! Coming in at #2 favorite is the recipe I have for Peanut Butter Cups…..the hardest part of this one is waiting for them to ‘freeze’. Then coming in as #1 would have to be Orange Pineapple Fluff…..what we affectionately call “Fluff Stuff”. It’s kid friendly all the way up to senior friendly. It’s like a bowl full of heaven! I share this recipe with everyone I know….and even people I don’t know. Thinking it could be ‘jazzed up’ even more by adding some chopped nuts, but my fellow WWers would have to add PointsPlusâ„¢ if we did that. As it is, it’s a very nice, light and refreshing bowl of goodness!!!
From Kim, Mo’Betta:
One of my favorites is Biscoff Cookie Dough Dip (made with chickpeas!) It’s awesome, and a healthier treat for my kids.
From Heather, Join Us, Pull up a Chair:
One of my favorite no-bake recipes is for Cream Cheese, Cranberry, Feta Roll ups. They’re so easy and quick to make and the perfect item to bring to parties!
From Melissa, Mommy on a Mission:
My favorite no bake-recipe is these Almond balls, which are quick and easy and customizable to any child’s (or adults) pallet. These Almond Balls are a healthy mix of good fats, carbohydrates and protein. They melt in your mouth so in small bites are perfect for toddlers, but small enough to be a quick on the run snack for an adult.
From Chloe, Every Craving:
Some of my favorite no-bake recipes are these delicious treats:
They’re all a big hit with everyone!
From Jackie, Jackie’s Kitchen:
In addition to keeping the kitchen cool, I love no-bake recipes for their ability to instantly gratify. Some of my recent favorites include:
-No-bake coconut bars (http://visualcookbook.blogspot.com/2012/03/no-bake-coconut-bars.html)
-All kinds of smoothies, which can be very dessert-like if you get creative
-No-bake cheesecake: Simply process 1 8-oz bar of cream cheese, one 14-oz can of sweetened condensed milk, scant 1/3 cup of freshly-squeezed lemon juice, and 1 tsp of vanilla, in a food processor or blender to form a smooth, ultra-creamy mixture. Divide into 4 glass dishes and chill. For serving, remove the cheesecakes from the dishes by turning them out onto a plate and topped with some fresh organic berries.
-And finally, amazing raw choco-chia pudding:
Raw choco-chia pudding (2 servings, if you have willpower!)
1. Soak 2 Tbsps raw organic chia seeds in 6 oz of cold water for 10 minutes or so, stirring occasionally to distribute the seeds and promote water absorption.
2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine:
-1 ripe avocado
-1 ripe banana
-2 Tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder
-2 Tbsps maple syrup (or more to taste, if necessary)
-the chia gel
3. Process the mixture until very thick, smooth, and creamy. Adjust sweetener to taste. Serve immediately, or refrigerate. It keeps well for the next day, too. Enjoy!
From Lisa, Lisa’s Kitchen:
This recipe for Cocoa Fruit Treats: http://foodandspice.blogspot.ca/2008/06/cocoa-fruit-treats.html
From Lindsay, Nourish:
From Lisa, Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish:
I have a couple of favorite no-bake recipes. I love these Red Velvet Cake Batter Truffles. They are sure to impress, but they take very little effort to make. Oh, and they taste fantastic!
I also love this Chocolate Mousse Recipe. It has only 5 ingredients and you can make it ahead of time. It turns out absolutely creamy and luscious!
From Heather, Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes:
In the Summer, when you dread turning on anything but the grill outside, no bake desserts recipes are my life savers when I am craving something sweet – a few of my favorites are:
From Mama J, A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll:
One of my favorite No-Bake recipes are a bit of an indulgence but very much worth it! The texture of creamy melted peanut butter cups on top of crunchy rice krispies are truly amazing! http://www.crunchyrock.com/2011/05/peanut-butter-cup-topped-rice-krispie.html
From Sarah, Veggie Kids:
Here are some my favorite No-Bake Recipes
From Lori, Lori’s Culinary Creations:
Corn & Black Bean Salsa
– 3 large ears fresh corn on the cob, grilled then the kernals sliced off (or substitute a can of no salt added corn when not in season),
– 2 cups of soaked & cooked black beans, rinsed (or 1 can of black beans)
– 3 roma tomatoes chopped
– 1/2 red onion, chopped
– 1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper finely chopped (more if you love it spicy)
– 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
– Juice from 2 fresh limes
– 1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped
– A dash of your favorite hot sauce (I use Chalula)
– Salt and Pepper to taste.
Mix, cover and chill in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours to blend the flavors. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and a frosty Cerveza.
This light and healthy salsa is quick and easy to make and is a sure crowd pleaser. The nice thing about it is that you can make it as spicy or as mild as you wish and adjust the ingredients according to your preferences.
Thanks to everyone for all the fun responses!
Answer the next This Month’s Healthy Bite question: What are your favorite Memorial Day recipes?
Email us your answer or just simply comment on this blog post, and we’ll publish your answers and link to your blog at the end of the month. Got some blogger friends who would like us to link to them too? Ask them to answer This Month’s Healthy Bite too!