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Holiday Treats and Cheats?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 11, 2011 at 11:54 AM

So its that time of the year and I know we are all going to be tempted into eating treats while we are at friend's and family's. What kind of "paleo" sweet treats do plan on bringing to share to all your non-paleo friends?

I've started a small collection but I thought it would be fun to see what you are doing this time of the year? Are you allowing yourself to be a little more flexible on what goes in your mouth given the holiday season?

Here are my favorite:

Macadamia Brittle http://www.thewholekitchen.com/macadamia-brittle/

Fruit Bark http://www.thewholekitchen.com/dark-chocolate-fruit-bark/

Peppermint Patties http://www.thewholekitchen.com/peppermint-patties/

268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 18, 2011
at 02:24 AM

I have to add one more treat! We just made bacon wrapped dates and they are AMAZING! I will be posting these on my paleo food blog soon. If you haven't been there its www.thewholekitchen.com

268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 18, 2011
at 02:21 AM

You will love it! Its perfect for this time of the year. You can also through this pudding into the blender with some ice for a smoothie.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 13, 2011
at 07:32 PM

@ Mashanshell, Food Renegade gets the credit: http://www.foodrenegade.com/bacon-wrapped-sweet-potato-bites/

421492f8989c426af583520a3d5fd136

(522)

on December 13, 2011
at 06:57 PM

Nance, these treats sound amazing! Non sugar-rush inducing, savoury yumminess! Quick question - What's your recipe for the bacon-wrapped sweet potato chunks? Both of those are my 2 favourite foods right now.

1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5506)

on December 13, 2011
at 06:06 PM

keep the recipes coming i am ready for the sugar coma :)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 13, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Whoo-ee! I'll have to try the eggnog recipe. I'm planning to make some anyhow, but I hadn't seen that one. Thx

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

(823)

on December 13, 2011
at 06:10 AM

I just found THIS: http://culturedfoodlife.com/coconut-kefir-eggnog-sugar-free/ coconut kefir eggnog!

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

(823)

on December 11, 2011
at 10:35 PM

ummm, let me just say, *drooool* :9

268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 11, 2011
at 09:48 PM

Oh- it is very good. Beware!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on December 11, 2011
at 09:15 PM

I did that same pumpkin pie and the crust was totally burned by the end. And yep, I had prebaked it as recommended. Never again - waste of time, effort, and walnuts.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on December 11, 2011
at 08:17 PM

did you pre-cook the crust sage? I think that's why my sisson crust was a fail.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on December 11, 2011
at 08:16 PM

omg that macadamia nut brittle looks quasi-orgasmic.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on December 11, 2011
at 08:07 PM

agree on the sisson crust. It burned to a crisp. But the filling was good...

Ed92809f18ca70e360768b4f2c9c9df6

(356)

on December 11, 2011
at 06:50 PM

I like the way you think; I'm trying to do the same.

268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 11, 2011
at 06:03 PM

I like your meat-based treats!

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on December 11, 2011
at 03:32 PM

i made a similar pie at thanksgiving. i used a mixture of walnut, coconut, almond and egg whites for the pre-baked crust.

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on December 11, 2011
at 05:47 PM

These are recipes that are easy to make, relatively "healthy" and that go over pretty well with "non-paleo" people.

Paleo "Snowballs" made with organic coconut oil, coconut butter, and coconut flakes...

holiday-treats-and-cheats?

(full recipe post here)

Almonds (soaked, sprouted, spiced, and then roasted)...

holiday-treats-and-cheats?

(full recipe post here)

"Buttered" Hazelnuts (soaked, sprouted, coated in ghee, and then roasted)...

holiday-treats-and-cheats?

(full recipe post here)

Coconut oil and chocolate bacon "bites" with maple and lard "frosting"...

holiday-treats-and-cheats?

(full recipe post here)

On the savory side, I'm working on a sausage ball made with venison sausage, real cheddar cheese, and a "paleo" version of Bisquick (coconut flour, leavening, etc.) but I don't have any pictures or a post up...yet!

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

(823)

on December 11, 2011
at 10:35 PM

ummm, let me just say, *drooool* :9

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 11, 2011
at 04:32 PM

I'm coming at the holidays from a different angle.

The most wild and crazy thing my grandson and I have talked about is egg nog and if I make that I won't be putting sugar in it. Otherwise, our holiday treats will be meat-based:

  • bacon-wrapped sweet potato chunks
  • sauteed stew beef with salt and pepper
  • expensive meats like goose, duck, shrimp, etc.
  • increased assortments of fruit

Because of my binge eating disorder, in order to escape the trap of the SAD-based lifestyle I had to change my thinking at a very deep level. I make no attempt to "process" ancestral foods into neolithic desserts because it doesn't fit my new thought process. I'd make an effort for my grandson but he doesn't want me to because, while only about 50% ancestral, he's very weight-conscious.

Ed92809f18ca70e360768b4f2c9c9df6

(356)

on December 11, 2011
at 06:50 PM

I like the way you think; I'm trying to do the same.

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

(823)

on December 13, 2011
at 06:10 AM

I just found THIS: http://culturedfoodlife.com/coconut-kefir-eggnog-sugar-free/ coconut kefir eggnog!

268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 11, 2011
at 06:03 PM

I like your meat-based treats!

421492f8989c426af583520a3d5fd136

(522)

on December 13, 2011
at 06:57 PM

Nance, these treats sound amazing! Non sugar-rush inducing, savoury yumminess! Quick question - What's your recipe for the bacon-wrapped sweet potato chunks? Both of those are my 2 favourite foods right now.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 13, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Whoo-ee! I'll have to try the eggnog recipe. I'm planning to make some anyhow, but I hadn't seen that one. Thx

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 13, 2011
at 07:32 PM

@ Mashanshell, Food Renegade gets the credit: http://www.foodrenegade.com/bacon-wrapped-sweet-potato-bites/

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on December 13, 2011
at 06:02 PM

It seems like we always enjoyed Magic Cookie Bars at this time of year. I modified the traditional recipe to be paleo-friendly using coconut milk sweetened with coconut palm sugar, instead of sweetened condensed milk. They are just as delicious too! The recipe is here!

holiday-treats-and-cheats?

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on December 11, 2011
at 12:39 PM

http://www.elanaspantry.com/brownies/ Best Paleo dessert I've found so far. I use honey instead of Agave. I'm bringing these to dinner Christmas day. Everyone welcomes brownies even though it's not a traditional Christmas item. These are better than any traditional recipe I've ever made. My husband who is a chef by trade agrees.

Elana's Mounds Candy Bars are our 2nd favorite Paleo dessert. http://www.elanaspantry.com/mounds-candy-bars/. I make them in WF mini cupcake tins. Pick the tins that are partially foil and not all paper so they can withstand the painting of the chocolate up the sides.

If I was hosting, I'd also do up some Paleo ice-cream, and I'm still looking for a good pumpkin pie recipe. Sisson's recent recipe left much to be desired in the crust but the filling was good. Won't be making that one again.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on December 11, 2011
at 08:07 PM

agree on the sisson crust. It burned to a crisp. But the filling was good...

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on December 11, 2011
at 03:32 PM

i made a similar pie at thanksgiving. i used a mixture of walnut, coconut, almond and egg whites for the pre-baked crust.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on December 11, 2011
at 08:17 PM

did you pre-cook the crust sage? I think that's why my sisson crust was a fail.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on December 11, 2011
at 09:15 PM

I did that same pumpkin pie and the crust was totally burned by the end. And yep, I had prebaked it as recommended. Never again - waste of time, effort, and walnuts.

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on December 04, 2012
at 05:35 AM

I love pie! So I make pecan pie and pumpkin pie for both thanksgiving and christmas dinner. http://northwestcavegirls.com/2011/12/pumpkin-and-pecan-pie/

Apple crumble is also a family favorite http://northwestcavegirls.com/2011/12/paleoprimal-apple-crumble/

and for christmas Cavegirl Kate's Christmas puddings hit the spot http://northwestcavegirls.com/2011/12/ho-ho-hopaleo-christmas-puds/

last but not least, eggnog is a must at the holidays http://northwestcavegirls.com/2011/12/a-few-paleo-christmas-recipes/

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C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on December 17, 2011
at 05:07 PM

I'm trying the banana pumpkin pudding today

268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 18, 2011
at 02:21 AM

You will love it! Its perfect for this time of the year. You can also through this pudding into the blender with some ice for a smoothie.

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:15 AM

Wow, those all look awesome! If you don't have time to get in the kitchen and whip up any of these (damn fine looking desserts), take a look at www.paleotreats.com and the Brownie Bombs, Mac Attacks (chocolate macaroons) and the Cacao Now! (chocolate/fruit/nut bar). All are awesome and can be at your door ASAP. Enjoy! Nik & the PT Crew

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