Here’s a healthier treat for your party monsters. You can whip up these delicious pumpkin smoothies in minutes, providing your Halloween guests with a nutritious snack. Double or triple the recipe for a larger crowd. Freeze leftovers in popsicle molds for a frozen treat you can enjoy later.
These gluten-free macaron cookies are simple to make (only six ingredients!) and perfect for holiday celebrations, especially Halloween parties. Fill these fudge-like chocolate macarons with orange frosting for a scary-good treat. For best results, do not replace the eggs in this recipe.
This versatile gluten-free pie crust will become your go-to for all kinds of pastries, tarts and pies. It’s a simple gluten-free pie crust recipe with spectacular results. The vodka helps tenderize the dough; the alcohol bakes off, leaving no flavor. Included are options for vegan, dairy-free, and egg-free pie crusts and tips for keeping the dough from drying out.
The combination of sweet chocolate, tart cranberries and salty pretzels in these chocolate haystacks will have people coming back for more. Make a double batch so you don’t run out. These keep for 2 weeks in a sealed container at room temperature.
Shredded zucchini gives these cake-like cookies structure and moisture. Grate the zucchini or process it using the fine plate of a large food processor. Once measured out, spread the shredded zucchini onto doubled paper towels, cover with more paper towels and press gently to release excess moisture. For a lower-glycemic cookie, replace the brown sugar with unrefined coconut palm sugar. This recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.
No one will ever suspect the secret ingredient in these decadent brownies. (Peel the zucchini first for no visible trace.) Zucchini and chocolate are very tasty together! Grate the zucchini or process it using the fine plate of a large food processor to measure 2 cups; do not press out the extra moisture.
For a lemon version of this cookie, replace the vanilla with 1 tablespoon lemon zest. These cookies can be made egg-free; see instructions.
There’s hardly a prettier pie than this cool, creamy banana cream pie. Cradled in a decadent chocolate-topped vanilla wafer crust and topped with an airy, lightly browned meringue, it’s a guaranteed favorite dessert. This recipe can be made egg-free.
It’s hard to beat homemade cherry pie but slices can be messy on a picnic. These pie pops combine a light, flaky gluten-free crust with a homemade cherry filling for the ultimate portable treat. This recipe can make mini hand pies, too. Just omit the popsicle sticks.
This bright-colored pie is a delicious, refreshing dessert to serve on a hot day. It brings out the best of summer strawberries. Freeze the pie at least 2 hours before slicing and serving. Top each slice with a sprig of fresh mint and a dollop of yogurt, whipped cream or ice cream of choice, if desired.