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Lemon Curd Keto Cheesecake recipe provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

My absolute favorite dessert on the planet is a cheesecake with lemon curd on top! As soon as I mastered my Keto Cheesecake, I knew Keto Lemon Curd was my next challenge!

I adapted this recipe from The Joy of Cooking Lemon Curd Recipe. With my new secret weapon (BochaSweet) in hand, I knew it wasn’t going to be too difficult to get the taste just right.

I really like a tart lemon curd and to get the perfect tart flavor, I used Lemon Vitality Essential Oil by Young Living.

Lemon Curd Keto Cheesecake

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Cuisine: Keto
Servings: 14 slices

A low carb cheesecake topped with tart keto lemon curd is the perfect keto dessert for any celebration! We enjoyed this low carb lemon curd cheesecake for the first time on Easter! Comment and tell me what occasion you’re celebrating with this festive keto cheesecake.

INGREDIENTS:

To Make Crust

  • 4 cups walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons BochaSweet
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

To Make Cheesecake

  • 4 packages cream cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 cup BochaSweet
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

To Make Keto Lemon Curd

  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup BochaSweet
  • 2 lemons grated zest
  • 1 cup lemon juice (3-4 lemons)
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut in pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5-8 drops Young Living  Lemon Vitality Essential Oil (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Making The Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a spring-form pan with parchment paper.
  2. This is optional, but makes removing the cheesecake and transferring it to a plate a breeze!
  3. Pulse walnuts in food processor until finely ground.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and process for 1 minute until it forms into a batter.
Preparation
  1. Prepare your tools so that you can work quickly. You will need a mesh colander like the one pictured in the video to strain the lemon curd. You will also need a bowl you that the mesh colander will fit in so that you can pour the lemon curd into the colander with ease. Have this set up beside your cooking area.
  2. Transfer the batter to your lined springform pan.
  3. Working from the inside out, press batter into the spring-form pan making sure the batter goes to the edges and is pressed down firmly.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool completely before filling. (The middle will look like it’s not quite set up, and this is ok!)
Making The Cheesecake
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Make sure all of your ingredients are warmed!
  2. Prepare your springform pan for a water bath. See the video & instructions on the blog post.
  3.  Combine cream cheese and BochaSweet and mix on low until smooth. If your mixture is lumpy, this means your cream cheese isn’t warm enough. Warm it now before proceeding further. Also, make sure your other ingredients are warm. See the blog post for tips.
  4. Add eggs, heavy cream, sour cream, vanilla, salt and almond extract to the cream cheese mixture. Mix on low until smooth.
  5. Bake in a water bath for 60 minutes at 300 degrees. The water bath creates creamy, amazing results and is well worth the extra effort.
  6. Turn off the oven and allow to set for 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Remove your baked cheesecake from the oven and allow to cool completely before placing it in the refrigerator.
  8. Get my recipe for creamy keto caramel sauce and use as a topping!
Making The Keto Lemon Curd
  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the eggs, BochaSweet and lemon zest together until thoroughly combined.
  2. Add lemon juice and butter and turn heat to medium.
  3. Whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture is thickened and come to a gentle simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 seconds. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour lemon curd through the mesh colander that you have set up with a bowl underneath. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, work the lemon curd through the colander. Set the colander aside.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 5 drops Young Living Vitality Lemon Essential Oil (optional). Taste the lemon curd and add additional drops of oil until you’re pleased with the tartness.
  6. Allow the lemon curd to cool for about 30 minutes before pouring it on top of your cheesecake. (Cheesecake should still have the springform pan on it.
  7. Pour filling onto cooled crust.
  8. Pour the lemon curd onto your finished cheesecake and spread until even. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours prior to serving.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 656
  • Total Fat: 64g
  • Saturated Fat: 27g
  • Cholesterol: 224mg
  • Sodium: 385mg
  • Potassium: 334mg
  • Total Carbs:  10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein:13g
  • Sodium: 385mg
  • Potassium: 334mg
Coconut Powered Pancakes
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Coconut flour is a popular choice for people following a ket diet but often it’s very difficult to get the right texture or taste. These coconut powered pancakes have a delicious, moist texture that will make your taste buds explode. Especially, when served with our keto-friendly DIY BochaSweet™ maple syrup.

A distinct variation to many typical recipes you will find is the addition of coconut yogurt to add a clean, dairy-free source of probiotics. Plus, these pancakes are packed with collagen protein and MCTs for sustained energy and gut health. Make sure to use an eco-friendly non-stick pan to easily flip these pancakes after a few minutes on each side.

Coconut Powered Collagen Pancakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cacao butter
  • 3 teaspoons BochaSweet
  • 1 tbsp MCT powder
  • 2-3 tbsp grass-fed collagen peptides
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • Optional: a little water

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Whisk together melted cacao butter, coconut yogurt, BochaSweet, salt, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  2. In a separate bowl combine coconut flour and baking powder. Mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Allow the batter to sit to thicken. If too thick, you can add an additional egg or a little extra water to thin it out.
  3. Lightly oil the skillet with some coconut oil over medium heat. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of batter onto skillet to make pancakes a few inches in diameter.

Serves: 6

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Sugars: <1g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Sodium: 200mg

 

Vegan MCT-Powered Latte Feature
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Perhaps, you are not all too crazy about coffee or want to change up your “go-to” morning beverage. This is why we went ahead and put together a delicious, creamy vegan yerba mate latte that packs a clean caffeine kick. This drink also contains energizing MCT powder, adaptogenic mushrooms, plant protein, and raw cacao to fuel your brain.

The addition of MCT (medium chain triglycerides) powder is a superfood that fuels the brain and breaks down into C8, C10, and C12 medium fatty acids. These fatty acids are further added to be metabolized in the liver and turned into energy. Further it breaks down into ketones and is used by the brain as fuel. This is a stable source of energy which is great for those that follow a keto diet. In this latte, you will also find a blend of adaptogenic mushrooms – reishi being one of our favorites – which contains properties that help to combat stress, enhance vitality, and potentially act as a detoxifying liver cleanse.

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Vegan MCT-Powered Tea Latte

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup brewed yerba mate tea
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter
  • 1 scoop MCT powder
  • 3 capsules Mushroom Boost
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons plant protein of your choice (we used sunflower and pumpkin protein)
  • BochaSweet to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Start by brewing the Yerba mate and then add all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend together for 30 seconds or until frothy and creamy.
  3. Pour into a coffee mug. Enjoy.
Perfect Keto Cheesecake
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Keto Cheesecake recipe provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

We should all give great thanks to my bestest friend Karen for starting me down this path! Way back in the day (we won’t even talk about how many years ago), I taught Karen how to make amazing cheesecakes.

She’s continued to make cheesecakes and has gotten very creative with flavor combinations. We stopped to see her on our way home from a family trip and she presented me with a Keto Cheesecake. You’re thinking “Wow, what an amazing friend!”.

Yep. She’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Then she wrote out the recipe for me and said “Make it PERFECT!” And so…..I did!

The Perfect Keto CheesecakePerfect Keto Cheesecake

Cuisine: Keto
Servings: 10 slices

According to my taste testers, this keto cheesecake tastes just like the real thing. Learn how to make a keto cheesecake that will amaze your taste buds and impress not only yourself but your friends and family too!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 packages cream cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 ¼ cup BochaSweet
  • 4 eggs
  •  cup heavy whipping cream
  •  cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:

To Make the Filling:
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Make sure all of your ingredients are warmed!
  2. Prepare your springform pan for a water bath. See the video and instructions on the blog post.
  3. Combine cream cheese and BochaSweet and mix on low until smooth. If your mixture is lumpy, this means your cream cheese isn’t warm enough. Warm it now before proceeding further. Also, make sure your other ingredients are warm. See the blog post for tips.
  4. Add eggs, heavy cream, sour cream, vanilla, salt and almond extract to the cream cheese mixture. Mix on low until smooth.
  5. Pour filling onto cooled crust.
  6. Bake in a water bath for 60 minutes at 300 degrees. The water bath creates creamy, amazing results and is well worth the extra effort.
  7. Turn off the oven and allow to set for 4 hours or overnight
  8. Remove your baked cheesecake from the oven and allow to cool completely before placing it in the refrigerator
  9. Get my recipe for creamy keto caramel sauce and use as a topping!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Calories: 380
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Fat: 37g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Sodium: 440mg
  • Potassium: 165mg
  • Cholesterol: 179mg

 

Keto Coconut Frosting
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Low Carb Coconut Frosting recipe provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

Coconut desserts are a family favorite in our household. I created this specific recipe for my youngest 13th birthday. She requested cupcakes with a creamy coconut frosting. I wanted to see if I could create something so good, she wouldn’t know it was a sugar free frosting!

With this Low Carb Coconut Frosting Recipe, I really outdid myself. (Her words). When she bit into the cupcake, she closed her eyes and nodded her head vigorously. She said “perfect”. If a 13 year old approves, it’s worth it, right?

These recipes, are, of course, meant for special occasions and not everyday indulgences. This is a way to stick to your low carb keto diet for birthdays and holidays where it may otherwise be tough.

After all, food is a part of life. We celebrate with cake on our birthday. Why shouldn’t you be able to remain sugar free, low carb and grain free? Have your cupcake and eat it too! You truly won’t believe these are keto!

Low Carb Coconut Frosting

Course: Dessert, Keto
Cuisine: Keto
Servings: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes

This low carb frosting recipe is creamy, rich and indulgent. It pipes onto cupcakes perfectly. I like to toast some unsweetened coconut and sprinkle on top for an added crunch & a pop of flavor.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup culinary coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup BochaSweet
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut toasted (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. For best results, bring your ingredients to room temperature by sitting them out on the counter for a few hours prior to making.
  2. In your mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the toasted coconut.
  3. Mix until combined on low speed. Then, gradually increase the speed to high and beat for 3 or 4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  4. Frost your cupcakes or cake and then sprinkle on the toasted coconut.
  5. Store your finished dessert in the refrigerator. Prior to serving, remove your dessert from the fridge a few hours ahead. This frosting is at it’s creamiest at room temperature.
Keto Coconut Frosting


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Calories: 74
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Sodium: 49mg
  • Potassium: 14mg
Keto Maple Syrup (Tara)
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DIY Keto Maple Syrup

DIY Keto Maple Syrup recipe provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

One morning, my husband and I were enjoying keto waffles drizzled lightly with a sugar-free maple flavored syrup. My husband looked at me and said “You used to make homemade syrup, could you make the same thing in a Keto version?”

Well, why not?

It took me quite a bit of trial and error to get this keto maple syrup just right. This syrup won’t harden in the refrigerator, but it does still tend to separate and require a vigorous shake before use. Adding additional xanthan gum causes too much thickening for our tastes.

This Keto Maple Syrup is so much more than a pancake syrup. Try it on salmon to make a Keto Maple Glazed Salmon. It’s also great on pork chops, chicken breasts and kabobs! We’ve even recently been experimenting with making keto maple glazed bacon! Oh yeah!

DIY Keto Maple Syrup

Keto Maple Syrup (Tara)

Course:
Breakfast
Cuisine: Keto
Servings: 24 Servings

You’ll never buy keto pancake syrup again with this easy-to-make low carb syrup recipe. It’s not just for pancakes! Use it as a baste for keto maple-glazed salmon, pork chops or bacon!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup BochaSweet
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water and BochaSweet.
  2. Stir mixture until completely dissolved (the mixture will look clear). Then bring to a boil.
  3. Add 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream and bring the mixture back to a boil.
  4. Simmer for 1 minute.
  5. Add butter and boil for 1 minute
  6. Vigorously mix in 1/8 tsp xanthan gum (this thickens the syrup and prevents separation)
  7. Remove syrup from heat.
  8. Add maple and vanilla extracts.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Calories: 25
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Potassium: 3mg

 

 

Keto Vanilla Cupcakes Feature
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Keto Vanilla Cupcakes recipes provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

Have your cake & eat it too!

Living a keto lifestyle is sustainable even during the holidays with these delicious vanilla cupcakes.

I have paired them with a tangy lemon-lime frosting. These also taste great with my strawberry keto frosting, coconut keto frosting or vanilla peppermint keto frosting!

Low Carb Vanilla Cupcakes (Keto & Grain Free)

Keto Vanilla Cupcake

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 eggs separated
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/2 cup BochaSweet
  • 1/2 cup (30g) superfine coconut flour  
  • 1 cup (112g) almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons acacia fiber powder
For the Frosting:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup BochaSweet
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 7 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality Essential Oil
  • 7 drops Young Living Lime Vitality Essential Oil
  • Pinch salt

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • Calories: 309
  • Total Fat: 31g
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Total Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 5g

 

Strawberry Margarita Tartlets (Image
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Recipe and content provided by Amanda Hokanson

I was craving something beyond peanut butter and chocolate…it is rare but it does happen.

The plan was to make a key lime curd and ended up with these Strawberry Margarita Tartlets. The only unfortunate thing is the lackluster color of key lime curd — luckily the color belies the flavor punch.

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Strawberry Margarita Tartlets

INGREDIENTS:

Key Lime Curd

  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) key lime juice (or fresh squeezed)
  • 10 tbsp (150 grams) BochaSweet sweetener
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp (28 grams) Kerrygold butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tbsp lime zest

Tart Filling

  • 8 ounces of softened Neufchatel cheese
  • strawberry sauce (to taste)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. If you’re fancy and have a bain-marie then get ready to put it to work. If you’re a commoner like me, find a heat proof bowl that will fit atop a large sauce pan or small pot to use as your double boiler. Fill your pan with water and set it on the heat and bring to a boil. It should be as full as possible without letting the bowl sit in the water.
  2. Whisk juice, sweetener, eggs, and whipping cream in the heat proof bowl. Reduce the heat on the pan to a low boil and place the bowl on the pan.
  3. Be prepared to spend some quality time with this curd. You must whisk, stir, scrape, and otherwise keep it moving to prevent scorching and keep it smooth. Adjust heat up and down, keep things moving without burning yourself but whisk like you’ve never whisked before.
  4. Once the curd mixture gets hot, it will start to thicken pretty quickly. Lift your whisk and when what falls off keeps a bit of its form before melting back in, take it off the heat.
  5. Beat in the butter, vanilla, and zest. Whisk until well incorporated. Allow to cool 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, then cover and place in fridge at least 4 hours.
  6. The tart filling is 8 ounces of softened Neufchatel cheese whisked together with the curd. I made almond meal tartlet shells and added some homemade strawberry lime chia sauce.

 

Strawberry Margarita Tartlets

BOCHA-BEETS Smoothie
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Can’t beet this.

This smoothie features our beetroot nitric oxide booster BOCHA-BEETS. It is a delicious pre-workout smoothie that contains collagen protein and healthy fats.

Many smoothies are packed with high-glycemic fruits and contain way too much sugar. The combination of wild blueberries and BOCHA-BEETS helps to keep this smoothie low glycemic and keto-friendly. Amazing superfoods like cacao, collagen protein, wild blueberries, beetroot, and sunflower seed butter makes this drink so satisfying. Plus, the sweetness of BochaSweet makes this smoothie quench your sweet tooth.

Next time you head to the gym, make yourself a keto beet berry smoothie!

Keto Beet Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup wild blueberries
  • 1-2 tbsp sunflower seed butter
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tsp BochaSweet
  • 1-2 scoops BOCHA-BEETS
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup ice (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blitz until evenly combined, smooth and creamy.
  2. Depending on how thick you like your smoothie you can add in extra almond milk or water and re-blend until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

 

BOCHA-BEETS Smoothie

Tara's Choc Chip Cookie Pic 2
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Recipe and content provided by Tara Wright

The perfect keto chocolate chip cookie should have a cakey texture and just the right rippled appearance on top. To make this happen, I used a combination of almond flour and coconut flour. Then, I used two secret weapons. Now I’m going to spoil the secret.

Secret Weapon #1: BochaSweet

BochaSweet is a super-food zero calorie sweetener made from a Japanese pumpkin called the kabocha pumpkin. If you haven’t already, you’ve got to try this stuff!

Secret Weapon #2: Nut Butter

Nut butter added the perfect texture to these cookies and really rounded out the macros perfectly. In this recipe, I’ve used macadamia nut butter. You can use any nut butter you wish to. Just keep an eye on the carb content of the nut butter and make sure there are no added sugars.

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Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies have the perfect cakey cookie texture. We like to bake them and store them in the freezer for when a sweet craving strikes. They are great to make and take along with you to potlucks and family functions, no one will know they are grain free, gluten free, sugar-free and keto-approved!

Servings: 40 cookies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/3 cup super-fine almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 cup BochaSweet
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nut butter
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 2 large eggs or 3 medium eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp butter flavor (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees if you are using a convection oven).
  2. Prepare your baking sheets by lining with parchment paper or lightly greasing them.
  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine avocado oil and BochaSweet and cream together on medium-high speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla extract, butter extract and macadamia nut butter and cream together on medium speed for 1 minute
  5. Add almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking soda and xanthan gum and mix together for 2-3 minutes. Mixing this long helps the coconut flour absorb the liquid. Coconut flour is very absorbent!
  6. Mix in chocolate chunks.
  7. Drop cookies onto your cookie sheet in 1 tablespoon portions. I like to use a cookie scoop for this for easy measuring. You could also use a tablespoon measuring spoon and a small spatula.
  8. Using a fork dipped in water (or oil), gently press down on each cookie dough scoop to make a crosshatch pattern.
  9. Bake each sheet of cookies for approximately 12 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges and just barely set in the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. These will set up as they cool.
  10. Once cooled, store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for up to 3 days. These cookies dry out (get crunchier) the longer they are out. We like to make these and store them in the freezer. They will last in the freezer for a few months. (If you don’t eat them all!)

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Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 73
  • Fat: 86%
  • Net Carb: 5.5%
  • Protein: 6.5%

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