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Cream De Mint Brownies

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Muscle Tip: Drinking alcohol is the most efficient way to slash your testosterone levels; women…we don’t want this to happen either. Just a single event of serious drinking raises levels of the muscle-wasting stress hormone called cortisol and decreases the levels of testosterone for up to 24 hours. If you are working out to build strong fat-burning muscles yet consuming alcohol, this actually breaks down muscle further and you end up with a slower metabolism. This is because you break down muscle as you lift weights and you repair them as you rest if you have proper hormone levels…if not, you never repair your muscles properly!

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BROWNIES:
4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1 cup butter or coconut oil
4 large eggs
2 cups Swerve (or erythritol and 2 tsp stevia glycerite)
1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 tsp mint extract
1 cup blanched almond flour
FILLING:
1/2 cup cream cheese or coconut cream
1/4 cup Swerve confectioners (or erythritol and 1/4tsp stevia glycerite)
2 TBS unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp mint extract
CHOCOLATE ICING:
2 TBS butter or coconut oil
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
5 TBS unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup Swerve confectioners (or erythritol and 1/4 tsp stevia glycerite)

browniesPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking pan with coconut oil spray. BROWNIES: In a double boiler, melt baking chocolate and 1 cup butter over simmering water; cool slightly. In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs with a whisk until blended, then add the sweetener and continue whisking until mixture is light and fluffy. Add cooled chocolate mixture, salt, extract and almond flour. Keep whisking until thoroughly blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven and leave brownies to cool in pan.

FILLING: Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the 1/2 cup cream cheese and sweetener together until well blended. Stir in the almond milk and creme de menthe until blend well. Spread over cooled brownies. Refrigerate in an original baking pan until filling is firm.

ICING: Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a double boiler (or in a heat safe dish over a pot of boiling water). Stir well until just melted (don’t burn the chocolate!), add in the almond milk, and sweetener. Stir until smooth and thick. Use to frost the brownies. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens.  Makes about 14 servings.

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Brownies = 441 calories, 25g fat, 3.8g protein, 56 carbs, 1.7g fiber (54.3 effective carbs)
“Healthified” Brownies = 246 calories, 24g fat, 4.9g protein, 4.6 carbs, 2.3g fiber (2.3 effective carbs)

If you have a dairy allergy, you can use Coconut Cream in place of cream cheese. (click HERE to find)

Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 15 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of "Keto.". Click here for Keto. http://amzn.to/2EfrECi Click here for our new Keto Courses: http://keto-adapted.com/school/

362 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

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    Lisa G

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    Sheila Hoch Would love to win these so I can try to make some of the awesome desserts in Maria’s cookbooks. Love the “healthified” ice cream recipes!

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    I would love to win! I have many faves…but was just reminded how excellent the chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes are! 🙂

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    I’d love to win — I’ve been wanting to try the Choco-perfection, but I’ve pretty much blown my healthy eating budget in getting started with a pantry of alternative flours, sweeteners, etc. Without question, our favorite recipe is the peanut butter cupcakes. I frost them with natural pb, cocoa powder, Swerve confectioners’ sugar, vanilla & unsweetened almond milk. I made them over the holidays when I had family visiting, & even the teenagers (who didn’t know they were “healthy”) kept coming back for more!!

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  • I would love to do some rcipes requiring these.. as of now I make the toasted subs every week for my dad and I..he is celiac..and I still love the mini pumpkin muffins

  • Sharon says:

    You have almond milk in the ingredient list for the filling, but don’t mention when to use it. Does it get mixed with the cream cheese and sugar or with the mint extract?

  • Sharon says:

    Oh, and your ideas for eggplant are fantastic! I made eggplant french toast for Christmas morning and everyone loved them. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rebecca says:

    Would love to win the bars and can’t wait to try all the recipes…..the brownies with cream cheese are wonderful!

  • Candice says:

    Would love love to win the bars as I have one left- We love the chocoloate chip cookie dough cupcakes and i made it into a cake as well- but the creme mint ones you have on the blog will be fun to try too! thanks!

  • Tammy in WI says:

    Please choose me to win the ChocoPerfection!
    I love the Protein Waffles, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Popovers and Shamrock Shake –just to name a few.

  • MJ says:

    Love the healthified pizza choc chip cookie recipes!

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    You have so many great recipes to pick from. We really enjoy the chocolate donut recipe. Oh and the choco-perfection would be great in healthy, chocolate chip cookies!

  • sibeez says:

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  • Tammy C says:

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    I would love to win some Chocoperfection! My family thinks the Healthified Eggplant fries are perfection!

  • Unknown says:

    Hi Maria…..I would love to win the choco bars. I love the Healthified Blueberry Bagels…. I cook sometimes for the office and they love the peanut flour/chocolate chip muffins.
    Thank you for the opportunity.
    Terry Noey

  • shelly says:

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  • Anonymous says:

    please note I would like to win, I have not yet tasted the receipes -I am a senior that retired in March – and my income is limited but I wont give up hope that I can still try your receipes some day – I am on low carb diet but I think some of the things I am eating may have the wrong sweetner so therefore I am really tired – Please allow me to win so I can see what your food tastes like

    Gerry Carvalho
    lost 50 lbs so far but want to have energy – I want to use your program
    britehorizonsp@sbcglobal.net

  • Teri says:

    Would love to win a box of these! They are so good. I’ve been using them in a lot of recipes! I love your Cauliflower Soup! I’ve shared it with a number of other families and they are making it now too! Keep those recipes coming! BTW, Jan 30th is our 42nd wedding anniversary!! What a great gift these would make 😀

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    I have been wanting to try the ChocoPerfection bars and would love to win a box. Thank you so much for your blog, information and amazing recipes. My favorite is pumpkin muffins. 🙂

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    Oh, I’d love to win some of those bars! There are bunch of recipes I want to try! I would say our most popular recipe is your “Goldfish Crackers” that was in the Kids recipe book (which is FABULOUS). This is one of the best, and easiest, cracker recipes I’ve found, and believe me, I’ve tried a LOT. You can vary the cheese for completely different tastes, add some herbs or additional spices. I’m making a couple batches for our work party this Friday. Thank you!

    • Tara says:

      I’m not very creative/afraid to mess up – what is your favorite “some herbs or additional spices”? I made the recipe as written yesterday and the parmesan was really good – but a little too pungent for my kids’ taste. Thanks!

  • Erin Osero says:

    We love your healthified green bean casserole recipe! I would love to win these!
    Erin Osero.

  • They look delicious. I would love to try this recipe. Please enter me in the giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Jalynn
    pattersonmom24@aol.com

  • Juli says:

    Reeces peanut butter donuts…made with peanut flour and chocoperfection chocolate for the frosting. Yum!

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  • Cheryl says:

    I would love to win these for chocolate chip cookies! My husband gets cookies and I get to lick the beaters!

  • Carolyn Miller says:

    Maria, I am so excited about this recope. My Mother used to make cream de menthe brownies and everyone loved them.I haven’t had any since she past away because I couldn’t figure out how to healthify them, but you have!!! I have so many favorite recipes of yours it’s hard to pick one but the one I make the most is Skillet Cheese Bread. We love it! As for the Choco Perfection bars, I can’t find them anywhere and would love to try them. Thank you for all you do to bring us healthy food and great ideas, I have sent your blog to many and everyone is raving! Carolyn Miller

  • Jeanne says:

    I love the pumpkin flan recipe-would love the chocoperfection bars–can’t do those sugar alcohols on a lot of things! Can you tell me how many servings this recipe gets? I didn’t see it. I have to see how big a serving I can have!!!

  • Natalie says:

    I would love to win the perfection bars. I love love your pumpkin muffin recipe. I have made it using peanut flour too and they still taste fabulous.

  • Marissa Hols says:

    I really really really want to win a box of chocoperfection chocolate bars! And our favorite recipe is the pesto pasta because who knew you could use cabbage as pasta!! Blew my mind! But I know I would have a ton more favorite recipes if I had chocoperfection bars to bake with!

  • katie says:

    Would love to win these! Made your stroganoff with cabbage noodles the other day. It was amazing and will become a staple at our house.

  • socaldinah says:

    YES I would love to win these and like so many one of my favorite recipes is the almond peanut butter cookies…but after looking at the cream de mint brownies…I am so going to have to try these.

  • Becky Dozier says:

    I also would love to win!!! I have not bought these bars but my fingers are ready to hit the buy now button. I have learned so much through your website and reading your books! I have been slowly changing my families eating habits and they love it. My son started all this. He is seven and has Adhd and dyslexia. I do not not want to medicate so we have tried diet and vitamins. Man I cannot tell you the difference it makes to cut out dyes, preservatives, diary and gluten. The changes are slow but steady. We loves donuts and pancakes. Can’t wait till summer for eggplant recipes. Thanks for all you do!

  • JessicaMahoney says:

    I love the sub bread and pizza. Been wanting desserts but need the chocoperfect bars! I would be over joyed to win!

  • Anonymous says:

    I’d love to win 🙂 (Thanks for doing the giveaway)

    I’d LOVE to see Polish apple cake (szarlotka) healthified!

    -Sophie

  • Unknown says:

    I would love to win the chocolate, I have never tried them and don’t know if I can get them around here,

  • Anonymous says:

    U would live to try these! Some of our favorites are protein waffles and cottage cheese pancakes!
    Normandee Ballingham

  • Anonymous says:

    Michelle L. from Birmingham, AL would LOVE the chocoperfection bars!!! 🙂 Just made the flappers yesterday! YUM! Hope you have a good day!

  • Anonymous says:

    We would love to win these! Chocolate chip cookies made with these are one of our favorites.
    Thanks for all you do.
    David and Anna Thompson

  • Carolyn says:

    I’d love to win! My family loves the Philly Cheesesteak recipe!

  • CYNTHIA says:

    I would love to try these! I keep thinking of ordering but haven’t yet. We love all your recipes. Your protein waffles are a daily food but lately my favorite has been your Ziti in your new cookbook. Can’t wait for your crockpot book next! Cynthia

  • jennyr says:

    I’d love to win these! I love your protein waffles. I just bought your cookbook, so I’m looking forward to finding more favorites. Thanks for posting pictures on Pinterest! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to win! I LOVE your sub bread – it’s amazing! Carol B.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am a newbie to cooking your way, and just made the brownies last night and they were amazing! I would love to win the chocoperfection bars! Thank you!
    Crystal Natzke
    cnatzke@new.rr.com

  • I would love to try the bars! My whole family low carbs and funds are limited so I would be thrilled to have some good chocolate right now! I love your chocolate chip cookie recipe. 🙂
    frugalhomeschooler@gmail.com

  • So far I really like the bagels and shamrock shake but I am still a newbie trying things. Chocoperfection bars would be awesome to win so I can experiment with them.

  • Sierra says:

    Thanks for the info about alcohol. It became all too easy for me to have a glass of wine while I’m cooking and this week, I have banned the habit. This article was just what I needed to hear in terms of motivation and encouragement. I love your recipes and thanks for sharing!

  • Tara says:

    I have made your bagels, waffles, goldfish crackers, and chocolate cake donuts all in the past week . . . all of them were WONDERFUL! My favorite was probably the chocolate cake donuts and I can’t wait to try so many more of these amazing recipes. The chocoperfection bars would be a great addition to my pantry!! Thanks for doing what you do.

  • Anonymous says:

    Our newest love is the lemon poppyseed muffins! Would love the chocoperfection bars!!
    Beth G.

  • Michelle says:

    Yummy!! Absolutely our most favorite and used almost daily, are your Omega 3 waffles!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to win!! Thanks!! Michelle Crooker. Rymicrkr@bellsouth.net

  • Anonymous says:

    We love the wraps made with psyllium husk we used them in everything breakfast burrito wraps, quesadillas, pb and j roll ups so versatile! Thank you! Would love to win the chocoperfection bars 🙂
    Arhelia B.

  • Sherrilee says:

    Would love to win ChocoPerfection. Great stuff! Cookie dough cupcakes are great favorites here, Christmas cookie recipe and pretty much anything we’ve tried so far. My 17 yr old is begging for more healthified cheezies.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’d love to win. I made the sub buns the other day and they were good. Shawnandjess McDonald shawnandjessm@yahoo.com

  • Chrissy B says:

    Shamrock shake every morning- love avocados! The bars would be great- i know it’s bad but still using Simply lite bars.

  • Joan S says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars, too. Who wouldn’t? I made the strawberry cupcakes recently, and they were a big hit. That is one of my new favorites. Joan

  • Jackie says:

    I would love winning the ChocoPerfection bars! I love your cookbooks and the pumpkin muffins are a family favorite!

  • Heather Lacy says:

    I would love to win! My fave recipe is the Lemon Fettuchini with Shrimp 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars!! Our most used “healthified” recipe is the flaxseed waffles. Love them!!
    Cindy Kubicek
    cindykubicek@centurytel.net

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win these bars. At this time, my husband and my favorite recipe is the Twice Baked Cauliflower. It is hard to pick just one.

  • Beth says:

    I’d love to win – really enjoying the Paleo Pudding!

    ~Beth Grobson

  • I would love o win a box! Our favorite recipe is the protein waffles covered in Hollows sugar free syrup and strawberries!

  • Lori rombach says:

    Sign me up! My favorite recipe right now is Pumpkin Whoopie pies – however I make them into muffins. And I can’t wait to try the mint brownies…YUM CITY!

  • Anonymous says:

    I think i’ve asked before but I don’t believe I received a response. I use erythritol, limited xylitol, etc. but I do always wonder what impact these have on the liver, since they are sugar alcohols. Of course, we know fructose is terrible and can lead to fatty liver disease, etc. but I do always wonder whether sugar alcohols inflict issues on the liver?

  • I would love to win these bars! I just tried some for the first time this week and I love them! My favorite healthified recipe is your pumpkin donut recipe!

  • Tonia Zolnowsky says:

    Maria, I would love to win the chocoperfection bars. I’m eager to try your healthified choc. chip cookies. My current fav recipe is your protein waffles.

  • Anonymous says:

    Who wouldn’t to win them? My favorite healthified recipe has to be the zucchini noodles – they are just so yummy and versatile. Theresa Hiles

  • Jenny Holmes says:

    I would love to win these special chocolate bars…I would use them in your recipes to make some wonderful healthy desserts. My family really enjoy the Healthified Carbonara sauce…its so versatile and very quick and easy to make. Thank you Maria

  • Susan Zientek says:

    I love the Cookie Dough Chocolate Cupcakes! I would like to try these chocolate bars in my baking..

  • Amy says:

    I’ve wanted to try these bars for a while 🙂 My favorite recipe so far is the cinnamon rolls.. it’s hard to pick just one favorite 🙂

  • Angela Dehaan says:

    I love your pumpkin loaf, well anything pumpkin actually:)

  • Moriah says:

    Thanks for all your informational posts and great recipes. I came across your site fairly recently and so far the pizza crust recipe has been the biggest hit in this family of 7. Would love to win some Chocoperfection bars 🙂 Thx for the giveaway!

  • Anonymous says:

    I, too, would like to win this box of chocolate.
    On the recipe, it calls for 2 cups of Swerve. Is this the granulated, or the powdered Swerve? Are these exceptionally sweet, as 2 cups seems to be an awful lot, considering the 1/4 + 1/4 cup of the filling and frosting.

    • You can use either confectioners or granular (they are the same ingredients). You can adjust the sweetness to your liking. When I have a small treat like this I like it to be sweet. 🙂

  • Mel says:

    I would like to win some chocolate!

    I love all of the cookie recipes i’ve tried!

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    I also would LOVE to win this box of yummy chocoaltes. I’ve been wanting to try them instead of using sugar-free chocolate chips. All of your recipes have been very tasty. The chocoalte cake donuts are absolutely decadent as are the chocolate chip cookies!

  • Tena says:

    Yes! I’d love to try these bars. I’ve tried so many of your recipes, each one a winner, but my fav would have to be the Italian meatloaf. Swoon in all its mushroomy and cheesy goodness!

  • Dyanne says:

    I would love to win these candy bars!!! So much I could do with them, with all the upcoming cooking on the agenda. Think Passover desserts! I enjoy so many of your recipes but right now the fad is the eggplant fries!!!!

  • I love the pumpkin coffee creamer! I LOVE my pumpkin coffee that is typically a sugar laden fall treat in most coffee places 😉 Now I make it at home!! Chocoperfection bars are a great stock item to have on hand for LC/SF healthier bakers and foodies! :)I’d love to add them to my pantry!

  • Vicki E says:

    Love to win the bars! Thank you for the contest. As I make more and more of your recipes, I’m always coming up with a new favorite. Today, my favorite is the wraps! Allows me to eat sandwiches, eggs with meat in them, PB&J, veggies with cream cheese, etc…Vicki E.

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to win these, because they are needed in several recipes in the Sweets cookbook that I want to make. Our favorite recipe now is the reuben cabbage rolls, so good! Cindi Hoag

  • Donna Reinas says:

    I would love to win a box of ChocoPerfection bars! Here is a healthy smoothie I make for my teenage daughter:
    In a blender, add 1 cup Silk Almond Milk, unsweetened; 1 scoop of complete Whey Protein (I use Dr. Jeremy Webster’s Complete Whey Protein, it is unflavored and unsweetened, and derived from cows that are grass-fed year round on pastures free of pesticides and chemicals), natural vanilla extract to taste, 1 TB Swerve, 1 TB of 100% cocoa powder, and 1 TB of melted coconut oil. Blend on low without ice or “ice crush” if you like your shake colder. You can easily add a bit of your favorite fruit, but it tastes great without and will not spike your insulin level.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the choco bars. I have so many healtified recipes I use but I would say I love all your staple recipes the best ie. cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, chili, sloppy joes, etc. Making things homemade and using real ingredients without all the wheat are so delicious. On the occasion when we go out to eat, I can taste the differences in real food compared to fake food.

  • I would love to win the chocoperfection bars, my favorite recipe is the ‘healthified’ biscuits!

  • Glynnis says:

    My husband and I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! We just found your blog about a month ago and we’ve been trying new recipes each week. So far, we have loved your protein bread and pancakes. Tonight we’re going to make your pizza recipe. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and health and nutrition information. Your blog has made my husbands transition to healthy eating so much easier!

  • Stacey says:

    Like every else, I would love to win the choco bars. Love the protein waffles and shamrock shake.

  • pfkitty says:

    Oh my gosh! These sound so good!! (next on my list of things to try–) I would LOVE to win the ChocoPerfection bars so I can make these. My favorite recipe is actually two! I love them both equally as much: the Peppermint Melts and the Mocha Fudge Cake that are in your Art of Healthy Eating/Sweets cookbook!!! Yummm…

  • Angela says:

    I can’t wait to try these brownies, they look so good! You are amazing to help us create these healthified recipes. My untimate favorite recipe is your protein waffles. And yes please, I would be thrilled to win the ChocoPerfection bars!

  • Anonymous says:

    We would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars. We love the protein waffles and the chicken enchiladas. But, last night we tried the Cream De Mint Brownies and the kids flipped out over how good they were! Thank you!
    Paula Johnson

  • Rachel says:

    I want to win so badly I can taste it!! I love your spinach artichoke tart the most right now 🙂

  • Miss Niss says:

    mint choc cookies are our fave right now!!! but looking forward to trying out the italian broccoli cheese casserole for dinner tonight! i wud love to win!

  • DorothyWuksinich says:

    I whould love to win ! We love the almond chocolate donuts ! Thanks for all
    knowelege that you share ! Love your Books!Thanks Dorothy

  • Laila says:

    I would really, absolutely LOVE to win the ChocoPerfection bars, most especially the Raspberry ones! I still want to make your Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake recipe!

  • arlene says:

    I’d love the chance to try these, so I would love to win. My favorite recipe, the one that I make over and over, is your healthified sub buns…my whole family will be switching to these instead of wheat buns. Thank you!

  • Laura (lmecalis@hotmail.com) says:

    O would love to win the Chocoperfection bars! I want to make your healthy chocolate chip cookies! Great Blog, I recommend it to everyone that I know who is trying to eat healthier.

  • I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! My kids are actually eating your healthified chocolate glazed donuts as I type this! They love them 🙂

  • Joni Almy says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! I haven’t had a change to purchase those yet. I started really working on my health the beginning of January and have tried the recipes that Maria has suggested for my health. My girls and I love the Light Italian Meatloaf. In fact, I made that for a friend of mine and he is from Italy and he LOVED it! I’m working on my protein bread technique since it didn’t turn out like it should. Other recipes we love are the protein waffles (yummy) and the bagels. So many of the recipes we like, but if I had to choose one favorite it would have to be the meatloaf. Oh by the way, my girls hated meatloaf before this one was brought to the table. Now it’s on our weekly menu!

  • Evelyn says:

    Hi Maria, I would love love love to win these chocolate bars! I have enjoyed your blog and sound advice since I went low carb 2yrs ago. We all love the coconut flour version of your Cinnamon Rolls. Thanks so much for all you do!

  • Jodi says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars! I am new to your blog and ordered your Savory cookbook this week..it should arrive today! I am diabetic and have horrible eating habits, mostly because of my love of cooking..whenever I try to eat healthy, it means giving up my love of cooking and who likes to cook steamed veggies and grilled chicken every night..that’s not cooking! I am so excited to get your cookbook so I can eat healthy for my diabetes, and still cook, only healthified! All the recipes look so good!!

  • Rachel says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars! I made your French Silk Pie and it was awesome, a huge hit at Christmas – I even turned the crust recipe into a cookie recipe, added orange extract – they were amazing! Thanks for all your hard work. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Maria!
    I’d love to win & love your cookie dough cupcakes amongst all your other recipes!
    -Amy

  • Gwenda says:

    Like everyone else, I would love to win the chocolate bars! I haven’t done any baking in a long time and for a sweet treat I sometimes just eat high quality chocolate ~ but I have resolved to start doing more fun things like “enjoy dessert.” I think I’d look first for the recipe for the chocolate dessert appears in the banner for your blog. Every time time I see it, I wish I could taste it!

  • RivkaL says:

    I’d love to win! So many recipes would be great with these 🙂 and my favorite recipe of yours is your deep dish pizza! I make it in the beginning of the well and lunc on it throughout!

  • radio joy says:

    I want to win chocolate! Love the fruit roll ups u helped me with yesterday. Think I need a dehydrator though 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    We love so many of your recipes, but the one we most often enjoy is the waffle recipe. I would love to win the chocolate bars to try them out in more recipes. My children also like the bars, and consider them a special treat since we don’t eat candy anymore. My email address is anitragarza2@yahoo.com and my name is Anitra garza. Thank you

  • Sheridan says:

    Of course I’d love to win! Flourless Chocolate Torte is my fave so far! Still trying new stuff all the time!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars. Our weekly go to recipe lately is the goldfish crackers for my kids cold lunch as well as the bagels! Thanks so much! Amy krattley

  • Erin says:

    Would love to win:) love the eggcellent meatloaf and cabbage peanut noodles:)

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi I’d love to win the chocolate bars!!! My favorite recipe is the shamrock shake–make it all the time!!!!! My email is awgator1@gmail.com and my name is Angela Williams.

  • Karla says:

    I’d love to win these! I really like your eggplant recipes. Beef and mac is a life saver.

    karlatrx at gmail dot com

  • janelleduah says:

    I’d love to try Chocoperfection! My go to recipe for a sweet treat are your lemon bars and my savory favorite is the Doro Wat because it is spicy, comforting, filling, and full of protein. Also takes minimal effort because it cooks in the crockpot!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love the bars to make choc chip cookies and double choc muffins!!! kathy.lazarz@gmail.com

  • Anonymous says:

    I’ve never had a chocoperfection bar! I would love to win them since some of your recipes include them! My fave recipe of yours is vanilla bean cheesecake. I just bought your Kids book, and am looking forward to making all those things in there. I just recently bought my first ever can of hearts of palm, hahahaha to make the “macaroni and cheese”…… 😀
    Nancy Marsh from facebook….nmarsh2k@comcast.net

  • Anonymous says:

    These brownies look MAH-VE-LOUS!! How many servings are in this recipe?

  • fabricpixie says:

    I’d love to win the ChocoPerfection bars and my fave meal is zucchini alfredo, fave dessert is Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake, YUM … Sue in CA

  • Kay says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars. My favorite recipe to try would be the modified Pizza recipe. Thanks!!

  • Gina326 says:

    I’d love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! My fav recipe is the “healthified” lemon bars recipe! Yum!

  • I want to try the Chocoperfection bars! I recently purchased 3 of your books and I see that many of the sweet recipes use them. My current favorite “healthified” recipe is CHOCOLATE CHIP BROWNIES, delicious and no one can tell they have been altered at all! I have lost 41 lbs since “healthifying” my life, just 30 more to my goal weight and the best part is that I feel great and so does my hubs, who puts me to shame having dropped 65+ lbs! Thanks for hosting the give away!
    Jillie

  • rdn says:

    I’d love to win the Coco-Perfection bars. My favorite recipe is the peanutbutter donuts (so good!)

  • Jamie H. says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars. They are definitely the best tasting around. My current favorite recipe (there are so many but one has to choose) would be the sub bread. It is so delicious and versitile!!

  • Saundra says:

    I would love to win these! This recipe for the mint brownies looks sooooo good. I love mint with my chocolate.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have been gluten free for 6 weeks and found your blog two weeks ago. Everything I have made has been delicous. My husband and I especially like the “healthified” pumpkin bread. Would love to win the chocoperfection bars.

    Thank you so much for all that you do. Ruth S.

  • BarbParrett says:

    pick me, pick me 🙂
    I have not made any of your recipes yet, in fact I just received my first order of Swerve. I’m trying to decide which of your books to order first. Keeping in mind that I’m not a very creative cook, and don’t live within close proximity to stores with alot of product variety…Maria, which book/cookbook do you recommend I start with.

  • OnyxPanthyr says:

    I’d love to win a box of chocolately goodness! 😀

    My favorite thing so far is healthy REAL ice cream! My boyfriend got me the Cuisinart 2 qt maker for Christmas and we’re loving it! So tasty! I have to try chocolate next. 🙂

  • malita says:

    would love to win – recently made the pancakes, were actually better cold! ok question – do you bake with the swerevegranular or confectioners? have you ever used swereve in hot drink? granular for that?

    • I use both but tend to use confectioners more now. They are the same ingredients so they are interchangeable, but confectioners has a finer grain which is better for drinks too.

  • I would LOVE to win! 🙂

  • Vanessa clark says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars!, and your lemon bars rock!,

  • Aknedra says:

    Yum, I would love to win those… My favorite recipe is a toss up between the spinach artichoke tart and the sloppy joe stuffed peppers, both are wonderful!

  • I would love to win, I haven’t tried the choco perfection bars yet. Our current favorites are the cheese crackers from the kids book (use them in my kids lunch boxes) and quiche lorraine (LOVE it). Sara

  • Danel says:

    I would love to win! My all time favorite is the biscuits and gravy. Yummy!!

  • Beulah says:

    Would really like to win the chocolate! Our favorite recipe is the apple doughnuts.

  • Annie says:

    I’d love to win the chocperfection bars. I love your cinnamon protein bread and healthified bread. I thinks it is waaay better than any “regular” bread! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Aly says:

    I’d love to win these! My current favorite is the brownies, but I just got a waffle maker, so I’m itching to try the protein waffles!

  • Toni says:

    I would love to win these to try some of your choculate recipes the way you make them!! Our favorite recipe this winter with New Years and football games are the pizza rolls. I triple the recipe for outings!!!

  • Lori K says:

    I would love to win the Chocoperfection bars! My favorite recipe is probably the first one I ever tried from your site – the Boston Cream Cheesecake!

  • I want to win!! Our favorite recipe is your quesadillas. They’re so filling! — Melissa M from Texas!

  • Caroline says:

    The raspberry chocolate cheesecake is my new favorite! Yum!! I certainly would like to win the Chocoperfection bars so I can make this DELICIOUS cheesecake again!! Keep up the great recipes Maria! You rock!!

  • I’d love to win, I’d make all kinds of chocolate yumminess with these )) My new favorite is chocolate chip cookies!

  • Tammy says:

    How fudgie are these? Can I use half Zsweet and JLS?

  • Sarah P says:

    I’d love to win some chocolate. My family enjoys your Pumpkin Mini-Muffins, no frosting needed.

  • Maureen B says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars. My whole family love your chocolate chip cookies!!

  • Dilleshaw says:

    I would love to try chocoperfection!!! My fave recipe is your healthified sub! Pizza is a close second

  • Sandiegojenn says:

    I love choco perfection bars. They make ganache almond bark and everything I can’t live without. I would love to win because they are not the cheapest things on the block! I love healthified faux tatoes. I use them for everything and they at so filling!

  • Sandiegojenn says:

    I love choco perfection bars. They make ganache almond bark and everything I can’t live without. I would love to win because they are not the cheapest things on the block! I love healthified faux tatoes. I use them for everything and they at so filling!

  • Cake says:

    Thank you for the chance to win the ChocoPerfection. My favorite recipe is the tortillas that you used for quesadillas. I use them instead of bread in lots of ways!

  • Rennie P. says:

    I would LOVE to win the ChocoPerfection bars… still! 🙂 As for the recipe that’s loved the most by me and my husband… whooooo…that’s a tough one because we love LOTS of them. Actually, today I used the ingredients for your Toasted Sub Sandwich recipe, (http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/2012/07/toasted-sub-sandwich-and-panini.html) and made healthified bread rolls which I then used to make beef burgers for tonight’s dinner. They were a HUGE hit!! So delicious! I love how soft the rolls are in the middle! Your recipes are great, Maria.

  • Mommy says:

    I love my ChocoPerfection Bars! I also love the tortillas and make them every week and freeze them to use. Great way to feel that I’m still eating like everyone else.

  • Jeanne says:

    Maria–wondering about the number of servings in this recipe? I need to be careful with portion control! Thanks

  • Rachel N says:

    Would love to win this delicious give away!

  • I would love to win & be able to try some ChocoPerfection! My fave recipe of yours so far is the Best Christmas Cookie one. Everyone at the gathering loved them. 🙂

  • Would love to win! I love the pumpkin muffins.

  • Kaye says:

    I would love to win the Chocoperfection bars!! I love the flax waffles and the Portabello Fries ~ Yum!

  • SweetFeather says:

    I would love to win the bars! My favorite recipe is your fudgesicles!

  • Anonymous says:

    Would be absolutely fabulous to win this great chocolate. My favorite recipe is the “healthified” Italian Stuffed Meatloaf!

    Anne M M

  • Sally Peter says:

    That’s a great giveaway! I’m new to your bog and still making my way through two of your books, so I’ve only tried one recipe so far. The lemon bars were delicious.

  • Anonymous says:

    we would love to try these chocolate bars…favorite recipes..cinnamonrolls!!! top notch. but the chocolate cheesecake is VERY good..I don’t know what it would be like with the raspberry added as I had to use my homemade chocolate in it. which worked ok…
    I am looking forward to trying the monkey bread.
    smiles, Ruth

  • Margarita McFadden says:

    I want to know if we can add a different flavor to this and it not screw up the recipe. My son and I are not huge mint persons and being just us I would not want to make a batch and it go to waste.

    • Margarita McFadden says:

      I also would like to enter for the Choco perfection bars contest, our favorite recipe is the protein lasagna. And I also wonder if I could add some coffee to the chocolate, when I make brownies from scratch I always add a little coffee grounds to the chocolate it hlps to bring oout the chocolates flavor, unless that may be to much? Thank you 😉

    • You could just use vanilla extract instead. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria, how many servings is this – cant seem to find it. They look so good but I watch calories as well – Thanks!

  • Jordan says:

    I’d love to win ChocoPerfection! I’ve heard a lot of awesome things about the bars, but havent seen them in stores near me. I love all of your healthified recipes, so it’s hard to choose just one lol. Two of my favorites are the shamrock shake and pumpkin bread.

  • I want to win!!! You have so many awesome recipes, but our favorite recipe is the Flaxseed Waffles. I make them in batches and freeze them; then in the morning I pop ’em in the toaster.

  • Anonymous says:

    Our current favorite is the Italian Meatloaf! I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! Thanks for all of your help Maria!
    Deb L.

  • I would LOVE to win! I’m working on making healthier choices every day. One of my fav re opes though is your tortillas. Who knew they would be so easy?? Thanks for helping us all improve our health!

  • Vivian says:

    Hi Maria,

    ChocoPerfection Bars! would love to win…next to that I do love to make Pumpkin Mini-muffins!

  • I would love to win these chocoperfection bars! It looks like this Cream De Mint Brownies recipe will be our new favorite!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  • Melinda P says:

    Would love to win to the Chocoperfection bars! My favorite recipe is the Custard Dipped Tiramisu Biscotti, but I can’t wait to try these Cream De Mint Brownies, they look fantastic!!

    Melinda
    melindapate at gmail dot com

  • Barbara says:

    Dear Maria, I was wondering if you could clarify for me or point me in the right direction to a link from your blog which will help me please. I live in Singapore and am keen to make some of your recipes. I am however totally confused with the sugars in your recipes. We cannot get swerve out here( although I am going to give amazon a try to see if it gets here successfully) I do have xylo sweet which is all natural xylitol sweetener and also pure via, which I believe contains sterol glycosides.can I substitute either of these for the sugars mentioned in your above recipe and if so would it be like measurements- I would really appreciate any help. I love your website, which I found through lunchbox rox. Thank you

  • Laurie says:

    Love Choco Perfection bars and would love to win a box! My family loves your pancake, waffle and ice cream recipes!

  • Would love to win the chocoperfection bars!!!!! 🙂 I lost weight 28# last yr and decided to go back to my regular diet and have gained it all back. I feel miserable and need a jump start to get back on track. Thanks for all your education and inspiration!

  • Lisa Miller says:

    I love sweets, Thanks to you I can have “healthy” snacks! Thanks for my sweet “fixs”!

  • I would love to win these bars! I really like the omelet with kale and bacon. Thanks

  • TnMuleGal says:

    Wow, I would love to win a box of these bars! I would say the cheese danish are my favorite! Taste like the “real” thing, love ’em!

  • IwannawinIwannawin! LOL
    Heard these bars are awesome..
    Pumpkin muffins are my fave!

  • IwannawinIwannawin! LOL
    Heard these bars are awesome..
    Pumpkin muffins are my fave!

  • Anonymous says:

    I could not have lost 34 pounds withiout the daily recipes..I crave sweets and thank you for the almond crusted cake ,,,Would love to have me some chocolate..ty

  • Anonymous says:

    We love these bars. It would make us very happy if we won. We love the bake mix because it’s so versatile. We use it to make Donna’s pancakes from the book. Oh, these brownies look so yummy! We will have to try them! Thanks for the recipe!

  • irishmaji says:

    Would love to win these and I love the cinnamon rolls healthified recipe, but there are so many more that I need to try!!

  • I would absolutely love to win these bars!! I cannot choose one recipe lol, we adore how you healthify all the things we crave but thought we couldn’t have…..the breads, omg…..pancakes, yum!! Ice creammmmmmmmmmm!!!!

  • TeresaKay says:

    I want to win! 🙂 We are enjoying the donuts! there our top right now!

  • Would always love to win more ChocoPerfection bars! My pantry is empty of them now 🙁 It depends on the week on what my fave healthified recipe is. This week my daughter and I are going nuts over the Tiramisu Biscotti (used the last of my stashed ChocoPerfection bars on them). Such a great and simple breakfast with a nice cup of coffee.

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to win ChocoPerfection bars! My favorite recipes are: donuts (I make them in madeline pan as well as donut pan you recommended), healthified pumpkin bread, and those golden flax seed waffles have converted everyone! They are awesome!!!!

  • Susan says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars for my family. Your recipe for lemon bars is wonderful!

  • Ms. Oxide says:

    Maria, your site really keeps me motivated. I was just diagnosed with Celiac’s disease (after not knowing my entire life….30 years) and I have committed myself to getting healthy. I LOVE your Cinnabon Coffee Cake….Its out of this world! Its my favorite breakfast during the week with my cup of coffee. Thanks for all you do!

  • rfound1 says:

    I just bought your book and a web video and I want to really kick this into high gear! I would LOVE to win the Chocoperfection bars so that I can make your YUMMY CHOCOLATE DONUT recipe in your Nutritious and Delisious book for my kids! I am slowly trying to have them eat the same as my husband and I.

  • mcasey says:

    Maria, I would love to win the ChocoPerfection Bars. We love so many of your recipes that it is hard to single any out. We have your Blueberry Morning Cereal about three times a week for breakfast.

    Also, we just made your Creme de Menthe Brownies last night. They were fantastic. I used a smaller pan than 9×13, so had an issue with cooking time, but they still turned out great. Thanks for all you do. You are a big part of our lives.

  • Molly Marie says:

    I love the Chocoperfection bars and would LOVE to win them, Thanks Maria!!

  • Would love to win ChocoPerfection bars!! My favorite recipe of yours is the flax seed waffles!! We make them weekly and toss them in the freezer so we have them ready to go on busy mornings!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to win these bars. Have been without chocolate sinc going low carb. My favorite recipe is the Yellow squash casserole. I could eat it every day.

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  • ChristinaGKolo says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection Bars…they are great! I have so many favorite recipes of yours, but my current fav has to be your “healthified” pizza crust using psyllium husk. I have made it several times and it just blows my mind that it’s good for me and my family.

  • Wehaf says:

    I’d like to win! I like all your dessert recipes, like the lemon poppy muffins.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  • Tami Treu says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars. My favorite recipes are bisquits and gravy, and your chocolate torte. Of course I love all of you recipes and am so appreciative of all that you do!

  • Dawn says:

    I want to win!:-) Our favorites are your waffles, your scones, and your chocolate chip cookies. One of my favorite times of the day is when the kids go to bed and I can sit down to see if Maria posted something new today! Thanks for all you do–I appreciate you.

  • Dawn says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars!! There are so many good recipes it’s hard to pick but right now we are enjoying your choclate chips cookies stuffed with your icecream.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wanted to try these. I love you zuchinni bread. So moist and delish

  • Alison says:

    I would love to win the the chocoperfection bars! We love the mini pumpkin muffins!

  • ally says:

    Dude,this will be my favorite recipe if I can scrounge up enough sweetener from my pantry to make it! Your clam chouwder bread bowls are amazeballs. Maria my kids would be forever grateful if a big ole box of chocoperfection bars showed up in the mail.

  • Lori says:

    Bought two today but they’ll be gone before you can say January 30th. I Love everything you create but that vanilla bean cheesecake makes me a star. The lemon bars are amaz…. my your my hero even if I don’t win.

  • Mary C says:

    Never tried the ChocoPerfection bars – sounds great! Favorite recipe is difficult to choose. I seem to go in cycles…animal cookies, chocolate chip cookies, protein waffles, eggplant bread pudding, eggplant parmesean, zucchini hummus. You have too many great recipes to pick just one but I think my current favorite are the cinnamon rolls!!!

  • LAMusing says:

    I’d love to win! My most healthified recipe is a lemon pasta that called for 3 cups sour cream – I use 2 cups lo fat plain greek yogurt and 1 cup sour cream – tastes even better and it;s a bit healthier 🙂

  • Jessica says:

    those chocolate bars look amazing!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win these bars. I have been wanting to try some of the chocolate recipes. Have been enjoying the healthified muffins and pizza.

  • Maria says:

    I am a regular reader of your blog, i would like to post some healthy dishes in future.
    Hunger Suppressant

  • lowcarb ella says:

    i would love to win this!! i love the amazing pizza and my friends/followers in instagram went crazy with it too so i told them about your blog! pls pick me il make this brownie and post a really good pic in instagram!! pls pls pls 🙂

  • Dalena says:

    I am somewhat new to your blog and have not tried any recipes as of yet but am in the process of converting eveything in my kitchen. I would love to win the bars to try the chocolate chip cupcakes everyone is talking about! Thank you for your blog! You are an inspiration!!

  • Mamochka says:

    Would love to win! Pumpkin donuts is my favorite oh and crock pot curry chicken!! Love all of them really.

  • Mamochka says:

    Would LOVE to win!! I love pumpkin donuts! I really love every stinking one of you recipes. I am sooo excited I found you. Have lost 10 pounds in three weeks and feel great, thank you thank you thank you

  • ~The Mama says:

    As I just discovered your blog via Pinterest, I am haven’t tried any of your recipes but the first on my list are the cream de mint brownies, and I would LOVE to win the ChocoPerfection bars!

  • Laurie Cron (mckennalaurie@hotmail.com) says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars. We love so many of your recipes so it’s hard to choose one. I think for a sweet treat we really like the Brownies made with avocado. They are fantastic.

  • Mica says:

    Hi Maria,

    Our family is new to grain free/sugar free cooking, but we are enjoying the lifestyle change very much! We have made several of your recipes, but your pizza crust is – hands down – our family’s favorite! We make different types of pizza at least once a week, and both our young girls love helping me! I’d love to try the Choco Perfection chocolate bars. Would you please enter me in the drawing? Thank you. 🙂

  • I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars!I am new and just finishing up your book Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism. I just ordered my flours and other supplies and plan on cooking as soon as they arrive. I will let you know as soon as I have my favorite picked out. I also just ordered a two more of your cookbooks. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and passion!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! I have been absolutely DYING to try them and still haven’t had the chance. My favorite healthified recipe right now is the “healthy grilled cheese” with eggplant 🙂
    ~Allison P

  • Cassidy says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars for my family. Our favorite recipe is the Turtle Cheesecake!! Can you say YUM!

  • I would love, love, love to with these bars! I’ve been anxious to try them! One of our all-time favorite recipes is your “healhified” cereal! YUMMMMMMMMMM!

  • Dawn in Maryland says:

    We want to win the bars! Our favorite recipes are your chocolate flax muffins, granola, and corn dog muffins. Yummy!

  • I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! MMM! I love your “Healified” Pizza and cannot wait to get your Crockpot recipe book!!!

  • Lenka says:

    I would love to win! I have many favorite recipes from your blog:)

  • Maria, I would love to win the ChocoPerfection Bars. So many recipes use it. My favorite of your recipes is Cinnamon Strusel Muffins. They are terrific, like all your recipes. I thought I entered this comment the other day, but I can’t find it. Maybe I did it wrong.

  • I’m really dying to try the ChocoPerfection bars. They sound amazing, but the price has mostly stopped me from purchasing them so far. We love the your healthified pizza recipe. In fact, we made it 3 times in one week after we first tried the recipe. As always, thanks for all the information and delicious recipes!

  • Anonymous says:

    My very favorate is “Chocolate Lava Cake”. And I would love to win the “ChocoPerfection bars”

  • My family’s favorites are the pumpkin mini-muffins and peanut butter cupcakes from your Nutritious and Delicious cookbook. We also love the lemon bars we found here on your website. Would love to win the chocoPerfection bars to try out some more recipes. Thanks for all the great information!

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  • Rae says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! One of my favorite recipes is chocolate chip cookies, a healthified classic! 🙂

  • Ruben Sr says:

    We finally have all of your books and we are constantly working on your recipes. One of my personal favorites are the waffles. I normally make a months worth and freeze them. Then on the weekends I take some out for a nice breakfast. ChocoPerfection would be a nice addition to experimenting with your recipes…
    RubenSr.

  • Karin says:

    I would love to win these chocolate bars!!! We can’t live without your granola recipe! Also, we just made the tortillas and had low garb burritos! Wonderful!!

  • Paula says:

    yummy…I would love to win some chocoperfection bars. my kids love the “goldfish” & chicken nuggets. I just made the cinnabon coffee cake for dessert. I LOVE it. moist with a nice cinnamon & vanilla flavor. I liked the cream cheese icing….licked the bowl clean.

  • I would love to try those!

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to win the bars! Healthified Cheesecake.

  • Anonymous says:

    Really hoping to win the ChocoPerfection bars! Heard so many good things about them…but they are SO expensive. 😉 Our fave recipe of yours so far is the Healing Bread, but we are looking forward to trying many more. Thanks for all the recipes and all the wonderful research/information you share with each!

    Terri in TX (freckles)

  • Kari Larson says:

    I would love to win a box of ChocoPerfection bars to use in your low carb baking recipes!! I recently made your brownies and they were fantastic!! Definitely took care of my chocolate craving!!

  • formulafuel@Hotmail.com says:

    I would love to win…your cheesecake recipe is awesome!

  • Serendipity says:

    I would love to win! Right now, your pizza crust is a big hit, but I love LOTS of things!

  • Priya Samra says:

    I would be so excited to win these bars- have had my finger on the “buy now” button for ages! I’m a Physician Assistant student right now and love to make your treats to get me through exam time. I love to make all your recipes both savory and sweet! So far the candy bars and tiramisu (both are so easy to freeze!) have really been a hit with everyone. I love your monkey bread and have modified the recipe for my oven so that I make a sweet version and a savory version which tastes like a bagel to make my mornings so easy! I’m eating the twix-a-licious candy bar with a cup of teecino right now as a midmorning “pick me up.” I love your work and aspire to obtain your amazing biceps. WITH LOVE- Priya Samra

  • Anonymous says:

    I want to win the ChocoPerfection bars! Hooray! I never win anything but this is my day! We love the waffles and the shamrock shakes so far. Next up? Just bought a donut pan for your donut recipes! 🙂

    K. Bixby

  • Priya Samra says:

    Would love to win these chocolates to add to my pantry. I have had my finger on the buy now button for these for ages. I’m a studying to be a physician assistant and your sweet treats get me through final exams! My favorite recipes have so far been the tiramisu and the candy bars. I’m eating a small piece of your twix-a-licious bar right now in fact!

  • I’d like to enter the giveaway, and our fav recipe is the donut one!

  • Sheila says:

    Would love to WIN!!! I would love to try the breads and let’s face it…ALL of them LOL.

  • Winning these would be amazing!
    And, I -AH-DORE- the chocolate chip brownies!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win! My favorite recipes are the Shamrock Shake and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes.–Lisa G

  • Anonymous says:

    Been DYING to try these chocolates! Would LOVE to win! I love your recipe for ‘healthified’ bread- I can have sandwiches again!
    L

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win these bars. I love the healthified chocolate cookie dough cupcakes.

  • jess sell says:

    I would Love be enented, we love your healthier donuts and shakes! So many of them are delicious.

  • Ruth2721 says:

    i would love to try these bars! i am loving both your coconut and almond healthified bread, as well as i tried your coconut tortillas and made quaesidillas the other night. My husband said the recipes are keepers!

  • Nancy says:

    Oh my, made your Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake for New Year’s. Wonderful! (Oh, and had to dip into the ChocoPerfection Raspberry bars before I made the cheesecake!).

  • Jacqui Smith says:

    I really want to try these and would love to win!! Our favorite recipe is the cauliflower fried rice!

  • Jill Gamez says:

    I would love to win! We love healthified pizza!

  • Hi Maria! I would love to will the ChocoPerfection bars. They taste amazing in the “healthified” Tiramisu Biscotti!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the bars….I have been dreaming of these. I WILL get to try them some day! I love your energy bars. They are the perfect combination of sweet and savory and soooo much better than store bought bars.
    littlerhb@yahoo.com

  • Sheryl says:

    Would love the choco bars! We are waffle fans over here 🙂

  • Marcia says:

    It would be fantastic to win some ChocoPerfection Bars – We love so many – the “HEALTHIFIED” CEREAL is awesome!

  • Really, really would love to win these!!! I can’t wait to try making your chocolate chip cookies. My favorite recipe of yours is the pumpkin bread pudding – amazing!!!
    -Leah Waterman

  • I would love to win a box of these, I am still waiting to make your chocolate chip cookies i’ve heard great things about! My favorite recipe of yours is the pumpkin bread pudding – it is sooooo amazingly good!

  • Betheny says:

    Would love to win! Love your cinnamon roll recipe!

  • Maureen says:

    Would LOVE to win CHOCO Perfection Bars! Our Favorite “Healthifiied” recipe is Chocolate Paenut Butter Eggs!

  • logachelle says:

    I would love to win. My favorite is the turtle cheesecake. :0)

  • logachelle says:

    I would love to win. My favorite is the turtle cheesecake. :0)

  • W.S.Free says:

    I can’t wait to try this!!! 🙂

  • Ilisa Ailts says:

    We would love the bars! Fav recipes: turtle cheesecake and the flax waffles!

  • Great recipe! Can’t wait to try it. My family and I just started eating low carb diet. I am amazed at how much better I feel. I am not having those horrible afternoon sugar crashes. I am glad I found this site. I would also love to win the chocolate bars :).

  • I would love to win these and I love the healthified pancake recipe!

  • sarah krueger says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars for my family, the Pumpkin muffins are the best!!!

  • Right now I am thoroughly enjoying the sunflower seed crackers. They are amazing! Thank you for all you do Maria. I would love to get the Chocolate bars to make your brownies. :)Nancy McNulty

  • d.o.wife says:

    I’d love to win the ChocoPerfection Bars! I’m dying to try them.

    We love the Shamrock Shake and the variations on them. We make them quite often!

  • Glenda Zielski says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! My favorite recipe is the protein waffles.

  • I would love to win these and I like healthified pancakes!

  • chrysta says:

    I would love to win these! Its so hard to pick a favorite recipe but lately Ive been making your healthy “cheetos”. Ha! Im such a snacker and these cheesy puffs are right up my alley. Love them!

  • ash says:

    I’d like to win, love the pancakes 🙂

  • Cavie Family says:

    Choco – Yes please. Favorite recipe: Faux Blueberry Morning Cereal! EXCELLENT!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection Bars. I love the Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan! And so did my husband!

  • Diane says:

    I would really love to win the ChocoPerfection bars and try some of your recipes that call for them! I have never used them, but I’m sure they make everything much more yummy!!! Your pizz-a-roni (eggplant) recipe is my favorite! I made it for a couple skeptical sisters and their husbands/kids and they could not tell that I used eggplant instead of noodles!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh girl, would I love to win some of the Choco Perfection bars! I’m new and my neice introduce me to your blog. The first recipe I made was the Mashed Cauliflower with cheese. I call it “Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes”. And may I say it was a HIT at our Sunday School get together. Everyone wanted to know how to make it. So thank you, Maria.

  • Wow! Everyone would like to win ChocoPerfection bars! My favorite recipes are chocolate zucchini muffins and Cheez its made with Kerrygold reserve cheddar!

  • Rilla says:

    I just got one of your recipe books for Christmas and can’t wait to try them all! I don’t have a favorite yet as I haven’t had time to try anything new yet, but you can bet I will be. 🙂 I would love to win. 🙂

  • Kathy Kenna says:

    My husband and I just finished our first order of these Chocoperfection bars – they are truly amazing. Our favorite healthified recipe is almond and flax pancakes from George Stella.

  • Judy Hogan says:

    I would like to win the ChocoPerfection Bars. My favorite is Healthfied Ice Cream.

  • Anonymous says:

    I want to win these ChocoPerfection bars so badly!!! I have all your cookbooks now, it’s so hard to decide on a favorite!?!? But your ‘healthified’ sub bread is a winner….use it for baked brie as well. Do you know how many lives you are helping and saving??? God bless you!

  • Jamie says:

    I love ChocoPerfection bars…and I love your Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins…definitely a family favorite!

  • Stefanie says:

    I would love to win the bars! I love the Snicker’s Ice Cream Bar recipe. Thanks for everything Maria!

  • Amanda N says:

    yes, I’d love to win the chocoperfection bars!
    And I have a pan of the fudgey brownies from your kids book in the oven now- definitely a favorite!
    Thanks! Amanda N.

  • Erin Bickley says:

    I think my favorite right now is the cinnabon coffee cake. But my favorite changes all the time.

  • Kari says:

    It would be a BLAST to win a box of chocoperfection bars! So yummy :-)I can’t go one day without eating one! They are the highlight of my day!! I love your custard tiramisu biscotti recepie. It is the best custard I’ve ever eaten!

    Kari

  • Kari says:

    It would be a BLAST to win a box of chocoperfection bars! So YUMMY! I can’t go one day without eating one:) they are the highlight of my day:-):-) I love your custard tiramisu biscotti recepie! Its the best custard I have ever eaten!

  • Woolfenden's says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars! My newest favorite is the lemon poppy seed muffins. I also love the sub rolls and make them at least once a week for sandwiches and buns. I even slice them up for toast in the morning.

  • Anonymous says:

    I can’t remember if I entered or not but we would love to win some chocoperfection bars! My hubby is a chocolate addict 🙂 We love your quesadillas!!! — Melissa M from Texas!!

  • Roni Larson says:

    I just finished my batch of chocolate flaxseed muffins. Love them, what a great treat to have on hand to cure my chocolate craving.

  • Kristen Phillips says:

    I would love to win the Chocoperfection bars! The many doughnut recipes in your cookbooks are a staple around here and I love experimenting with them. The doughnuts are perfection with the chocoperfection on top:)

  • Karen says:

    I would love to win these bars. My favorite recipe is the cheese it crackers. My kids love them as well. Thanks for being so amazing and sharing all your wonderful knowledge with us!

  • Karen says:

    I would love to win these bars! My favorite recipe is the cheese it crackers. My kids love them as well.

  • Smuddpie says:

    I enjoyed your version of Malt-o-Meal today, but with cardamom instead of cinnamon and nutmeg. Yum.

  • Jennifer C says:

    We would love to win the chocolate bars. We have enjoyed your recipes. My daughter’s favorite is the frozen hot chocolate and I like everything I can’t choose.

  • Michelle Bailey says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPefection bars.
    Favorite healthified snack- Cheetos or (popcorn)
    Favorite healthified dessert- Cinnamon rolls
    Favorite healthified take out- Deep Dish Pizza
    Favorite healthified breakfast- flax waffles
    Favorite healthified drink- Shamrock shake
    Favorite healthified side dish- cauili-rice done tabouli style
    Favorite healthified insta-meal- Bacon cheeseburger goodness
    Favorite healthified microwave heat and eat- pizza bites
    Favorite healthified cake- German Chocolate cake
    Favorite healthified cookie- pumpkin whoopie pies
    Favorite healthified misc for baby- protien pudding, Yeah that taste good for me too and both my kids love it!

    Those are just the ones I can think of immediatly off the top of my head, I dont remember which one was the asian stir fry with the bok choy and chicken but that was my favorite asian dish and I think that was from the secret weight loss book though.

  • I would truly like to win the ChocoPerfection bars – I’ve made many of your recipes but must say the Spinach Artichoke Tart is off the charts! I’m thinking of making just the crust on a cookie sheet and scoring about half way through the baking and bake it until golden brown and using it as crackers 🙂

  • Loretta says:

    I made a list to buy the ingredients for the blueberry morning cereal. It will be a relief to try something different other than the bacon and eggs route. Also see lots of other breakfasty things in your book. Thank you for all your hard work and enthusiasm and crafty recipes so we won’t feel deprived! smile

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  • Anonymous says:

    ChocoPerfection bars are indispensible and need to be in everyone’s pantry and I would enjoy winning them. Our favorite recipes include the lemon bars, my personal favorite is the bread sticks. Thanks, Glenn

  • Pam says:

    I have always wanted to try the ChocoPerfection bars and would love to win! My favorite “healthified” recipe so far is your protein waffles, but it’s quite possible after this weekend it will be your husband Craig’s Amazing Pizza recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Trista says:

    Hi Maria,

    I just discovered your website and am soooo excited! I’m already in love and am only a couple posts in :). Thank you for this great chance to win the chocolates, haven’t tried these but I’ve seen them on Netrition.com but would love to win them! I am new to the low-carb world (only 3rd week in) so I don’t have a lot of “healthified” recipes that I’ve tried yet. I did just purchase all 3 Low-Carbing Among Friends (and just discovered that you’re in it!), but one of my favorites is the cinnamon swirl cookies. Can’t wait to read up on all your posts, thank you!!!

  • squiresj says:

    I would love to win. Enter me please. During summer we eat a lot of yellow squash, zucchini, onions, green peppers and sometimes with mushrooms (sometimes not) sauteed. Then we add a sweet potato. My husband is diabetic so having to change foods.

  • Anonymous says:

    Yum, how can you go wrong !!!

  • I would love to win a box of ChocoPerfection bars. My family is enjoying your recipes and it is difficult to say which one we like best. However, since we like chocolate, I just made your chocolate chip cookies and can’t believe how good they are. Our “sweet tooth” is satisfied. Thanks!!

  • crazywoman says:

    Wow, I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars!!
    We’ve been having your New Healthified Waffles for breakfast (as our bread, with bacon (or sausage, hubby only, I’m not a sausage fan) & eggs for the last week or so! After having them once (and it was some I had fixed before, and reheated in the toaster)Hubby requested them as his breakfast bread!

  • Lori Duncan says:

    Just discovered your stuff! Have not tried any of your recipes yet, but would love to win these ChocoPerfection bars so I can make you chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches!

  • Susan says:

    I want to win the ChocoPerfection Bars… I’m new & have only tried a couple of recipes so I don’t have a favorite just yet, but I can’t wait to try the brownies above! 🙂

  • tcwesley says:

    I would like to win the chocoperfection bars to try. The pumpkin latte is one of my favorite recipes of yours.

  • These bars are awesome try the chocolate almond they are yummy. My 3 yr old grandson spent the weekend we made your fudge cookies he told me they were the bomb which apparently is what you say when something is really good! Funny.

  • Robar Smith says:

    Thank for topics,
    I love to win the chocoperfecton bers for my brother. he like chocoperfaction.
    Smoking Kills

  • Saira Noman says:

    I would love to win! Your “Snickers” Ice-Cream Bars are my favorite!!

  • Karen L says:

    I would love to win the choco perfection bars. I love your pancake recipe!

  • I would love to try ChocoPerfection bars! Your Paella – cauliflower rice opened up so many options!

  • Mary C says:

    Yum! Really would love to win ChocoPerfection bars since I have not yet tried them. Pizza crust is our new family favorite!!!

  • Kristen Phillips says:

    Well, my gavorite recipe just changed. I can’t believe how good the brownies are. My whole family loves them and it is a picky crowd. The cream cheese really makes them special. I was so worried about buying swerve too. I kept wondering if it was another sweetener I wasn’t going to love but it is really amazing!

  • AG says:

    can Swerve confectioner’s be used interchangeably with the granular Swerve (or recipes you just likes ‘Swerve’) in? I was debating between the 2 but I just ordered the confectioner’s because I known in another post you said it was your favorite. Also , if ordering Just Like Sugar, (so that I can combine sweeteners as you suggest, for better flavor/texture), do you think it would be wise to go with the Brown, so that I have a greater variety? Aside from the Swerve the only other sweetener I own is liquid stevia (not the glycerite). Thanks so much!

  • AG says:

    when is the next time you will be giving away ChocoPerfection bars? I just started following your blog and all I can say is how GRATEFUL I am for your and all of this WONDERFUL information and help you are putting out there!! Really giving the tools to help people improve their health and lives. LOVING all of your recipes. Your healthified bread and healthified sub recipes have BLOWN ME AWAY!!! But I must get my hands on ChocoPerfection bars! They’re just so pricy 🙁

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win…need these for a recipe in your Sweets book. Right now, I am making the angel food cake…I’m thinking it will be our new favorite!
    Cindi Hoag

  • I would like to win the ChocoPerfection bars. Our favorite healthified recipe is chocolate chocolate eclair!

  • Gina44 says:

    Really want to win the ChocoPerfection bars. We love the energy bars for long bike rides!

  • Elle Tell says:

    Would love me some ChocoPerfection bars! So many favorites…protein waffles,cheesecake,brownies,etc.

  • Jen Myers says:

    I think I’m addicted to these brownies. They are so good! I used all coconut oil and am really happy how they turned out. I was a little nervous having never used that much in a recipe before. I’m pretty new to coconut oil. The texture and taste is excellent. Thank you for yet another delicious dessert recipe Maria! Can’t wait to make another one.

  • These chocolate mint brownies look wonderful! I can’t wait to use another of your healthified recipes to prove to others that eating healthy is not boring but delicious! So far I am converting everyone that has tried your recipes at my table! I LOVE it! It would be much easier if your would just come live with me and cook all the meals and desserts though. LOL! I would love the Chocoperfection bars! They are the best on the market and one of my favorite things to do with them is to make “magic shell” topping with 2 squares and a tablespoon of coconut oil over low carb ice cream. YUM!!!!!!!!!

  • Dani says:

    I made a pan of these today, but I forgot to add the mint extract to the brownies. They are still SO GOOD! The brownies have a sort of fudge-like consistency, which I love 🙂 I also like that the chocolate is still a little bitter, like dark chocolate!

  • Peggy Deichelbohrer says:

    I have made these 3 times & the last 2, the brownie layer turned out “sugary”. I don’t remember if I used Swerve or Just Like Sugar the 1st time, but I know I used erithritol & stevia glycerite the last two times. I know erithritol doesn’t dissolve in liquids, so is that that the problem I am having? The batter is fairly thin, mainly eggs, melted chocolate and oil. The brownies were so awesome the 1st time I made them, but I started using the erithritol in other recipes and haven’t had any problems with anything else, so I just used that.

  • Nadine says:

    Hi Maria! I have made those brownies 3 times and they are delicious. The second time i made them with vanilla flavour instead of mint and they tasted just as good. Everybody in the neighbourhood and family loves them. I’d love to try the brownie with a vanilla dough though but I am not quite sure what to replace the 4 oz of unsweetened chocolate with. Any ideas? I still want to keep the chocolate topping though 🙂 thanks!

  • Nadine says:

    I am good with the unsweetened chocolate for the topping but what I meant is making a ‘white’ brownie dough by omitting the 4oz of unsweetened chocolate that you’d add if you make a ‘real’ brownie. Just don’t know if it would be too dry or if I should replace the 4oz of chocolate that would usually be part of the dough with something else. What do you think?

  • Cindy says:

    There is a recipe in your book for molten cake and it mention cream cheese icing ? Where can this be found

  • Theresa says:

    I made just the brownie bottom and put your mint ice cream on them. Winner!