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Holiday Appetizers and Side Dishes and ChocoPerfection Giveaway!


Testimony of the Day

“Several years ago, I felt like I was dying. I was plagued by numerous symptoms, i.e. always cold, no sleep, racing and out of rhythm heart, depression, hair falling out and always sick with something. My doctor took the usual tests and told me that my thyroid was normal and handed me a referral to a psychologist. I was so discouraged, but found a Osteopath that ordered a ton of blood work. It turned out that I have Hashimotos, an immune dysfunction where your thyroid hormones are destroyed by your own immune system. I was on several medications, then a naturopath I visited told me if I would get off of gluten I could kiss the meds goodbye.

I initially just got of wheat, but through the help of Maria Emmerich, I have gone totally grain free and sugar free. Currently, I don’t need any medications, which is awesome because the am super sensitive to prescription; there is always a price to pay. Hope this helps someone out there!”

If you too want to get off your thyroid medication, click HERE for a consult.

With the right diet and supplement plan, you can feel like a new person!


Holiday Appetizers and Side Dishes

Are you wondering how you are going to say no to all of that tasty food at your next Holiday gathering? Why not show your friends and family that you can still eat awesome food on a low carb diet?

Here are some of my top choices for Appetizers:

2013_04_14 1. Rib appetizer from my Slow Cooker cookbook! So easy!

2. “Healthified” Cheez Its

3. Slow Cooker Candy Nuts

4. Deviled “Angel” eggs

5. Eggs Tartine with Amazing grain free bread (made into crostini)

6. Reuben appetizer crostini with Amazing grain free bread

7. Egg Salad Mini Puffs

8. Asparagus and Feta Tart on my Amazing Pizza Crust

9. BLT baconaise Crostini

Here are some tasty Side Dish ideas:

appetizers 1. My “healthified” Stuffing

2. Scalloped “Faux”tatoes (made with cauliflower stem)

3. Cheesy Crunchy Top “Faux”tatoes

4. Roasted Turnips

5. Green Bean Bundles

6. “Sweet Potato” Casserole (no sweet potatoes in this recipe!)

7. Green Bean Casserole

If you click HERE you can find my cookbooks which are filled with tasty recipes to keep you on the path to health! Thank you all for your love and support!


Another Cute Testimony that I also received today:

“Hi Maria, I am excited to add the correct supplements to my new “Mariafied” life style 🙂 I tell my husband that the proof is in the pants as I am fitting back into pants that I couldn’t have a year ago. And I just have to add that tonight as I was at Wal-mart (hoping by chance they had coconut flour since I ran out) I ran into a lady that looked familiar from my home town but I do not know personally. She asked if my name was Nicolle and if I followed you as she thought she saw me following you on FB. We spent a few minutes discussing what has/hasn’t worked for our families. I highly suggested your Creme Brulee as that is a family favorite 🙂 Thanks so much!” Nicolle

Click here to get started on your path to health!

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 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 several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Amy says:

    Keto is starting to alleviate my health issues-thyroid, weight & toxic liver!
    Thanks, Maria!

  • Laurie says:

    Words cannot express how good I am feeling since going wheat free. Just got your Keto book and love it. Trying to implement “Maria’s Way” now and take my diet changes to the next level. I am hoping to get your 30 day plan sometime soon because I am having a hard time figuring out meals and such to be keto on my own. Thanks so much for all you share!!!

  • Barbara says:

    Eating a Keto life style has helped me loose the pounds I need (not there yet), my health is so much better. I am thankful to Maria for the knowledge she has, and the hard work she has put into writing for the rest of us. Thank you. For the first time ever, I have maintained my weight so far through this holiday season. Always so tempting for me. But this year I have almost all of Maria’s books, so I have so many options, and have learned ways to transform some of my old recipes to a more healthy version. Thank you Maria. I have told my patients and friends to come to your web site for wonderful healthy options.

  • Julie says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is… almond-meal apple cobbler! Soooo good!

  • Valerie G says:

    My favorite treat used to be my homemade fudge. I’m making Maria’s Keto fudge today!

  • Marilyn says:

    This is my first Christmas being grain-free. I would LOVE to figure out how to make something close to a Polish cookie, kolacky. My mother’s recipe was simple: flour water, butter combined, rolled thin & cut into squares, topped with a fruit or nut filling, two sides folded toward the center. They were heavenly, but I just haven’t found anything that would work for the cookie dough. I will just have to make new traditions!

  • Karen Tass says:

    I just put together it is the sugar in my 86% dark chocolate that has been making my hair fall out. A life without CHOCOLATE?!?! Must win this!!

  • Debbie says:

    Hi , when will Keto Adapted come out in paperback book? I am looking forward to it. Thank you, Debbie

  • Rene Hughes says:

    my favorite Christmas treat is date balls! Only once a year to enjoy…but it sure could use a Maria makeover so I can eat them!! 🙂

  • Jackie Adlington says:

    I really like peppermint bark, and English toffee… I’m hoping to get the keto- adapted and slow cooker books for xmas! We shall see!

  • Linnea E says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is my homemade chocolate caramels – wish I could make them low-carb! Also chokladbiskvier, I am Swedish after all! 🙂

  • Kathy H says:

    Favorite holiday treat is pumpkin pie. Love healthified alternatives!!

  • Jennifer says:

    Well, I have to say my favorite holiday treat used to be the cornflake wreaths made with marshmellows, but today, they taste like chemicals, mainly because they are. I have not yet figured out a substitute for those little goodies, but there are so many more….I would have to say today, my favorite treat is non-sugar sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting (of course sugar free). 🙂

  • Lori says:

    My favorite holiday treat is pumpkin roll, or really anything with pumpkin!

  • Melanie says:

    Almond Butter Balls!!! YUM!

  • Susan says:

    Yum ChocoPerfection

  • Sally says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is pumpkin pie. Thanks for the chane to win!

  • Pat Baker says:

    Egg nog is my favorite Christmas treat. Love your blog!

  • Sodapop says:

    My favorite holiday treats are, toffee, Christmas cookies, and pumpkin pie mmmm I also like flan and chocoflan cake. Have you ever tried healthifying tamales or gorditas? I also have a question, ok so I was reading on a low carb site that black soy beans are very low carb is this true? But on other sites they were saying that edens soy beans brand didn’t include all the carbs on their label and I am very confused. Since we are Hispanic beans was always a food we had growing up and I tried the eggplant beans but something just tasted off.

  • Wendy says:

    What a great gift in time for some Christmas baking. Eating this way has given me more energy & I am sleeping much better!

  • BrendaS says:

    Christmas cookies of all sorts

  • Michelle Lewis says:

    I have a question about your program and my taste buds. I don’t like coconut at all. My husband is gluten intolerant so I have made up a “four” free mix that includes coconut flour and I don’t taste it but am very leary of trying coconut milk, oil, ect because am afaid eill taste like coconut. My husband is also dairy free-I see you use whole cream in recipies…any substitutions for that. I’m really interested in your program, just need these questions answered. Thanks for your time and what you do Maria. Mich

  • Gina says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is Martha Washington Balls!!! So very good!! I don’t know if there is a low carb or keto version of this, but there needs to be!!!! My sister-in-law used to make these every Christmas. OMGah I miss them!!!

  • Amparo says:

    Pineapple empanadas and cookies

  • Darla says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is… Christmas cookies! I’m going to try Maria’s cut Christmas cookies so I have a healthy treat!

  • Bessie says:

    Gooey chocolate chip cookies!!!!

  • Debbie says:

    I love meat. Roasted Beef, Smokey Ham, Roasted Turkey, Spicy Sausages, Mapl-ey Bacon, mmmmmmmmm

  • Kara says:

    Yum! My favorite Christmas treat is boxed chocolates! You never know what you’re gonna get! 😉

  • Vanessa says:

    RUM CAKE!!!

  • Julie says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is Eggnog

  • Sheri Felten says:

    Chocolate Mint Fudge and Christmas Cookies.

  • Sandy says:

    On my list today, to order your Keto Book. Can’t wait to read it and try out your recipes.

  • Sandy says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is pumpkin pie.

  • Robin says:

    Maria – My all time favorite Christmas treat is Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. Problem being, the ingredients are very sugary. Is there any way you can Maria-fy this? You’re a master! I’ve attached the recipe link: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/bacon-wrapped-water-chestnuts-ii/

  • mary ann says:

    would love to win this…I have never tried these…

  • Marge L says:

    Anything chocolate!

  • Jean M says:

    Almond Crescents, yum!

  • kelly land says:

    We actually don’t celebrate christmas anymore, but we do celebrate hanukkah and love making sugar cookies to cut out!

  • Shannon M says:

    My favorite is Healthifid Turtle Cheesecake and I am adding pumpkin bread pudding and the Keto fudge after tasting it last night! Thank you Maria!

  • Aubrey says:

    I love trifle! I am excited to make it healthy this year! I’m going to do a coconut flour angel food cake, homemade jello and pudding and homemade toffee to go on top! It’ll be a process, but so worth it! Thank you for all the amazing recipes and stories 🙂

  • Sonia says:

    Oh I so want to try these!

  • Anna says:

    I am about to do the health assessment. I’m a little overwhelmed, but not at all discouraged. I guess more excited. Can’t wait to see what keto will do for my health, energy, and body.

  • Debbie says:

    Snowball cookies! OR anything with chocolate in it!

  • My favorite treat is your “gingerbread” cookies! Can’t wait to make them!

  • Debbie Meissner says:

    I have made your cheesecake for the last two Christmas’s. I am going to try the spiced nuts, candied walnuts, primal poppers, french dip sandwiches, and orange cranberry cake, from your slow cooker recipe book. I am hosting this year, so will see how everyone likes these.

    • sam says:

      Orange cranberry cake?! How did I miss that? (Running to grab the book from my shelf….!!!!) So glad you mentioned that!

  • Erin says:

    I would love to eat some Pumpkin Pie for Christmas, but alas I have not had any in years.

  • lisa carswell says:

    Favorite is Deviled “Angel” eggs

  • Brandy says:

    I love shortbread cookies!

  • Karen says:

    My favorite holiday sweet is my Mom’s peanut butter fudge! Would like to make Maria’s keto adapted fudge!

  • Pam says:

    My favorite has been chocolate turtles. I need to find a new one this year.

  • Jenny says:

    Healthified cinnamon rolls!

  • ywelsh says:

    My favorite Christmas treat has to be the special goodies associated with the holiday: the truffles, mini cheesecakes, nuts and cookies. It is hard to pick just one. I usually make an assortment of these and give them to my friends and neighbors on Christmas Eve. Sharing my homemade goodies is an important part of Christmas giving for me.

  • Katie Jan says:

    I’m in! Love ChocoPerfection Bars!

  • Maria says:

    Eggnog! I love eggnog…. now I’ve got to go make some more 🙂

  • jean says:

    My favorite Christmas treats are Italian pastries.

  • Amanda says:

    my favorite christmas treat is chocolate glazed donuts! but my favorite family treat is a nutroll my great grandma used to make, it’s a sweet bread with a walnut filling, I have to try to figure out how to make this without the flour. any ideas how to make a sweet dough that could be rolled out flat, then rolled like a jelly roll with that yummy walnut filling?

  • Heather says:

    ChocoPerfection Bars! Yum!

  • Thomas says:

    Cinnamon rolls.

  • April says:

    A delicious buche de noel. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I started Keto about 2 years ago after meeting Gary Taubes, author of why we get fat at my university. It worked really well and I was in the best shape of my life. About 8 months ago I got a bit off track and started gaining weight and experiencing lots of problems with GERD and bloating. I discovered Maria’s site about 3 months ago through Pinterest. I have been eating like a king! Everything I have made has been delicious, the products are great, and best of all I feel amazing. I lost the weight I had gained back, I am no longer having cravings or feeling weak, and best of all, my stomach issues are gone and I no longer need yo take the super expensive Nexium! Thank you Maria— I am a fan! My dad is an leading Alzheimer’s researcher and advocate of ketosis as a method of treatment. I turned my family onto your site and they are excited to recreate your low carb dishes 🙂

  • Dita MacDonald says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is a recipe I converted to LC/SF called “Irish Bread”. It is a spice nut raisen bread. I am happy I can eat it now. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Ps my favorite Christmas treat are Mexican wedding cookies or Polvorones as my family calls them. On my way! I’m working on a coconut flour version based off your conversion guide.

  • Mary says:

    Mexican wedding cookies are my favorite thing ever

  • Kim says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is anything with chocolate and peppermint!

  • Suzanne says:

    Now that I am keto adapted , my favorite Christmas treat is anything that is good for me.. I like to celebrate by being the healthiest I can , instead of being toxic. Its the best gift I can give my self at Christmas and thru-out the year.. Of course this involves a lot of your goodies.

  • Kim says:

    Love, Love EggNog!!

  • Teresa D says:

    I am so excited to start my 30-day meal plan on Monday (after I get all the necessary groceries) and I look forward to working with you, Maria! Thanks for hosting the awesome get-together last night. Yay for healthified goodness!

    • Teresa D says:

      Sorry, my favorite Christmas treat is Peanut Butter Balls, so I will have to find a healthified version of it. I did try the Keto fudge last night and it was awesome, so maybe that is my new “go-to”!

  • Sheri says:

    Pumpkin pie. I’ve been making a great sugar free, almond flour crust for the past few years. Yum!

  • Maria says:

    My son and I love decorating and eating gingerbread men. Love your website!

  • elaina says:

    used to make zeppole but haven’t been able to work out the exchange of flour so now really ike the deviled egg sides!!!

  • becki says:

    Peppermint cheesecake! Yum

  • Linda says:

    I have been Paleo since labor day and have lost some weight, but tomorrow I start Keto- Adaptive. I already like Keto-fudge, though. I can’t think of traditional Christmas treats at this point.

  • Penny says:

    My favorite Christmas treats are the yummy fudge and shortbread sugar cookies from my Grammy Smith’s recipes.

  • Holly says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is peppermint bark ice cream!!

  • Rosieg says:

    my favorite Christmas treat are to make candy cane twist cookies

  • Lissa says:


  • sam says:

    Favorite Maria “must have” Christmas treat is Gingersnaps. At Christmas time there simply has to be the fragrance of ginger, cloves and cinnamon in the air! But I’m finding a lot of recipes listed here that I have missed….gonna have to fix that!

    We would like to enter the Chocoperfection giveaway. But we do not do Facebook; not sure is we qualify.

  • Caroline says:

    Our favorite is Maria’s Raspberry Cheesecake made with raspberry chocoperfection bars!! YUM!! I need to win so I can make it again!

  • Jessica says:

    My favorite holiday treat is cheesecake, which, thankfully is easy to make grain and sugar-free.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Probably not what you would expect, but home-made chex mix is my absolute favorite treat at Christmas. So bad for me…tastes so good.

  • Ann says:

    My fav is shortbread or fruitcake. This chocolate is VERY good…….. just received some in the mail for the 1st time.

  • Paulette says:

    I like the recipes I have tried so far–cinnabuns and brownies.

  • Lochlan says:

    My favorite holiday treat is ginger snaps. Lovely fragrance while cooking and satisfying taste when eating!

  • Angela says:

    Healthified pumkin cheesecake is my favorite holiday treat

  • Favourite Christmas Treat is the Yule log! Trying to make a low carb version of it….

  • Sally says:

    Before I went refined sugar-free, English toffee was my fav!

  • Jen S says:


  • Maggie says:

    I love gingerbread cookies!!

  • Anna Caldwell says:

    My favorite holiday treat is the Dutch Christmas Wreath. It is a flaky pastry filled with almond paste. I’m thinking the filling should be pretty simple to Maria-fy using Swerve instead of sugar but the crust!!!!???????? I don’t have a clue where to start. It is very light and flaky, kind of like FILO dough.

  • Candace says:

    I love anything cranberry!

  • RubenSr. says:

    Get in my tummy Mr. ChocoPerfection bars!

  • Jansprout says:

    I love Russian Teacake Cookies! Do you have a keto version?

  • Tina Manniello says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is by far chocolate hazelnut candies

  • Susan Nishimura says:

    Cut out cookies are my favorite and this year I’m making them gluten free!

  • Beverly says:

    Mexican wedding cakes . . . but I found your Pecan Cookie recipe and think I will give that a try as a replacement. I am only missing the confectioners sugar Swerve but I think I can make a version of it by blending granular Swerve.

  • Tiare says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is Gingerbread.

  • Wafa says:

    I love dark chocolate bark.

  • kerri says:

    Christmas morning was always eggs with kielbasa….

  • Melissa says:


  • Terry Schultz says:

    Favorite holiday treats would be anything pumpkin, LC cheesecake, and any goodies with cinnamon.

  • Linda says:

    My favorite Christmas Treat used to be anything sweet. Now it is anything Maria.

  • Laura says:

    Chocoperfection cookies! Yum yum

  • Robin says:

    Simple buttery shortbread!!

  • Michelle says:

    I live for fudge and chocolate covered anything, Cherry’s, nuts, pretzels..

  • Tami says:

    Tried your sugar cut out cookies this week. YUMMMMMMM!!!! Thanks so much for all you do. Merry Christmas.

  • Sharon Looper says:

    Pecan pie is my absolute favorite!

  • Andrea Haney says:

    Persimmon pudding with whipped cream!

  • Debra Schramm says:

    Peppermint bark is my favorite holiday treat.

  • Mindy says:

    I haven’t seen these chocolate bars locally, would love to win some.. I would like to make cookies with it!

  • Susan Broughton says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is a candy cane. I always liked peppermint and the candy cane is the best way to eat it.

  • Judy says:

    Anything eggnog…

  • Jeanie says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is fudge. Can’t wait to try Maria’s keto fudge recipe!

  • Ana says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is buckeyes. yum!!!!

  • Sandy says:

    Buttermilk pie!

  • Kristin says:

    I love the mint ChocoPerfection bars.

  • Kris in Alaska says:

    Anything chocolate!

  • emily says:

    Homemade cinnamon rolls – Haven’t tried healthified ones yet, will probably work that in this year.

  • gina says:

    I love gingerbread cookies.

  • Nicole says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is pudding with hard sauce!

  • Jamie H. says:

    My favorite Christmas treats are pecan pie and chocolate peanut butter fudge…..healthified of course!!

  • my fave is cinnamon rolls:)

  • Tami says:

    My favorite Xmas treat is See’s candy Toffeettes.

  • crista says:

    my favourite christmas treat is cookies – but I don’t really like eating them. I LOVE baking them and just tasting while I bake a little bit with my family. I like to bake every day of christmas but i haven’t this year as I’ve been traveling. I’m finally home and will be making a version of your christmas cutouts (must experiment as I’m allergic to all nuts including almonds!)

  • Heidi says:

    Anything and everything especially with chocolate!

  • Linda DeLano says:

    chocolate covered cherry cookies

  • Kathy says:

    My favourite Christmas treat is flourless, sugar free chocolate torte. It is actually my favourite dessert all year!

  • Alicia says:

    would really love to try this chocolate! I have been making my own and it is a very labour intensive process. and not always successful. heat it to the wrong temp and you are done!!!

  • Bridget says:

    homemade caramels

  • zosia says:

    My favourite Christmas dish: Polish-made Greek-style fish salad. Delicious.

  • Melissa says:

    My favorite holiday treat is FUDGE!!! 🙂

  • Js says:

    Wonderful to have healthy chocolate, not just candy!

  • Sarah says:

    My favorite healthy Christmas treat is cheesecake! 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    So hard to pick just one!! Carmels, fudge, peanut butter balls, chex mix…O MY!

  • Kay N. says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is bacon wrapped water chestnuts!

  • Janna says:

    My fav. Christmas treats are my MIL’s sugar cookie cut-outs. YUM! I told myself I’m only going to eat one this year. I wonder if that’s going to happen?!

  • Dyanne Spease says:

    Pumpkin pie!!

  • Mary R says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is healthified cheesecake.

  • Dawn says:

    My favorite Christmas recipe is frosted sugar cookies… 🙂

  • 1956okie says:

    Fudge…that original Fantasy Fudge recipe from the back of the marshmallow crème jar. Have to be VERY careful with it!

  • Olya says:

    Lemon curd over pop overs with a little bit of sugar free maple syrup: divine!

  • TKarpen says:

    Maria. I really want to purchase your cook books after reading your latest keto adapted. But I am wondering if the recipes give options for dairy free, egg free/substitute. I also am sensitive to almonds. So I don’t want to get the books and not be able to make the recipes. I am especially interested in the slow cooker book and the desserts book. Would appreciate some insight before I purchase. Thanks.

  • MIchelle L. says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is sweet potato cobbler which is my M-I-L’s specialty and I canno longer have it because it is not gluten free.

  • Jaylene says:

    My fave christmas treat is hot chocolate with whipped cream!

  • Linda says:

    Chocolate raspberry is my favorite treat. Anything chocolate raspberry!

  • Mandy says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is apple pie.

  • Valerie says:

    We are loving the Keto recipes!

  • Jennifer says:

    Pumpkin pie

  • Sharron Timmins says:

    Holy Jumping – I am spending SO much time here, reading all of Maria’s fabulous recipes and tips, and all the treats people are saying are their ‘favs’. I have too many to list here, but am forbidden to get through a Christmas without making at least one batch of Almond Rocca!! LOL Considering it’s mostly toasted almonds, chocolate, butter – and the not-so-good ingredients like white sugar and a wee bit of corn syrup, I figure there must surely be a ‘healthified’ way with a sugar substitute…though not certain about what would substitute for the corn syrup? Whatever it is, has to reach the ‘hard ball’ candy stage as the rocca turns into hard candy.

    It’s ten days to turkey time, folks!! 🙂

  • Heather says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is chocolate nut brittle or toffee!

  • Stephanie says:

    Pumpkin chiffon pie!

  • Deanna says:

    My mother’s chocolate chessecake w/cherries and chocolate curls. Ya…..

  • Holly says:

    Pumpkin Pie & Frosted Sugar Cookies 🙂

  • Joleen says:

    My newest favorite holiday treat is Maria’s Keto Fudge! Oh My!!!

  • Patrica says:

    I’m starting soon on this program and i can’t wait to feel normal. I’ve been struggling with to much testosterone and every two week i grow beard on my face. i hope changing to this life style makes this problem go away. I’ve this for to many years!

  • Patrica says:

    Carmel pound cake…..my greatest weakness.

  • Vera K says:

    My favorite holiday treat is gingerbread cookies.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Eggnog & Christmas cookies. Can’t wait to try your “healthified” cut out cookies. My family is anxiously awaiting my Christmas baking to begin. I’m obviously VERY behind with my baking this year!!! Thanks for the chance to win :0)

  • Chris says:

    My favorite Christmas candy is homemade “Mounds bars”. I love the combo of chocolate and coconut. Would like to try to make them sugar free, since I don’t eat sugar anymore. Love you website, thank you for all that you do.

  • Matt says:

    Now that the loaf of Amazing bread that I made yesterday is over half gone I suppose it’s time to make a new one. This from a family with two picky eaters and a skeptical wife! (I love being right!) I’ve now been put in charge of the gluten free foods for my wife’s family Christmas celebration and the ONE thing I’ve asked for so far is one (or more) of your books. I hope I get that present early! Thanks Maria and Craig!

  • Kim says:

    Our family has always made such a large assortment of cookies, candies, fudge and other treats that it is hard to pick just one. Truffles are always a winner though…

  • Christina says:

    Reading Keto Adapted for the second time!

  • Maureen says:

    Hi Maria, Thanks for all you do! My favorite Christmas recipe is your Christmas cookie recipe. The one rolled in nuts and then sliced and baked. My family loves it. They asked for it at Thanksgiving and for Christmas this year! Love Chocoperfection too!

  • Stephanie says:

    Homemade english toffee!! (my husband’s family makes it ever Xmas)

  • Katie says:

    I love sugar cookies!

  • AmyLou says:

    My favorite holiday treats are toffee and anything else with chocolate in it! These ChocoPerfection bars would definitely be wonderful.

    Has anyone successfully made toffee with Swerve, erithrytol, or xylitol?

  • My favorite Christmas treat is anything chocolate.

  • Yvonne says:


    My favorite Xmas treat is real eggnog, and a piece of dark chocolate cake of any kind!

  • Deb says:

    SF Mini cheesecakes with chocolate raspberry sauce topping. Would love the ease of using the raspberry ChocoPerfection bars 🙂

  • Heidi says:

    The best holiday treat? Still fitting in my jeans on January 2nd! Love your recipes 😀

  • Connie Lesley says:

    Anything pumpkin or peanut butter fudge

  • Emily D. says:

    I love your blog!

  • Amy says:


  • Ann Huseby says:

    Mmmm – English Toffee and truffles are yummy! A savory treat is the bruschetta that my niece makes every year.

  • Sharon B. says:

    My favorite Christmas “consumable” is anything with chocolate! With these ChocoPerfection Bars, I could make them healthier.

  • Angie says:

    I’ve always wanted to try the chocoperfection bars. I would use them for cookies, pies, ice cream anything sweet.

  • Relizabeth says:

    homemade almondmilk eggnog

  • Keri B. says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is cheesecake!

  • ann says:

    my favorite treat is healthified pumpkin pie.

  • Kristin says:

    Pecan Pie and cream brûlée are my all time favorites. But anything chocolate works as well!

  • Allison Jenkins says:

    my favorite Christmas treat is pecan pie!

  • Meredith says:

    Chocolate chip cookies

  • Regan says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is hot out of the oven healthy cinnamon rolls.

  • vera says:

    I love anything that has chocolate in it.

  • Pamela Smith says:

    seriously, the favorite around here is the chocolate bars, we have found them at one store in our area, believe it or not its a feed lot that just has them on their counter. Its always fun to go get our chickens feed because we end up with a special treat too!

  • Audra says:

    Anything chocolate is what I love, especially truffles & fudge.

  • Kerry says:

    Martha Washington candies!

  • Eva says:

    Egg nog

  • Kelly Gentz says:

    Favorite treat, hmmm…Christmas cookies usually get me.

  • JAMIE says:

    Merry Christmas! My favorite Christmas treat is Bûche de Noël!

  • Randee says:

    Christmas Cookies

  • Alana says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is a tie between your zucchini crisp and keto fudge. Both are Absolutely delicious!

  • Jalynn Patterson says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is pie!

  • Beckie says:

    My favorite holiday treats are eggnog and snickerdoodles.

  • Claudette Melanson says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is cinnamon rolls…this year made with swerve and almond flour

  • Mimi says:

    Id love to win these chocoperfection bars but I do not participate in Facebook. Any possibility for those of us who don’t do Facebook to win? Our family loves many recipes from your Sweets cookbook. My personal Christmas. Favorite is cut out cookies. I’ve been wheat free and sugar free for about 8 months and loving this way of eating.

  • Deborah says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is the Oreo balls.

  • lori says:

    I love your keto fudge and any of the cheesecakes!! I wish Swerve confectioners sugar wasn’t sold out so I could try your cutout cookies!

  • CharlotB says:

    Your posts are always helpful.

  • Jen says:

    I love rice pudding..warm with cinnamon and I also love chocolate creeps with whipped cream!!!

  • Dana says:

    Anything with chocolate! Reading Keto-Adapted now, and bought a second copy for my brother who has MS. Big changes coming – very excited! Thanks Maria!

  • carrie botts says:

    My favorite treats are probably frosted sugar cookies! So glad I can make some healthy ones now for my girls and I!

  • Mary says:

    Favorite Christmas treat? My mom used to make a banana pudding for Christmas only. Never got it until then because she made the pudding on the stove and with those vanilla cookies, sliced bananas and whipped cream on top? YUM! The pudding would still be warm as she poured it onto the layer of cookies and bananas. It would soak into the cookies! Oh YUM!! Wish there was a low-carb, gluten free option of this!

  • Linda says:

    I want to try chocoperfection!

  • Stacey says:

    Fudge – any kind!!

  • shewonnah says:

    mmmmm chocolate. i would sooooo love to have these

  • Carol says:

    My Mom used to make a batch of popcorn and drizzle fudge all over it. I loved the sweet and salty together.

  • Donna Poole says:

    I’m one of those rare people that enjoys a good fruitcake. Since deciding to go grain free I’ll have to search out a recipe. These chocolates do sound good though!

  • Sheridan says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is Moose Turd cookies (aka peanut butter blossoms, yes, I’m classy!). Will have to try your peanut butter cookies with ChocoPerfection chunks. 🙂

  • Terri Lewis says:

    My all time favorite Christmas treat has always fudge. Now I make a ‘faux’ fudge out of unsweetened chocolate, swerve and cream. Yummy!

  • GingerW says:

    My favorite? Peppermint ice cream or my mom’s butter brickle bars. Neither one are low carb, sigh. My biggest treat would be becoming pain free though

  • Susan says:

    fudge so now i’m making fat bombs instead

  • Tammy Thomas says:

    my favorite christmas treat used to be caramels…..and sugar cookies…see a sugary theme here, lol

  • Amy says:

    Coconut butter choc fudge!! Healthified, of course!

  • Debra Wallin says:

    Favorite is pie, any kind!

  • Dyanne Spease says:

    My latest is chocolate covered beef bacon. I use choco perfection. Totally awesome!!

  • Lorraine says:

    Favorite treat has to be keto fudge

  • Anita says:

    My favorite Christmas treats have always been cookies! 🙂

  • Michele says:

    My favorite Christmas dessert is a pumpkin roll! I’m sure there has to be a way to make it healthy

  • Mirinda says:

    My fave Christmas treat is cookies- especially almond wedding cookies!

  • Shelly says:

    My favorite Christmas treats are all the cookies, and the fudge my grandmother used to make. I have healthified some of the recipes but not all of them.

  • Paula says:

    Peanut butter balls! Yummy

  • Jojo says:

    I love chocolate and If I can have a chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate, chocolate truffles with a healthier chocolate I would really love it 🙂 yummy I love chocolate 😉

  • Julie K. says:

    anything with peanut butter and chocolate…..but that’s true all year round!

  • Joni Owada says:

    We love homemade cinnamon rolls!

  • Donna says:

    Scrumptious Scones!!

  • Mary says:

    Almond Flour Spritz cookies – delicious!

  • loyri halliburton says:

    Almond butter cookies

  • Alisha says:

    We love cookie cakes!

  • Jeanna Temple says:

    I’m pretty simple, I love the boxes of Hershey’s pots of gold 🙂 Or my late Granny’s maraschino cherry divinity…omg the best Christmas candy ever!!!! 🙂

  • Sarah says:

    Hmmm…..What a tuff one…lol….I would have to say my favorite holiday treat would have to be William Davis’s ( Wheat Belly) Peanut Butter Pie….Best Pie, hands down….:)

  • Lynn Addis says:

    Fudge!! (Now it’s Keto-fudge!)

  • Diane says:


  • Karen says:

    I’m making your Pumpkin Pie recipe again. It was so good for Thanksgiving, I went back for seconds the next day and it was all gone! My husband apparently liked it too!

  • Theresa says:

    I realize that it is not what you meant, but my favorite “treat” is being able to spend time with family.

  • Georgia Keesler says:

    Homemade cream cheese olive/red pepper spread….served with fresh veggies (bell pepper, baby carrots, celery, etc.)

  • Debra Schramm says:

    Peppermint bark is my favorite Christmas treat.

  • KJ says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is fudge.

  • Cathy Griffice says:

    New Favorite treat is Chocolate coconut tart from new Wheat Belly Cookbook….

  • Melissa Estain says:

    Peanut brittle! Delicious! Can you healthify that? 🙂

  • Maxine says:

    Pecan lady fingers

  • Terri says:

    Almond bark

  • Linda says:


  • Elaine says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is my mom’s mexican wedding cakes-they just melt in your mouth.

  • Krista says:

    I’ve always loved my sisters homemade truffles. Would love to be able to make some that I can have again with this chocolate!

  • Teresa says:

    We love the chesse it crackers

  • Deanna S says:

    Chocolate covered cherries….

  • Lynda R says:

    Small chunks of very dark chocolate wrapped in cream cheese

  • Tasha says:

    I love Oreo balls… wish there was a healthier version.

  • Maile says:

    Gotta be Haupia cake

  • Donna says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is the Peanut Butter Cup Candies in shapes of trees

  • RubenSr. says:

    Cheesecake made with CocoaPerfection is the best. RubenSr.

  • Carrie says:


  • Terrie says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is chocolate covered toffee.

  • Lynn F. says:

    My fave Christmas treat (besides the sweetest kisses ever from g-babes) is Lindt white chocolate truffles. Unfortunately, they do not make a low carb truffle so .. that sweet treat is out. It would be great to find a nice alternative to have once per week. After all, eating cleaner and healthier is now the way I plan to eat .. for life. That means an occasional treat that will not harm me is something I would really love to find. 🙂

  • Angela says:

    We love brie for Christmas… and cinnamon rolls! I am new to this keto world and excited to try your recipe for cinnamon rolls, Maria. I just made your tortillas last night so we could have REAL tacos (instead of in a bowl) and they turned out GREAT once I got the hang of transferring them to the pan! They held together so nicely too – awesome to have a taco again! Thanks so much for sharing knowledge with others – we wouldn’t know how to do this successfully without your help. I’ve read a couple of your books so far and am enjoying exploring your recipes! Anyway, just wanted you to know you’re appreciated. Thanks again!

  • Barbara says:

    My favorite Christmas treat is anything with chocolate. just ordered my first box of ChocoPerfection..yum can’t wait. Keto is the best.

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