Chocolate Raspberry Crepe Cake

Layers of chocolate crêpes and raspberry whipped cream make a rich and airy dessert that is perfect for sharing and celebrating.  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, followed by Pancake Tuesday, so get your crêpe pan out and enjoy tucking into this sweet-but-not-too-sweet delight of a cake. Do you eat crêpes often?  My kids absolutely love them, and every once in a while I will … Continue reading Chocolate Raspberry Crepe Cake

Chocolate Pomegranate Crepe Bites | Swirls and Spice #glutenfree #grainfree

Chocolate Pomegranate Crepe Bites

For your next special event, try a platter of chocolate crepe bites.  Topped with dazzling pomegranate gems, these bite-sized delights look like packages and are reminsicent of petit-fours. I love crêpes.  And I think petit fours are adorable, but they are nigh impossible to make at home.  My mother and I tried making petit fours once, for a birthday party of mine.  We “nailed it,” in … Continue reading Chocolate Pomegranate Crepe Bites

Gluten-Free Strawberry S'mores | Swirls and Spice

Strawberry S’mores {Gluten Free}

Take some fresh strawberries, your favorite chocolate, and warm fluffy marshmallows.  Then add some Pistachio Almond Blondie Brittle above and beneath.  The result? A swoon-worthy dessert no one will want to miss! While we were visiting friends and family this summer, I had exactly one chance to eat s’mores, but I missed out.  At Grandma’s house in Missouri, certain children roasted and consumed all the marshmallows before I had a … Continue reading Strawberry S’mores {Gluten Free}

Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Graham Crackers

At least once a day I have the feeling that it’s time for something sweet. But the best everyday treats are ones that don’t come loaded with guilt.  Graham crackers are such a treat, and are ever so handy to keep around for snacking and s’more making. Did you know that chocolate graham crackers are unique to the U.S.A.?  I could not find them in … Continue reading Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Graham Crackers

Gluten Free Chocolate Mint S'mores | Swirls and Spice

Chocolate Mint S’mores {Gluten Free Option}

Melted mint chocolate and gooey marshmallow gets squished between chocolate graham crackers to create a treat fit for royalty. I suspected my prince and princesses would love these super simple baked s’mores.  I was right.  They didn’t even notice that the chocolate decadence they were inhaling was gluten free. You don’t have to make your own chocolate graham crackers if you’re in a rush.  However, I was pleasantly surprised by … Continue reading Chocolate Mint S’mores {Gluten Free Option}

Cherry Chocolate Chai Smoothie | Swirls and Spice

Cherry Chocolate Chai Smoothie

Cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger whirl together with the cherries, cocoa and coconut to yield a deliciously satisfying smoothie that’s practically a meal on its own. Now I finally have a workout routine to go along with all the protein smoothies I’ve been enjoying!  After reading about how to raise healthy daughters, I recognized that I need to do a better job of leading by example and … Continue reading Cherry Chocolate Chai Smoothie