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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars (+ Recipe Video)

These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars are decadence at its finest! Soft, delicious gluten free cookie dough is combined with peanut butter, made into a bar and topped with chocolate and peanut butter combined. They’re no bake, so easy to make, and absolutely yummy!

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These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars are decadence at its finest! Soft, delicious gluten free cookie dough is combined with peanut butter, made into a bar and topped with chocolate and peanut butter combined. They're no bake, so easy to make, and absolutely yummy!

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Okay, hands up if you’ve ever eaten raw cookie dough when you, or someone else, is baking cookie dough? If you didn’t put your hand up, I can only assume you’re lying! Even though we’re told it will give us salmonella, we just can’t resist, it’s so yummy – and hey, you have to check the dough is worth baking into cookies, right? To be honest, the likelihood of getting any kind of food poisoning from raw eggs is very, very low – especially if you’re using fresh eggs. But raw egg is kind of not nice to eat, so edible, eggless cookie dough to the rescue!

These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars are decadence at its finest! Soft, delicious gluten free cookie dough is combined with peanut butter, made into a bar and topped with chocolate and peanut butter combined. They're no bake, so easy to make, and absolutely yummy!

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Nutty Chocolate Gluten Free Granola (+ Video)

This Gluten Free Granola is packed full of five different types of nuts, raw cacao nibs, raisins and peanut butter. It has tonnes of protein from almonds, brazil nuts, pecans, peanuts and hazelnuts and is sweetened with pure maple syrup, this is a breakfast option that will fill you up until lunch time, tastes totally delicious, and is easy and quick to make ahead! It’s also naturally gluten free and vegan (just make sure you’re using gluten-free certified oats, as some oats are processed with wheat). What more could you want from a breakfast? Watch the recipe video now!

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Gluten Free Nutty Chocolate Granola (+ recipe video) - with five types of nuts, peanut butter, raisins and natural sweetener (maple syrup), this gluten free granola is an easy, delicious breakfast that will keep you full until lunch time!

If you follow me on instagram , you may have seen that I started a diet this week (or a “lifestyle change” as my BFF would make me say!) and that diet is Weight Watchers. I did it last year and lost over 30lbs, which was pretty awesome (and my BFF has lost 53lb and counting since September ’16!!). I didn’t get to my goal weight though and I kind of fell off track, and I’ve put about 5lb of that weight back on. Which isn’t really a big deal, I’m not all that unhappy with my weight. However, I do want to eat healthier and not put so much processed crap in my body, and losing a little weight would be nice too!

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Gluten Free Triple Peanut Blondies

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These Gluten Free Triple Peanut Blondies are chock full of delicious peanut goodness, with peanut flour, peanut butter and peanuts in their original form. They’re chewy, moist and absolutely yummy – a peanut lover’s dream! They’re so easy to make, so give them a try today – you won’t be sorry!

Gluten Free Triple Peanut Blondies - Chewy, moist and packed full of delicious peanut goodness. A peanut butter lover's dream come true! - Taking a blondie from the stack

 

Do you ever feel like you’re constantly playing catch up and never on top of your to-do list? That’s pretty much a constant state for me, but lately it seems to be getting worse! Even with some time off work recently and quite a few four day weeks (yay for bank holidays!), I just feel like I never have enough time to get things done for the blog. On top of all the recipe development, baking, photography and writing, there always seems to be something new to add to the list for the behind-the-scenes stuff – I think I need a personal assistant whose only job is to kick me up the butt to get going with these things! Any takers?! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not really complaining, I love doing the blog, it’s just hard to stay on top of everything! I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like this, whether it’s in regards to blogging, work life, home life, all of the above! There’s just never enough  hours in the day, is there?

Gluten Free Triple Peanut Blondies - Chewy, moist and packed full of delicious peanut goodness. A peanut butter lover's dream come true! - Close up of one blondie

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The Best Recipes of 2016

15 of the most popular recipes in 2016!  Delicious cakes, indulgent desserts, scrummy cookies, and amazing cocktails – Giraffes Can Bake had a very tasty year! Here are the 15 recipes you lovely readers loved the most!

Giraffes Can Bake's Best of 2016 - 15 of the most popular recipes in 2016! Delicious cakes, indulgent desserts, scrummy cookies, and amazing cocktails – Giraffes Can Bake had a very tasty year! Here are the 15 recipes you lovely readers loved the most!

2016! What a year! There’s been a lot of ups and downs, but overall it’s been a pretty good year for me. I experimented a lot more with my second love, mixology, and you guys loved it as much as I did – 6 of the most popular recipes this year were cocktails! There will definitely be more to come in 2017, I can’t wait to get mixing! I also learned to bake gluten free, which was a big, and often frustrating, challenge but I mastered it in the end – 5 of the top 15 recipes were gluten free, I’m glad you liked them as much as I did!  Let’s take a look at the 15 recipes you loved the most in 2016, in no particular order…

  1. Gluten Free Cookie Dough Salted Caramel Brownie Bombs

Gluten Free Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs with Salted Caramel - These Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs with Salted Caramel are indulgence on top of decadence! Eggless chocolate chip cookie dough is dipped in salted caramel, then enclosed in chocolate salted caramel brownies, and dipped in chocolate. They're gluten free, so easy to make and absolutely to die for!

These were the first of gluten free baking successes – and it definitely started my 2016 gluten free baking with a delicious bang! They’re egg free cookie dough, dipped in salted caramel, wrapped in brownie and covered in chocolate! Holy awesomeness batman! I mean you can’t go wrong with these little balls of heaven, especially since they’re so easy to make!

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars have a flourless peanut butter cookie base, with a creamy cheesecake loaded with tonnes of peanut butter, and topped with a rich and silky chocolate ganache. These cheesecake bars are so easy to make, and naturally gluten free so no fancy, expensive ingredients are needed! They’re a must try! 

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars - These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars have a flourless peanut butter cookie base, with a creamy cheesecake loaded with tonnes of peanut butter, and topped with a rich and silky chocolate ganache. These cheesecake bars are so easy to make, and naturally gluten free so no fancy, expensive ingredients are needed! They're a must try!

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As a food blogger, I’m constantly trying to think of new recipe ideas to test out, flavour combinations to try and technical bakes to master. I have a long list of ideas on the notes on my phone, which range from fully formed ideas to just two ingredients/flavours I want to try putting together, to everything in between. This long list is probably a pretty good look into how my brain works, but I like to keep it secret, for no real reason, I just do!

As you can imagine, this list never seems to get any shorter, even when ticking off ideas I have tried (whether they end up being successes or failures). Part of the reason for that is because I have a million ideas swirling around my head and only so much time to try them out, and the other part of the reason is things like these Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars - These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars have a flourless peanut butter cookie base, with a creamy cheesecake loaded with tonnes of peanut butter, and topped with a rich and silky chocolate ganache. These cheesecake bars are so easy to make, and naturally gluten free so no fancy, expensive ingredients are needed! They're a must try!

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