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Dandelion Tea Donuts With Chocolate Frosting
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Strawberry Milk
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Chunky Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
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Sugar Free Apple Muffins
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Diet Coke Brownies
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Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
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How to Make Mint Tea
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Sugar Puff Cookies
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Christmas Cookies to Make With Kids
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GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cookies
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Cinnamon Sugar Pistachios
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Easy Cinnamon Rolls
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Peanut Butter Christmas Sugar Cookies
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Moist Banana Muffins Recipe Made With Yogurt
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No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie Recipe
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Vegan Pudding
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SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe
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Halloween Chocolate Spiderwebs Bread
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Easy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
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Homemade Pumpkin Fudge

Dandelion Tea Donuts With Chocolate Frosting

Dandelion Tea Donuts With Chocolate Frosting recipe.  Dandelion tea is filled with healthy benefits so enjoy these donuts for breakfast or dessert.  Includes a dairy free donut recipe too. 

Dandelion Tea Donuts

Dandelion Tea Donuts With Chocolate Frosting recipe.  Dandelion tea is filled with healthy benefits so enjoy these donuts for breakfast or dessert.  Includes a dairy free donut recipe too. 

Maybe this blog should be called Brooklyn Donut Girl.   If you haven’t noticed I’m a bit donut obsessed lately…

What else am I obsessed with? Tea.  The craze started when I was elementary school and my mother started to serve me a cup each morning.  Let’s just say it rapidly increased to me declaring a lot of tea whenever I go through a airport.  It’s a strong love. 

Dandelion Tea Donuts With Chocolate Frosting recipe.  Dandelion tea is filled with health benefits so enjoy these donuts for breakfast or dessert.  Includes a dairy free donut recipe too. 

First, let’s talk dandelions. Yeah, I’m talking about those pesky flowers you probably curse under your breath about when you spot them in your garden.  Of if you’re like me, you cut them up, tie a string around them, throw on a garden dress and pretend to have a wedding in the garden.  30 years old and forever a flower girl.    

Dandelion Recipe

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Strawberry Milk

Natural homemade recipe for Nesquik Strawberry Milk using fresh strawberries.  This milk is easy to make, and much more healthy than the store bought version!  Also includes vegan strawberry milk option. 

Strawberry Milk Recipe

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Chunky Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

CHUNKY Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies is an easy homemade from scratch recipe.  These are one of my most requested cookies to bake for my family and is always sold out at bake sales! 

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.   Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies are the key to my cookie loving heart.  The cookies rise beautifully giving them a chunky style that you can sink your teeth into. There’s chocolate chips melted inside along with the taste of peanut butter in every bite.  

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

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Sugar Free Apple Muffins

Sugar Free Apple Muffins Recipe! They are only 48 calories a piece!  These easy to make healthy muffins are perfect for apple picking season!  I love them to work for breakfast or a afternoon snack! Makes 20 mini muffins.

Sugar Free MuffinsHealthy Sugar Free Muffins

I am taking a break from sugar right now and I have to tell you, it’s hard.   Everything has sugar in it!  Or if you go to the grocery store and read the labels, it seems like nearly everything does, even food that you wouldn’t have guessed.

 English muffins? Sugar.  Those delicious “natural” raspberry preserves? So much sugar!  Multigrain bread? Sugar.  Spaghetti Sauce? Sugar (make your own!).   Granola and Crackers? Sugar.  It’s in everything! 

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Diet Coke Brownies

Easy to make Diet Coke Brownies recipe that only requires 3 ingredients. These chocolate brownies are so fudgy!

Diet Coke Brownies

I made these brownies over the weekend and they were a giant hit.  We’re talking fighting over crumbs.  We’re talking pushing and shoving in the kitchen (but softly). We’re talking every woman and man for themselves.  Can you believe that such brownie grabbing would be caused by 3 simple ingredients?

Diet Coke Brownies

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Super soft vegan peanut butter cookies recipe!  This easy 1 bowl recipe makes 18 cookies, each at 150 calories, making them a guilt free dessert!  Cookies are ready in 12 minutes!  Gluten free option available. 

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are so soft, tasty, and can you believe they’re vegan?  That’s right!  There is no milk or butter in these cookies!  

I’ve been trying to stick with a dairy free diet, and with recipes like dairy free mashed potatoes and vegan pancakes, it makes it easier.  But what I’m craving is a handful of cookies! More specifically, peanut butter cookies!    

So I grabbed my apron and 1 bowl (yeah, it’s a 1 bowl recipe!) and set out to make some vegan peanut butter cookies!  Verdict?  YUM YUM YUM! 

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How to Make Mint Tea

DIRECTIONS on How to Dry Mint Leaves for Mint Tea! These DIY How to Make Mint Tea instructions shows how easy it is to dry mint leaves so you can make your own homemade mint tea. I store this dried mint tea for months so I can enjoy the health benefits year round!

How to Make Mint Tea

How to Make Mint Tea

I start everyday with a cup of tea. Do you?

It can be warm or cold, it doesn’t really matter. Most green and black teas have enough caffeine for that morning boost. My morning always starts with a yawn. Then I waddle out of the bedroom with my comfiest bed shirt on and make myself a cup of tea.

I then continue to have a few cups of tea throughout the day.  The kind of tea depends on the season and my mood.  In Winter I might start with English Breakfast or Earl Grey.   In  the Spring it’s all about Green Jasmine.  A nice spiced tea is great for autumn.

Homemade Mint Tea

But the Summer is dedicated to Mint tea.   And drying mint is so easy!

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Sugar Puff Cookies

Recipe for easy to make Sugar Puff Cookies. These cookies are so soft and light!  These are one of my family’s favorite Christmas cookies!

These cookies taste like clouds because they are that light and fluffy.   You will throw one in your mouth and it will melt away with sweet flavor.  Oh these cookies guys.
Recipe for easy to make Sugar Puff Cookies. These cookies are so soft and light!  These are one of my family's favorite Christmas cookies!

Soft Sugar Puff Cookies

These cookies taste like if a sugar cookie got cozy with a butter cookie.  They have the taste of a sugar cookie, but the melt away in your mouth affect that a butter cookie has.  To me this is pretty much a match made in cookie heaven.

 

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Christmas Cookies to Make With Kids

Easy to make Christmas Cookies to make with kids!  This classic sugar cookies recipe only has 6 ingredients. I loved baking them with my 1 year old daughter! 

Do you know what memory I hold most dear when I look back at my childhood?  It’s baking sugar cookies around Christmas time with my Mom.  We poured flour all over the kitchen table, the oven was on full blast, and Mom had this beautiful wooden rolling pin (which now lives in my kitchen!).   

Christmas Cookies to Make With Kids

With a 1 year old, I decided it was never too early to start creating baking memories so we decided to bake some Christmas cookies.

Christmas Cookies To Make With Kids

Yes, that’s right.  You can bake with a 1 year old.   My advise? Take a deep breath and go with the flow.  Yes, there will be spills.  Yes,  there might be egg shells in the batter.  Yes, she might wear the bowl on her head.  But all of that is ok.   

Easy to make Christmas Cookies to make with kids!  This classic sugar cookies recipe only has 6 ingredients. I loved baking them with my 1 year old daughter! 

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GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cookies

GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio​ ​​Cookies​ are the BEST for CHRISTMAS baking! This easy gluten-free recipe makes 48 spiced pistachio cookies that are dipped in melted white chocolate! They are made with almond flour and teff flour, making a perfectly formed cookie! They are one of my favorite Christmas cookies, perfect for family eating and holiday gifts!

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

These Gluten-Free​ ​White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio​ ​​Cookies​ need to become a must-have on your holiday baking list! I made them last weekend and they were gone by Monday morning!  They have the taste of a spiced cookie but they’re dipped in white chocolate adding a touch of sweetness to every bite!   Add some festive sprinkles on each one and you have some of the prettiest cookies you’ll bake all season long!

GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio​ ​​Cookies​ are the BEST for CHRISTMAS baking! This easy gluten-free recipe makes 48 spiced pistachio cookies that are dipped in melted white chocolate! They are made with almond flour and teff flour, making a perfectly formed cookie! They are one of my favorite Christmas cookies, perfect for family eating and holiday gifts!

Pistachio cookies are one of my favorites, but they’re even more irresistible when you add in cardamom, cinnamon, and allspice to give more of a holiday taste (and smell!) to them.   These cookies are not overly nutty tasting, but just perfect so everyone loves them.  

GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio​ ​​Cookies​ are the BEST for CHRISTMAS baking! This easy gluten-free recipe makes 48 spiced pistachio cookies that are dipped in melted white chocolate! They are made with almond flour and teff flour, making a perfectly formed cookie! They are one of my favorite Christmas cookies, perfect for family eating and holiday gifts!

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Cinnamon Sugar Pistachios

Easy to make Cinnamon Sugar Pistachios recipe!  These are perfect for healthy snacking! I love gifting these in mason jars for the holidays too!

Cinnamon Sugar Pistachios

Pistachios are something of a necessity for the holidays in our house.  As a kid Santa would always leave me a bag of red pistachios in my stocking that I would eat right up with my pistachio red stained fingers.   As a adult I still get pistachios at Christmas time, but now I like adding some cinnamon sugar spice to them.  

There is something about the smell of cinnamon that really gets me in the holiday spirit and has me humming Christmas songs! 

Easy to make Cinnamon Sugar Pistachios is a delicious snack recipe! These are perfect for snacking on year round, especially for the holidays! Read More

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls recipe ready in 12 minutes! Use refrigerated biscuits to make homemade Cinnamon Rolls with a powdered sugar icing that your kids will fall in love with!  These Cinnamon Rolls are quick and delicious – perfect for Saturday morning breakfast.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

On a scale of 1-10 on the yummy scale, these cinnamon roll muffins are a 11.  Watch out, I might fight you for them! 

Easy Cinnamon Rolls recipe ready in 12 minutes! Use refrigerated biscuits to make homemade Cinnamon Rolls with a powdered sugar icing that your kids will fall in love with!  These Cinnamon Rolls are quick and delicious - perfect for Saturday morning breakfast.

One afternoon I was craving cinnamon rolls.  It seemed like everywhere I looked I saw a cinnamon roll on twitter, on the street, in a window, and every time I closed my eyes.   All I wanted was a cinnamon roll, ok maybe I wanted two, but I wanted them quick.

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Peanut Butter Christmas Sugar Cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Christmas Sugar Cookies recipe!  This is a homemade cookie recipe, just like Grandma used to make! These cookies are decorated with sugar sprinkles on top! These are the best cookies for families, cookie exchanges and kids!

Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe

There’s 48 days until Christmas, but who’s counting?  Ok, I am!  To get you in the holiday spirit I wanted to share with you one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes, Peanut Butter Christmas Sugar Cookies.

Easy Peanut Butter Christmas Sugar Cookies recipe! This is a homemade cookie recipe, just like Grandma used to make! These cookies are decorated with sugar sprinkles on top! These are the best cookies for families, cookie exchanges and kids!

These are everything a sugar cookie should be: soft, chewy, melts in your mouth and delicious.  I love soft cookies like my Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies, but I love these even more because they’re made with peanut butter!

To make them fun for the holidays,  I added green sugar sprinkles on top of each one.    These are perfect for serving your family, giving as a gift and of course Santa loves them!  And I mean SANTA really loves them (wink, wink!).

Easy Peanut Butter Christmas Sugar Cookies recipe! This is a homemade cookie recipe, just like Grandma used to make! These cookies are decorated with sugar sprinkles on top! These are the best cookies for families, cookie exchanges and kids!

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Moist Banana Muffins Recipe Made With Yogurt

EASY Moist Banana Muffins Recipe made with yogurt! These healthy muffins only need 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar!   My entire family thinks these are the best muffins for breakfast and dessert!

These banana muffins might be my proudest baking moment this Fall – they’re so soft and delicious!   They’re made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!  The addition of yogurt in the batter makes them moist and tasty.  They have become my favorite breakfast and afternoon snack (to be served with some tea/coffee as an afternoon “pick me up!”).

EASY Moist Banana Muffins Recipe made with yogurt! These healthy muffins only need 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar!   My entire family thinks these are the best muffins for breakfast and dessert!

If you loved my mini banana muffins and mini coffee cake muffins,  then you’re going to love these full size Moist Banana Muffins!

EASY Moist Banana Muffins Recipe made with yogurt! These healthy muffins only need 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar!   My entire family thinks these are the best muffins for breakfast and dessert!

Moist Banana Muffins Recipe

Not only can yogurt be your favorite breakfast food, but did you know you can easily combine it into baking to make baked foods lighter?  That’s right, think moist cakes, cookies and muffins – all good candidates to make with yogurt!    Because these are banana muffins, I used Stonyfield Organic Banilla yogurt which has the perfect combination of banana and vanilla for this dessert!

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No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie Recipe

No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie recipe!  This pie is so easy to make! Ingredients include instant Pudding, Cool Whip, and pumpkin puree.  Try this for Thanksgiving dessert instead of the usual pumpkin pie!

No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie
No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie recipe!  This pie is so easy to make! Ingredients include instant Pudding, Cool Whip, and pumpkin puree.  Try this for Thanksgiving dessert instead of the usual pumpkin pie!

“It’s too early for pumpkin” is one statement you’ll never hear me say; Never ever. It’s always time for pumpkin, always. That’s why I start the day with these Pumpkin Pancakes and end the day with this No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie! Hah.

Because I have so much pumpkin love, we grow pumpkins twice a year. We have a few to harvest in the Summer and a few to pick in Fall.  Fall’s pumpkins are already planted and have started to produce a few flowers.

We planned to have 2 pumpkin plants but somehow we have 10. I say “somehow” because the truth is, this is my doing. I always want more pumpkins so I saved all the seedlings and secretly planted them. Surprise, a rooftop pumpkin patch! A dream comes true (I hope!)

No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie recipe!  This pie is so easy to make! Ingredients include instant Pudding, Cool Whip, and pumpkin puree.  Try this for Thanksgiving dessert instead of the usual pumpkin pie!

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Vegan Pudding

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding recipe. This vegan pudding can be great as delicious healthy desserts or snack! You can also serve this as healthy baby food.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding recipe. This vegan pudding can be great as delicious healthy desserts or snack! You can also serve this as healthy baby food.

Chocolate and pumpkin is a great couple,  aren’t they?

I mentioned on Monday that we just used up our last bag of homemade garden tomato sauce that I froze.  The same goes for pumpkin!   When making this pumpkin pudding, I had to reach for my last bag of frozen pumpkin puree.  

 I’m always a bit sad seeing the last bag gone, but it’s a great feeling knowing all the vegetables get used with love. We just planted our pumpkin seeds last week so already I’m planning for some Summer pumpkins!  Are you guys ready for the pumpkin dance?  Prepare yourself… hopefully, I’ll be dancing with happiness soon!

Lots of people think Pumpkin is only for Fall months but I don’t agree with that. I think Pumpkin is great for the summer months for cool treats.  

Besides this chilled pumpkin pudding, what about pumpkin pretzel fudge or pumpkin milkshakes?  Delicious, right?

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SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe

SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe! It’s one of the easiest slow cooker applesauce recipes that makes delicious homemade sugar free applesauce! Looking for crab apple recipes, then this is great for crab apples but you can use other apples too! I love canning this healthy applesauce recipe to last all Winter long!

Sugar Free Applesauce RecipeSUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe! It’s one of the easiest slow cooker applesauce recipes that makes delicious homemade sugar free applesauce! Looking for crab apple recipes, then this is great for crab apples but you can use other apples too! I love canning this healthy applesauce recipe to last all Winter long!

Because Fall is the best season and I know you’ll be apple picking soon,  I wanted to give you my Slow Cooker Wild Crab Applesauce recipe to enjoy! Apples they say “keep the doctors away”, so why not use this healthy fruit and make yourself a tasty treat to enjoy this and the Falls to follow?

This applesauce recipe will make you want more of it, whether on a crispy toast or on freshly baked muffins.. or just by the spoonful!

SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe! It’s one of the easiest slow cooker applesauce recipes that makes delicious homemade sugar free applesauce! Looking for crab apple recipes, then this is great for crab apples but you can use other apples too! I love canning this healthy applesauce recipe to last all Winter long!

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Halloween Chocolate Spiderwebs Bread

BOO! It’s chocolate bread time! That’s right, not chocolate cake, but chocolate bread! This chocolate bread recipe is so easy to make and chocolaty and creamy made with Nutella! UM YEAH – NOM NOM NOM! Bake this bread in a loaf pan and then cut into slices to decorate with white frosting spider webs! Save this recipe for Halloween!

Chocolate Bread

This chocolate bread recipe is oh so moist and super fudgy, thanks to the 3/4 cup of Nutella we’re adding in.    The chocolate is caused by the cocoa powder that we’re adding in too.   This bread has the same texture of a moist cake, but in bread form.  Everyone loves it!

Chocolate Bread Recipe

The recipe is easy to make and takes 60 minutes to bake. You’ll need a bread loaf pan to bake the batter in.

You’ll add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Those are your dry ingredients.  Don’t they scream Fall flavor too? 

Then you’ll grab 2 ripe bananas, you know those banans that you left go brown. They are PERFECT for this Chocolate Bread! Now mash them up in a bowl, I just use a spoon or fork and mash them.

Now add your softened butter, brown sugar, eggs and Nutella in another bowl. Mix it all up.

Easy Hallloween Desserts: Chocolate bread

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Easy PUMPKIN PIE Milkshake! This easy milkshake recipe uses 1 slice of PUMPKIN PIE to make the BEST tasting pumpkin milkshake! This drink is one of those 4 ingredients desserts, including vanilla ice cream and milk!  It’s a perfect Fall Thanksgiving dessert and a great solution if you have leftover pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Easy PUMPKIN PIE Milkshake! This easy milkshake recipe uses 1 slice of PUMPKIN PIE to make the BEST tasting pumpkin milkshake! This drink is one of those 4 ingredients desserts, including vanilla ice cream and milk!  It’s a perfect Fall Thanksgiving dessert and is a great solution if you have too much pumpkin pie!

You aren’t going to believe this but this pumpkin pie milkshake tastes just like pumpkin pie! In shake form!  It’s so delicious!  Hello, Thanksgiving Desserts!

This past weekend we stopped at a Mom and Pop ice cream shop.  I asked them what flavor milkshakes they had and they responded: “Any type you want.”

SAY WHAT. 

So I (too) excitedly yelled “Pumpkin Pie!”.

Two minutes later, I was skipping back to the car with a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake that only cost $4.  After the first sip, I was in love.  Immediately I knew I had to make this in my own kitchen!

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Homemade Pumpkin Fudge

This Pumpkin Fudge with white chocolate chips and pretzels is a no-bake easy homemade fudge recipe.  The chocolate and pretzels give it a delicious sweet and salty taste! You can make these as good afterschool healthy snacks.

This Pumpkin Fudge with white chocolate chips and pretzels is a no-bake easy homemade fudge recipe.  The chocolate and pretzels give it a delicious sweet and salty taste! You can make these as good afterschool healthy snacks.

Pumpkin Fudge, mmm.

I made this easy homemade fudge recently and it lasted a full day. A full day!  I’m surprised it even lasted more than 3 hours with me in the room.

Easy Homemade Fudge

Salty and sweet are a favorite combination of mine when it comes to sweets! And that’s what you will get in this easy homemade fudge recipe.

This Pumpkin Fudge with white chocolate chips and pretzels is a no-bake easy homemade fudge recipe.  The chocolate and pretzels give it a delicious sweet and salty taste! You can make these as good afterschool healthy snacks.

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