Paleo Party Treats

I had a lia sophia jewelry party this past Saturday-they’re so much fun! Awesome ladies, gorgeous jewels, yummy healthy food, and vino. What could be better? I always take these parties as opportunities to try some new tasty finger food recipes-Ala paleo style 🙂

I ended up with Paleo Cookie Dough Truffles, Chili Roasted Pepitas, and a whole smorgasbord of other goodies.

Here are the Paleo Cookie Dough Truffles from Frisky Lemon Nutrition:Paleo Cookie Dough Truffles

I chose to use raw honey. My recipe took 3 1/2 TBSP of coconut flour. My yield was about 45, as I made them just a little more bite size. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to incorporate all ingredients, and it was very convenient. They do soften fairly quickly, so keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve, and continue bringing more out. I chose not to dip them in chocolate as I thought they’d be sweet enough as is-and they were perfect!!! They were a huge hit. What a fabulous recipe (oh, and super easy too!) 🙂

The other recipe I made was Chili Roasted Pepitas. Whether or not seeds are considered “paleo” depends on who you ask. I typically do not eat them, as they’re difficult to digest (that whole external shell to protect the inside fruit thing…). I had purchased some a while back for a specific recipe, and all I could find at the time was a huge bag of them, which have sat in my pantry ever since. I decided to use them up with this recipe from elana’s pantry: Chili Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. I followed the recipe exactly (again, super easy!), and they were so good! I was pleasantly surprised with how light and airy the seeds became after toasting, and they’re a great crunchy, healthier snack to have sitting around instead of crackers or granola.

I also made Dark Chocolate Pistachio Sea Salt Bark from Whole Living (my fave magazine ever). I tried this recipe from the magazine about a year and a half ago, and have been making it ever since. It’s probably one of my most requested recipes. I rub butter on the pan, instead of using cooking spray (yucky), and I don’t measure anything. I melt about 3/4 of a bag of Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips, I sprinkle with lots of shelled pistachios, and grind more sea salt than you’d expect. Salt and chocolate = yum. Another go-to super easy recipe that always gets rave reviews. I’ve also changed up the ingredients with lots of different things, and it’s always been successful, too.

I’d also baked a wedge of brie, and paired it with organic blueberry preserves, and had the usual fresh fruit, crisp vegetables, nut crackers, and it wouldn’t be a party without bacon 🙂