Christmas is still a few days away, but I’m already feeling like I’ve indulged in a few too many holiday sweets. There’s just something about the holidays though that makes me want to do more baking… and keep indulging! Thankfully, I now have just the resource to provide me with some sweet recipes that aren’t going to give me a sugar high… and crash.
Our very own contributor Katie Kimball, has written a new eBook called Smart Sweets, a cookbook full of desserts that are healthier than your standard sweet. I always find that it helps to indulge a bit rather than restrict all goodies and then end up binging later (or is that just me?).
In Katie’s own words, she wrote this book because, well, desserts are fun. “I say it’s better to indulge in a wiser dessert than fall completely off the wagon and cavort with Sara Lee or Betty Crocker,” she says. Amen, sister.
Read on to learn more about Smart Sweets and see how you can win a copy.
Forget just the benefit of being healthy, Katie’s dessert lineup appears downright sinful–there are so many delicious-sounding recipes I can’t wait to try. I love how she always comments on her recipes with pointers, tips and variations, too.
It sure looks like most if not all of these recipes would please the not-so-health-conscious crowd as well, which is always a plus.
Just today I whipped up a batch of her Peanut Butter Kisses (pictured at top of post). Not only were they easy to make but these are a great, raw treat that I’d be happy to give my kids when they’re on the lookout for something sweet.
I added some grain-sweetened chocolate chips to them, because I can’t resist a peanut-butter-and-chocolate combo, and they were delicious! The grain-sweetened chocolate chips taste, well, grain-sweetened but mixed into the PB Kisses, I could hardly tell the difference– honestly!
Katie has generously offered to give three lucky Simple Organic readers a copy of Smart Sweets.
How to enter:
1. Mandatory: Leave a comment telling us your guilty pleasure when it comes to desserts.
2. Optional Extra Entry: Check out the table of contents and choose the recipe that interests you the most (leave a comment her telling us).
Disclaimer: I received this eBook free to review and am an affiliate, so any of your purchases via this post will support my work here at Simple Organic.
Giveaway ends Friday, December 23rd, at midnight PST. Good luck, and happy baking! If you’d like to get baking right away, Katie is offering a discount code for SO readers. Simple enter Organic25 for 25% off the book (expiring on 1/4/2012) at checkout.