Review and Giveaway: Paleo Sweets and Treats

Hi guys, I was so happy to receive a review copy of Heather’s newest book, Paleo Sweets and Treats: Seasonally Inspired Desserts that Let You Have Your Cake and Your Paleo Lifestyle, Too. Heather has a wonderful blog, Multiply Delicious, that I have been following for a while now. She is an amazing person– paleo blogger/cookbook author (paleo celeb!), mom of 2 cuties, wife, and a crossfitter.

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Heather takes you through each season and gives you ideas on how to utilize the seasonal produce. Whether you have a great hometown market or shopping at a grocery store, you will find that shopping seasonally will save you money. Who doesn’t want that?

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Each page is filled with color that compliments each beautifully photographed treat. As you can see from the Table of Contents, the book is well organized, which makes this book easy to navigate.

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I was so zoned in on the seasonal chapters, but there is a whole chapter dedicated to “year round” desserts in here too. These desserts are made with items that you should be able to acquire any month and serve for any occasion.

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You better believe I will be whipping up her S’mores soon… how delicious do these look? That marshmallow… holy moly y’all!

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The cookbook also lists some great resources and has a chapter on how to “stock” a paleo pantry. I will admit, when I made the switch to grain-free, knowing that I had the staples around for some paleo goodies was comforting. Also it makes a HUGE difference in the outcome if you know what brand and type of ingredient, for example almond flour, they used. Things will turn out fluffier and tastier if you use what they recommend πŸ™‚

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Now when I sat down to decide what recipe to try out for y’all, I had the hardest time. For real. They all look amazing, her pictures are just gorgeous. To make this decision easier, I chose one based on the ingredients I had in my pantry. Drum roll please…

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Since I got the book during the fall season, I decided to stick with the fall chapter. I literally had every corner turned down. Among the choices: Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bars, Apple Spiced Cupcakes with “Caramel” Frosting, Butternut Squash Cinnamon Almond Tart… I could go on! But what about something that I hadn’t baked before… like whoopie pies?? I happily started whipping these up, Carrot-Apple Whoopie Pies, to be exact. First time with a whoopie pie and her directions made it so easy. Very clear and easy to understand. *I love the word whoopie!*

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These reminded me of oatmeal cream pies… I loved them growing up (very Southern I know)! The middle was a sweetened cashew mixture. I should’ve been patient and let it set up longer in the fridge, but I just couldn’t wait. I had six sets of cookies waiting to be transformed into whoopie pies and an impatient kitchen manager πŸ™‚

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David and I both loved them and think you will too πŸ˜‰ As for the winter chapter, I have my eye on Molten Orange-Chocolate Lava Cakes and Honey Spiced Orange Cake. Can’t wait!

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I have always been a “sweets eater,” not just a sweet tooth here, a full set of sweet teeth πŸ™‚ So when I transitioned to a paleo lifestyle I knew I had to find grain-free options for all my favorites. Heather offers you staple desserts like cupcakes and brownies, then goes beyond that using all seasonal fruits and veggies to create delicious and nutritious treats. Some people enjoy a paleo lifestyle without sweets, but I can easily admit, I love choosing to include paleo treats.

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And yes, Leo approves of this paleo cookbook πŸ™‚

Heather is so sweet and very generous– she has offered to give one of you a free copy of her cookbook!

How to enter:
1) Like Multiply Delicious and Cookin’ Up Life on Facebook.
2) Comment on this blog post saying you liked them both and what your favorite sweet treat is.

For example, “I have liked both pages and my favorite sweet is Pecan Pie!”

Good luck! Giveaway starts Friday, December 27th at 9:45PM (Central) and ends Saturday January 4th (2014!) at 10AM (Central). All comments posted at after 10AM will not be entered. Only one entry per person πŸ™‚

*A special thanks to everyone that supports my blog. I love interacting with you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. And in person, no link for that πŸ˜‰ I appreciate each of you and love to hear from you!

AffiliateΒ links were included in this post. The links will allow me toΒ receiveΒ a small percentage of sales which helps fund the blog! So use the links to make purchases and know the Cookin’ Up Life team appreciates it… the team being: David the kitchen manager, Leo the editor/approver, and myself the blogger!

40 thoughts on “Review and Giveaway: Paleo Sweets and Treats

  1. Shannon Brady says:

    I love crunchy cookies!

  2. Stacie Patilla says:

    Liked them both! Fave treat is anything with chocolate and PB!

  3. Jordan says:

    I liked both pages! I’m with ya on the whole set of sweet teeth thing. I grew up with a mom who literally cannot cook anything (seriously, she burnt rice lol) but she made a mean coffee cake. That is probably my all time favorite treat. It just has so many memories with it πŸ™‚

  4. Jeanne says:

    I liked both pages, the book looks yummy!! My favorite sweet, brownies!!

  5. Kaylan says:

    I liked both pages, and my favorite treat is strawberry cheesecake!

  6. Tabatha D says:

    Liked both pages and my favorite sweet is pumpkin pie.

  7. Brooke says:

    Liked them both! I LOVE s’mores! They are my favorite childhood treat! I’m so excited to have a paleo version! πŸ™‚

  8. Brenda says:

    Liked both pages…. anything lemon is my favourite

  9. Cathleen says:

    I have liked both pages. My favorite treat is sweet potato pie! Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Candace Holliday says:

    Liked and I love any sort of peanut butter dessert πŸ™‚

  11. Katie Westbrook says:

    I loved the whoopie pies!! :))

  12. april says:

    I like both pages (username april scott) and my favorite sweet treat is vanilla bean crème brulee.

  13. Kathy says:

    I like them both…thank you for giving us so many wonderful recipes and ideas. I have been on Multiply Delish for some time now and looking forward to Cooking UP Life. Thank you so much for your generous offer of a free book if I am chosen. I love anything chocolate…xo

  14. Jeremy Rosen says:

    Liked them both, and ohhhhhhhh man! If there’s a marshmallow recipe I’m in TROUBLE! The s’mores will be a staple in my apartment then, or at least hot cocoa with marshmallows!

  15. Cindy says:

    I liked both pages. Happy to add another you to my feed. πŸ™‚ Right now I can’t get enough dark chocolate!

  16. What a great giveaway! I liked both pages. I love any type of cookie.

  17. Kelli Dornblaser says:

    I liked both pages. I love sweet, crunchy treats. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  18. Tammy Bouchard-Dube says:

    Liked both pages and ready to do this for me and my family! Love trying different kinds of spices for muffins!

  19. Tianna says:

    I liked both pages and my favorite sweet is whipped cream with berries!

  20. Lynette says:

    Liked them both. I am such a sucker for fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookies.

  21. stacie s. says:

    I liked both pages. My fave sweet is Turtle Sundae from Kopp’s Frozen Custard. (If you’re in the Milwaukee area, you have to indulge. You can NOT go wrong with nearly any flavor, whether it’s cup, cone or sundae!) If it’s a sweet I could make at home, it sooo depends on my mood!! πŸ™‚

  22. Kathy. Hayes says:

    I liked both pages and LOVE all sweets. Biggest junk food junkie around.

  23. lauraryan416 says:

    I liked both pages. One of my favorite sweet treats is chocolate cake with strawberries. πŸ™‚

  24. Kim E. says:

    Liked both pages, & I have a total weakness for donuts.

  25. Debbie Stokes says:

    I like both pages and can’t wait to try the oatmeal cream pies

  26. Anna says:

    Liked both on FB. Love anything with Lime.

  27. I have liked both pages and my favorite sweet treat is anything with ginger πŸ™‚

  28. I like both on FB and my favorite sweet is dark chocolate

  29. Kristine says:

    I have liked both and I LOVE brownies!

  30. Laura says:

    I liked both pages and my favorite treat is pizzelles made with anise flavoring! (I have yet to figure out how to make them paleo!)

  31. Penny says:

    I liked both pages. And my favorite sweet is chocolate/oatmeal cookies.

  32. Tiffany Foreman says:

    I have liked both pages and I plan to add some of the ingredients for your Paleo treats to my next grocery list. I tried the cookies that Jamie shared a long time ago and they were fabulous!

  33. Ashley S. says:

    I LOVED (liked

  34. Lindsey says:

    Liked both, and I love white chocolate bread pudding! Mostly I enjoy baking sweets for others more than eating them. πŸ™‚ Great review!

  35. Kayla Goble says:

    I liked both pages and my favorite sweet treat is chocolate frosted chocolate cake with crunchy bacon sprinkled on top or chocolate chip bacon cookies. I’m weird, I know, I just really love sweet & salty together! πŸ™‚

  36. I have liked both pages- and all I can think about right now is an oatmeal cream pie and how amazing they are. Those whoopies look delish! Such a good review πŸ™‚ I have loved Heather’s blog for the past year or two- totally convinced now that I need her book after reading your review! πŸ™‚ all that to say my favorite (in this moment) is oatmeal cream pies!

  37. Meghan Wlaz says:

    I like both pages and my favorite sweet is chocolate coconut balls sweetened with stevia.

  38. Christie Warren says:

    I have like both pages! My favorite sweet is ANYTHING with chocolate!!

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