Vegan Peanut Butter Swirl Cookie Dough Bites

CREDIT:  @ITSTHEVEGANBEAN   YIELDS 18-20 SERVINGS

CREDIT: @ITSTHEVEGANBEAN

YIELDS 18-20 SERVINGS

ingredients:

1/2 cup of peanut butter

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

Dash of salt

1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour

Halo Top dairy-free Peanut Butter Swirl

Dark chocolate of choice

directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Add in the whole wheat flour and stir until a dough forms. 

  2. Drop the dough by heaping spoonful onto a cookie sheet or plate lined with parchment paper, and roll into balls. Flatten each ball to form a disc. In the centre of each disc, place a small dollop of Halo Top and wrap the cookie dough around it to form it back into a ball. Repeat with all cookie dough discs and place into the freezer for 1-3 hours to firm up. 

  3. Once firm, melt dark chocolate of your choice and remove your cookie dough bites from the freezer. Coat in the dark chocolate and return to the freezer for at least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy!

Frozen S’mores Bars

CREDIT:  @itstheveganbean   SERVES 6-8

CREDIT: @itstheveganbean

SERVES 6-8

Ingredients:

3/4 cup softened dates

1/3 cup oats

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup toasted almonds

1 pint of Halo Top Toasted Coconut non-dairy ice cream

Non-dairy chocolate of choice

Directions:

  1. Line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper and remove your Halo Top from the freezer. Allow thawing for 5-10 mins.

  2. Place the dates, oats, vanilla, and almonds in a food processor and pulse until a crumbly mixture forms.

  3. Press half of this crumbly mixture onto the parchment paper. Spread the Halo Top evenly on top, then press the remaining crumbly mixture on top of the ice cream.

  4. Place this in the freezer and allow to set for 3-4 hours.

  5. Once set, melt your chocolate in the microwave (heating in 30 second intervals and stirring often). Remove the ice cream slab from the freezer and slice into bars (or squares to make frozen s’mores bites!).

  6. Dip in the melted chocolate and coat completely. Return to the freezer and allow to set for an additional hour minimum. Enjoy!

Peaches & Cream Frozen Crumble

SERVES 6

SERVES 6

Ingredients:

Date-Nut Crumble:

  • 1 packed cup pitted dates, soft (~20)

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch of salt

Filling:

  • 3 pints Halo Top Peaches & Cream flavour, softened

 

Toppings:

  • 6 tablespoons peach preserves

  • 8 oz frozen whipped topping

  • 6 tablespoons reserved date-nut crumble

  • 6 peach slices (fresh or canned)

 

Directions:

  1. Place 6 small jars or clear cups on a cookie sheet and reserve space in your freezer for the tray.

  2. For the date-nut crumble - In a food processor, add the dates, chopped walnuts, vanilla extract, and salt. Pulse together until it forms fine crumbles. If you pinch some between your fingers and it sticks together, it’s ready. Reserve 6 tablespoons of the crumble to use as a topping later and store in the fridge. Evenly spoon the remaining crumble into the jars and pack it down.

  3. For the filling - Evenly spoon the softened Halo Top Peaches & Cream into the jars. Place the tray in the freezer for 2 hours.

  4. For the Toppings - Spoon 1 tablespoon of peach preserves over the Halo Top Peaches & Cream and top with some frozen whipped topping. Sprinkle each jar with 1 tablespoon of the reserved date-nut crumble, then garnish with a sliced peach. A drizzle of honey would be great here too!

  5. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Vanilla Bean with Dipped Strawberries

SERVES 2

SERVES 2

ingredients:

1 Pint Halo Top Vanilla Bean

1 bottle Rosé

2 cups Pink Candy Melts

1-2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil or Shortening

Gold Edible Stars

Fresh Strawberries

directions:

  1. Wash strawberries and pat dry and put in a large glass or bowl. Pour rosé over the strawberries until they are all covered. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge for 24 hours. Remove strawberries and dry fully with paper towels. Make sure they are completely dry on the outside or the candy will seize up and ruin the smooth consistency.

  2. Melt candy according to package directions. Add vegetable shortening or oil to get a velvety smooth and thin consistency, perfect for dipping.

  3. Pour candy into a deep mug or cup. Hold the strawberries at the stem and dip into melted chocolate until it is fully coated. Pull straight up and out of the melted candy. Use your free hand to tap the wrist of the hand holding the strawberry to help the excess candy slide off and back into your cup. Place onto wax paper.

  4. Add sprinkles or gold stars if desired and let dry fully, until candy has set (speed up the process by placing in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes).

  5. Enjoy with Vanilla Bean Halo Top the same day, or refrigerate if not serving immediately. These are best served within 24 hours of dipping.

Halo Top Peanut Butter Pancakes

SERVES 12

SERVES 12

ingredients:

2 eggs

1 cup melted Halo Top Peanut Butter Swirl flavour

1 1/2 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup melted butter

Toppings:

Banana slices

Melted peanut butter 

 

directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  2. Whisk in eggs, melted butter, and melted Halo Top Peanut Butter Swirl until combined. 

  3. Preheat frying pan over medium heat. 

  4. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto pan. Let pancakes bubble before flipping. 

  5. Cook other side until golden brown. Top with banana slices and melted peanut butter drizzle. Enjoy!

Halo Top Oatmeal Muffins

SERVES 12

SERVES 12

ingredients:

2 eggs

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup Halo Top Oatmeal Cookie flavour

1 cup flour

3/4 cup oatmeal

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 pinch salt

directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

  2. Grease 12 muffin cups.

  3. Whisk eggs, brown sugar, vegetable oil, milk, and Halo Top Oatmeal Cookie together in a bowl until smooth. 

  4. Stir flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into wet ingredients to form a batter. Fill the muffin cups with the batter. 

  5. Bake in oven about 20 minutes or until muffin tops are golden brown. Let cool and enjoy!

Halo Top Banana Caramel Oatmeal

SERVES 1

SERVES 1

ingredients:

½ cup old fashioned oats

1 cup milk (or non-dairy milk alternative)

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon unsalted butter (or non-dairy butter alternative)

1 scoop Halo Top Sea Salt Caramel flavour

Toppings:

Caramelized bananas

Ground cinnamon

Almond shavings

directions:

  1. Stir the oats, milk, salt, and butter into a saucepan and cook on medium heat.

  2. Stir the mixture until it starts to bubble and the oats soften. The mixture should look thick and creamy.

  3. Pour cooked oatmeal into a bowl and top with caramelized bananas and one scoop of Halo Top Sea Salt Caramel flavour. 

  4. Finish by topping with fresh ground cinnamon and almond shavings. Enjoy!

Halo Top Chia Seed Pudding

SERVES 1

SERVES 1

ingredients:

¾ cup non-dairy milk

¼ cup melted Halo Top Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Swirl

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 tablespoons chia seeds

directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the milk, Halo Top Peanut Butter Swirl flavour, and the vanilla extract. Stir until combined. 

  2. Add the chia seeds to this mixture and stir in thoroughly. 

  3. Pour mixture in a pint jar and refrigerate overnight, or until it reaches the desired thickness. Enjoy!

Halo Top Protein Balls

SERVES 2

SERVES 2

Toasted Coconut Flavour

ingredients:

Halo Top Non-Dairy Toasted Coconut flavour

Chopped almonds

Toasted coconut flakes

directions:

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Use a cookie scoop to portion scoops of Halo Top Non-Dairy Toasted Coconut flavour on the cookie sheet. 

  3. Freeze for 1 hour.

  4. In a bowl, add the crushed almonds and toasted coconut flakes.

  5. Rolls the scoops of Halo Top in the crushed almost and toasted coconut flakes to coat.

  6. Freeze for 1 hour, or until firm. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Swirl Flavour

ingredients:

Halo Top Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Swirl flavour

Chopped peanuts

Chopped dates

directions:

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Use a cookie scoop to portion scoops of Halo Top Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Swirl flavour on the cookie sheet. 

  3. Freeze for 1 hour.

  4. In a bowl, add the chopped peanuts and chopped dates.

  5. Rolls the scoops of Halo Top in the chopped peanuts and chopped dates to coat.

  6. Freeze for 1 hour, or until firm. Enjoy!

Halo Top Macarons

SERVES 1

SERVES 1

ingredients:

Halo Top Birthday Cake flavour 

Halo Top Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavour

Assorted macarons (create your own with the recipe below or purchase in store pre-made)

Toppings:

Chocolate and multi-colour sprinkles

directions:

  1. Split the macarons in half

  2. Add Halo Top Birthday Cake flavour or Halo Top Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavour to one piece of the macaron

  3. Top with the other piece of the macaron

  4. Roll in sprinkles. Enjoy!

How to make macarons:

ingredients:

3 egg whites

¼ cup white sugar

1 cup almond flour

1 ¾ cups powdered sugar

Pinch of salt

Assorted food colouring 

directions:

  1. In a food processor, combine the powdered sugar, the almond flour, and the salt. Sift the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl. 

  2. In a separate large bowl, beat the egg whites until whites are foamy. Beat in white sugar and continue beating until egg whites are fluffy and soft peaks form. If desired, add food colouring to this mixture.

  3. Add the almond mixture into the egg whites, 30-35 strokes. 

  4. Transfer the batter into a piping bag with a round tip. Pipe the batter onto a rimmed baking sheet, leaving each macaron 1-inch apart. 

  5. Let the macarons sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour until they form a hard shell on top. 

  6. Preheat the oven to 300˚F (150˚C).

  7. Bake the macarons about 10-15 minutes and let cookies cool completely before filling. 

Baked Caramel-Stuffed Apples

YIELDS 4 SERVINGS

YIELDS 4 SERVINGS

ingredients:

4 large apples
¾ cup whole oats 
¾ cup chopped pecans 
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon allspice 
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
¾ cup water 
1 pint (4 scoops) of Halo Top Sea Salt Caramel or Pumpkin Pie 

directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 

  2. Combine oats, pecans, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and maple syrup in a bowl and mix thoroughly. 

  3. Remove apple cores without cutting through bottom of the apples. Scoop out some flesh to make room for the filling.

  4. Fill the apples with the mixture.

  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes (depending on the size of the apples). You want them to be tender, but not mushy.

  6. Top each apple with one scoop of Sea Salt Caramel, Pumpkin Pie or any one of your favourite flavours of Halo Top!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Pie

CREDITS TO  DESSERT WITH BENEFITS   YIELDS 8 SERVINGS

CREDITS TO DESSERT WITH BENEFITS

YIELDS 8 SERVINGS

ingredients: 

1 pre-made graham cracker crust
2 large bananas, very ripe
2 pints of Halo Top Peanut Butter Swirl
Whipped cream
Banana, sliced
Mini chocolate chips 

directions: 

  1. Slice the bananas into coins. Arrange the sliced bananas in the graham cracker crust.

  2. Let the pints of Halo Top thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes, then scoop into the graham cracker crust. Spread it out until smooth.

  3. Freeze for 6+ hours, or until completely firm. 

  4. Serve with whipped cream, sliced bananas, and mini chocolate chips.

Dessert Tacos

YIELDS 2-4 SERVINGS

YIELDS 2-4 SERVINGS

ingredients:

1 cup oats
1 banana
2 eggs
1/2 cup egg whites 
4 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1-2 scoops protein powder 
2 tablespoons flax meal
1 pint of Halo Top Vanilla Bean
Strawberries 
Basil 

directions:

  1. Combine the first 9 ingredients in a blender on medium low speed until very well mixed.

  2. Heat a non-stick griddle to medium high heat. Add batter in small circles, about 1/4 cup per pancake. When the edges start to look dry (2-3 minutes), flip and cook another minute or two on the other side.

  3. Top pancake with two small scoops of Halo Top Vanilla Bean, chopped strawberries and basil. Wrap and serve like a taco! 

Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

YIELDS 1 SERVING

YIELDS 1 SERVING

ingredients:

I cup Halo Top Oatmeal Cookie or Halo Top Chocolate (or your favourite flavour of Halo Top!)

½ of Dairy or Non-dairy Milk

Toppings (optional): dried fruits (like cranberries), nuts (like pistachios or slivered almonds), toasted coconut, seeds (like flax or chia)

directions:

  1. Blend Halo Top and  milk until smooth consistency (may need to add more milk to your preference)

  2. Pour into a bowl. Top with dried fruit, nuts, toasted coconut and other add-ins. Enjoy! 

Cookies & Cream Truffles

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CREDITS TO DESSERTS WITH BENEFITS

YIELDS 14 TRUFFLES

ingredients:

One pint Halo Top Cookies & Cream flavour
1 cup Crushed Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

directions:

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Let the pint of Halo Top thaw on the counter for 5 minutes.

  3. Use a cookie scoop to portion scoops of the Halo Top Cookies & Cream flavour onto the cookie sheet.

  4. Freeze for 1 hour.

  5. In a bowl, add the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.

  6. Roll the scoops of Halo Top in the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies to coat.

  7. Freeze for 1 hour, or until firm. Enjoy!