Chocolate Covered Katie – The Ultimate Source of Secretly Good for You Sweets
There are certain necessities of life. The Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook is one of them.
I love exercising and eating clean, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love eating sweets too. I have a major sweet tooth, and most days, I’m craving something sweet. The problem is, I know I shouldn’t be eating ice cream, cookies, and chocolate bars every day; and most of the time, “healthy” treats just don’t cut it. That’s where the Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook comes in.
For over five years now, I’ve been following the amazing blog ChocolateCoveredKatie.com. It has been my go-to source any time I’ve got those sugar cravings. You see, Katie’s desserts don’t taste healthy – but they are. I know it’s revolutionary! She uses natural, healthy ingredients and shows you simple ways to make your desserts more nutritional. I am blown away by the recipes that she comes up with. I don’t know how she does it, but her recipes are superb and it’s hard to believe they’re actually good for you. Be sure to check out her amazing blog where she is constantly sharing new recipes for supreme goodness.
I’ve made countless “healthy” treats, but nothing compares to the recipes from Chocolate Covered Katie. Since I’ve been in love with her blog for quite a few years, I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when she announced that she was releasing a cookbook.
After months of eager expectation, it was finally available, and I made sure to get that book pronto. All I can say is… wow. The Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook did not disappoint. In fact, this book truly exceeded my expectations. I can tell that Katie put a lot into this book and she has created a masterpiece.
Each page contains a recipe for heavenly goodness, and a clear, vivid picture. I am so grateful for all the pictures, because honestly, I really don’t care for cookbooks that are just words. I love that every recipe has an illustration of what it’s supposed to look like. It’s inspiring to see the delicious and beautiful creations Katie has made, and I love flipping through this cookbook whenever I’m in the mood for a treat.
The recipes are simple and easy to follow. She gives you plenty of options for substitutions you can make and provides the nutrition facts for every recipe. I also love that she thoroughly explains the main ingredients she uses and why she has chosen them. The first section of her book covers cooking methods, substitutions, ingredients, and much more. I really enjoyed reading this and learned quite a few new things.
The first recipe I tried was the Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies. Late one night, after getting back from the gym, I was in desperate need of chocolate. I decided to whip up a batch of Katie’s chocolate chip cookies and was sooo impressed.
These cookies can be completely vegan (depending on the milk you use), and are super easy to make. I was really surprised, but they only take 6 minutes to bake! This is perfect for those of us that can’t stand waiting for our cookies to bake. These cookies are done in no time! Also, I thought the cookies would be super tiny, but they grew considerably in the oven, and I was so pleased with how they turned out.
They were delicious. Honestly, these are some of the best cookies I have ever tasted. All of my family LOVED them and just kept raving about how good they were. Since my dad absolutely loves cookies, I had to get his seal of approval. When he tried them he said they were fantastic and since then has asked me to make them three more times (in the same week). Enough said. 😉
Since the flourless chocolate chip cookies were such a hit, I decided to try another one of Katie’s cookie recipes. The Chocolate Pixie cookies looked so cute in the picture, I just had to make them myself. Once again, these cookies were super easy to make and were literally done in minutes. They turned out really well and tasted amazing. Honestly, these tasted like mini brownies. They were soft, rich in that chocolatey flavor, and practically melted in your mouth. I guess you could say everyone really liked them, because they were gone in about 10 minutes. 🙂
I’m really excited to try more recipes from this incredible cookbook and will definitely be sharing more of Katie’s recipes in the future. I hope you enjoyed reading my review of the Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook. Now do yourself a favor, and get this book. If you were wondering if you should get it, the answer is… YES. It’s awesome. This is a
kitchen life necessity and you will find yourself reaching for it all the time, trust me.
By the way, I’m not the only one that thinks this book is amazing, it’s a #1 BestSeller on Amazon and was recently chosen as one of Amazon’s Top 20 Cookbooks Of 2015. To buy it now, just click here.
Question of the Day: What is your go-to source for healthy treats?