Giveaway: Smart Sweets ebook (and free apple crisp download!)

Smart Sweets ebook

Remember how much I liked The Everything Beans Book? I was excited when Katie told me she had another ebook coming out mid-November!

Smart Sweets is a healthy desserts ebook with 30 tried-and-true recipes and lots of "real food" tips for making yummy kitchen treats on the healthier side.

I received a review copy and enjoyed thumbing through it. Smart Sweets is packed with info, like all of Katie's work. If you're looking for healthier dessert recipes that have been tested and are reliable, Smart Sweets is a great resource!

I've been able to follow Katie's recipes without any problem and with good results. Sometimes a recipe is a little open-ended, as Katie says, "No one tells you how much pizza sauce to put on a pizza... right?" Ummm, I am that person who gives pizza sauce measurements in my pizza recipes! ;)

The handy FAQs at the end of each recipe stretch the recipes to 2+ pages in length, but will leave you confident that you're on the right track, even with making substitutions or variations on the recipe itself. Smart Sweets is 89 pages in all.

One of the recipes in Smart Sweets is for apple crisp. You can get a FREE download of this recipe here! I had fresh apples from Joshua's parents' tree and made the crock pot apple crisp version of the recipe.

I wasn't sure how apple crisp in the crock pot would turn out, but we all ended up liking it! Of course, it wasn't quite like baked apple crisp. We served it in bowls, with real whipped cream. I liked the spice combination and the topping was soft enough for Joshua to chew. And, it was kinda fun to make a dessert in the crock pot! ;)

Go here to get the FREE apple crisp download, which is an excerpt from Smart Sweets!

Katie is also giving away 5 copies of Smart Sweets to readers here!

How to enter the giveaway (5 winners!):

1. Go here and scroll down to see the table of contents for Smart Sweets.

2. Come back here and leave a comment telling me which recipe looks most interesting to you -- and (if you're not logged in) be sure to include a way for me to contact you if you win!

Giveaway is open from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 9, 2011.

Five winners will be selected using and announced on Monday, December 12, 2011.

Discount code:

Katie has also generously offered a 25% discount on Smart Sweets! (If you're selected as a winner in the giveaway, you will receive a refund for the ebook you purchased.)

Use this code to receive 25% off your order: Tammy25

This discount code is good now through December 19, 2011.

Full Disclosure:

I received a copy of Smart Sweets for review purposes. I am an affiliate for Katie, which means your purchase helps support both Katie and me as bloggers! :)


Most definitely the dark chocolate truffles.

Since I tend to like healthy desserts, a lot of them are recipes I'd like to try, but the one that stood out to me a lot is Kelly's probiotic fudge bars! :)

Gotta try black bean brownies and sourdough chocolate cake!
Looks like an interesting book!


I'd like to try the slow cooker apple crisp, having the smell of apple pie wafting around the house for hours is better than any expensive candle :)

All the coconut! I love anything with coconut!

I'm so happy that you're having a Smart Sweets giveaway, I hope I win! I hope I win! Maybe if I cross my my heels...:)

I would like to try the Apricot Sorbet...sounds yum-tastic!

I would like to try the maple cookies and the chocolate chip cookies. Thank you for the giveaway. tamar at meser dot net

The Magic Coconut Pie sounds yummy.

I have to say the fudgy brownies sounds yummy...I love a good brownie! :)

The sour dough chocolate cake sounds good. Susan

Everything sounds yummy, but I would have to make the sourdough chocolate cake first!

Peppermint bark - among many others!

The Butternut Spice Bars!! I love anything and everything butternut!


all the bars & brownies look good to me

I would love to try the magic coconut pie and the better-for-you chocolate syrup.

Dark chocolate truffles are always loved in our house! I'd like to see her recipe.

The peanut butter kisses sound delicious - I would love to try making them!

Either the soaked fudgy brownies or the frozen probiotic fudge bars. Can you tell I like chocolate?

I would try the peanut butter bars first. My son LOVES peanut butter, so I'd be a hero in his eyes! Thanks for the opportunity!!

rrgoff06 at gmail dot com

I would try the peanut butter bars. My son loves peanut butter.... Thanks for the opportunity!!

rrgoff06 at gmail dot com

between the peanut butter kisses and the coconut macaroons.

This book would be great to have because my children (and husband) :-) love to have desserts, but mom is trying to lose weight. Healthy dessert is a better option for all of us!

They all sound good, but right now the Cider Doughnut Spice Cupcakes get my vote. Thanks for the giveaway!
Cathy B.

Soaked brownies sound so indulgent! My pick are these.

I would love to try the sourdough chocolate cake, it sounds really good.

Thank you :)


The peanut butter bars. A favorite of mine and my kids!!

I think the Cherry Almond Crepes would be a nice recipe to try. Teresa at

The Peanut Butter Kisses! I loved peanut butter cups so this would be a great replacement!

either the white cake or the pumpkin cookies would be a great place to start!

Definitely the coconut macaroons!

Either the w.w. chocolate cookies or the fudgy brownies. :) ~Tanya - mama to 7 treasures. :)

Chocolate syrup is what I'd like to make! I've made the black bean brownies from the everything beans book and they're fantastic!


The peanut butter kisses recipe sounds tempting!

The Probiotic Fudge bars look the most interesting. Lots of food for thought included which I like too.

Thank you, Tammy and Katie, for the give-away opportunity,
hsmamafl at gmail (dot) com

Three Tips to Trick your Tongue but the first recipe I want to try is the Honey Molasses Cookies. Yum!

emeraldlilytx at gmail dot com

I'd love to try out coconut macaroons... been craving some badly! lol and would love to see a good recipe for it! :)

Definately the peanut butter bars and and the coconut macaroons! thanks for the chance to win!

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