Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch ‘Blizzard’


Last night, I made a new veggie burger recipe.


Don’t get too excited though, they were crap. I’m super picky when it comes to veggie burgers and I rarely meet one that I’m happy with.

Eric goes, ‘They’d be good without all the lemon…’

‘They are rosemary lemon burgers.’



I also won’t tell you that I had to skin my rosemary plant to get enough leaves for the recipe. I’m pretty sure it’s going to die today in protest.


However, I redeemed myself with this salad made with garden romaine lettuce! It was the freshest romaine I’ve ever laid eyes on or tasted. And most importantly, I grew it!


We currently have romaine lettuce coming out of the wazoo. I’m thinking a salad party is in store. Sadly, I think it will just be me attending.

But still, dinner left us wanting more. Half eaten crap lemon burgers and salad just wasn’t enough to tame our hunger monsters.

I had to pull out a secret weapon…


Cookie Dough balls. 5 minutes to whip up. Instant gratification.


And then I did something really crazy…because it’s stifling hot and we can’t just eat balls for crying out loud!


Meet the Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch ‘Blizzard’ in all its crunchy, crispy, creamy, and peanut buttery glory.


The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard put me up to it of course.


This was my best idea all week. Actually, it was the only successful recipe I’ve had all week. Last night, I decided if I had one more recipe fail this week, I was going to have to hire a ghost chef for the blog.

I’m happy to say this was not made by a ghost chef.

It was all me, baby. All me. And you can thank me this weekend when you are sitting on your porch in a state of Blizzard induced bliss.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Blizzard for 2 (GF + Vegan)

  • 3 large frozen bananas (or your favourite ice cream- it would be good with coconut bliss!)
  • 1 heaping tbsp peanut butter
  • 2-3 balls, to pulse into soft serve
  • 2 balls to crumble on top


Directions: To make this dreamy delight, grab a few frozen bananas and process them in a food processor with a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter. Once the mixture is creamy like soft serve, add in a few peanut butter balls and pulse until chunky. Scoop this mixture into a small glass and top with crumbled cookie dough balls. Serves 2.


Helpful hint: If anyone in your home sees you eating this, tell them it’s Vegan and Gluten-Free and they will run like hell.

More blizzard for you.

It will be our little secret. ;)


Best of all, we forgot all about the crap lemon burgers and the skinned rosemary plant, as we sat on the deck watching the sun bid farewell to this hot summer day.


But an important question remains: What Blizzard flavour should I tackle next?

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1 Casey Lorraine July 7, 2011

A very important and necessary question of course! ;)
Mmmm well I made something similar with an avocado raspberry chocolate raw ice cream and put little raw “candy crumbles” through it – a recipe of mine involving hazelnuts, goji berries, lime and vanilla….so amazing!!


2 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

mmm that sounds incredible!


3 Marie July 7, 2011

wow – please share!!


4 Lisa July 10, 2011

I can’t wait to try this blizzard!


5 Christina July 7, 2011

I vote for an oreo blizzard! :)


6 Steph July 10, 2011

I second the Oreo Blizzard vote!


7 Ashley July 7, 2011

Nailed it!!! Love that you used the banana soft serve. My favorite is mixing that with PB and now with doughballs inside??? I can’t even imagine. Sadly, my favorite Blizzard was strawberry banana. hahaha


8 Ashley July 7, 2011

*Not too exciting to recreate that one!


9 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

haha! strawberry cheesecake perhaps?


10 Julie @ Shining From Within July 7, 2011

yes! or remember those Good Humor strawberry shortcake ice pops? Make one like that with all the crunchy/strawberry topping. MmMmMmM *drool*


11 Nikki July 14, 2011

Yes….strawberry shortcake blizzard….YUM!!!


12 Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove July 7, 2011

Ooo – make a cookies and creme blizzard! Or maybe a mint chocolate chip version. Cleary, I have a cookie craving.


13 Alison (Fueling for Fitness) July 7, 2011

cookies and cream!!! or choco-mint. MMMMMM.


14 Kris | July 7, 2011

You are too stinking cute!! Your blah burgers I bet were still so tasty ;)
The blizzard looks FAN Fricken TASTIC!!! OMG! Growing up my fav blizzards were Oreo, Smartie and Skor……swoon!

Anything with crushed cookies gets me ;) Love it!


15 [email protected] DiVa DiSh July 7, 2011

I think veggie burgers are super hard to make. That being said, yours look delicious, and I LOVE the idea of Lemon-rosemary burgers…BUT, I think I would Take a PB blizzard any day :)
Your amazing Angela, and an inspiration to many! Don’t let a couple failed recipes let you down :)
And the next blizzard..hmm..Maybe a fudge brownie :)


16 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

I agree they are very hard to get perfect! im also super picky when it comes to veggie burgers. I dont like them too soft in the middle and I like a crisp exterior.


17 Janet July 7, 2011

Something with caramel!


18 Maria July 7, 2011

Oreo blizzard, please! I know you have a vegan oreo cookie up your sleeve somewhere :)


19 Sarah July 7, 2011

What a great idea!! I think I know what I’m having for dessert tonight! And such a cute presentation of it. I love those little spoons. You always have the cutest dishes and silverware.


20 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 7, 2011

I feel the same way about most veggie burgers I make. They’re always edible but never “wow”. Who knew veggie burgers could be so tough!?


21 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday July 7, 2011

Those would be awesome with toffee peanuts or peanut brittle on top!


22 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit July 7, 2011

haha I use your secret ALL the time! When I make something super tasty (and healthy) I tell my bf what’s in it and he runs away. Mwaha. If only he knew how delicious it was.
I hope your rosemary plant makes it!


23 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

im pretty sure its going to bite the dust!


24 Girl in the pink July 7, 2011

Same with my husband!! I just serve him food and tell him not to ask questions – he always ends up liking it! Except quinoa and cous cous, he can’t get on board with those!


25 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 7, 2011

LOL @ “half eaten crap lemon burgers.” Love. It.

From the looks of those balls, you totally redeemed yourself. :)


26 Emily July 7, 2011

Ohhh yum! I’ve never had a real blizzard but this is something I totally am going to try!


27 Jessica July 7, 2011

Mint please! If you do, I’ll never daydream of another blizzard again.


28 Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife July 7, 2011

YUM, holy wow this looks so good. I used to love DQ Blizzards when I was a dairy person! Definitely will be trying this!


29 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 7, 2011

Angela this looks fabulous! Can’t wait to try this :)


30 Abby July 7, 2011

Hi Angela!

I love your blog! I just made the weekend glow kale salad and it was delicious!! :) I have a question for you – that isn’t related to this post – sorry :(…I’ve been interested in trying your Vegan Overnight Oats; I just bought some Chia Seeds at my Health Food Market. However, do you have to use the Amazing Grass powder? I’m in transition from an old job and cash is a bit tight. Also, I have some protein powder from a few months ago, would that work ok if I shouldn’t skip it?

Thanks for your help! I look forward to trying many more recipes!! :)


31 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

Nope you dont have to use any powder! I make it usually with just oats, chia seeds, almond milk, and a dash of maple syrup. You can add granola, nut butter, etc.


32 Abby July 7, 2011

Thank you!! :)


33 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

no prob :)


34 Sarah July 7, 2011

Yummy!! That blizzard looks phenomenal! I can’t wait to try it out this week :)
Now for the next blizzard question: I agree with most of the other posts and think you should try to tackle and Oreo Blizzard!
Good Luck I know you’ll be able to make the best tasting Vegan Oreo Blizzard EVER!


35 [email protected] July 7, 2011

Those look amazing!


36 Metaxia July 7, 2011

Love todays post! I actually giggled out loud. Blizzard idea… hmmmm… i would suggest something with a brownie type effect! Yum brownies! :)


37 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 7, 2011

I can’t believe you even thought twice about the burgers once you dreamed up this blizzard!


38 Ellen @ Undercover Runner Eats July 7, 2011

Please do a Strawberry Cheesecake Blizzard!


39 Laura July 7, 2011

HA! You are making me laugh this morning. It started with this “Don’t get too excited though, they were crap.” and continued with this…”it’s stifling hot and we can’t just eat balls for crying out loud!” In all seriousness though, the “balls” and blizzard look amazing. Is it bad that I’m supposed to go out for dinner with friends this evening but I might rather go home and make these…??


40 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 7, 2011



41 Mel July 7, 2011

Oh I completely get that. I am a veggie burger snob lol I hate it when people rave about a really moist veggie burger and then it turns out the saharah has seen more water, it’s like come on people we’re competeing against steak here.


42 Zestful Lou July 7, 2011

I was thinking of making raw cookie dough to pack along on my climb up mt. Whitney this weekend (the highest mountain in the contiguous u.s.). Do you think it would hold up or just become mush?


43 amanda July 7, 2011

I’ll attend a salad party! NOTHING I love more than salad. Honestly. Is that weird?


44 Katie July 7, 2011

Oh my goodness, who needs dinner when you can have that for dessert??


45 Lindsey July 7, 2011

This looks AMAZING! I need to make this stat!


46 Geanna July 7, 2011

I would totally come to your salad party.

But seriously, a blizzard using the banana soft serve? Genius.


47 [email protected] July 7, 2011

Mint chocolate cookie blizzard, or Oreo Blizzard. PLEEEEEEASE.


48 Julie @ Shining From Within July 7, 2011

I so so need this in my life! I think I want to try your OG (original) blizzard first.

That helpful hint is SO SO true. Whenever I say something is vegan (no matter how ridicuously good/delicious it is/looks) NO ONE will eat it.

More for me… ;)


49 Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood July 7, 2011

I never had dough balls before but I’m definitely excited to try them out after seeing this recipe! Thank you :)


50 Eat Hike Sleep Repeat July 7, 2011

Dark chocolate and cherry blizzards! Or frozen pineapple chunks with Coconut Bliss!

Forget about the crap burgers. You have more than redeemed yourself with the blizzard.


51 Cait's Plate July 7, 2011

Oh my. They certainly don’t look like crap!!

I can’t even get over how much I want that blizzard up there! It would be so perfect on a hot hot day like today!! I’m going to have to try to recreate it!


52 annemarie July 7, 2011

hello angela – have you tried the chickpea burgers in the new Bill Granger cookbook it is the best, I’ll email you the recipe if you wish! also wanted to say thanks for your blogpost yesterday am currently working from home sort of starting up a business and motivation is sometimes far to find!


53 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

No I havent! Are they vegan?


54 annemarie July 8, 2011

sorry no they have eggs :( but maybe you can adapt the recipe. the ingredients are: 800g chickpeas (canned), 1teaspoon salt, handful of chopped coriander, handful chopped parsley, 3 spring onions, 2 teaspoons lemonpeel rasped, 1 red chili chopped, 120g breadcrumbs, 3 spoons EVOO as well as the 3 eggs. the mixture is quite runny (and would make a great dip) so I dont think they could work on the BBQ only in a grillpan. good luck!


55 Donna July 7, 2011

I love that you tell us about your fails as well as your successes :)
And i really love that there is no almonds in your recipe, for some reason i don’t like them in food just by themselves, lol!
Can’t wait to give this one a try, this weather is lovely AND a perfect excuse to eat cold treats every day!


56 Katie @ Finding My Om July 7, 2011

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! :)

My, that looks amazing and the burger actually sounds pretty tasty. :)


57 Ashley July 7, 2011

Love!! I can’t wait to try this– it’s so humid out today where we’re vacationing in Southern Utah that I feel I’m going to sit inside and hide until the sun goes down!


58 jenna July 7, 2011

oh my word! this looks amazing! i love your little secret as well!


59 Nikki T July 7, 2011

mmmm….that looks amazing!
Mint Oreo is my favorite!


60 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty July 7, 2011

First – I’ll come to your romaine party!! Can you imagine the fun that would be! hahaaaa :)

This sounds amazing!!

How about a scor blizzard – that was my very favorite! :)


61 Cat @Breakfast to Bed July 7, 2011

I am going to make this tonight, and stir it into my SoCo coconut sorbet.


62 Jill in Chicago July 7, 2011

OH. MY. GOODNESS! This looks so much better than anything from a chain ice cream store!


63 Sara July 7, 2011

Ok…but those burgers were so pretty I would eat them anyway…or maybe just take more pictures.


64 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan July 7, 2011

YUM!!!! This looks amazing.
I love the part about the crap lemon burgers and people running like hell. So funny! :-)


65 Amy July 7, 2011

I love the turtle blizzard. Chocolate, Carmel and Toasted Pecans!!! MMMM!!!


66 Dan July 7, 2011

That blizzard looks awesome. I’ve seen a few recipes using bananas as an ice-cream base but I’ve never tried it. I need to quit stalling.


67 Paije July 7, 2011

I’ve been eating tons of fresh romaine from my parent’s garden! I swear it tastes a 10000 times better when you grow it yourself :)
And SKOR blizzard for sure please!! I crave them all the time but all the sugar in them makes me craazy haha


68 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 7, 2011

Oh yuummmmm! Sounds delicious! My favourite Blizzard from DQ as a kid was either Oreo or Skor… but now I’m thinking that 22-year old Angela would be all over a Wethers Original (or some other type of butterscotch sweet) one!
And PS. I’ll happily join you for a salad party. ;)


69 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 7, 2011

My favorite blizzard is banana cream pie!!! Please make that next. Thank you! :)

This looks so good Angela, and I have a bunch of bananas ready to freeze and this is what I want to make out of them. Delicious.


70 Faith @ lovelyascharged July 7, 2011

My favorite was always the butterfinger blizzard – I’d love to see what you could do with that!


71 Christabel July 7, 2011

Hi Angela,

I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life and am SUPER picky about veggie burgers too. My nutritionist led me to my favorite veggie (and vegan!) burger recipe ever. It’s so good, so savory and delicious. These freeze really well too.
Toasted hazelnut burgers


72 Shanna, Like Banana July 7, 2011

Reeses PB Cup!


73 Carly July 7, 2011

Anything that doesn’t involve cashews! I’m so allergic, and these look deeeelish!


74 LizAshlee July 7, 2011

Your cookie dough blizzards are one of my FAVORITE! I made cookie dough balls last night for a treat and they were delicious! I used them to make chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiches, which I chilled in the freezer-OMG-amazing!

I really don’t know if you can top peanut butter & chocolate-this is perfection! I might have to think a little while on a flavor to top it…if there is one?!

Have a wonderful day!



75 char @ char on a mission July 7, 2011

Oh boy…my taste buds are ready to be tantalized by this!!! Next blizzard creation (n my opinion): strawberry cheezecake!! Or I loved cotton candy. I wonder how you could create a vegan version of that!!!


76 Paula July 7, 2011

I have a suggestion for your romaine: JUICE IT! Well, eat your to your hearts content of salad but when you’ve had enough salad, make juice :) One part romaine to one part carrot is one of my favorite blends.

Oh, and I vote oreo blizzard. LOVE oreos, but I don’t love the refined flour and loads of sugar so I’d love to see them get a makeover. Whole grain oreo with less sugar?!? Yes please!


77 VeggieGirl July 7, 2011

Next blizzard flavor = something with CARAMEL, please! :)


78 kris (everyday oats) July 7, 2011

Bummer about the burgers because they really do sound SO delicious. I love veggie burgers but I think i love that blizzard more :)
Maybe a chocolaty blizzard or berry blizzard? Or maybe both?? Chocolate strawberry. Yum :)


79 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 7, 2011

girlfriiiend, you just made me SO hungry with those cookie dough balls. a must-try for me ASAP.

and the blizzard. I’m not sharing.


80 Bee Goes Bananas July 7, 2011

Wow, everything looks too good to eat!!


81 Alisha Abercrombie July 7, 2011

I was going to do peanut butter cup blizzards, since it’s my fav, with the recipe from the kind diet, but this seems much easier and just as delish! Maybe I’ll try both this week…


82 Shannon ~ My Place In The Race July 7, 2011

Ah, boo. Sorry the burgers didn’t turn out :( I bet they smelled amazing though! The salad looks perfect! I have the hardest time growing any kind of lettuce. (sad face)


83 Chloe (South Beach Girl) July 7, 2011

I’m going to have to try and make my own veggies burgers, that would be a great thing to bring to a BBQ!


84 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite July 7, 2011

Wow, these blizzards look incredible! I cannot wait to try this out!


85 Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa July 7, 2011


I think you should figure out how to create a strawberry cheesecake blizzard, or brownie batter. YUM!


86 Namaste Gurl July 7, 2011

Yum, yum and YUM! Somehow you always have me drooling when I visit your amazing blog :)
Sorry about the bad veggie burger turn out, but the dough balls and PB banana soft serve look excellent!


87 Mandiee July 7, 2011

Often the best creations come out of disaster…and I’m sure these blizzards are just that! I’m absolutely crazy for banana soft (especially with black bean brownie swirls). I will definitely look forward to your other veg burger attempts. And if all else fails, you can count me in on the salad party :D


88 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 7, 2011

The lemon-rosemary combo is usually a winner, sorry it was crap! I am freezing bananas NOW so I can make these later tonight haha. I would love to see a chocolate peppermint blizzard…hmmm :)


89 Natalie July 7, 2011



90 Brooke July 7, 2011

Sounds like a WONDERFUL way to redeem a not-so-perfect meal!

Brooke Annessa


91 Beach Bum Beauty July 7, 2011

I could kiss you! I have just started gluten free and it’s so hard to find scrummy yummy desserts. Can we have some more please *pwitty* please? :-D


92 Aja July 7, 2011

Oh yum! Sounds so delish. I love your “blizzard” recipes.


93 Kelsey July 7, 2011

you have more than made up for your burger fail with this!!! YUM!!!!!


94 kaila @ healthy helper! July 7, 2011

OMG….possibly your best recipe ever!?!?!?! These look AMAZING! Wow I am making this ASAP! Its so easy yet so sinfully delicious looking! Dairy Queen needs to hire you to create a new healthy line of treats LOL! But seriously….they should.


95 Jenny July 7, 2011

Brownie Blizzards for sure. Can’t seem to master a good vegan brownie recipe……I’m sure you could, though!!


96 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 7, 2011

Yum, I love your blizzard. I think they once had a coffee crisp one? Or maybe that was something else, but that would be awesome to recreate! I love coffee + ice cream :D


97 Cait @ Urban Fencepost July 7, 2011

I think you should make a thin mint blizzard!


98 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011



99 Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living July 7, 2011

Seeing as though I’ve made your CC Cookie Dough Blizzard about, oh, 10 times in the past couple of weeks, you can bet I’ll be making this PB version very soon!! Love it.


100 Hayley @ Oat Couture July 7, 2011

Oh my that blizzard looks like the shizz! I want!!! :) You totally redeemed yourself after the ‘crap’ burgers! haha!


101 Amber K July 7, 2011

OMG, this looks amazingly delicious!! Although, I tell my meat-loving husband things are vegan and gluten-free all the time and it never scares him off. That man will eat anything…ANYTHING!


102 Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living July 7, 2011

Quick question: did you add the peanut butter in with the maple syrup and vanilla for the balls?


103 Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 7, 2011

I would like to eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert please. everyday. I would love to see a cookies ‘n cream one!


104 Mymsie July 7, 2011

FitSugar is featuring one of your recipes today!,0,0#4 :)


105 lynne July 7, 2011

omg this looks amazing!!!! it’s not too hot here yet, but it’s never too early to eat one of these babies!!


106 Lindsay July 7, 2011

“…because it’s stifling hot and we can’t just eat balls for crying out loud!”

My poor computer screen is drenched in water. I died laughing at this.

Someone said ‘thin mint’ blizzard, I say ‘samoa’ – coconut/chocolate/caramel…heaven


107 Morgan @ Operation Hot Mama July 7, 2011

You always have such cute dishes & silverware!!!


108 Amy July 7, 2011

Can you use another nut instead of cashew for the cookie dough balls???


109 Ebbs July 7, 2011

Wow…..those look so good. I will have to try this as a after dinner dessert.


110 Andrea B. @ Vegvacious July 7, 2011

Oh {swoon}!! This looks amazing. My all-time fave blizzard is oreo — I will love you forever if you can come up with a healthier version :-)


111 Meredith July 7, 2011

OMG Angela that looks amazing! May have to make that this weekend! :)

An unrelated question: which of the Vega products is your favorite? I want to buy one to try out but I don’t want to waste money on one that’s not worth buying! Obviously, everyone’s test buds are different, but I think ours are pretty similar, based on reading your blog :).



112 Evan July 7, 2011

While my favorite blizzard is chocolate with Reese’s PB cups, it would be quite a feat to recreate a vegan version of a Cheesequake blizzard! …I dare you to try it – I think you could do it! :)


113 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} July 7, 2011

An amazing dessert makes up for a subpar dinner any day! :-)


114 Tess July 7, 2011

When you try a recipe and it fails, do you eat it anyway? What if it was enough servings for a few meals?

Often when I’m working on a recipe (especially baking) and it’s not quite right, I want to tweak-and-retry it right away while it’s still fresh in my head. But what do you do with all the not-so-great results? Toss them? Freeze them? Give them away?


115 Lauri ( July 7, 2011

I can’t wait to make your dough balls ;)

Cookie dough is my FAVORITE sweet treat!


116 Nikki July 7, 2011

It’s been a salad party at my house lately. Can’t get enough. I’m one of those who gets really excited about salad.

OMG… I loved Blizzards when I was a kid. My fave was the peanut butter cup.


117 Daniel July 7, 2011

Ha, it looks like Oreo blizzard will probably be the winner, but Butterfinger was always my favorite flavor/candy bar. *Sigh* What I wouldn’t give for a homemade vegan Butterfinger recipe that didn’t call for a crap ton of butter… :P


118 Urban Wife July 7, 2011

Mint + chocolate blizzard!


119 Claire Smith July 7, 2011

I do the same thing when I have some delicious food that I don’t want to share! “Uh, this is vegan and has no refined sugars. You probably wouldn’t like it” Works like a charm! Haha.


120 thehealthyapron July 7, 2011

Boy does that look amazing! I always love your recipes!


121 Roz July 7, 2011

I haven’t had a blizzard in YEARS….and now I want one. But not a DQ blizzard, a “Glow Blizzard!”
Thanks for the recipe!! Sorry your veggie burgers were a bust. Looks must be decieving, because they LOOKED good. Oh well, can’t win ’em all. Have a great day Angela.


122 Rebecca July 7, 2011

OH MY WORD. That right there is summer. That looks ten times better than the original. GAH I’m in love already! :)
The Oreo blizzard was always my favorite. Mmm…And now I am totally going to dig up the freezer for any ice cream remains!!


123 Julie July 7, 2011

Thank you so much for these. I was just diagnosed with celiac and start my gf adventure today, so the timing was perfect. I must also tell you that I am really enjoying your tahini lemon dressing so much from your power lentil recipe. It is so delicious on kale. Keep the great recipes coming.


124 Joanne Hall July 7, 2011

Just made the peanut butter chocolate crunch balls. My sons and I just wanted to say “Damn they’re good!!! Insanely good!!


125 Katherine July 7, 2011

I think a berry blizzard should be next!


126 Callie July 7, 2011

This looks SOOO good! Perfect summer treat!!


127 Danielle July 7, 2011

You should tackle Oreo next! That was my childhood favourite!


128 JenATX July 7, 2011

if you throw a salad party I would definitely attend… sounds like a crazy good time haha


129 Beth (Well I'll Be) July 7, 2011

Angela, this looks amazing! I’m going to make these tonight. You should try a brownie batter blizzard. I used to get those all the time in my college days.


130 Alyssa July 7, 2011

This cracks me up . . .
“Helpful hint: If anyone in your home sees you eating this, tell them it’s Vegan and Gluten-Free and they will run like hell. ”

For a b-day party a couple of weeks ago I made your chocolate raspberry glazed cupcakes. Everyone was enjoying them and I said “yeah, and they are vegan”. I got some responses like “wow that is amazing”, “why did you have to tell us that” (???), and my favorite “so there is no meat in them”.


131 Sierra July 7, 2011

LOL! THIS cracks me up! Thanks for sharing, Alyssa! :) :) :) :) :)


132 Nicole July 7, 2011

I’m making this as soon as I get home! It’s been one of those days.

By the way, if you ever had a salad party, I’d love to join! :)


133 Beatrix July 7, 2011

Oh my…is all I can say about that blizzard…guess what’ being served at my house this weekend :)


134 Ricki July 7, 2011

You know, I would have been happy just with those balls. . . but in a blizzard? Well, perfection, indeed! Who needs burgers, anyway?? ;)


135 Jessica July 7, 2011

This one recipe success overpowers your previous fails! a blizzard came and covered them all up-haha :) I unfortunately have never had a blizzard before, but I can volunteer a request you try something minty? and maybe with chocolate? Oh, oh, how about chocolate with newman’s own “oreos”?!


136 Kristen Waby July 7, 2011

I’m so glad I found you! My mom has to eat gluten free and it’s great that I can find yummy things for her to try out. These types of things are also great for my little one as she gets more teeth. I’m trying to give her as much natural food as I can.


137 Moni'sMeals July 7, 2011

who needs a veggie burger anyways! Especially when you made my ultimate fav combo and blizzard! Just amazing. I am all over this recipe!

I liek this combo best but maybe cookies n cream for the next!


138 [email protected] July 7, 2011

Holy cow!! That blizzzard oozing and dripping looks sooo beautimously delicious~~
Oh I know!! Something like pistachio blizzard?! Or something orange flavored? I don’t know~~I haven’t tried a blizzard before and I’m not sure if you are allowed to do fruit flavored ones–but who says you can’t break those rules? ;)


139 Stacy @ Stacy Eats July 7, 2011

OMG that blizzard looks amazing!


140 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 7, 2011

“Actually, it was the only successful recipe I’ve had all week. Last night, I decided if I had one more recipe fail this week, I was going to have to hire a ghost chef for the blog. ”

You, no, never!

But I know what you mean…I go in spurts where nothing seems to work or that I can get decent photos out of it. I mean I will always make it “work” and not really waste the food, i.e. I feed it to the family…haha, but I dont blog about it or photograph it.

Just means you’re gonna have a HOT streak coming up! :)

The cookie dough balls look perfect. Peanut butter IN raw balls can be tricky b/c they tend to get gloppy and not stick together but love the rice krispy idea to dry out the dough, so to speak. The whole recipe looks fabulous! I’ll take a dozen :)


141 Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun July 7, 2011

Oh no you didn’t just post that! OMG, I must make these now……


142 Gloria July 7, 2011

You should definitely try making an oreo blizzard :) I haven’t had a blizzard in years… Thanks for the recipe!


143 Mindy July 7, 2011

I vote you should make a brownie blizzard next!! or peanut butter cup!
My kids and I just made this for an afternoon snack! OMG was it good! I was trying to figure out a way to stick my tongue in the food processor to lick out the last drops!!


144 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 7, 2011

Blizzards are my absolute FAVORITE! Thank you for this!


145 Ann Claire July 7, 2011

I would attend your salad party!


146 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 8, 2011



147 Karen July 7, 2011

okay I am definitely making this blizzard this weekend – I have already made your cookie dough one a couple of times – its always a hit!!


148 Tracy July 7, 2011

Angela I’ve made many of your recipes, and really enjoyed them. It’s funny that you had a major fail with last nights dinner. I made a felafel type burger last night and it too was bad. I had the same problem, mushy on the inside. You were lucky enough to have that delicious dessert to end your meal.


149 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 8, 2011

It’s hard to get them perfect sometimes, isn’t it? I’ve had some felafel fails too… ;)


150 Chelsey @ Chew with Your Mouth Open July 7, 2011

Okay that sounds pretty much AMAZING. ♥


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152 Barry July 7, 2011

I shall give you points for courage. I would not start anything called a ‘lemon burger’. All the dessert things look good. I have no idea where you get the time to make all this stuff. Anyhoo, I have arrived at a critical point in my life where I must consistently eat more healthy food so your posts will be very helpful. Thank you for all the effort.


153 Molly @ RDexposed July 7, 2011

My friends and coworkers loved your cookie dough balls! I also used them as apology cookies this weekend. They did the trick!!


154 Trish July 7, 2011

I love it! When dinner doesn’t work out as planned, just have blizzards instead! We actually had something similar last night…dinner was kind of a bust with mediocre leftovers of veggie burgers and a rice dish from a few nights ago, so we had your banana soft serve with the chia seeds as a big dessert instead. and I enjoyed every single last bite of it!


155 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats July 7, 2011

You have me drooling over here! I think a good flavor to recreate would be a german chocolate blizzard! :)


156 Tessa @ Amazing Asset July 7, 2011

The title of this post pulled me in IMMEDIATELY. DQ Blizzards= true love :)
How about a cookies and cream blizzard?!


157 Kathy July 7, 2011

Hmmm…vanilla, peppermint, confetti (or multicolor), banana, caramel, cookies & cream (is there a way to make this healthy?), lemon, apple spice (sorta like apple pie), pumpkin spice, coconut, a combination of any of those listed above :D or berries if they work.


158 Ragnhild July 7, 2011

Ah, this looks amazing!! Its past mid-night in Norway, but I crave one of these NOW!!! I hope my craving is still there tomorrow, because I mustmustmust try to make this!


159 Sky July 7, 2011

Yum, that looks really good! I just popped all the bananas in the freezer so I can make this over the weekend (if the sun ever comes out again in Vancouver).

As for what flavour to tackle next, I would go with Mint Oreo, I have really fond memories of those (and less fond memories of the 10lbs I gained the summer I discovered them, ooops, thankfully, yours look guilt free!).

Keep up the great work!


160 Tiffany July 7, 2011

My mouth…will not…stop watering…

I really should’ve thought twice about clicking on anything labeled “Peanut Butter Chocolate…” when my girl parts are doing their thing! OY! :P DEELISH though! I will refrain from making them now, but give me a week and I’ll try it out when I’m in a better mindset, hehe!


161 Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 7, 2011

This sounds AMAZING


162 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 7, 2011

This looks incredibly naughty. I kind of like it.


163 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 7, 2011

Bummer about the veggie burgers, but it looks like your dessert MORE than made up for it! It looks fantastic! If you make a mint chocolate chip blizzard next, I think I may marry you. ;)


164 Jessica July 7, 2011

i simply couldn’t resist this recipe tonight. i didn’t have any cashews on hand, so i used almonds instead and it worked beautifully! i had another cookie dough recipe that i was stuck to, but these are far better.
it hit the spot!
also, i’d LOVE to see a vegan fudge brownie blizzard. :)
thanks for everything you do!


165 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 8, 2011

mmmm :) me too


166 Nat July 7, 2011

Love your creations!


167 FoodFeud July 7, 2011

I had a great romaine salad today too – though not as fresh. I was happy because I rarely eat romaine but it’s nice and cooling. Good luck with the burgers. The flavors sound interesting and they look nice! (But I guess we’re all really here for the Blizzard)


168 Sierra July 7, 2011

I made black bean burgers today and I think they are good, but they prolly could be a lil better. Wanna work some magic on them? :) My favorite Blizzard flavor was always Georgia Mud Fudge, so if you could recreate that, I would love you forever! :) Here’s the link to my recipe:


169 Margy rose July 7, 2011

I made a blueberry lemon basil one an throw some candied lemon peel in and sometimes some poppy seeds. Unique flavor with fresh basil.


170 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 8, 2011

that’s cool, so creative!


171 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco July 8, 2011

I here you, those “weeks” happen to everyone. Right guys? ;) This looks so incredible, but you’re Anglea. Your stuff is going to be incredible. By the way, do you think I could make this without Teff flour? I might try it with some different flours on my blog and let you know how it goes. Go, Angela!


172 Trish @ Binary Vegan July 8, 2011

I vote for a Butterfinger-type blizzard! Those were always my weakness…


173 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 8, 2011



174 Jolene ( July 8, 2011

Mmmmmmmm, that blizzard looks pretty perfect!!!! I could use one of those on this HOT day we are having in Saskatchewan!


175 Arielle (Your Vegan Girlfriend) July 8, 2011

Ahh Angela! I have been seeing this DQ commercial for their new triple chocolate blizzard all week and DYING to recreate it. You beat me to the punch! And with peanut butter!! Garsh you are the best and I need to have this in my belly like yesterday. Do you think you could sub gluten free flour and stevia (for the sugar) in the balls and have the same great flavor? Getting on this asap. Xo!


176 Hannah July 8, 2011

Just amazing! Mostly, though, I can’t help chuckling at your story of stripping the rosemary bush. You’re welcome to come visit my parents’ place, where the rosemary has been taking over the entire garden for years now! Nothing will defeat the blighter!


177 Katrina July 8, 2011

Mmm such a tasty treat!


178 Alyssa July 8, 2011

”Helpful hint: If anyone in your home sees you eating this, tell them it’s Vegan and Gluten-Free and they will run like hell.”. . .HAHA ohmigosh, this is so true.
People turn up their noses at the cookies I bring into work when I say they’re vegan, but when they try them, they’re always amazed at how yummy they are…lol.


179 Alissa @ Just Eat Love July 8, 2011

Yumm these look great! I like to have healthy little snacks like this around to nibble on :)


180 Beth July 8, 2011

I think the new blizzard recipe would make me forget about the burger fail too. It looks so good, especially with it melting over the sides. Perfect for a hot summer’s day or night. In fact, I’m thinking of having it right now for a late breakfast.

Have you done a cinnamon type flavoured blizzard? Or maybe a ginger snap flavour?


181 O.C. July 8, 2011

I’m feeling an Oreo cookies and cream Blizzard or a Fudge brownie one or maby even birthday cake! I’ve never had a real Blizzard but I bet yours are 1000x better :)
and I totally use the “It’s vegan, glutefree and has no refined sugars!” when I don’t want to share my treats.


182 Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) July 8, 2011

Mmm, this looks so good! I’d like to see you tackle a fruity blizzard flavor, like strawberry shortcake :)



183 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner July 8, 2011

Oh my gosh. I LOVE YOU!!!!! How about a Butterfinger one!


184 eva @5fruitsNveggies July 8, 2011

oh i know how you feel with the less-than-tasty meals….i feel cheated when i go through the effort to make something–bleh…the salad looks so refreshing! jealous that you have a garden that can produce the romaine….we have on purpose–due to our lack of foresight, made our garden easy to take care of–which means no gardening patches… i am addicted to dough balls introduced to me through averie @love veggies and yoga…and i am really learning the beauty of using teff flour


185 Gen July 8, 2011

Yuum!!! I think a mint choc chip blizzard would be fabulous!


186 Vivian July 8, 2011

Your blog is the first food and health blog that I followed..and has led me to find other related blogs. I just want to say that your blog is SUCH an inspiration to me…I might even start my own!! :) Btw, are you a self-taught photographer? Because I absolutely LOVEEE your photos!! I recently just started photography, any tips on how to improve my skills? And AHHH I just wanna eat my computer right now these blizzards look delicious….drool..


187 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 8, 2011

Aww thanks Vivian! I’m self-taught, mostly by googling photography blogs and just reading up on the internet here and there. I would like to take professional courses someday though! It’s so much fun to learn and experiment. Goodluck with your blog if you start one :)


188 Mai July 8, 2011

Mmmm. I made this last night. SO DELICIOUS.


189 Teniesha @ Vegan on the Go-Go July 8, 2011

I haven’t had a blizzard in years! I will need to try a homemade, vegan one ASAP now! :D


190 Sarah July 8, 2011

OMGGGG Angela!!! I am BEAMING and eating this DECADENT DESSERT RIGHT NOW as I am typing this!! I am in HEAVEN on Earth!!

This is one of the most delicious, decadent and guilt-free dessert I have EVER tried!! You just made my night with this recipe.

Thank you soooo much for sharing.
To all of you reading this, make this thing ASAP. Its sooooo amazing ^_^


191 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2011

So glad to hear that Sarah!


192 Brittnie July 9, 2011

This looks totally amazing!! Wow. I say try an Oreo flavor next. Oreo anything = best ever.


193 Mary July 9, 2011

Thanks so much for this idea!! I just made a dialed down version of it- 3 frozen bananas and 1.5 heaping tablespoons of almond butter. Delicious!! :)


194 michelle July 9, 2011

I’ve had a couple of failures this week too. I can’t wait to try this recipe!


195 marla {family fresh cooking} July 10, 2011

Sorry to hear the veggie burgers were crap. Looks like you more than redeemed yourself with these blizzards. Beautiful work girl! Love all those fresh from the garden veggies you got there.


196 Andrea July 10, 2011

Count me in on the salad party!


197 Ruth July 11, 2011

I agree with lots of folks above – oreo would be awesome! I’ve tired your previous blizzard, and cookie dough bites – you can’t go wrong!


198 Lindsey Krist July 11, 2011

“…because it’s stifling hot and we can’t just eat balls for crying out loud!” – HAHA….That’s what SHE said….


199 Tammy Hollingworth July 11, 2011

Angela- I’m new to your site and I LOVE it!! I have made a couple of things and cant wait to try your Green Monster’s. I also have just started running and exercising. And hope that one day I can see it as “fun”. I have been training (not as much as I should) for my first 5K that will take place in a bit over a month. I’m very excited about it and doing it as one of my first goals. I am 46 and beginning to “reflect” on my life. Realizing that it is time that I am the only one that can make positive changes in my life for MYSELF.
So I would like to say thank you and I am really enjoying your site. Love the stories and recipe’s. I look forward to your emails everyday.


200 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 12, 2011

Thanks Tammy! Goodluck with your 5k!


201 Natasha Kay July 17, 2011

I just got home with my new food processor and after whipping up some quick guacamole, I knew I needed to try this recipe! I just about ate the dough straight because it was so yummy! Bananas are freezing now and then I’ll be whipping up the “blizzard”! :)

Just a minor detail: the peanut butter is missing from the recipe instructions (for the balls).

Thanks again!


202 Lily's Health Pad July 29, 2011

yep! I just made this recipe and was logging on to comment about the missing 3 TBSP of PB.


203 Melanie Keenan July 19, 2011

If I were a man, and you were single…I would ask you to marry me just because of this recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!! Just accidentally stumbled upon your site because I googled “Stuffed Patty Pan Squash recipes” and will be trying this blizzard recipe AND your patty pan recipe this week!!!! I will be a return and avid reader!!!!!


204 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 19, 2011

LOL love this comment! Glad you enjoyed it and welcome to the blog!


205 May Ng July 21, 2011

How about chocolate-orange blizzard? or even more exotic one, black sesame green tea blizzard?


206 Kelli R July 23, 2011

Hi Angela, I found your site a few months ago and I love it! Such creative, healthy recipes. I made the peanut butter blizzard tonight and it was amazing. (I doubled the recipe for the balls so I will have plenty made for future blizzards- plus they’re awesome on their own.) Please keep the recipes coming. I’ve already bought all the ingredients for the summer salad and will be making that tomorrow.


207 Rachel May 2, 2012

For the balls, when do you add the peanut butter to the mixture? The same time as the vanilla/syrup?


208 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 2, 2012

at the very end, I just pulse them in or just stir them in crumbled up. Enjoy!


209 Rachel May 2, 2012

Not the peanuts, i mean the 3 tablespoons of peanut-butter listed in the recipe.. I am sorry to be a nit-pick! Earlier this week I had a bad experience with a vegan cookie recipe and I really kick myself if I forget something/mess up a dough! Thank you for any help :)


210 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2012

Oh sorry I mis-read your question!!
Yes you add it in with the vanilla and maple syrup. I will add that into the recipe!


211 Katie August 16, 2012

I vote Mint Chocolate Chip or Pumpkin pie “blizzard” mmmm! The Strawberry Cheesecake one sounds good too! Oh, andI just tried the banana soft serve today…& now I’m going bananas for it! Literally! Thanks for the idea :-)


212 Kate November 28, 2012

Angela, I’m dying to know more about these spoons. Can you tell me what brand/line they are?


213 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 28, 2012

Thank you Kate! They are from William Ashley, but from 2008 so Im not sure they are still there.


214 Kate November 28, 2012

Thank you so much! It appears to be Sambonet Bamboo. :)


215 Gabrielle January 6, 2013

Thank you so much for this recipe! I had a vegan over for a dinner party, so I wanted to make a dessert he could enjoy as well, and lets just say everyone loved it! I’m not a vegan, but I would definitely make this again, it was amazing!


216 Fiona November 9, 2013

Oh this was so good! I left out the chocolate chips, peanuts, and rice cereal because I didn’t have them and used ww pastry flour. So good in the banana soft serve! Thanks for an amazing and super easy recipe!


217 Melissa February 6, 2014

The display image for this is the veggie burger


218 Kimberly February 27, 2014

May I say, you are not only a talented Vegan creationist but an amazing writer. I love reading your blogs, especially all the parts with you and Eric from that July when you were “too busy pushing Eric into the snakes so you could save yourself from imminent death” (LOL) and the short, sweet conversation between you guys after he tried the Rosemary-Lemon Burgers! LOL. You two are just the sweetest, balls of sunshine that always lights up my day. It really doesn’t get any better than cooking incredible, healthy meals while laughing at all the humor and wit in between. Awww….life’s simple pleasures!

Read more: to your Rosemary-Lemon Burgers and you taking his Oh-hah as a fail. You guys are just too funny and I love your writing as much as I love your recipes.


219 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2014

haha thank you Kimberly!!


220 Kathleen Campbell April 1, 2014

Oh my goodness. I didn’t not expect these to be THIS good. Who needs dairy queen when you can make your own blizzard at home!! I had to try this recipe to believe it, I couldn’t believe you could have creamy soft serve ice cream out of just bananas, but it’s true! And it’s delicious! Thank you for introducing this into my life!!! (PS the one thing I would say that you could add to all your recipes that would be SUPER helpful is prep/bake time.)


221 Traci April 25, 2014

How about a ginger snap or molasses crinkle cookie blizzard? Or snickerdoodle. Just thinking how my favorite cookies could translate into a frozen treat!


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