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10 Ways to Use Beets in Your Sweets

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10 Ways to Use Beets in Your Sweets

You can capitalize on beets’ bright, beautiful, vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows to color your red velvet cakes the natural way (hint: beets are perfect for vegan and all-natural products bakers), or replace some of the refined sugar with sweet beet purée.

Surprise guests at your holiday parties with your outside-the-box seasonal desserts. You can serve this delicious beet sorbet on its own or as an accompaniment to a vanilla bean panna cotta. Try adding sugary sweet beets to your fall candies, as in this recipe for creamy smooth caramels. Also, you can sneak in nutrient-rich beet purée to your favorite brownie recipe or chocolate cake.

This delicious root vegetable isn’t just for the goat cheese and beet salads (although, we like those, too), which is why we have rounded up 10 creative ways to use beets in your sweets this fall.

Beet Sorbet

Serve this delicious beet sorbet with a homemade chocolate panna cotta or top your pecan pie with this vibrant, sweet sorbet.

For the Beet Sorbet recipe, click here.

Beet Pana Cotta

The super sweet beets and sour goat cheese in this frozen yogurt balance each other perfectly.   Top it off with a crisp tuile cookie for a little added crunch.

For the Beet Pana Cotta recipe, click here.

Bon Bon Bon’s Honey B

Bon Bon Bon’s Honey B

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These sweet little caramels are perfect to give as holiday gifts or a sweet snack you can grab and take on the go.

For the Bon Bon Bon’s Honey B recipe, click here.

Cacao Cupcakes with Cashew Butter Icing

These cacao cupcakes are the perfect health-conscious sweet to serve when you are trying to keep an eye on your health during the holidays.

For the Cacao Cupcakes with Cashew Butter Icing recipe, click here.

Chocolate Beet Pudding Cake

This decadent chocolate beet pudding cake is the perfect after dinner treat. Drizzle this cake with caramel sauce or crème anglaise.

For the Chocolate Beet Pudding Cake recipe, click here.

Frozen Beet Cake

Just because it's cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a frozen treat. If you are looking for an ice cold confection this fall, try this beautiful, sweet frozen beet cake.

For the Frozen Beet Cake recipe, click here.

Fudgy Beet Brownies

Fudgy Beet Brownies

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Sneak some nutritious beets into your favorite brownie recipe to cut back on processed sugars without giving up your favorite chocolatey treats.

For the Fudgy Brownie recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Icing

You can stick to your paleo diet and still snack on these tasty gluten-free red velvet cupcakes. The goat cheese icing is lower in fat than the usually cream cheese icing.

For the Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Icing, click here.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream

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Skip the artificial dye by using vibrant, red beets to color your red velvet cupcakes. The sweet cakes and citrus-flavored buttercream make this red velvet recipe a must-have treat.

For the Red Velvet Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream recipe, click here.

Super Beet Berry Parfait

For a very healthy and delicious dessert, try this beet berry parfait, which combines beets, coconut, strawberries, and goji berries for a nutrient-packed, parfait that still provides that little bit of sweetness we all crave.

For the Super Beet Berry Parfait, click here.