Edibles

Chocolate Cups

Chocolate Cups A Variety of Ways

Replace your Reese’s Pieces cravings with these little cups of deliciousness!
Create your own toppings and experiment with different fillings, you can create your very own signature treat that you don’t need to feel guilty about. Desserts can be satisfying while also being healthy.

Store bought candy bars have crazy amounts of:

  • Sugar
  • Hydrogenated oils
  • Preservatives
  • Colouring agents
  • Artificial flavouring 

All of which burden the body and create a product that is called  “dead food”.

Dead food refers to packaged and highly processed food items that are lacking so many nutrients that when consumed your body can’t benefit from what you are eating and can’t use it for fuel so it gets stored as fat. DITCH the poorly made packaged stuff and CREATE your own sweet treat to have on hand when you are needing a little something.

I love making these in a mini muffin tin, they are the perfect two bite treat, unless you are my husband who thinks 6 of them are the perfect two bite treat :). Simple to make, no baking required and simple ingredients you should have stocked in your pantry for recipes just like this!

Ingredients:
[enough to make 24, if you want to try the recipe to make sure it’s a hit, 1/2 the ingredients]

  • 2/3 cup organic coconut oil
  • ½ cup organic cocoa powder, or CACAO powder
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup or 1/4 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 12 tsp organic peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, cashew butter, etc.
  • For a PB&J taste combination, try adding 1/2-1 tsp of Crofters strawberry jam on top of the nut butter layer.

Directions:
1. Melt coconut oil on low heat and add cocoa powder, maple syrup {and honey if using the two}, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir until smooth.
2. Pour 1.5 teaspoons of the mixture into mini muffin papers. You want to fill about 1/4 of the cup.
3. Freeze for 10 minutes.
4. Take ½ teaspoon of peanut butter and flatten onto chocolate cups.
5. Pour a thin layer of the chocolate mixture on top of the peanut to cover.
6. Sprinkle on top: sea salt, coconut flakes, chopped nuts, hemp hearts or a drop of peppermint extract.
7. Freeze for another 5-10 minutes
8. Remove and enjoy!

To stay formed, keep these in the fridge or freezer, but be warned they may not last long if you have a full house. They are so delicious!

Keep these on hands for the kids and the adults for a quick grab treat, it will stop you from picking up the cookies or candy treats at the store. When you stock good food, you eat good food!

Enjoy and Live well TODAY-Steph 

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1 Comment

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    Erica
    February 19, 2017 at 10:26 am

    My favourite was the candy cane!

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