Chocolate Almond Butter

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Chocolate Almond Butter

 

oh my my

Today I didn’t have any almond butter or peanut butter so I made some. But I added a little twist to it.

And it is this easy,

The process:

  1. Blend 1/4 cup of shredded almonds in a food processor
  2. After about 2 minutes of blending add about 5-10 Dark chocolate chips into almond butter
  3. Blend for 1-2 minutes
  4. Scoop Almond butter out and serve with fruit or whatever you’re feeling

Dark Chocolate Nut ‘Bark’

What’s inside Dark Chocolate Nut ‘Bark’?

1/2 Cup Pecans

1/4 Cup Ginger

1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Shreds

6 oz Dark Chocolate

1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter

1/2 Tablespoon of Butter

 

Yes.

These are freaking awesome.

 

 

How to make Dark Chocolate Nut ‘Bark’

  1. Pulse shredded coconut and pecans till well blended
  2. Pulse separately 1/4 cup of crystalized ginger till small chunks of ginger are formed
  3. Mix coconut/pecan mix with ginger
  4. Melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter in a sauce pan
  5. Add in 6 oz of Dark unsweetened chocolate to melted butters
  6. Pour melted chocolate mixture onto dry ingredients and mix throughly
  7. Pour mixture in a nonstick pan
  8. Sprinkle coconut and pecans pieces over top of spread chocolate
  9. Freeze for 2 hours and then cut and serve!!

 

Chocolate Apple Slices and Peanut Butter Butterscotch Banana Slices

HOT DANG.

These are both so good.

I had to think of something to bring to a movie night and we had lots of apples and bananas so….I decided this idea would be easy and add variety to what everyone brings to the movie night. IMG_9886

Ingredients:

  • Lemon juice
  • Dark Chocolate Squares
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Peanut Butter
  • Graham Crackers
  • Fruit

Steps:

  1. Cut apples and Banana and dip each slice in lemon juice and set on a plate to dry
  2. Place lemon covered fruit in freezer
  3. Melt the chocolate in a stainless steel bowl over a pot on low heat
  4. Take out apple slices and cover with chocolate and crumbled graham crackers
  5. Use the bowl you used for chocolate to melt butterscotch and peanut butter together
  6. Cover banana in the peanut butter mix and sprinkle nuts of graham crackers over them.
  7. Freeze fruit until ready to serve

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Snacks

  Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp of Butter (helps with mixing)
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of cereal (any crunchy cereal)
  • 1/2 Banana
  1. Heat up peanut butter, butter, and mashed banana in a pan on medium to low heat.
  2. Mix in melted Peanut Butter mix with oats and cereal.
  3. Scoop out mix into small balls
  4. Place “snacks” into the freezer or fridge for 15 minutes.IMG_9081

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On the Go Breakfast! Green Banana Smoothie

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Don’t be scared cause it is green!

I make this smoothie for either breakfast or an after school snack!

It’s really simple but will keep you really full and it gives you the energy you need with the fat, dairy, and vegetables in it!

Green Banana Smoothie Ingredients

  1. 3 cups of Spinach
  2. 2 Tbsp of Peanut Butter
  3. 1 cup of yogurt / 1 cup of milk
  4. 1 Banana

*If you were really hungry in the morning I would probably add 1 cup of oats!

Bumpin Avocado Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Avocado cookies sounds like the worst invention in the world….but I swear it’s the best cookie I have ever made!

So the other week I didn’t have butter and I had heard of people using avocado as a substitute so..I tried it out. These cookies aren’t as pretty as regular cookies but taste just as good and I used Whole Wheat Flour and avocado.

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Recipe for Bumpin Avocado Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2/3  cup of mashed avocado
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar (sometimes I don’t even add this)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 cups of oats
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips of any type of chocolate

Steps

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a mixer mix avocado, brown sugar, and granulated sugar
  3. mix in 2 eggs and vanilla
  4. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, and cinnamon
  5. Add flour mix into wet ingredients and mix well
  6. Stir in oats and chocolate
  7. on non stick pans place dough in circle shapes and flatten each piece of dough with the back of a rounded spoon (these cookies don’t spread out so flatten them makes them look more appetizing)
  8. cook for about 10 minutes