Salted Caramel Cashew Butter Cups

A million times better than a Reeses Cup. I promise. And a million times richer. I stumbled across this recipe from a blog called Hungry Haley and followed it exactly for the cashew butter, but modified the chocolate part with my own chocolate concoction recipe. It takes just as long as melting a chocolate bar, and I usually prefer eating those on the go or hiking anyway!

I mean, if I’m going to cook and be in the kitchen anyway, might as well melt and mix a few more things together, you know?

 

Ok. Enough banter. You want to make these already.

 

Salted Cashew Butter (from Hungry Haley)

1c Cashews, soaked over night

dash pink Himalaya salt

3 medjool dates

1 tsp vanilla

 

Drain water from cashews and combine ingredients in a food processor until a peanut butter type consistency is achieved.

Chocolate:

2/3c organic Cacao Powder

2/3c Coconut Oil

1/3 c Honey

1 tsp vanilla

*collagen Peptides

(optional add-ins include a dash of pink Himalaya salt, turmeric, chili powder/chilis, peppermint oil etc)

*optional add in- I used Vital Proteins, but there are others

 

Melt the coconut oil over med/low heat. Add in your cacao powder, honey, vanilla and salt. Pour into molds.

For these cups, I used silicon cupcake molds. I poured a thin layer on the bottom, froze it for about 5 min, added the cashew butter, froze again for about 5-10min and topped it with more chocolate and froze them again. OMG-g-g-g-g were they good. So chewy. So chocolatey. So rich. So creamy.

Browdgies


What else do you call a dense chocolatey morsel that's half fudge/half brownie?! I couldn't think of anything so Browdgie it is! They definitely started off trying to be just a brownie though 😬😬. C'est la vie

Ok. So for these,
Preheat oven to 375
Then, you will need:
1/2 baked butternut squash, cooled (probably around 2full cups)
2 eggs
1/4c honey
1/2c milk of choice (I've used whole, raw, unpasteurized and coconut)
3/4c 100% organic cacao powder
2tbsp coconut manna (could also use grassfed butter, coconut oil or could omit altogether)
1/4c oat flour

Optional add-ins that I used:
2 scoops chocolate protein of choice
1 tbsp chlorella
1tsp psyllium husk
1 scoop collagen Peptides
1 scoop beef gelatin

Blend first 5 ingredients until well incorporated. Add oat flour and any add ins.
*Note: seeds/nuts will NOT make good add ins for these. The texture really doesn't lend itself to that. Try these out and you'll see what I mean
**Note 2: if not using chocolate protein add in, add 1/4c more cacao and 1/4c more honey

Pour into a brownie dish (8X8 square pan). Bake at 375 for 45 min. Allow to cool. Once cool you can eat them, but definitely store these in the fridge! These are definitely better COLD! Trust me.

Peanut Butter Superfood Bars

Oh my goodness. All I can say is thank goodness I’m nursing and have some extra calories to allot because they’re going straight to these! These are ridiculous! They’re like, superfoods peanut butter fudge bars. Peanut butter, coconut oil, a little chocolate, flax, coconut and a few other things sprinkled in there. Literally melts in your mouth while you’re crunching on all the crunch so you don’t run out of either flavor or texture. I cannot stop!
I was feeling terrible all day. Head pounding and just out of sorts. But when you’re a mom, you don’t get sick days! Hauled myself off the couch and did some kitchen experiments with my little (see my InstaStory!)… one of my favorite things to do- to cure my malaise. Definitely glad I did! 

 

Huzzah! Here it finally is 🙌🏻… my peanut butter bar video! Had to re make and redo the ENTIRE thing after a certain little love bug deleted the first one off my phone 😒#momproblems
Anyhoo here ya go!
Mix until smooth
1c Peanut Buttah
1tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp coconut oil
Dash sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
Add:
1/4c flax seeds
1/4c unswt coconut
1/4c dark chocolate chunks
1/4c pumpkin seeds
Fold a few times and pour into a loaf pan. Freeze for 1 hour. Cut and enjoy. Try not to eat all of them in one sitting either 😎. Happy Sunday!!