Just cuz you’re good, doesn’t mean you’re boring!
My 5 year old twins definitely don’t confuse the two. This weekend I found them dancing on the roof of the family vehicle (in the garage), singing and having a great time! Good? NO. Boring? Heck NO! These two definitely keep me on my toes. What’s a mom to do?!
Eat chocolate obviously…
Y’all know I definitely don’t mean crap chocolate that you buy at the corner store, even the ‘quality‘ brand name chocolate from the health food store has ingredients that are less than clean. This brand in particular, has soy lecithen that is not identified as organic or non GMO. My inquiries to the company have gone unanswered, which leaves my suspicious mind to fill in the blanks. Chocolate is actually extremely nutritious! Cocoa powder for example is loaded with:
- vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, C and E
- minerals: magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese.
- cocoa powder may also lower LDL cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clots, increase blood flow to the arteries, lower high blood pressure, boost cognitive performance and provide essential minerals such as calcium and potassium. (source)
Enough yacking, onto the recipe…
- 1/2 cup cacao powder (what's the difference between cacao and cocoa?
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup organic peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- pinch of sea salt (if peanut butter is unsalted)
- Coconut Oil (optional)
- Line a muffin tin with medium muffin cups.
- Using a double boiler whisk the ingredients to make the chocolate until melted.
- Once melted, scoop about a tbsp into the bottom of each muffin cup. Put remaining chocolate aside.
- Place in freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
- While chocolate is firming up place peanut butter filling ingredients in clean double boiler. Depending on oil content of peanut butter, you may wish to add coconut oil to make it more fluid.
- Once melted, layer the peanut butter with the set chocolate cups from freezer. Place in freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
- Once the peanut butter layer is firm, top with another layer of (remaining) chocolate. You may need to reheat this to make it easier to spread.
- Place back in freezer until set.
- Because this homemade chocolate has no preservatives it should be kept in the fridge to maintain its shape. I like to keep mine in the freezer and remove them 5-10 minutes before serving.