I needed a treat the other night… and I don’t keep treats on hand, because treats on hand last about as long as it takes to type this sentence and then they are gone!
As such, I’m always on the lookout for some yummy treats that are fast and easy to make, and ones that don’t make 3 dozen at a time! Because see above!
Okay, I’m done with the alliteration. I just couldn’t resist once I got started!
How cute are those little guys? And while I am always looking for an excuse to use my muffin tins – she had me at 5 ingredients!
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup smooth almond butter
1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
I was a little more flexible in my ingredient selection…
I’m currently obsessed with my PB2, and almond butter, peanut butter, same diff. I’ll just mix up half a cup of my PB2 and it’s half the calories! I ended up mixing 1/2 cup dry and that shrunk as I was re-hydrating it, so I added in another 2 tablespoons. This may or may not be important later on!
Once the peanut butter was mixed up, it was time to add the melted coconut oil.
Like how I did the whole Pioneer Woman snap-a-picture-while-you-are-pouring thing? I was proud of myself!
Then I added in the rest of the ingredients and got to mixing.
It looks odd… but it’s starting to incorporate. Oh, and the original blogger did mention that you could use either a blender or food processor. I’m starting to wonder about now if my food processor would have been the better option.
Once everything is mixed, you are supposed to “pour” it into the muffin tins. POUR. Does that look like it will pour?
No. No it doesn’t.
So, let’s improvise and add in a touch more honey and a splash of vanilla to moisten it up and make it pour-able.
Then, just for fun, splash some vanilla on your tablet cover. At least it’ll smell good for a bit. Sadly, even after adding more liquids, the mixture wasn’t able to be poured.
So I took my spoon and dropped and mushed the chocolate mixture into my silicone mini muffin pan and then popped those suckers in the freezer and set my timer for 15 minutes! Of course, once in the freezer, I saw a container of frozen blueberries…
And I grabbed a handful and popped the frozen blueberries on half of my chocolates. And then reset my timer.
15 minutes later
Mine look nothing like the original! They are pretty darn ugly, and you can see those white lines – where some coconut oil didn’t fully incorporate – so it’s a #PinterestFail, but you know what? They are pretty darn yummy! And at about 70 calories each, heck yeah I’m eating them!