You guys want more nutty workouts and even nuttier recipes… I hear you.
I want them too. I can complain all I want – like every other food blogger – about Daylight Savings ending. I could make excuses about how it is dark within 15 minutes of leaving the office; optimal photography hours are during 8:00 to 5:00 when I am wearing my Wellness Coordinator hat.
If I found the inspiration – like I did yesterday – to use my lunch hour to snap a few photos… then more of what I create (and eat!) could find its way to this public space (with a slightly more professional presentation than my beloved Instagram account).
Dark chocolate is in my house at all times. It has a resume of services, but one of significance is that it diverts ice cream from frequenting my freezer too often. I have trained my tastebuds to like dark chocolate into the 80 percent cocoa range, and a single tablespoon of dark chocolate chips will usually curb a sweet craving.
With that, since I always have a bag of Ghirardelli 60% dark chocolate chips in my freezer, and rather than eating by them rounded tablespoon, I enjoy turning the chips into delightful nut butter cups from time to time.
Writing this post, I realized that I consume dark chocolate, hemp hearts, and some sort of nut butter every.single.day. Creature of habit? I think so.
Making nut butter cups is not a science…
Dark Chocolate Hemp Cashew Butter Cups
dairy-free | gluten-free | vegan
makes approx. 1 dozen
- Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler on the stove or in the microwave.
- Line 1 muffin pan with my favorite paper liners.
- Spoon melted chocolate into lined muffin tins, approx. 2-3 teaspoons each.
- Place pan in the freezer for approximately 5-10 minutes to allow chocolate to cool.
- Spoon approximately 1 teaspoon of nut butter into each muffin tin.
- Sprinkle with hemp seeds, approximately 1/4 teaspoon.
- Spoon melted chocolate over the nut butter and seeds to cover.
- Sprinkle with hemp seeds.
- Place in the freezer or refrigerator to set.
Nutrition Fact | Hemp hearts contain 10 grams of omegas, 10 grams of protein, and 181mg of magnesium per 30 gram serving; they area also a complete vegetarian protein. [source]
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