My only motivation on snowed in days are to cook, eat or read! Not good for my waist line. I need warm sunshine to get me in the spring cleaning mood!
Last week when my friends and I visited the Twin City Live tv show, two of their guests were a young couple promoting their recent vegetarian cookbook entitled “Pretty Simple Cooking”. They demonstrated one of their dishes, preparing a sweet snack. Since I have a sweet tooth and the ingredients looked fairly healthy, I made them last Saturday. I won’t be able to make them too often as I couldn’t eat just one!
6 Tbs. coconut oil, divided
6 Tbs. peanut butter, divided
5 Tbs. pure maple syrup, divided
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 cup plus 2 Tbs. oatmeal (I used quick oatmeal)
Place small cupcake liners into a 24-cup mini muffin pan. Make the bites: in a small saucepan over low heat, whisk together 5 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 4 tablespoons maple syrup cocoa powder and salt. When combined and melted together, add vanilla take off heat and stir in oatmeal. Mix well. Spoon about 2 tablespoons in each cupcake liner. Freeze while making top layer.
Top Layer: wash the saucepan, return to stove. Over low heat whisk together 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 4 tablespoons peanut butter and 1 tablespoon maple syrup until fully combined. Spoon warm mixture over top of chocolate mixture and return to freezer for 15 minutes until bites are set, or refrigerate until serving.
Have a great week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.