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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!