Trick or Treat, Healthy and Sweet!
My new recipes are so easy and delicious it’s scary. Don’t let cravings haunt you, make sweets in the best way and indulge in minimum amounts.
Halloween Candy Cups
- 8 ounces dark chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Candy corn, handful (optional)
Mix the nut butter, honey, and cinnamon in a bowl, set aside. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl or a double broiler. Place liners in a mini muffin tin. Layer some of the melted chocolate in first, then the nut butter, then more of the chocolate, shaping like a circle into each lined cup. Top each with 1-2 candy corn as desired. Place in freezer for two hours. Take each out of liners and serve to your ghouls and goblins.
This is a great way to give children a healthy treat. If peanut-free, substitute sunflower seed butter.
- 6 ounces dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 ripe avocado, skin & stone removed, mashed
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
Combine the chocolate, vanilla extract and salt over a double boiler, and melt until completely smooth. If you don’t have a double boiler, just use an oven safe bowl over a saucepan. Mash the avocado with a fork and stir it into the melted chocolate mixture until smooth and thickened. Place in the fridge to set for 20 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch. Use a tablespoon to scoop the chocolate into 12 balls once the mixture is slightly firm. Place them on a pan lined with parchment or wax paper and roll the balls between the palms of your hand to create a smooth surface.
Place the 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and coconut in small bowl. Roll each truffle to coat. Be extra creative – roll in chopped nuts or mini marshmallows as an alternative. Serve at room temperature.
These truffles are healthy and delicious and a great way to serve Halloween treats to adults. They skip the butter fat and get their creaminess from avocado. Even if you don’t care for the flavor of avocado, all you’ll taste is the chocolate.
Avocados are a great unsaturated fat source and they offer Omega 3 Alpha Linoleic Acid, Folic Acid, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium and Vitamins B, C, E, & K.