Five months to spend pursuing a healthier, simpler existence! At the start it sounded like such a long time, but four weeks have almost passed already and it’s passing by in a flash. Filling my days with learning to Surf, practicing Yoga, giving massage, blogging, cooking lovely meals, reading, walking on the beach etc etc
With time I can get back to doing it myself! Preparing all my own meals, making almond milk, making treats and getting creative with ingredients and utensils. I wanted to make a treat and I wanted to do so by using the leftover ‘meal’ from making the almond milk. Without an oven I dehydrated it in a covered tray for about 20 hours and then started investigating the cupboards. I didn’t have agar flakes/some kind of coagulant to make the truly amazing peanut butter cups, which I unbelievably haven’t blogged!
We have lots of nuts, peanut butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder so I started from there and started throwing ingredients together!
3/4 cup of almond meal
1 cup of sliced dates, soaked for one hour
1 cup of peanuts (ours were salted so I didn’t add any additional salt to the recipe
1 tblsp coconut oil
2 tblsps peanut butter
1 tblsp maple syrup
1 tblsp cocoa powder
– pulse the peanuts to break down into smaller pieces, without blending to a butter. Add the almond meal & pulse together to get a chunky ‘flour’
– add the other ingredients until you have a chunky paste. If the blender gets stuck then use a fork to blend.
– I pressed some into silicon cups and rolled the others as balls. Prepare as you wish and pop them in the fridge or my preference, the freezer.
They’re delicious as a naughty treat or as a pre or post surf energy boost!