hazel-bites

I saw this recipe and knew immediately that I needed to make it.  So here it is, with my adaptations…

Ingredients:

Bites:
120 g dates
240 g hazelnuts
40 g chocolate chips, melted
40 g cocoa
1/2 c maple syrup plus 2 tsp
1 t vanilla
1/4 t salt

Icing:
20g cocoa powder
1/4 c maple syrup
120 g avocado

Toasted Hazelnuts
40 g hazelnuts
1 T maple syrup
pinch of salt



Directions:

Pulse 240g (2c) hazelnuts in food processor until it’s finely ground, like a flour. Add dates, 1/2 c maple syrup (plus 2 tsp extra if dough seems dry), 40g (1/2 c) cocoa powder, melted chocolate chips, vanilla and salt (to taste). Process dough until it become sticky and thick.

Transfer dough into an 8 x 8 pan and spread out into an even layer. Cut into even pieces so it will be easy to layer with the icing.

Mix 40g (1/3 c) chopped hazelnuts with 1T maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Place in 300 degree oven until slightly toasted. Keep an eye on these, they will burn quickly once they are done. Set aside to cool while making icing.

To make the icing blend the avocado (1 medium) with 20g (1/4 c) cocoa powder and 1/4c maple syrup and 1/4 t vanilla. Blend until smooth.

Assemble the bites by spreading icing on bottom layer, adding the second bite, layering more icing and finally topping with the toasted hazelnuts.

Enjoy!


Om,
Renata

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homemade peanut butter cups

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peanut butter pie

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Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 piece of peanut butter chocolate pie

Directions: Mix and mash all ingredients together and enjoy!

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larabar – peanut butter chocolate chip

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Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1 peanut butter chocolate chip Larabar
1-3 t agave (if desired)
sprinkle of salt

Directions: Chop or break apart Larabar, mix with other ingredients in oatmeal and enjoy!

Om,
Renata

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