All over the food blog world I've been coming across warm and hearty recipes that seem to be a staple for most in the winter. Which really does make sense to me. But I have basically been living off of my chocolate based creations lately. (Truffles are in the future, prepare yourself.) There's something about it that "gets me through" the winter like a nice warm soup would do for many others. I mean you could take a bowl of the chocolate topping recipe I'm giving you today and totally heat it up to create that warm soup feeling. (Hm, I'll probably be trying that tomorrow.) Because in all honesty, that is the best part of this recipe. It has the texture of a thick chocolate pudding and it's so addictive. I ate half of the batch before even creating the rest of this recipe.
I'm spending my day tomorrow ignoring the world and making a few new things to share with you guys. I bought avocado today while grocery shopping and I have big plans for them. That's all I'm going to say though. I refuse to give away too much because I enjoy keeping you on your toes and always wondering what's coming next. You do that right?!
If not it's okay. I totally understand. The fact that you're here soakin' up the recipes is enough for me. Speaking of recipes, let's get to the recipe now.
Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
makes 4 large cups (probably 8 or so servings)
1 cup dates
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Blend together all ingredients. Shape into cup base either just by using your hands or by pressing into parchment paper lined muffin pan. Place in refrigerator to stiffen.
1 cup dates
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoon cacao
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Mix together all ingredients until fluffy and smooth sauce is formed.
1/2 - 3/4 cup almond butter
Remove bases from refrigerator and fill half way full with almond butter. Top with chocolate sauce. You can add hemp seeds, chia seeds, or any other seeds to top them off if you'd like as well. Serve, enjoy!
You can store these in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. But we all know that they'll never last that long.