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Peanut butter chocolate chip slice

10 Oct

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This slice may not be 100% healthy, but it is 100% yummy πŸ™‚

Peanut butter & chocolate, there is no better combination. The saltiness of the peanut butter with the sweet creaminess of the chocolate, pure heaven…………….. I can’t think of anything better.

And to make things even better this recipe is super easy to make, you can be enjoying a warm piece of peanut chocolate goodness in as little as thirty minutes.

So this is a great one for when the sugar cravings hit πŸ™‚

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Peanut butter, choc chip slice a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 c spelt flour
  • 1/2 t bicarb soda
  • 1 c chocolate chip

Pre-heat your oven to 175degrees.

Beat the butter & sugar in a mixer, once they are creamed, add the egg & beat till well combined.

Add in the rest of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips & mix till combined. Gently mix in the chocolate chips.

Press into a well greased or baking paper lined tray & bake for 18 – 20 minutes.

And very soon, you too will be enjoying peanut, chocolate goodness.

Enjoy

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Decadent “Healthier” Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie

4 Mar

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This Brownie is so decadent, you won’t believe its healthy.

It is my new “favourite” naughty treat, one of these & a cup of peppermint tea & I am in heaven. Especially if my little one is asleep & I am curled up on the sofa watching trashy tv!! There you go Β – thats my dirty little secret for today – its true kids after you go to bed Mama does have a party πŸ™‚

I don’t know why but I am addicted to all things peanut butter & chocolate, they are the perfect marriage of ingredients, the saltiness of the peanut butter & the sweetness of the chocolate brownie, just elevates these brownies to the level of divine.

And while they are not necessarily healthy, they are definelty a healtheir treat. Un-like your store brought varieties that contain a host of nasties & non-food substances.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 125gm butter
  • 200gm sugar free cacao chips or sugar free chocolate chips
  • 2/3 c coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 c spelt
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c walnuts
  • 1 c sugar free cacao chips or sugar free chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees. Grease & line the base of a 19cm square pan.

Melt the butter, 200gms choc chips & coconut sugar in a saucepan on the stove top, once they have melted together leave the pan to cool for 10 minutes. Once your chocolate mixture is cool add in your eggs, vanilla extract & spelt, stir through to combine well. Add in the cup of choc chips & walnuts. Pour into the pan & smooth out the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The longer you cook it for the more cakey it will become, the less you cook it the more dense & fudgey it will be.

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So what are you waiting for put those kids to bed, break out the saucepans & get your chocolate happy on πŸ™‚
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Peanut & cacao Bliss Balls

12 Jan
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I have a little confession to make , peanut butter & dark chocolate is my crack!!
I will take it anyway I can get it, ice cream, brownie, even straight from the jar. But these bliss balls are peanut & chocolate perfection, they are the perfect combination of peanut salty & dark chocolate, with just a hint of sweetness.
They are almost (dare I say it?) truffle-like because of the moisture from the activated nuts.
Best of all they can be made with whatever combination of nuts & seeds you have on hand, you could even add a little coconut sugar for a sweeter version. The recipe doubles as a raw brownie recipe if you press it into a pan & slice after chilling πŸ™‚
However you make them, they keep well in the refrigerator & make a great on hand snack or lunch box filler. They seem to taste better the longer they sit, so try to ration them out πŸ™‚
Peanut & Cacao Bliss Balls a’la Mama Going Natural
  • 1/2 c Β activated cashew nuts
  • 1/2 c activated almonds
  • 1/2 c activated sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 c dates
  • 1/2 c oats
  • 2 T L.S.A (optional – I just had some in the pantry)
  • 3 T peanut butter
  • 1/3 c cacao powder
  • 1 t vanilla essence

Place your nuts & dates in the blender & blend on high until they form a paste. Add all other ingredients & blend on high again until oats have been blended down. Take your bliss ball paste & roll into balls, you can roll them in cacao powder or in coconut if you prefer, I like mine plain. Chill & then enjoy πŸ™‚

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How to activate your nuts?

Place your nuts & seeds in 2 cups filtered water with 1 t salt, leave out on the bench to activate for 6 hours & then place in the fridge until you use them (for a max of 48 hours). We only activate this batch for 6 hours as cashew nuts can become slimy if activated for too long, refrigerating after 6 hours stops this from happening.

Enjoy

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Creamy Banana, Chocolate & Peanut Butter Ice Blocks

28 Dec

iceblockAs the temperatures soar here in Australia we are constantly looking for ways to cool down.

What better way than a dip in the pool with a creamy, chocolate ice block in hand……..heavenly!!

These ice blocks are super creamy with their banana base, yummy hit of pure cacao & of course the addition of homemade peanut butter. Don’t taste the mixture before you start pouring into your ice block tray or you may find yourself guzzling the mix & those poor kidlets will miss out on their ice blocks πŸ™‚

If your making “Adults Only” ice blocks (you lucky things you!) add a shot or two of espresso coffee & your ice blocks will kick into overdrive – trust me!!

If your a sneaky mum (hands up ladies) you can add a handful of kale, a little bit of spinach or some wheat grass juice to your ice blocks Β to kick up the nutrition factor that little bit.

Here in Australia we have a brand of creamy milk ice blocks that we call Paddlepops our ice blocks taste just like them only better – if I do say so myself!

Creamy Banana, Chocolate & Peanut Ice Blocks a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 2/3 c milk
  • 1 & a 1/2 banana’s
  • 1 T peanut butter
  • 1 T Honey
  • 1 T Cacao powder

Place all ingredients in a high powered blender & then pour into your ice block makers & freeze.

In about eight hours you will have yummy ice blocks that you will be fighting the kidlets for!

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Enjoy

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Creamy Cacao Ice Cream

18 Aug

We love chocolate in this house………. we will take it anyway we can get it.

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But add it to some cream & freeze it & we are in heaven.

This recipe makes an ultra-rich, smooth, creamy ice cream that is very decadent. Small scoops only πŸ™‚

It is a very dark chocolate (the Lindt 75% bar of ice creams, if you will!). If you like you chocolate more on the Β milk chocolate (cadbury) side of things simply adjust the amount of cacao chips you put in to make a more mild creamy ice cream.

We love to add 3 – 4 tablespoons of peanut butter to this ice cream in the last few churns to make our own knock off version of Baskin & Robbins Peanut Butter Chocolate ice cream, without all the sugar & chemicals πŸ™‚ but still packed full of flavour.

This recipe is not one of my healthier recipes, BUT it is healthier than most store brought ice creams which are aerated with chemicals & have a shelf life of 2 years +, I kid you not!! I have no idea what you put in ice cream to make it last 2 years but I am pretty sure I don’t want to eat it or feed it to my child. This ice cream made with organic ingredients & raw dairy products is simply a better healthier option without skimping on flavour or decadence.

Cacao Ice Cream a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 350ml milk
  • 300ml cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 T coconut sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c cacao chips or cacao butter

Place the first five ingredients in the top of a double boiler & gently heat while constantly whisking (like you would a custard). Once the mix has thickened to the stage where it coats the back of a spoon add the cacao chips & stir in until melted. Let your chocolate mix cool (try not to eat too much of it – you are trying to make ice cream after all) & then place your mix in your ice cream maker for the magic to happen.

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Trust me! you will love this ice cream, perhaps it’s not too healthy – but everyone needs a treat every now & again πŸ™‚

Go on treat yourself

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