After a long day of awesomeness, nawesomeness (that’s not awesome, obvs), a strenuous but much needed yoga class and a little less productivity than I would have liked, I decided to shake it all off the best way I know how – in the kitchen!
When I’m feeling vaguely out-of-sorts, restless or weird, nothing puts me back on track like a little play time in the kitchen. I’ve been wanting to get back at some raw chocolate recipe development lately, and tonight was the night. I have a mission to create a creme egg-esque Easter treat, a mission which I embarked upon tonight, with little success in the creme egg development, but much success in creating coconut+chocolate magic!
There’s no real recipe here, just my Basic Easy Peasy Raw Chocolate template coating some little coconut butter and cashew bites! I’m not sure I’ve ever actually eaten a Bounty chocolate bar, but this is what I imagine it to be like. Except, y’know, this is totally waaaaaaaay better.
Let’s say I did approximately this:
2 parts raw cashews
1 part coconut butter
1/2 part coconut oil
1/2 part agave syrup
dash of salt
All blended up in the food processor, with the coconut butter/oil having been softened first. I plopped little balls of this mixture on a plate, threw them in the freezer until hard, and then dunked ‘em in chocolate!
The insides are chewy, coconutty, sweet and salty, with crisp chocolate shells. Mmmmmmm.
Then I made a couple of what we’ll call Lazy Girl Peanut Butter Cups with the leftover chocolate, some pb & salt. Ohhhhh yeeeeeah.
I’ve got more chocolatey ideas up my sleeve for easter, just you wait. I’ll likely be doing another little chocolate sale like the Valentine’s one, so keep your eyes peeled over on Facebook for the inside scoop on that!
I’ve got some other exciting things on the horizon, which I’ll be sharing soon enough. For now, there’s chocolate. Let’s just enjoy that!