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Homemade Almond Butter Cups

Homemade Almond Butter Cups

If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter cups you will love this recipe. Made with homemade almond butter and dairy-free chocolate chips, healthier alternative to an all-time favorite treat!

Homemade Almond Butter

If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups you’re going to love this recipe for Almond Butter Cups! It’s easy to make and better for you b/c it’s made with quality ingredients and none of the processed junk plus it’s delicious on its own or chopped and tossed into your favorite dairy-free ice cream. (see below for some of my favorite brands of dairy-free ice cream!) Carolina and I make Almond Butter Cups together all the time. You can use peanut butter but I prefer almonds over peanuts and you can read why that is here. It’s a fun activity to do with the kiddos and an opportunity to teach them the importance of clean, healthy eating. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do! Happy Holidays!!

My Top 3 Dairy-Free Ice Cream Brands

  1. Larry and Luna Coconut Bliss
  2. NadaMoo
  3. VanLeeuwen

BTW – if you’re looking to make better-for-you cookies for Santa this year I highly recommend this 5-ingredient Almond Butter Cookies.

Almond Butter Cups

Ingredients

10 oz. (1 bag) Enjoy Life Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips 5 tbsp. coconut oil (divided) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Almond Butter Layer 3 1/2 tbsp. homemade almond butter (store bought works too) 2 tsp Coconut oil 2 tsp coconut flour 1/8 tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch salt

Almond Butter Cups

Instructions

  1. Line a muffin pan with parchment paper liners.
  2. For the bottom chocolate layer, heat 5oz (or ½ the bag) and half of the coconut oil (2 1/2 tbsp.) in a double boiler on the stove, stirring until melted. Stir in half of the vanilla (1/4 tsp).
  3. Fill the bottom of the parchment cups evenly with chocolate (about 1/8 cup in each). Freeze for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, for the almond butter layer, heat the almond butter and coconut oil in a double boiler (same method as step 2). Stir in the coconut flour, vanilla, and salt, until smooth.
  5. Spoon 2 teaspoons of the almond butter mixture onto the center of each cup over the chocolate layer. Freeze for another 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, make the top chocolate layer. Heat the remaining chocolate (5 oz.) and remaining coconut oil (2 1/2 tbsp.) in a double boiler (same method as step 2). Stir in the remaining vanilla (1/4 tsp).
  7. Pour the chocolate into the cups, over the almond butter layer (about 1/8 cup) in each and place back in the freezer, 20-30 minutes, until completely firm.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Related links: Black Bean Brownies , Tahini Cookies  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Before I take off I wanted to share a short clip from the TV show, Aqui Estamos, I did while in Puerto Rico for Thanksgiving. Not only did I share 2 simple recipes everyone on set loved, but I also explained the term holistic nutrition and what it means to eat “holistically”. Grateful for the opportunity to come on the show again and do what I love most, spread the word on health and wellness!  

Version En Español

¡Si te encantan los Reese Peanut Butter Cups, te encantará esta receta de Almond Butter Cups! Son fácil de hacer, y mas saludables porque están hechos con ingredientes de calidad y sin ingredientes procesados además son deliciosos asi solitos o en tu helado favorito. (¡vea a continuación algunas de mis marcas favoritas de helado sin lácteos!) Carolina y yo hacemos este postre juntas todo el tiempo. Puedes usar mantequilla de maní, pero prefiero las almendras a el maní y puedes leer por qué aquí. Es una actividad divertida para hacer con los niños y una oportunidad para enseñarles la importancia de una alimentación limpia y saludable. ¡Espero que disfrutes la receta tanto como nosotros! ¡¡Felices Fiestas!!

Lista de los mejores helados sin lácteos!

  1. Larry and Luna Coconut Bliss
  2. NadaMoo
  3. VanLeeuwen

Por cierto, si está buscando hacer galletas para Santa este año, le recomiendo estas galletas de mantequilla de almendras hechas con solo 5 ingredientes. Puedes enconrar la receta en mi pagina de Instagram.

Almond Butter Cups

Ingredientes

10 onzas. (1 bolsa) Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips sin lácteos Life 5 cucharadas aceite de coco (dividido) 1/2 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla Capa de mantequilla de almendras 3 1/2 cucharadas mantequilla de almendras casera (o compradas en la tienda esta bien) 2 cucharaditas de aceite de coco 2 cucharaditas de harina de coco 1/8 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla 1 pizca de sal

Homemade Almond Butter Cups

Instrucciones

  1. Forre un molde para muffins con bolsas de papel pergamino (parchment paper).
  2. Para la capa de chocolate de abajo, caliente 5 onzas (o ½ la bolsa) y la mitad del aceite de coco (2 1/2 cucharadas) en un caldero doble en la estufa (o baño de maria), revolviendo hasta que se derrita. Agregue la mitad de la vainilla (1/4 cucharadita).
  3. Llene el fondo de las tazas de pergamino de manera uniforme con chocolate (aproximadamente 1/8 de taza en cada una). Congelar por 10 minutos.
  4. Mientras tanto, para la capa de mantequilla de almendras, caliente la mantequilla de almendras y el aceite de coco en un caldero doble (el mismo método que el paso 2). Agregue la harina de coco, la vainilla y la sal, hasta que quede suave.
  5. Coloque 2 cucharaditas de la mezcla de mantequilla de almendras en el centro de cada taza sobre la capa de chocolate. Congelar por otros 10 minutos.
  6. Mientras tanto, prepara la capa superior de chocolate. Calienta lo que queda del chocolate (5 oz.) y el aceite de coco (2 1/2 cucharadas) en un caldero doble o baño de maria (el mismo método que el paso 2). Agregue la vainilla que quede (1/4 cucharadita).
  7. Heche el chocolate en las tazas, sobre la capa de mantequilla de almendras (aproximadamente 1/8 de taza) en cada una y vuelva a colocar en el congelador, 20-30 minutos, hasta que esté completamente firme.
  8. ¡Sirve y disfruta!

ANUNCIOS

Antes de despedirme, quería compartir un clip del programa de televisión, Aqui Estamos, que grabe mientras estaba en Puerto Rico para Thanksgiving. No solo compartí 2 recetas simples que les encantaron, sino que también expliqué el término nutrición holística y lo que significa comer “holísticamente”. ¡Agradecida por la oportunidad de venir al programa y compartir consejos saludables con la gente de mi hermoso Puerto Rico! Vean el video clip arriba!

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife and FlipBox

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Easy, Kid-Friendly Tahini Cookies! Vegan, GF

Easy, Kid-Friendly Tahini Cookies! Vegan, GF

It’s Summertime which means the kids are in and out of camp and spending more time at home. I like to keep Caro busy when she’s home. Sometimes we paint or have play dates in the park. Other times we bake healthy desserts like these vegan, gluten-free Tahini Cookies made with simple ingredients like toasted sesame seeds, coconut palm sugar, and oat flour. My mom, Nannette, was in town when we worked on this recipe. It’s a fun, easy way to get the kids (and adults) in the kitchen and interested in healthy baking.

Our friends at MINI MAGAZINE loved the recipe and we hope you love it too! Happy Baking!

Ingredients

¾ cup tahini

1 cup date syrup (or maple syrup)

½ tsp sea salt

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cup gluten-free oat flour

Toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add tahini, date syrup, salt, and vanilla extract to a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat for a few minutes while stirring frequently until the ingredients are well combined. Remove mixture from heat and let cool, 10-15min.
  3. Transfer the tahini mixture to a large mixing bowl, add the oat flour and mix until a rough dough forms (You might need to use your hands for this)
  4. Roll 1-2 tbsp of dough using the palms of your hands then flatten slightly
  5. Place cookie batter on cookie sheets with about 1-inch gaps in between to allow for spreading
  6. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and bake 10-15min or until cookies begin to brown
  7. Cool completely before serving
  8. Enjoy!

That’s my MAMA helping out with the recipe, Hi Mama! 🙂

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Gluten-Free, Baked Falafel Bowls

Gluten-Free, Baked Falafel Bowls

Last year, Joe and I traveled to Amsterdam to celebrate his 40th birthday. It was our first International trip without Carolina (thank you, Mom!). We spent 4 lovely days touring the city and enjoying great food.

Late night we would stop at a local spot and order one falafel to share. It came on a warm whole wheat pita with lettuce, tomato, and lots and lots of tahini dressing – I can still taste it! We have yet to find falafel that fresh and delicious in the states but we’re not giving up.

Here is a healthy flip for falafel inspired by our trip!

Ingredients

1 15 oz can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped (parsley also works)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 large garlic cloves, minced

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

1 1/4 teaspoons cumin

1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour

Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Tahini Dressing (optional)

Ingredients

1/2 cup lightly roasted tahini

1/2 cup water

1/4 fresh lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, minced

salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Add all ingredients to a food processor and mix to combine. Careful not to over mix, you want to keep some texture. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, cover and refrigerate to set, 15-20min or until mix is firm enough to handle. Once set, remove from refrigerator. Use your hands to scoop out the mix and form into small balls, about ½ inch thick. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in preheated oven for 30-40min. The longer they bake the firmer they get. Serve warm over fresh veggies and drizzle with tahini dressing. Enjoy!

Tahini Dressing: blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth

Toppings (optional)

Fresh Spinach

Cherry tomatoes, chopped

Red onion, chopped

Joe and in front of the canals in Amsterdam. 🙂

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