Ok, enough with being so healthy, lets have some fun! Yesterday I was craving something salty sweet and delicious and this recipe from Alicia Silverstones' "The Kind Life" foot the bill perfectly.
INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Earth Balance butter (I use the one with olive oil because I'm not down with canola) 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (preferably unsweetened and unsalted) 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs or 10 graham cracker squares 1/4 cup maple sugar or other granulated sweetener 1 cup grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate or carob chips 1/4 cup soy, rice, or nut milk (I used unsweetened vanilla hemp milk) 1/4 cup chopped pecans, almonds, or peanuts
PREPARATION 1. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. (If You Care makes unbleached liners made from recycled paper.) Set aside. 2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. 3. Stir in the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and maple sugar and mix well. 4. Remove the mixture from the heat. Evenly divide the mixture, approximately 2 tablespoons per cup, among the muffin cups. 5. Combine the chocolate and milk in another pan. Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted. 6. Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture. 7. Top with chopped nuts. 8. Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
You will be amazed at how these little morsels melt in your mouth and leave you craving for more!
I am a mom of a wonderful little four year old, an sweet baby, and wife to a thirty one year old. I am inspired by flavors and colors. I hope to change lives by infusing my cooking with love and special touches. We are also very into eating mostly vegan foods and playing with our doggie! I consider myself vegan-ish. I avoid animal products for a few reasons. I care about all beings, and wish for harmony for everyone and everything. I believe that it is more important to focus on what you eat instead of what you shouldn't eat. When it comes down to it, I feel better about myself and my family is thriving as vegan-ish.