Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day Treats

In honor of veteran's day I wanted to bring treats to the box today. Since many of the fellowship there are serving or have served in our military, it seemed a fitting occasion to do so.  Nevermind that I ended up 20 minutes late, and earned a 20 burpee penalty after fogetting the yummies and backtracking for them.  They were worth it.

I totally stole and ever so slightly modified this from my wicked CFRR buddy.  She uses mini cups for them, which would be great for a bitesize treat, but I only had the regular size muffin cups to work with.

3/4 c coconut oil, divided
3/4 c carob powder, divided
1/3 c almond butter
10 dates, food processed until crumbs
1/4 c coconut milk

Melt 1/2 c coconut oil in microwave. Mix 1/2 c carob powder with melted oil. Pour equal amounts into muffin cups (about 12 regular sized). Put in the refrigerator to set up, at least 2 hours.
Mix almond butter, coconut milk, and processed dates together and divide equally on top of chocolate, about 1 tbs or so. Melt 1/4c oil in microwave. Add remaining amount (1/4c) carob powder to melted oil and pour  on top of layers. Place back in refrigerator to set 1-2 hrs. 

Addendum: This is great great great in mini cups, which I found Von's carries.  They make the recipe go a lot further.
2nd. They are great with cocoa powder as well.
3rd.  The quantities are just a go by... the trick is just equal parts oil and powder.  plus a bit of honey if you are feeling like more sweet is in order.  I almost always use more than the recipe calls for - just reheating and mixing in a pyrex measuring cup as I go.

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