There are plenty of situations that call for a little chocolate, and Wednesdays are one of them. We give you an easy-peasy mid-week snack made in no time.
Fun fact: Raw cacao powder contains more than 20 times the antioxidant power that of blueberries.
1 handful goji berries
1 dl cashew nuts (unsalted)
2 dl almonds
1 tablespoon raw cacao
10 drops rom aroma
About 2-3 tablespoons agave syrup (depends on how sweet you want it)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
A pinch of Himalaya salt
Start with melting the coconut oil. While it is melting, mix the almonds, cashew nuts and goji berries in a mixer, but not to fine. Then add raw cacao, agave syrup, rom aroma, salt and the melted coconut oil and mix together. Sometimes it is easier to mix with a spoon or your hands. Then place it on a plate and flatten out over the plate and put it in the fridge. Cut into mouthful pieces or like bars and keep in the fridge for about a week.
By: Henriette Danielsen / Recipe: Balanceyoga / Photo cred
From no-bake energy bites to healthy mini peanut butter pies!
These healthy no-bake energy bites, packed with superfood, are the perfect healthy snack to enjoy anytime of the day. Top them with a delicious vegan peanut butter mousse and you can turn them into some yummy and healthy mini peanut butter pies.
For the energy bites:
Ingredients (makes 8)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup ground flax seed
1 tbsp chia seeds
½ cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
⅓ cup honey (or agave, or maple syrup)
½ cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
Stir all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. If too gooey, add some more oatmeal, if too dry, add some water. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, shape into patties, using a stainless-steel measurement cup (¼ cup size), or simply roll into small balls if easier. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
For the vegan peanut butter mousse:
1 can full-fat coconut milk
4 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
Chill coconut milk overnight. When ready to use, remove the lid and scoop out the solid cream from the top into a chilled bowl (reserve the liquid part for a smoothie recipe for example). Using a mixer, beat until creamed together, about one minute. Add peanut butter and maple syrup, and stir until well combined. Transfer into a piping bag and pipe onto each energy bite. Chill for at least one hour before serving. Reserve leftovers in a covered container in the fridge. Will keep for up to 1 week.
By: Delphine Fortin, Author and food blogger behind Del’s Cooking Twist
We can’t seem to get enough of easy and yummy chocolate recipes and this time we want to introduce you toooo… drum roll please! Chocolate banana peanut butter bites!
Yes, your mouth is supposed to water right now and yes, you should head by the store on your way home later today. Because this is a weekend snack you don’t want to miss.
Slice the banana and spread some peanut butter between two slices. Then melt the dark chocolate over a water bath and dip the banana and peanut butter bites in the chocolate. When you’re ready, put the bites in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes. Take out right before you serve, since they melt quickly.
By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred
You know those moments when you’re craving something sweet, but you don’t want to make a whole bunch? Just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, and not have to worry about what to do with the leftovers?
Well, have we got a recipe for you!
Today we’re sharing how to make mug cake – a super quick, easy, and perfect portion of a dessert favorite! And the best part is it only requires three ingredients and approximately one minute in the microwave!
Ingredients (serves 1)
¼ cup + 1 tbsp chocolate hazelnut butter spread (or vegan Nutella of your choice)
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
Egg replacement (I like to use ¼ cup mashed banana, or ¼ cup applesauce)
In a microwaveable mug, add the chocolate hazelnut butter spread and egg replacement and mix together. Add in the flour and mix again until the batter is a smooth consistency. Microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute (this may vary depending on your microwave). Once it’s done, feel free to switch the recipe up and add favorite toppings – sprinkles, peanut butter, or even some coconut ice cream!
Let us know if your tried it and what you think in the comment field below!
By: Samantha Thayer / Photo cred
It’s Friday and what better way to welcome the weekend than by sharing a delicious recipe for the perfect snack?
This recipe comes from our blogger Clara and we thank her big time for this incredible explosion of flavors! Enjoy lovelies, it’s made in no time and tastes heavenly.
Organic peanut butter
Dark chocolate (or whatever you prefer)
First step is to make sure you pit the dates. Add a click of peanut butter into the center of each date and close them up again. Melt the chocolate and dip the dates into the melted chocolate. Make sure it’s all covered and then put it on a plate. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt onto the dates to enhance the lovely flavors and put the treats into the fridge to let it set for a couple of minutes. Now give it a taste!!
By: Henriette Danielsen / Recipe and photo cred: Clara Mo
These Nutella balls are a lifesaver when you don’t have much time on your hands! They are made in matter of minutes and require only four ingredients. Give them a try; they’re delicious.
4tbsp raw cacao
3tbsp agave syrup (or maple syrup)
Roast the hazelnuts in the oven for 8-10 minutes, 180 degrees. Let them cool before you mix them in a blender until completely pulverized. Place the pulverized nuts into a bowl and add the other ingredients. Use a hand blender and add water until you find the consistency where you can roll them into balls. You can eat these right away, but I find them much nicer if they have been chilled for around one hour first.
By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred
Christmas is just around the corner and we all know what that means, loooots of mingle events where you will be offered a lot of the classic Christmas sweets. We would like to share a recipe you could serve your friends/colleagues, when it’s your turn to host. It will only take you 10 mins to make these delicious Christmas bites.
Ingredients (8-10 bites)
3 tbsp. Hazelnut butter (you can also use peanut or almond butter)
1 tbsp. coconut oil (melted)
50 g dark chocolate (or vegan)
A pinch of sea salt
Use a bowl and combine the melted coconut oil with hazelnut butter and put in the freezer for a couple of minutes. Melt the dark chocolate in a sauce pan and set aside to cool. When the nut/coco mixture have set use a teaspoon and make round bites. Dip them in the melted chocolate and add a pinch of salt. Put them on a plate and let them set in the freezer again before serving with a cup of coffee or gluwine.
By: Linnéa Nilsson / Photo cred: Whatever’s left
Nothing beats snacks in the food department if you ask me, and I for one love to eat snacks before dinner! Why save the best for last?
So, for all you other snack-lovers out there; here is a mini guide to some very yummy options!
An all-time favorite; Simply melt dark chocolate on low heat, add whatever you like (my favorite is goji berries and chopped hazelnuts) and place the mixture on a lined baking paper and put it in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes.
Rinse the grapes before placing them in a bag or on a platter and put in the freezer. Once they are frozen they are ready to be enjoyed. It’s as simple as that.
Happiness is… always having the next snacks prepared
Slice an orange into mouthful pieces and top with cinnamon. The combination is divine and will make your taste buds go crazy!
Chop a banana into pieces and stick onto a toothpick, before dipping it in melted, dark chocolate. Place on a platter and let it stand in the refrigerator for a short time so that the chocolate hardens. Or eat it while dipping into the chocolate, totally up to you.
Apple with topping
Cut an apple into desired pieces and top with peanut butter. That’s it, and it tastes magical!
By: Henriette Danielsen
Did you know that the majority of all raisins in the world are produced in California? However, have you ever thought of growing and producing your own or to buy organic grapes and then drying them yourself.
Check out our new recipe below and follow the easy steps. We’re sure this will really impress your friends at your next brekkie.
Seedless organic grapes (choose the ones you like the most)
Start off by blanching the preferred amount of grapes (dropping them in boiling water for 30 sec). Place the bunch into a bowl of cold water and remove the grapes from the stems. Gently dry the grapes with a kitchen towel and spread onto a baking sheet. Heat the oven to 180C and let dry for approx. 18-24 hours (NB: turn after 12 h to prevent sticking). Remove them from the oven once they have a dark color and look a bit wrinkled. Let them cool off before sprinkling them on your brekkie bowl or serve as snacks.
By: Linnéa Nilsson / Pexels.com
When we were at the local market the other day, we came across lots of fresh apples, which inspired us to do some baking! The choice fell on dried apple rings with cinnamon, a great snack, based on autumns tasty apples.
Fun fact: Apples ripen six to 10 times faster at room temperature than if they are refrigerated.
Start by setting the oven to 150 degrees recirculated air. Then use an apple corer (or a knife) to cut out the apples inner core. Then cut the apples into thin slices (try cutting as thin as possible), place on a baking tray and sprinkle desired amount of cinnamon over them. Leave them in the oven for about 2-3 hours. The trick is baking at a very low temperate for a long time, which dehydrates the apples. When you’re done, transfer to a wire rack until cooled and crispy.
Note: they will not feel crispy until they cool down.
By: Henriette Danielsen / Recipe: Balanceyoga / Pictured cred