Yep, it’s that time again…the Pintester Movement. If you haven’t already, hop on over to Sonja’s blog to check out her take on all things pinteresty (that’s a word right?If not, it certainly should be…but I digress) I did the experiment last time and was all ready to do it again…until I forgot about it! Luckily Sonja is very thoughtful & sent a reminder email. WHich left me 2 days until the deadline (or possibly 3 with the time difference) and a busy weekend ahead. Which meant I had to scramble & do it this morning.
I brought up her page & immediately knew I was going to do the Paleo Fudge Cups. Who could resist a bowl of chocolatey goodness?? I say bowl because I was doubtful it would make it into the actual muffin tin to set! For those of you on the edge of your seats, it did make it…just!
With my usual ‘devil-may-care’ attitude, or aversion to being told what to do more like, I surged ahead with ingredients I had. My first hurdle…
Definitely not a half a cups worth in there! But never fear….
A had a few almonds left in the pantry & managed to dig out a few more from this mix, added a little coconut & a splash of vegetable oil, and proceeded to blits the life out of them. Almond butter, yay. Exactly half a cups worth…it was a proud moment, interrupted by these two cuties…
Hurdle number 2…
I chose maple syrup. It’s the rebel within. Lets just say, it mixed just fine but honey may work much better, I don’t know. Oh, & I didn’t have raw cacao powder (never do) so used normal cocoa powder.
The next hurdle…mini cupcake papers. I laughed so hard I just about fell off my chair…like I would have something like that on hand!! So I went ahead & put them straight into the mini muffin tin, which ironically I DO have. Oh, and look at that, I forgot the vanilla! Geez, I’m hopeless sometimes!
I went with putting this into the freezer for 10min ‘coz patience is not my strongest asset, half an hour in the fridge just seemed far too long.
Now let’s be honest, they’re no Reeces Peanut Butter Cups, but they will do for a healthier alternative. I ate 3 & put the rest into the freezer for a later date. If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate I wouldn’t suggest this, but otherwise it’s pretty tasty.
I then reread Sonja’s post on the Pintester Movement & realised I could’ve chosen ANY pin on pinterest, not just one she had already tested! But it worked out anyway & no bakeware was harmed in the process.
*The Original Recipe as it appears on Modernhealthymom
Paleo Fudge Cups
1/2 c coconut oil, melted
1/2 c raw cacao powder (yes, you can just use cocoa if you must)
1/2 c peanut or almond butter
1/4 c raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp pure vanilla