My sweet tooth is in full force…

Morning ya’ll!  Happy Saturday!! I hope your weekend is off to a fantastic start!  I’ve had a relaxing morning with a body pump class and some lounging around.  Not sure what the rest of the day will consist of, but I know my husband has some projects in the works. 

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I don’t know what it is, but I have had the biggest sweet tooth lately.  Don’t get me wrong, I like my sweets (chocolate), but I can usually resist temptation and keep the sweet snacking to a minimum (a few days a week).  There is nothing wrong with having a sweet treat every day, but for me, I feel my best when I don’t indulge daily because usually a handful of chocolate chips leads to another and another and another…you get the point.  🙂

Today I thought I would show you some of my favorite “healthier” options for when your sweet tooth is in full force.  Next time you have a sweet tooth, try one of these options before reaching for that cookie! (My mom wanted me to show you guys her Valentine’s cookies… she’s so cute). 

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One of my favorite easy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth is dates.  I love them plain, but they are also delicious with a little peanut butter or almond butter on top!  Another bonus is they are super easy to travel with if you need a snack at work, on a plane ride, or on a roadtrip.  

This picture does not do this sweet treat justice.  Chocolate chia seed pudding.  I followed the same recipe as my regular chia seed pudding just added a couple tablespoons of dark chocolate cocoa powder.  

The topping choices are endless!  I prefer unsweetened coconut, dark chocolate chips, and chopped almonds. 

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The last one is another play on the 3 ingredient chocolate truffles.  I customized the fillings and toppings to have a lot of variety and choices. Dark chocolate was always the base.

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Some I filled with almonds, coconut and even peanut butter.

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Then topped them with a little more dark chocolate and some toppings.  Sea salt is my favorite! 

Just freeze and they are ready to go!  The peanut butter filled ones were the favorite among my husband, sister and my sister’s boyfriend.  

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Hope you guys try some of these sweet treats! Have a great rest of your weekend! 

Questions:

  1. What is your favorite “healthier” sweet treat?
  2. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
  3. Dark or milk chocolate? 

 

 

3 ingredient chocolate truffles

Happy Friday everyone!!  How are you doing today? Ready for the weekend? Is there snow where you are?  No snow in Dallas today, but it is cold!!  

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If you are stuck inside this weekend and craving something sweet, I have the perfect treat for you!  I made these truffles the other day and they did not disappoint!  My husband loved them too! The best part is that they only require 3 ingredients, which means not much effort or mess to clean up! 

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Do you guys have snapchat?  I found this recipe on the tastemade story on snapchat and took a screen shot.  The original recipe calls for maple butter, but I replaced it with what I had on hand (peanut butter) and it worked just fine! 

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First step is to melt some dark chocolate (microwave for 30-60 seconds stirring occasionally).  

Then you spread the melted chocolate into molds (I had this tray on hand, but you could easily just use ice cube trays)

Just spoon a little chocolate into the mold and use the back of the spoon to push the chocolate up onto the sides of each mold.

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It doesn’t need to be perfect so don’t worry!  Pop the mold into the freezer for at least 10 minutes until the bottom layer of chocolate is frozen.

While the chocolate is setting up in the freezer, put a handful of dates in a bowl.  

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Then boil some water (amount does not matter, just enough so that it will cover the dates).

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Next, pour the boiling water over the dates and let them soak for at least an hour.

After at least an hour and the dates have plumped up a bit, strain the water and add the dates to the blender or food processor with a couple tablespoons of peanut butter (you can use any nut butter you want).  Blend. 

Using a teaspoon, spoon small amount of date/peanut butter mixture into the molds on top of the frozen chocolate mixture. 

Next, melt more dark chocolate and spoon onto the top of the molds to cover date mixture. 

Pop into freezer for a couple hours (I froze mine overnight).  Then flip over the tray and the truffles should come out with a little tap.  

These are seriously so good and will instantly satisfy any sweet tooth!  I like to keep mine in the freezer (I like them really cold), but you can store in the fridge or room temperature for a few days! 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with some sweet treats and relaxation!

Questions:

  1. Do you like dark chocolate? 
  2. Are you getting hit by the winter storm?
  3. What are your weekend plans?