Curb Your Sweet Tooth

Phew! Halloween is out of the way and hopefully you got rid of all of the candy that was floating around the house.  

The holidays are some of the toughest months of the year if you have big health and fitness goals becuase of all of the sweets and holiday treats.

I know that’s true because this time of year just makes me want to bake all sorts of delicious things! 

I am always on a mission to find healthier ways to bake/cook my favorite foods because I don’t believe that we should deprive ourselves of what we enjoy. 

Being truly healthy and fit means that your life is balanced mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

And I know many of you are not mentally sane when you feel like you constantly have to deprive yourself of treats that you love.

You should never fear food because you think that it will make you fat.  You should just be mindful of what you consume because some foods offer more benefits than others 😉 

The good news is that nutritious food CAN be delicious and you CAN enjoy it. 

Since I know many of you have a huge sweet tooth and crave chocolate after dinner, this is a great recipe that you can use to curb your sugar craving.

It is a healthier version of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! Can you say, “YUM”?! 

Homemade “Reese’s” 

Chocolate: 
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/4 cup cocoa 
2 – 4 tbsp honey (depending on how sweet you like)

Peanut Butter filling (could also use ANY nut butter  ) 
Enough to put ~1 tsp. in each

Instructions

1. Melt and stir all chocolate ingredients together (could use microwave or stove)

2. Prepare a muffin tin with cupcake papers. I like using mini muffin papers.

3. Pour some chocolate into each cup – less than half full.

4. Freeze for 10 minutes.

5. Spoon some peanut butter mixture on top of each frozen chocolate cup. 
Smooth it down to get into the cracks of the muffin paper so that it looks pretty. If you care about that!

8. Pour more chocolate on top of each cup to finish off.

9. Freeze for 15 minutes.

10. Once they are nice and firm, go ahead and store them in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer.

They’ll stay fresh, so just eat one when you need something sweet!

**I find that you don’t really need to freeze after the first layer of chocolate.

 I just pour chocolate, plop ~1tsp. nut butter, pour a little more chocolate –> freeze!

 

If you put them in the mini muffin liners, then one of these would be a great little dessert for after dinner. 

Committed to Motivate and Inspire,

Christina :) 

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