This weekend is the weekend of chocolate! Or so they say. And while we do recommend an 80/20 approach to clean living, sometimes there can be too much of a ‘good’ thing. So this week we’re looking at Easter inspired treats that you can make at home, that won’t spoil your hard work so far this year. And believe me, some of these recipes are just wonderful! So much so, you won’t miss creme eggs at all this year. Promise!
Raw chocolate eggs
Who needs commercialised, mass produced and sugar laden Easter eggs? Not us. We have raw chocolate eggs that taste just delicious! And all you need to make them is:
- ½ cup melted raw cacao butter
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ cup raw cacao powder
To make the eggs, start by melting the cacao butter in a bowl, then add the maple syrup and stir well. Next, add the cacao powder and stir until you have a smooth consistency. Finally, pour the liquid chocolate into your mold and leave in the fridge or freezer to harden. That’s it! Guilt free chocolate eggs that you’ll want to make again when Easter is over!
Banana and Chocolate ice cream
The EASIEST ice cream recipe ever just got better. So you know how you can freeze a banana, whip it up and make ice cream? Well now you can make it chocolatey for Easter too! All you need to do is add vegan chocolate chips and voila! A healthily indulgent treat for Easter.
The words healthy and fudge rarely go together, but this Easter they can! This is a wonderful recipe and its so easy to make too. All you need is:
- 1/2 cup coconut butter, warmed
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the fudge, place all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined. Then simply press into a tin and allow to set. Then enjoy! Without the guilt.
Peanut Butter Cups with the Works
LOVE peanut butter? So do we! And yes, it is ok to eat it too. These peanut butter cups are so delicious, and because they’re packed with so many other yummy things they are not only healthy but out of this world in terms of flavour! All you need is:
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/3 c pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 c pistachios
- 1/3 c almonds
- 1/4 c raisins
To make the cups, combine the coconut oil, honey and peanut butter in a small bowl, then pop in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir well. Then add cocoa powder and chia seeds and again mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients and then pour into miniature cupcake holds. Pop into the freezer for at least 30 minutes and then store in the freezer in an airtight container. Delicious!
Healthy Easter Nests
Easter is not Easter without a chocolate nest, right? So here’s how to make the healthiest yet most delicious you ever tried! All you need is:
- 40g coconut oil, melted
- 25g cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- shredded wheat
Combine the coconut oil, cocoa powder and maple syrup in a bowl and mix well. Then add enough shredded wheat to soak up the chocolate, so that all the shredded wheat is covered and you have what resembles a ‘nest’. Divide into cupcake holders and pop in two or three grapes (these are the eggs). Chill in the fridge or freezer for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!