Chocolate Nutty Cups

Jason and I were visiting great friends of ours Sarah and Dale Letcher the other night who made us an exceptional meal.  I am sharing the dessert which was the perfect amount of sweetness for all of us, yet it was very low on the glycemic index.  The only sugar was from the currants she added.  I think this is the perfect snack to curb a chocolate craving.  A great idea is to make a batch, put it in a container and bring them to work to store in a freezer or refrigerator.  Or, keep them in the freezer at home and when you feel the need to satisfy that sugar craving, reach for one of these.  Cutting back on the amount of sugar we consume can be a huge benefit to our overall health.  Having this type of treat on hand can help us all do just that.  The kids will enjoy them too!

  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder (sweetened with stevia)
  • 1/2 cup chopped or sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup of lightly sweetened cranberries/blueberries or just plain currants
  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint (optional)
  1. Heat a saucepan on low and add coconut oil and almond butter.  Once these have melted, add the cocoa and protein powder.
  2. Gradually add the nuts, seeds and whatever dried fruit you choose to the melted mixture.
  3. Once everything is well mixed, add to individual tiny muffin tins.
  4. Place the muffin tins in the freezer for about 1/2 hour prior to serving.  Store them in the freezer until they are ready to be eaten.  The coconut oil will make them melt within minutes once they have been at room temperature, this can get messy.
  5. Enjoy a healthy treat!

3 thoughts on “Chocolate Nutty Cups

    • Hi Sarah!
      Thanks for checking out the blog! It really depends which part of the dairy bothers you. We get a New Zealand whey protein from Sobeys that actually is lactose free and whey proteins in general are casein-free which makes them better for people who are sensitive to dairy. We avoid dairy for the most part and the whey protein works fine for us. Hope this helps Sarah!
      Cindy

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