Friday, January 18, 2013

Healthier, No-bake Chocolate-topped Munchies!

Healthier Version:

No-bake Chocolate-topped Munchies

When you want to eat healthier—no white sugar with a heaping helping of enzymes in your ingredients, what do you make for special occasion treats or for when company comes? More and more folks are tuned-in to eating specific to their family's needs, whether it's gluten-free or anti-inflammatory or vegan or other. This is a versatile recipe that you can use to fashion for your individual specifications.

For many years I used to make a No-Bake Munchie recipe that had a base of butter, honey and peanut butter that was heated on the stove, then you added in oats, seeds, nuts, dried fruit, cereal, and carob or chocolate powder or whatever you wanted. Well, now I limit the butter, and peanut butter, but I do miss those munchies! So I made a new-fangled, little healthier version today that I can eat . . .

No-Bake Chocolate-Topped Munchies!

Mixing the Munchie batter

For the basic recipe I added the following to 2 - 2 1/2 cups of steel-cut (or rolled) oats and mixed all together:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup 
  • 4 tsp raw cacao powder (or cocoa or carob powder)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 
  • 2-3 Tbs coconut butter 
  • 1 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • dark chocolate (to melt for topping)
 Then I added in: a few tablespoons of chia seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, raisins, and sesame seeds. You have the option to use what you desire or have on hand: nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc. (The add-ins should amount to less than 1 cup.) If it's not wanting to stick together, add a bit more sweetener or coconut oil till it does.

Smooth mixture into a glass dish that has been coated with a little olive oil. Chill, cut, and eat plain or top with chocolate like I did.

Melting dark cacoa chocolate on the stove-top

Pour over the top and refrigerate

Cut and enjoy! 

To print this recipe go here for a PDF

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  1. wow. I love this recipe. I will give it a try with a little twist.
    Thanks for sharing on FFF
    Your co host from Nosh My Way.

  2. These look good. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope you join us again this week. Newest follower


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