Healthy yet Tasty Subsitutes for Easter Treats

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][dt_gap height=”10″][dt_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]I salivate as I am writing as the picture of the Quinoa Peanut Butter Cups looks so delectable![dt_gap height=”10″ /]

I did recently try to find puffed quinoa, however I could not and I do not have the patience nor time to puff my own, so I used puffed rice instead and a jar of Mayver’s Super Spread and created my own unique version of the peanut butter cups. [dt_gap height=”10″ /]

The end result looked more like chocolate crackles, so I decided to call my invention “.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]Tika’s Healthy Alternative to Chocolate Crackles”

As the Quinoa Peanut Butter Cups look so good, I will give you both recipes and you can decide which one is the best![dt_gap height=”10″ /][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][dt_gap height=”20″][vc_custom_heading text=”Tika’s Healthy Alternative to Chocolate Crackles
” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Merriweather%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]DISCLAIMER – I ate all my Chocolate Crackles at the time of writing this blog, so the image represents a true likeness to how yours should end up![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Chocolate Crackle[/vc_column_text][dt_gap height=”10″][dt_gap height=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Ingredients:[dt_gap height=”5″ /]

  •  Puffed rice[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • Mayver’s Dark Chocolate Super Spread[dt_gap height=”10″ /]


Instructions[dt_gap height=”5″ /]

  1.  Add the amount of puffed rice required to a medium sized mixing bowl.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  2. Using a table spoon, scoop Mayver’s Dark Chocolate Super Spread into the bowl of puffed rice and coat the puffed rice.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  3. Spoon tablespoons of mixture into patty cake cups. You can use a lined muffin tray or pop them on a plate.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  4. Pop the plate/muffin tray into the freezer for 1 hour to set.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  5. Once the cups have set, you can transfer them to the refrigerator to store.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

Note:  Mayver’s Dark Chocolate Super Spread does not contain hardened fats or stabilisers, separation of the oil may occur and you will need to stir the contents of the jar.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][dt_gap height=”35″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading text=”Quinoa Peanut Butter Cups Recipe” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Merriweather%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Peanut Butter Cups Image[dt_gap height=”10″ /]Ingredients[dt_gap height=”5″ /]

  • 1½ cups puffed quinoa[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons peanut butter[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut butter[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • 1½ tablespoons pure maple syrup[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract[dt_gap height=”10″ /]


Instructions[dt_gap height=”5″ /]

  1. Add the puffed quinoa to a medium-sized mixing bowl.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  2. Add the peanut butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a medium sauce pan. Heat over low, and whisk continuously for 4-5 minutes or until completely melted and smooth.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  3. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the puffed quinoa and stir to coat.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  4. Place 16-18 muffin liners on a baking pan. Drop heaping tablespoons of the quinoa mixture into the muffin liners and gently smooth out with a spoon.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  5. Pop the pan into the freezer for 1 hour to set.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]
  6. Once the cups have set, you can transfer them to the refrigerator to store.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Eat well, train well, live well.[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

Tika SHELTON, Trainer and Assessor, Onfit Training College[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][dt_gap height=”55″][vc_column_text]References:[dt_gap height=”10″ /]


Blissful Basil, Accessed 31st March 2015

http://blissfulbasil.com/2014/12/31/6-ingredient-no-bake-quinoa-peanut-butter-crunch-cups/[dt_gap height=”10″ /]


Natural New Age Mum, Accessed 31st March 2015



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