This is a featured recipe from my brand new cookbook, The Plant Based Cookbook for Women!
I’m sharing this for a little sneak peek into what the recipes look like! I’m also doing a IG Live ‘Cook With Me’ this Monday, January 11th at 6pm CST with @themaddiemiles! Be sure to come prepared with all the ingredients ready!m
P.S. Check out the vegan tortilla pizza recipe I shared last week from the cookbook! These are the only 2 recipes I’ll be sharing from it 🙂 I also did a IG Live for that recipe too, with my momma and mother-in-law!!
These Healthy “Snickers” Bites are an “autumn” phase recipe from the Luteal phase section of the cookbook. The main idea of the cookbook is for the recipes to be a continuation of recipes from my first book The Happy Hormone Guide. So it’s 80 vegan and gluten free recipes, with 20 for each phase of the cycle (Menstrual, Follicular, Ovulatory and Luteal). All support your fluctuating hormones throughout the month!
And now onto the recipe!!
Who doesn’t like Snickers?! Say hello to your new favorite treat, inspired by the classic Snickers candy bar. They’re essentially peanut butter stuffed dates dunked in melted vegan chocolate and sprinkled with chopped peanuts. These are a must-have for those chocolate cravings during your luteal phase. And did you know it makes sense to crave chocolate while PMSing? Dark chocolate, in particular, is high in magnesium which helps calm our nervous system, reduce cortisol, support our mood, and relax sore muscles or cramping in the uterus. See, your body knows what its doing! The medjool dates are high in fiber and taste like caramel. Dreamy, right?!
Healthier peanut-butter stuffed dates that are oh-so-caramel-y and taste like a Snickers bar!
10 medjool dates
1/3 cup peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter)
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (preferably dark chocolate)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
3 tablespoons chopped peanuts (or any nuts or seeds)
Line a baking sheet or plate with parchment paper. Gently open up each date to remove the pit, but don’t rip it in half; you want it to still hold together somewhat. Stuff about 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter into each date and lay them flat on the lined baking sheet.
Combine the vegan chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between to prevent burning, until fully melted.
Drop a stuffed date into the melted chocolate and use a fork to roll it around, making sure its well coated in chocolate. Place the chocolate-covered date back on the parchment paper and sprinkle with some chopped peanuts. Repeat with all the remaining dates.
Place the baking sheet or plate in the freezer until the chocolate has set, about 15-30 minutes (if you can wait that long!!). Serve straight from the freezer or allow to thaw for a few minutes.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer to prevent melting, for up to 2 weeks.
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