Category Archives: sweets

Raspberry lava

Throughout the summer, i heard many requests for different birthday cakes.  A construction cake.  A hockey cake (probably to appease his older brother).  One shaped like Darth Vader.  At one point i heard volcano and ran with it.  It was the foolproof choice.  You simply bake a cake and if it doesn’t look volcanic in shape, just cut it up and shape it again and pour frosting over the cracks and bumps.  Top it off with some hot lava raspberry jam and fiery sparklers (unfortunately not captured in camera) and you’re all set.
 

Quick Fix

I was craving peanut butter cups. This is the easy method since i thought of making them 20 minutes earlier while easing son #2 to sleep. Melt 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Drop a teaspoon into paper cup. Top with a teaspoon of peanut butter and another teaspoon of chocolate. Freeze until hardened.

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Next time i will try coconut butter and cocoa instead of the chips. That way i can regulate the sweetness better. And add a tablespoon of maple syrup if necessary.

Paint and chocolate

E and i did some more painting, this time with leftover tie-dye that i had stored in squeeze bottles in the fridge for an afternoon like this.

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And here’s this week’s favourite sweet recipe, a raw take on chocolate turtles:
1/2 cup raw cocoa
1/2 almond butter
1/4 cup agave nectar

Combine in bowl and stir to blend. Spoon tablespoons onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Press a pecan into each turtle. Freeze. Enjoy straight from the freezer.

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Recipe courtesy of Raw Energy