Note from Maria: I am a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Public Health Degree in Nutrition from UNC at Chapel Hill. I have a passion for helping people with nutrition & wellness, especially moms. Women & moms provide care for everyone else often at the expense of considering their own needs. I hope to provide good resources to you to help you make nutrition and wellness a priority.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Awesome chocolate treat for those with food allergies
Chocolate Coconut Stacks
3/4 c of Enjoy Life Mega Chunks - Chocolate Chips (these are dairy free)
1/2 cup coconut milk (can easily substitute soy milk, rice milk)
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
3/4 c Sunbutter (peanut butter substitute made from sunflower seeds)
1 tsp vanilla
2 2/3 cup shredded coconut
1/3 c sunflower seeds
In a medium glass bowl add the chocolate, Sunbutter and maple syrup. Microwave on medium for 2-3 minutes, stopping every every 45 seconds to stir. Continue to microwave until the mixture is smooth after stirring. Mix in remaining ingredients and stir until completely combined. Line two large baking pans with wax paper. Place heaping teaspoons of chocolate mixture on baking sheet in individuals portions. Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and then serve. Store remaining Chocolate Coconut Stacks in refrigerator. Makes about 48 treats.