Monday, March 26, 2012

Peanut Butter Cups!!

Hi ~

I hope every ones weekend was great. It was 60 degrees here on Sunday and we bbq of course. Here's a few recipes that I made.

 I looked at other recipes for Peanut butter cups but wasn't happy with what I found. I didn't want a bunch of sugar and shortening which to my surprise was in a lot of the recipes I found. So I put on my thinking cap and came up with these.. I know that there is a lot of hype with Agave now. But I would rather have a little agave over real white processed sugar. You can replace it with what ever you like. I thought about using honey but it would have changed the flavor of the filling so I didn't. But that might be a nice twist!

Peanut Butter Cups
about 2 good scoops of Organic Peanut Butter
7-8 oz dark chocolate
2 tsp of agave
sea salt

Mix the agave and the peanut butter. Melt the chocolate using a dbl boiler or in microwave start with 30 secs and stir then continue with 30 secs at a time stirring every time for microwave.
line your mini muffin tin with  mini cupcake wrappers put a small spoonful of choc in bottom of ea cupcake wrapper.
 place in freezer for about 10 mins, then put a small dollop of peanut butter mixture into each wrapper, spray your finger with a little pam and push down the peanut butter just a little. Then put a large spoonful of choc. on the tops of each. put back into freezer for 5 mins, remove and sprinkle a little bit of sea salt on each peanut butter cup and put back into freezer for 15-20 mins. The combination of the sweet and salty take these from good to GREAT!!

these are rich and delicious and so much better than any store bought!!

I also made some delicious twice baked sweet potatoes

 I used 2 med size sweet potatoes
2 small scoops of 0% plain greek yogurt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp tumeric powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder

First I oiled them on the outside with just a little EVOO then baked them until done in a 400 degree oven, let them cool and carefully cut them length wise. Gently scoop out inside leaving a small border inside skins. then I mashed them with the greek yogurt and added all but about 1/2 tsp of the spice mixture. this made enough filling for about 3 of the skins.. I like my skins to be bursting otherwise you could make it stretch and fill all 4 skins. place bake in 350 oven until warmed through and crispy!! These were so good. I will be making them again!!

Last but not least.. I LOVE Tarragon.. I have a great recipe for Tarragon Turkey Sliders and found these perfect little buns to go with them..

1 pkg ground turkey breast
1/2 cup bread crumbs or ground oats would be great and a bit healthier too
1/2 cup finely grated zucchini
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tbls chopped fresh tarragon or 2 tsp dried tarragon
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

mix everything together and make into 12 small slider sized burgers. spray your bbq with pam and cook these little delights for about 3 mins on each side... here's my hardworking man cooking up some delicious grub!!

that about sums up our delicious Sunday Bbq.. great company, being my sister and niece and nephew, and great healthy food with a side of Stella Artois!

I hope you try some of these recipes and let me know what you think of them!! You won't be sorry!! :)

Sherice ox


Melissa said...

This looks amazing! I'm drooling, keep up the great posts!

Sherice said...

Thanks Melissa