Adventures in Snacking

by HEAB on January 25, 2011

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I didn’t realize how much I relied on chocolate for snacking. For any new readers, I’ve temporarily given up chocolate because I’m breastfeeding, and it bothers my daughter. Whenever I get hungry in between lunch and dinner, I used to just grab a square or two of Bakers unsweetened chocolate. I’m much more of a sweet snacker rather than a savory one, and since I’m all out of my beloved carob chips, I’ve been experimenting with different recipes to satisfy my afternoon hunger.

I made a version of Melody’s Chunky Monkey Mug Cake and topped it with the last of my homemade coconut milk ice-cream and carob coconut cream.

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I can’t help but think it looks like a fried chicken patty.

Hehe – not even I would be brave enough to pair fried chicken with ice-cream…but fried chicken and waffles is a whole other story.

For my cake, I subbed applesauce for the yogurt, coconut oil for the olive oil, left out the cocoa and sweetener, and used oat flour. Also, I didn’t freeze it, but ate it warm. Thanks for the recipe Melody. It was quick, easy, and tasted great.

I’ve been eyeing Junia’s Nut & Seed Butter Bites recipe for a while and finally got around to making them today…

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I followed Junia’s recipe, using Artisana cashini and raw walnut butters. The muffins taste like baked banana nut butter blobs. In other words, they’re fantastic and make great little snacks.

Next snacking experiment is Averie’s Banana Oats Cake. Can’t wait!

What are your favorite afternoon snacks?

The four random winners of my NuNaturals Stevia giveaway:

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Congrats to the winners! Please email me with your addresses.