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Posted 07-02-2015
In Recipes

Nuts & Seeds & Chocolate Treats

I know this is a healthy blog site, but even healthy eaters like their sweets! While these little treats are not low in calories, they are also not full of empty calories and artificial ingredients. I really have a problem eating something without any nutritional value whatsoever! Think of these as a sweet treat you can actually feel a 'little bit' good about eating!

I came up with the recipe a couple summers ago after my sister gave me the idea from something her friend had made off Pinterest. (Hence the name Pinny) They are perfect to have around to just "pop" in your mouth after any meal or when a sweet craving strikes. And I've never met a dinner guest that didn't love these!

Pinny Pops

The below ingredients are per mini-muffin cup.

  • Walnuts - about 2 halves broken up
  • Slivered almonds - 1 T
  • Sunflower seeds - 1 t
  • Pumpkin seeds - 1 t
  • Golden raisins - about 5
  • Currants - 1 t
  • Coarse kosher or sea salt - large pinch
    (I don't measure these out, but this is an approximate amount that I use per individual muffin cup)
  • 2 10 oz bags Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 3 level T coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with Pam.
  2. Starting with walnuts on the bottom, fill individual tins 3/4 full with a combination of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit.
  3. Put a large pinch of salt in each tin.
  4. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil over medium heat until smooth.
  5. Spoon equally over muffin cups (About 2 T per cup)
  6. Put in freezer for at least an hour.
  7. When set, turn the tins over and carefully pop them out by pushing on the bottom of each individual cup with your thumbs.
  8. Store in a covered container in the freezer.
  9. Serve right out of freezer or let sit a few minutes to soften.

Sylm Cook says: I notice I have mini muffin tins and 'mini-er' muffin tins. This recipe is for the smallest ones so please adjust amounts accordingly to fit your tin. These are the ingredients I use, but any combination of fruits and nuts and seeds will do.

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