Nut Butter Cups

Nut butter cups

Mmmm…I love chocolate! Who doesn’t? It’s a comfort food for me and definitely calms me down when I have mood swings. Not only does it tastes good but also a moderate amount of right type of chocolate actually is beneficial to your body. Dark chocolate contains full of antioxidants, high vitamins and minerals such as potassium, copper, magnesium and iron. It increases blood flow to your brain as well as your heart improving cognitive and heart function. It is a great snack between the meals when you have fluctuating blood sugar. So a small bite of dark chocolate a few times a week actually is good for you.

I prefer dark chocolate truffles over store bought packaged ones. Home-made ones are even better! I made nut butter cups with buckwheat today. A chocolate mixture is made with cacao powder, coconut butter, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Carefully fill a mixture at the bottom of the wrapper and refrigerate for 5 minutes . Then put a small teaspoon of nut butter into the discs and pour the rest of chocolate mixture over. Sprinkle the tops with raw buckwheat for extra crunch. Chill again in the fridge until it’s all set. You can be creative here adding chilli, peppermint extract, berries, sea salt, etc whatever you fancy!

I had to (?) lick the bowl while making these and again had to (?) try one to see if it tastes right. It was hard to put the lid back on and put it away. It’s not too sweet because I used cacao powder and no sugar. Creaminess from nut butter and crunchy buckwheat just makes it perfect.

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