4 Sep 2013

WALNUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE CREAM CUPS


Walnut butter for the win. The other day I got home in the afternoon and really wanted some walnuts. Then I really wanted walnuts with dates. Then I thought "Hey, Emily - why you don't you whip up some almond butter than pair it with a chocolatey date cream type thing?" I did it. Wowza. 

And how the HECK have I never made walnut butter before? Walnuts are one of the most nutritious nuts in town and they also taste a-mazing. Plus they blended into a creamy thick butter in the food processor with no problems. Cha-ching. 

You might notice a weird ingredient in the chocolate cream layer... it's miso. I know, you think I've lost my marbles. (But actually I've never owned marbles, so how could I have lost them? Hah.) Just trust me - the sweet saltiness from the miso tastes really interesting with the chocolate date cream, in a good way. If you really cannot trust me (sad face) then leave it out. SEE IF I CARE... *quiet sobbing*. 


walnut butter & chocolate cream cups

base:
4 tablespoons walnut butter

top:
1/4 cup dates
2-4 tablespoons water, as needed
1 teaspoon white miso paste (optional) 
1 tablespoon cacao powder

Spoon the walnut butter into 2-4 cupcake papers. Put in the fridge. Now blend up the ingredients for the top, using just enough water to make it creamy. Spread this evenly onto your walnut butter bases and put in the freezer until solid. Chomp!

12 comments:

  1. You've done it again Em! Oh how I love walnuts :) I haven't tried walnut butter but can only imagine how tasty it is. P.S Totally trust you on the miso!

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  2. Miso?! You're a genius, so you must be right.

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  3. Looks like cacao nibs and some kind of berry sprinkled on top...am I right? If so, that sounds even more amazing and a super tasty add on to this rockin' raw recipe!! (I am slightly obsessed with cacao nibs right now...hence my unbridled excitement)
    And I have to agree, walnuts are so tasty and really get the short end of the processor sometimes! I forget about them...and they're fabulous!

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  4. That's amazing! Looks so yummmyyyy. I love your Blog!
    Best wishes from Austria

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  5. Yes! I actually had miso with chocolate before when I made some chocolate salted caramel cake, but most people kind of just looked at me like I was crazy. Good to see I'm not! :P I think.

    P.S. Walnut butter sounds so yum! <3 your recipes, always.

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  6. In general, can carob be used in place of cacao?
    Awesome blog by the way. :P

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  9. Is it possible to use almond butter if I don't have any walnut butter? :)

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