Healthy Chocolate Crackles (awesome for birthday parties!)
Last week was Alexis’ birthday party, and many people always ask us how to make a birthday party for kids healthy, without being lame… Like carrot sticks and broccoli and pieces of chicken. We’ve done that. People left very fast.
So we decided to recreate some party favourites, but with healthy ingredients. Here’s one of our favourites:
Mixing rice crispies with chocolate has always been a party favourite, except that about 5 minutes later, the kids are uncontrollable…
Mitigate the madness with this delicious recipe, and keep your hair in your head!
- 1 cup Activated buckwheat
- 1/2 cup Shredded coconut (if you want)
- 2 TBS coconut oil
- 1 TBS cacao powder
- 4 TBS coconut nectar
- pinch sea salt
- Blend the coconut oil, cacao powder and coconut nectar together with the salt to make the chocolate paste
- mix the activated buckwheat with the shredded coconut and chocolate paste by hand in a mixing bowl
- spoon about a heaped teaspoon’s worth of this mixture into small cupcake papers
- pop in the fridge for about an hour
Activating nuts and seeds:
seeds are like potential, once you water them, they change state from seed to tiny plant. Activating seeds is just getting the seed to a point that it is about to shoot and then eating it.
To do so, just soak your seeds or nuts in water and keep rinsing until you see little shoots appear. Dry out in the sun or in the dehydrator.
Activated buckwheat tastes a million times better than unactivated. Try it for yourself…
That was pretty vague, so here is the more accurate version:
- soak a cup of buckwheat in water in the morning.
- at lunch, replace the water
- at dinner, replace the water again
- in the morning, they should be activated!
(the nutrition comparison is for one chocolate crackle cookie)
this recipe appears on page 36 of Healthy Junk 1