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Dec 16

Chocolate Nut Butter Meltaways

Hi everyone! This is my 3rd year participating in the Food Blogger Cookie Swap! :]!

The premise is simple: you send cookies to 3 other food bloggers and get 3 dozen cookies from 3 different food bloggers in return…and best of all, we get to support Cookies For Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit organization that funds new therapies used to fight against pediatric cancer!

Thank you so much to Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen for keeping this going, and also our super-awesome sponsors this year: Oxo, Dixie Crystals, and Land O’ Lakes!

Last year, I made Apple PB Oatmeal Cookie “Dough” Bites, and the year before, I made Coconut Cookie Dough Bites!) In between, I ran a treat swap fundraiser at my school to send homemade treats to troops abroad, the local domestic violence shelter + children’s homes, and to raise money for the two animal rescues I volunteered at. :]!

Since I’ve been healthifying no-bake bites/balls for the past 2 years, I figured I’d continue with that theme/tradition this time around too, especially since my access to a kitchen wasn’t all that constant. I managed to make and send these out the weekend before I did my crazy week of travels (West Virginia to North Carolina to New Jersey to California to Nevada to Arizona in a single week)!

I loosely based this off of a recipe that a friend sent me. Lots of substitutions were made because I wanted to make it healthier, and also had lots of ingredients I wanted to use up from previous kitchen experiments and from Choctoberfest, including some chocolate that Allison @ The PinterTest Kitchen sent over!

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Truth be told, the vegan butter I used probably wasn’t even necessary–I just happened to run out of nut butter, and the last bits weren’t really sticking together, so that did the trick.

Here’s to hoping that they survived the trip over to my matches! (Go check out their super tasty food blogs! :] )

Milisa @ Miss in the Kitchen
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Melissa @ Bless This Mess
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Kathi @ Laughing Spatula
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Chocolate Nut Butter Meltaways

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup natural almond butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 oz. Just Hemp toasted + salted hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp Earth Balance (vegan butter)
  • 5.3 oz. Divine Chocolate 70% bittersweet chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Mix nut butters, powdered sugar, hemp seeds, and vegan butter (or more nut butter) together until smooth.
  2. Form into ~1-in. balls and chill.
  3. Melt chocolate in 20-second increments in the microwave, and roll each of the balls into the chocolate.
  4. Let them set on wax paper and chill again before packaging them up!

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  1. Rachel G

    I’m impressed that you make time to bake and participate in the swaps with your schedule lately!
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    1. Rachel G

      I mean, I do know that this isn’t literally ‘baking’ since they’re no-bake cookies, but bake just seems to be the right verb to use with cookies, haha…
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      1. Farrah

        hehehe, I can’t think of a more appropriate word than “bake” either!

    2. Farrah

      haha, it was somewhat of a struggle, but the no-bake part made it a little easier to squeeze in!

  2. CARLA

    oh this SO SO SO COUNTS AS BAKING HERE 🙂
    and alas Id never swap as…Im pretty sure no one wants to swap with me 😉
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    1. Farrah

      I’m glad it does! ;P

      hahaha, I’m sure someone would!! <3

  3. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    Love the addition of the hemp seeds for texture 😀
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    1. Farrah

      Twas another way to sneak in some extra protein/nutrients! :D!

  4. Channing

    I love that concept for the cookie swap! How could I participate in that? BTW, Those meltaways look delicious!
    Channing recently posted…Billion Dollar BrowsMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      It’s every December! :O! 2015’s is over, but you can sign up over here (http://www.fbcookieswap.com/) to get notifications for next year’s! That’d be awesome if you ended up being my match! 😛

  5. Tux | Brooklyn Homemaker

    Holy wow. These sound unbelievable!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much for the delicious cookies! My family loved em’ as well! :D!

  6. Jen

    Yum! These look amazing! I don’t know if I could pick a favorite cookie! I love gingerbread this time of year. Paradise Cafe used to have a pumpkin oatmeal white chocolate chip cookie that was to die for! That might be my favorite of all time!
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    1. Farrah

      I think I’d have a really hard time picking a favorite cookie too, but my goodness, that pumpkin oatmeal one sounds amazing! *-*

  7. Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating

    Yum!! Hey, if they have lots of peanut butter or nut butter of any kind, I’m sure they’re delicious. I’m remembering the taste of those apple PB oatmeal cookie dough bites you sent last year. So good! My mother and I both loved them!
    Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating recently posted…Skinny Maple Glazed Snickerdoodles: Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015My Profile

    1. Farrah

      hehehe, it’s hard to hate on chocolate with peanut butter, right!? 😛 I’m so glad you and your mom liked em’! :]! I wonder what we’ll come up with next year!?

  8. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    This is such a fantastic healthy cookie recipe Farrah! I make these peanut butter balls with rice krispies cereal and coat them with chocolate – but, I am loving your use of hemp seeds in these instead of my rice krispies cereal!
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan recently posted…Gluten Free Molasses CookiesMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      That’s awesome! I had one tiny box of rice krispies and it wasn’t enough to go around for the 3 dozen, so I figured I’d use other ingredients that I had lying around! 😛

  9. Kristy @Runaway Bridal Planner

    Great healthy recipe!! I know I am weird, but Chocolate is not my thing, LOL But I will totally trust you in the yumminess in this and tweet it out just the same:) (I think I spelled yumminess wrong, LOL)
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    1. Farrah

      haha, it’s not for everyone, and thank you! <3! I really appreciate it!

      It looks right to me!! (If it's not, we'll just make it a new word, hehehe.)

  10. Jenn - a traveling Wife

    Those look amazing! But, I’m a fan of anything with peanut butter. 🙂
    Jenn – a traveling Wife recently posted…Better For You Gingerbread House AlternativeMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      I am too! <3 It's addicting!

  11. GiGi Eats

    So so so so so dangerous!!!!! Coconut Butter is my guilty PLEASURE!
    GiGi Eats recently posted…Chomping on CHOMPS!My Profile

    1. Farrah

      My very first fb cookie swap was made primarily with coconut butter! <3

  12. Milisa

    Totally loved these little bites of deliciousness! Thanks for sending and have a wonderful Christmas!!
    Milisa recently posted…Comment on Citrus Butter Cookies by Rachel – A Southern FairytaleMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      Yay! I’m so glad that they made it to you safely (and that you liked them)! <3! I hope you have a lovely Christmas as well! :D!

  13. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    These are perfect Farrah! Nutty seedy chocolatey goodness!
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine recently posted…Purple Sweet Potato Sugar CookiesMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! :D!

  14. Stephanie

    I have never used hemp seeds! Like that you mixed the nut butters.
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    1. Farrah

      Twas a happy accident! I’m glad they worked out! 😛

  15. Susan

    Oh my goodness, this sound sooooo good! i also participated in the Cookie Swap, wish I would have gotten you as a partner! Oh well, maybe next year.
    Susan recently posted…Candy Cane Lane CookiesMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      Aww, thanks, Susan! Perhaps next year! I look forward to this swap every year! :]

  16. Autumn

    oH my mouth is melting thinking about those cookies. Im IMPRESSED, how you find time for making cookies I have no idea.
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, I was really tired, but I didn’t want to let my matches down, so I found a little section of time to squeeze this in! :O

  17. Melissa @ Bless this Mess

    These were so good! Thank you for sending them to me! I felt like they were totally healthy enough to eat for breakfast, you know, with hemp seeds and all envolved! LOL, perfect with a cup of tea.
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I’m so glad that they got to you safely + that you liked em’! I tried to balance it between healthy and tasty! 😛

  18. Erin

    those look fantastic!! I’m sending the recipe to my mother in law lol

    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope she likes it! :]

  19. Annmarie

    These look ah-mazing!!!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Annmarie! <3!

  20. Lisa Sharp

    Yum! I’m allergic to nuts but I bet sunflower seed butter would work. 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      That should work well too! :D! I haven’t had sunflower seed butter in ages! :O

  21. Jess @hellotofit

    These look kinda like buckeyes!! A cookie swap sounds AWESOME.
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    1. Farrah

      Ooo, maybe I was subconsciously influenced by my visit to Columbus a couple months ago! 😛 Cookie swaps are so much fun!

  22. Sarah

    Oh NO! My friend use to make batches and batches of these pb chocolate balls and I can’t resist them! I haven’t had them in a couple years ago…. I think I need to try to fit in making some soon!
    Sarah recently posted…No Bake Gingerbread Protein Cereal BarsMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      hahaha, it’s so hard to only eat a couple of em’! The only reason why I managed to stop = I had to make sure I had 36 to give away! 😛

  23. Rosie

    These sound soo good and I love making no bake cookies I want to try these!

    1. Farrah

      They’re awesome when you don’t feel like turning on the oven! 😛

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