The most delicious healthy snack recipe – the ‘cake’ pop

A few weeks ago I was scrolling through my Pinterest feed and all these photos of freshly baked muffins, granola bars, and the most mouth-watering salads I’ve ever seen kept popping up. And maybe looking at photos of food when you’re very hungry (as I always am) isn’t the best idea… but I thought it got me inspired to start cooking and baking again!

I wouldn’t call myself a ‘pro cook’ I can make my regular favorites pretty well, but when it comes to following recipes I usually get too impatient to follow the recipe exactly, or I’ll get bored halfway through and kind of wing the rest of it (can anyone else relate?) and end up with something that sort of resembles what I was going for.

I was inspired to create this recipe by something I saw on ‘The Wooden Skillet Blog’ which I stumbled across on my Pinterest feed, and I tried to create a recipe sort of similar to this one, and a few others I’ve seen before. So while I did create this ‘cake’ pop recipe myself, a lot of the inspiration did come from other baking blogs (so I give them credit as well).

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I remember feasting on cake pops when I was younger, they were those things that were just so fun and festive to eat, and for some reason, the cake always tasted 100 times better when it was on a stick, am I right? So I wanted to create a healthy version of cake pops that were very simple and quick to make, and trust me if I can make it through the whole of this recipe, it must be easy to follow!

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Ingredients:

6 pitted dates

1/3 cup of raw cashew nuts

1/3 cup of raw almonds

1/2 of flax meal and chia seed mix

3 tbsp of honey

1/2 cup of peanut butter

1/2 cup of dark chocolate

Salt

 

Method:

  1. Take your almonds, dates, and cashew nuts and blend them in a food processor until they are a coarse, chopped mixture.

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2. Take your nut and date mixture and add in the peanut butter, flax meal, and honey.

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3. Use your hands to evenly combine the ingredients, until the mixture starts sticking together.

4. Line a tray with greaseproof paper. Take your mixture and mold it into small sphere shapes, and stick a popsicle stick through the middle.

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5. Place the ‘cake’ pops in the fridge for approximately 20 mins.

6. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave and coat each of the ‘cake’ pops with the melted chocolate.

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7. Place back in the fridge for 1 hour.

8. Sprinkle some sea salt on top for extra flavor.

9. Enjoy!

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This recipe made me around 10 of the pops, and they were all devoured within a few days! This has to be one of the simplest and tastiest things I’ve ever made, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. It’s a nice alternative to cakes and other pastries and it’s a tad healthier and much easier to make at home. I can not explain how good they taste, especially with the sea salt on top! Let me know if you try them, and tag me in your photos if you try them (@Little.Miss.Expat)

I hope you enjoyed this recipe!

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4 Super Easy Snack Bowl Recipes

Hey Guys,

So if you follow my Instagram (@little.miss.expat) you will know that I LOVE yogurt bowls, granola, and smoothies. Those are basically my three guilty pleasures, and I could eat them all day if I needed to. I’ve received so many questions about how I make these bowls and what I put in them, so I decided to compile my 4 favourite snack bowl recipes into one post for you guys so you can try them! Don’t worry these recipes are pretty self-explanatory, and you can add in and substitute ingredients as much as you want to.

The Original – This is my go-to snack bowl, I literally eat this every day after school, and as a dessert after dinner on some days as well because I love it so much. I’ll tell you what I put in mine but you can add in any of your favourite berries, and as many as you want.

You Will Need:

Yogurt (I just use a local Greek yogurt)

Mixed Berries of your choice (I use strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)

Granola (my favourite is Lizzies Granola)

Mixed Nuts (to add on top)

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The Original.

The Fully Loaded Exotic – This is for times when I’m feeling a little more ‘out-there’. This yogurt bowl is filled with lots more fruits and flavors. It’s sharp, sweet, and tangy at the same time, and perfect for a summers day.

You Will Need:

Yogurt (I just use a local Greek yogurt)

Mango

Kiwi

Pomegranate

Passion Fruit

Figs

Shredded Coconut

Granola (I use Lizzie’s Granola)

Mixed Berries

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The Fully Loaded Exotic Bowl.

The Nutty Chocolate Bowl – For all of you with a sweet tooth, this one will be perfect for you! It’s basically a smoothie bowl filled with peanut butter, cocoa powder, and banana, but because I only use a tiny amount of the cocoa powder, I call this bowl a healthy one 🙂

You Will Need:

Peanut Butter (I used one that was infused with coconut, extra yummy!)

Cocoa powder

1 Banana

Milk

Walnuts

Ice

(blend all of these ingredients together to make the ‘base’ of this smoothie bowl)

For Toppings:

Cacao Nibs

Banana

Crushed Walnuts

Almond Slices

Shredded Coconut

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The Nutty Chocolate Bowl.

The Simplistic Chia Seed Pudding – Guys I’ll be honest, I’m a huge fan of chia seed pudding and I love to make it for myself as a treat. The word ‘pudding’ is a bit misleading, because it just means that the chia seeds are being soaked in some sort of milk. But this whole dessert is actually pretty healthy and is definitely delicious.

You Will Need:

Chia Seeds

Coconut Milk

(warm up the milk and mix it with the chia seeds. Refrigerate this mixture for a few hours before you assemble the pudding)

For The Toppings:

Mixed berries of your choice

Granola

Shredded coconut

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The Simplistic Chia Seed Pudding.

So those are my four healthy snack bowl recipes and trust me they are all delicious. I’ve never written a blog post about my recipes before, but it was certainly interesting to do, and the pictures were really fun to take. Let me know if you’re interested in seeing more of my recipes! Tell me if you try any of these recipes, and tag it with the #LittleMissExpatRecipes for a feature!

See you next week 🙂

Little Miss Expat

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