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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Scraps and Snippets ~ My Heart Beats for You Sweet Bites...

Fruit of the Recipe Contest # 3

My Heart Beats for You Sweet Bites

1 can white beans or 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups from scratch.
15 pitted dates (I used standard, you'd need less with Medjool) or 3/4 heaping cup raisins
1/2 cup plus 1 TBSP Cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP all fruit cherry preserves
1/2 Cup vegan gluten-free white and/or dark chocolate chips

Additional white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips and cherry preserves for garnish.

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all items (except chocolate chips) in food processor until all ingredients are incorporated. Stir in chips and roll cookies into balls about 1 TBSP (makes approx 20). Bake at 350 for 10-11 mins. When removed from oven press an indentation in the cookies with the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill indentation with additional toppings. A dollop of cherry preserves and two chocolate chips. Cool
and store in fridge

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