Peanut Butter Coconut Crisps

Peanut Butter Coconut Crisps

If you love peanut butter and coconut, these peanut butter coconut crisps are just too good to be true.  They also have cacao for a hint of chocolate.  Perfect for on the go activities like hiking and camping, pack them in your backpack.  You’ll be super excited every time your body needs to refuel.  Betsy knows it will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1 tsp cacao or cocoa powder

1/8 tsp sea salt

1½ cup plain coconut chips (dried)

Step By Step Peanut Butter Coconut Crisps Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Step 2: In a bowl combine all ingredients except for the coconut.

Step 3: Stir until smooth. Add coconut and stir until all chips are covered in the mixture.

Step 4: Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread mixture evenly across paper, avoiding large clumps.

Step 5: Bake for 12-15 min, watching closely to ensure crisps do not burn.

Step 7: Enjoy your peanut butter coconut crisps!

The combination of chocolate and Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter make this coconut crisp recipe irresistible! Try sprinkling these peanut butter coconut crisps on top of Greek yogurt or mixing it with raw nuts for a delicious healthy snack.

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Clusters

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Clusters

Enjoy your chocolate pumpkin seed clusters for breakfast, on-the-go or as a sweet snack.  With Halloween around the corner, Betsy’s recipe is so tasty your kids may even prefer her clusters over all those high-sugar candy bars.  

Cluster Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

½ cup honey

1 Tbsp cacao powder

¼ tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1 cup pumpkin seeds (or seeds or nuts of choice)

2 Tbsp chia seeds

1 cup crispy rice cereal

1 cup gluten-free oats

½ cup dried fruit/berries of choice (optional)

Step By Step Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Clusters Recipe Directions:

Step 1: In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Seed Butter, honey, cacao, salt and pepper.

Step 2: Bring to simmer and cook 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

Step 3: Add pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cereal, oats and dried fruit.

Step 4: Stir to combine.

Step 5: Place small drops on parchment paper and let cool before serving.

Step 6: Enjoy your chocolate pumpkin seed clusters!

Peaches and cream is such a treat! Combined with a PB&J it is a foodies delight.  Please let us know what you think in the comments below!

Almond Butter Protein Bars Recipe

Almond Butter Protein Bars Recipe

Sweet and savory hits the spot with Betsy’s delicious almond butter protein bars recipe.  The smoky flavor of paprika pairs well with sweet cinnamon featured in our gourmet almond butter for a taste you’re gonna love! Plus, by making your protein bars homemade you know they’ll be preservative free.

Protein Bar Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1 1/2 cups almonds, unsalted

1/2 cup pepitas or pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup millet, puffed millet, sesame seeds, or a mix

1 tablespoons chia seeds

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 cup brown rice syrup

1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke

Step By Step Almond Butter Protein Bars Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment and coat the bottom and sides with cooking spray.

Step 2: Roughly chop the almonds so there are some small pieces, but also some almonds that are left whole. Combine the chopped almonds, pepitas, millet, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chia and hemp, and sea salt in a mixing bowl.  Stir and set aside

Step 3: Combine the brown rice syrup and Betsy’s Best in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to make it easy to pour. Stir in the liquid smoke. Pour the syrup over the nut and seed mixture and stir until all the ingredients are evenly coated and quite sticky.

Step 4: Place in the baking pan with a spatula. Gently press the nut mixture evenly into the pan with the back of a spatula. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

Step 5: Slice the bars but leave out to harden another 1-2 hrs or place in refrigerator to speed up the process. Wrap and store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or freeze up to 3 months….if they last that long!

Step 6: Enjoy your almond butter protein bars

Now its time to go hiking or biking with your natural almond butter protein bars. Packed with superfood nutrition from almonds, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds yo’ll be fueled like never before. 

Please let us know if you #TasteTheDifference?  Did you alter the recipe with some of your own great ideas? Where does this recipe fit on your list of best dessert martinis?

Did you know Betsy is a registered Dietitian? Read her blogs posts about the health benefits of natural almond butter.

Homemade Honey Roasted Cashews

Homemade Honey Roasted Cashews

Sweet honey pairs with Betsy’s Best to create the most delicious roasted cashews to grace your lips!  Don’t buy honey roasted nuts at the store unless you want to consume maltodextrin and palm oil.  Instead crank up the oven and in just a few short minutes you can have your home filled with the delicious flavor of a roasted nut with hints of cinnamon and honey.  Hit the spot with this healthy snack and feel good about the foods you eat!  Feel free to change the nut for your personal preference, just don’t forget the Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter, it is the secret ingredient!!!

Ingredients:

2 c cashews (or other nut or seed)

1 T egg white

1 T honey

3 T sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter

Directions:

Preheat you oven to 325 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix together the egg white, honey, sugar, Betsy’s Best and salt until the sugar and salt have dissolved.

Mix the cashews with the wet ingredients until they are covered.

Lay the cashews out on a non-stick surface in a single layer.

Roast for 12-15 minutes until the edges begin to darken slightly, taking care not to burn them.

Remove the cashews from the oven and let them cool completely.

Break the cashews apart and store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

For an added health benefit, before roasting the cashews, sprinkle a little chia seed, flax seed, or hemp seed into the mixture.  After cooled, turn into a delicious trail mix by adding, golden berries, goji berries, or other dried fruit!

Keep this honey roasted cashew recipe in an easy to find location.  We are sure it will become one of your go-to healthy snack.

Homemade Trail Mix | A Fall Harvest Treat

Homemade Trail Mix | A Fall Harvest Treat

As the fall harvest comes to an end celebrate the holidays and stay healthy with this delicious homemade Trail Mix recipe.  Featuring the healthy fats of your favorite nuts, nut butters and fall flavors like pumpkin and cranberry it is sure to please.

Harvest Trail Mix Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/2 c pecans

1/2 c cashews

1/2 c peanuts

1/2 c dried cranberries

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 c white chocolate chips

 

Step By Step Homemade Trail Mix Recipe Directions:

Step 1In a bowl combine all the nuts and cranberries.

Step 2: In a microwaveable safe bowl melt chocolate at 50% power for 1 min.

Step 3: Stir until chocolate is melted and there are no lumps.

Step 4: Add spice and Betsy’s Best and stir to combine.

Step 5: Pour chocolate over nuts and toss.

Step 6: Place on wax paper and spread out to allow to cool and harden.

Step 7: Place in airtight container or scoop into single-serve snack bags.

Step 8: Enjoy your homemade harvest trail mix

We hope you “Fall” in love with Betsy’s homemade trail mix.  Betsy makes bags of it so her family always has a grab and go healthy snack.  Please tell us how you use homemade trail mix to help stay healthy and fit.

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Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Betsy’s Best pumpkin chia pudding is not only delicious but it is super nutritious, too!  This flavorful fall recipe is loaded with hunger fighting fiber and plenty of vitamin A and Omega 3 fatty acids.  Featuring Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter with Cinnamon, this is a healthy dessert recipe you can enjoy every night. Dive your spoon into this delicious treat you will be excited to eat!

Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/2 c pumpkin puree

3 T chia seeds

1/2 c almond milk + (extra almond milk to thin if needed)

See our almond milk recipe

Stevia to taste

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Dash nutmeg

Step By Step Pumpkin Chia Pudding Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Mix all ingredients together.

Step 2: Wait for it to gel, stirring every few moments. As you go, eyeball it to see how much extra almond milk it needs. It may need a few tablespoons; it may need 1/3 cup more. It’s hard to predict!

Step 3: As soon as the texture matches what you like, the pudding is ready to serve. Yield: 1 serving

Step 5: Enjoy your pumpkin chia pudding!

The fall is here and the frost is on the pumpkin. Yeah!!! Inside it is warm and your home is filled with fall fragrances and feelings of Thanksgiving.  If you are like Betsy, you love making tasty and healthy fall treats.  That is why Betsy loves her pumpkin chia pudding recipe! It tastes amazing and it is guilt-free.

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