So I have a bit of an obsession with hedgehogs… and I love chia, and I wanted to make my mint truffles a little more truffle-y. These happened!
One of the recipes that’s been on my allergy Pinterest board for a long time has been these Avocado Mint Meltaways. Mostly because they were intriguing and minty and had chocolate. But for some reason, I wasn’t content with just following a recipe. Go figure.
I wanted them to have more substance than the original recipe, because when I snack, it’s not usually for a light snack, but for substance. And I decided not to coat them in chocolate, because – let’s face it – I’ve been going through our cocoa powder waaaay too fast.
Oh, the pictures. The teacup was a 13th birthday present from friends, and it’s still my favorite. It makes me think about springtime and violets and light swirly clothes and perfect temperatures! And we’re back to that time of year! The spring breezes are even affecting us up here, and, though I looooove winter, I’m getting excited about spring!
These go perfectly with the weather, though. I like the fresh, cold taste of the mint and xylitol combined with the pretty pastel green. It’s kind of like meltoff running through a mossy creek bed… or maybe I’m just weird in my mind.
This was my first time playing with melting xylitol, and I want to try to make actual candy with it sometime. I melted it and then drizzled it over the top of the truffles.
What recipes remind you of spring?
Directions: Makes 15
I grew up eating my Mom's amazing gourmet cooking. And then something happened. Two years ago, I became very sick. After lots of testing, the types of food I could eat became very, very limited. My mission now is to try to make good, affordable, easy, allergy-friendly food! All of my recipes, therefore, will be gluten free, dairy free, bean free, egg free, and cane sugar free. Most of my recipes will be paleo, Whole30, and/or keto friendly.
I am not (yet!) a certified nutritionist of any sort. Anything I say about health or nutrition is simply from my own research, and I would advise you to research before taking any of my advice.