Nutrient dense Chocolate Peanut Butter Jelly Cups! A combination of good fats in a bite size truffle, have them ready to eat straight out of the fridge when the urge for something a little sweet hits you. You don’t have to worry about putting weight on eating these, thanks to no refined sugar: winner!
I’m not American but there is something about the sound of peanut butter and jelly that sort of rolls off the tongue, or maybe it’s from watching Sesame Street when I was little, where they always had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I thought that it was pretty strange to have jam and peanut butter together in a sandwich back then. It’s funny the things that make an impression on you when you are a kid.
Now I get it, not that I’ve eaten sandwiches with this combo, but in other combinations it is really good!
This jam is packed with goodness. It has mixed organic berries (I used frozen), a bit of stevia to add sweetness, and flax seeds to thicken it.
Did you know that flax seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and boost a woman’s progesterone levels? There are a lot of women that may need that to help with PMT–one wrong look or word and you may start searching for sharp pointy objects. I know I’ve been there! And if I eat too much sugar that’s what happens, it’s not much fun.
Now for the final ingredient, raw chocolate. The great thing about making raw chocolate is you can do a big batch and freeze it in cups (or whatever amounts you like), and when a recipe calls for it you can just take it out to defrost–it doesn’t take long. Raw chocolate is very good for you, as it contains the superfood cacao. Did you know that cacao beans used to be more valuable than gold, and were used as a trading commodity? Apart from that, it contains coconut oil which has really GOOD fat. It’s good in so many ways I even use it as a moisturizer!