Meaningful Eats + Chocolate Cashew Cups Recipe

Summer is slowing coming to an end, so I'm taking advantage of every hot day to enjoy ice cream or frozen treats, such as my Chocolate Cashew Cup dessert. It satisfied every craving. It has a hint of sweetness and a great chocolate taste. Made with real ingredients that will make you feel radiant and satisfied.

This week on Meaningful Eats, I wanted to start the discussion about activities that make you lose track of time. What are you passionate about that when you dive into it you lose the concept of time and forget the world around you? Or what are guilty pleasures that take away your time?

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For me jewelry making is very therapeutic and 3-4 hours would go by without me checking the time. I remember before craft shows, I would spend the night prepping and making jewelry that I look up at the time and it was 2:00 A.M. I would think to myself "Where has the time gone?". To be honest I don't mind because I truly enjoy the craft. However, an activity that does eat away at my time but I'm not proud of is checking social media (Pinterest specifically). What starts with just looking up event ideas or recipes, turns into 3 hours of endless scrolling, wishing I could live a life full of Pinterest worthy food, homes and fashion.

Your turn... Which activities make you lose track of time? Let's talk over these mouth watering, Pinterest worthy, frozen Chocolate Cashew Cups.

Chocolate cashew cups
Chocolate cashew cups

Ingredients for crust

  • 1/2 cup dates, soaked for 10 minutes in warm water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (uncooked)

Ingredients for filling

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight in fridge
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream
  • 2 heaping tbsp cacao powder

Directions:

  1. Place oats and dates in a food processor and chop until they are to your desired fineness. If the ingredients hold together, your crust is perfect.
  2. Press crust mixture firmly into cupcake pan cups, making sure that the edges are well packed and that the base is relatively even throughout. (Should be about 1/4″ high). Rinse food processor well.
  3. Place cashews, coconut cream, maple syrup, and cacao powder in food processor and blend on high until very smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture out onto the crust (3/4 of the way). Rinse food processor well.
  5. Place in freezer until solid.
  6. To serve, remove from freezer 5-10 minutes prior to eating. Enjoy and dive into a meaningful conversation!