If you're in need of a super fast, no mess, healthy sweet fix, (like I often am) this is the recipe for you! It's vegan, contains heart-healthy fats, and is free of processed sugar.
Ingredients: (for a single serving size)
3 tablespoons coconut butter
3 tablespoons peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice, I've tried almond butter too and that was yummy)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients until smooth and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (you could also speed things up by using the freezer for 15 minutes or so instead). That's it!
I actually eat it straight out of the little bowl I mix it up in so it doesn't even make a mess in the kitchen, yay!
You could, of course, double or triple (or more) the recipe to make a larger amount and spread it in a pan and cut into squares. Or you could heat the ingredients slightly and pour into candy molds, etc.
This is the coconut butter I use. The brand is "Artisana" and it is simply amazing. It's not like coconut oil, it's less greasy and more creamy because it's made from the whole flesh of the coconut. This stuff is magical in many a raw vegan dessert and is also divine just spread on cookies or toast with jam, etc. I highly recommend it!