Heyyy my dear folks! How are you?
I just finished reading an amazing book called “20,000 Days and Counting” by Robert D. Smith – a book on making the most of NOW and our lives. And although it sounds like a typical motivational book, there are some verrryyy important reminders. It got me reflecting and thinking about a lot of points like:
- “What can I do right now, in order to make the most of the years ahead of me?”
- “What am I doing today that will count 200 years from now?”
- The sum of what I do today is more expansive and far reaching that I can comprehend. So I need to do something important today.
There are loads of such brilliant nuggets of wisdom in there which will remind us to live each day to the fullest.
“Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die today.” James Dean
Yeah that’s what I would like to do. Every day.
And that’s precisely the reason, why I eat dessert everyday. 😀
I just created another another simple and delicious sweet treat. Is it a bonus that it is healthy as well? Maybe. Although by no means, be in that impression that I don’t eat non-healthy treats. If it is a treat for my soul, it goes in my tummy. Can’t believe this is my third dessert recipe post in a row. Promise to bring something different and hot and spicy next time. 😉
I made these hearts last week around Mother’s Day. Last Friday, Miss A. came back home with a big pink heart which she had made at her school for me. She had the biggest smile on her face as she handed it to me and said Happy Mother’s Day. 🙂 Now, it doesn’t take more than this to make a mum’s heart melt. So inspired by her heart, I decided to make a few for her as well.
Now, before I move to recipe details, I have to mention that this recipe was inspired by totally gorgeous and delicious looking Blackberry Chia Jam Crumble Bars by the very talented food blogger – Talida of Hazel and Cacao. However, I have made a few changes of my own. When I read her recipe, I thought of making my own no-bake version with a slightly different jam. The result was definitely fabulous!
Here are the ingredients:
- 1/2 cup Blueberry Jam (I used my no-sugar homemade blueberry jam. You can replace it with your favourite jam or fruit spread.)
- 1/2 cup Peanuts – Unsalted and Roasted
- 1/2 cup Dates – Soaked in water for 3-4 minutes to make them soft
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 teaspoons Cacao or sweetened Cocoa (whichever you prefer to use)
- 1 teaspoon Honey or Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Coconut oil or any cooking oil
- Put everything in your blender and pulse until you get a nice nutty dough.
- Next line a baking tray with parchment paper and brush it with coconut oil (or any other cooking oil) so that the dough doesn’t stick to the surface.
- Spread the dough and flatten it out as much as you can or to the thickness you prefer.
- Set it in the Freezer for 30-40 minutes.
- Take your heart shaped cookie cutter and cut small adorable hearts. ❤
That’s it – Yay! Make these for your loved ones and friends at the next dinner or get together. I am sure that all of you will love them.
So on that note, I will bid adieu for today.
I will back with a completely different theme next time. Any ideas or suggestions or recipe requests for me? I would love to hear from you.
As always, if you do make these hearts, do let me know by tagging me #veggiliciousbyNia. It will make my heart pink and purple with joy. 🙂
See you soon folks.
Until then, stay cool.