Happy New Year! My family has new goals. I have new goals. It's a new year, so I guess a new blog post is necessary. ;) Actually, one of my goals is to post 3 times a week. I want to go back to blogging more book reviews, more book lists, and share the many recipes I have been wanting to share with you for months now.
Life has been busy, but isn't that the story of everyone's lives. The past few months I have been working on a new business. Right before Christmas I officially launched Meg's Cookie Crate. My new business is a cookie business. You order the cookies and I mail them anywhere in the USA. It's actually really fun making and sending the cookies, but starting the business was far more time consuming than I thought it'd be.
I truly credit the cookie business idea to my grandpa and a coworker. My grandpa died in March, but for the previous 6 years or so I would send him cookies once a month or so in the mail. My grandpa would give me good critique on the cookies including their taste, softness, and how they traveled. Not only did my cookies make my grandpa happy (he loves chocolate and always have 1 cookie with lunch), but it helped keep him from getting too thin. After my grandma's death my grandpa became quite thin. It was at that point the cookie boxes, that even his postman came to know, began being sent. In the many boxes I mailed him I was able to perfect the art of mailing cookies and keeping them fresh.
After I had many people comment on how they wish I'd mail them cookies it was my coworker who finally gave that final push to give this cookie crate business a try. Now, you can easily order online from 14 different cookies (gluten free and egg free options as well) pick when and where I mail them, and you can even include a little message if sending it to someone.
This new small business is busy, but it is still fun.
That whole story was a long way of me telling you, I've slacked off the past few months with my blog. However, I'm back and I have new goals that I can run my small business and not neglect my blog.
To start off the year, I always feel like a somewhat healthy recipe is needed. These no bake gluten free, egg free, dairy free, protein packed vegan chocolate coconut bites definitely fit that healthier recipe. Enjoy!
Chocolate Coconut Bites
Recipe: Alohamora adapted from my friend Liesl
Active Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 1 hour
Servings: 1.5 - 2 dozen small bites (2 tsp)
1/4 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. cocoa, unsweetened
1/4 c. chocolate protein powder*
1/2 c. maple syrup
1 1/2 c. shredded coconut, unsweetened
1/4 c. chopped nuts, almond or macadamia
*Choose a plant based protein powder for a vegan bite.
- In a medium bowl combine the first 5 ingredients.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes or so.
- Chop the nuts and place aside. I love both almonds and macadamia nuts.
- Use a small cookie scoop, or a spoon, to make 2 tsp sized balls.
- Roll the balls in the already chopped nuts.
- Store the bites in a sealed container and store them in the fridge.
- Remove a bite as you desire to eat and enjoy them. The bites will not become solid frozen.
Happy Healthy Treat Eating!