Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

My kitchen was a little Easter Bunny factory of yumminess yesterday. I made a few treats because Easter just isn't Easter without a little CHOCOLATE.

I packed up half the goodies and bought them over to my neighbor's house and the other half Mum and I will spread out over the week.

I made a batch of my Mini Chocolate Protein Donuts and a batch of Coconut Nests. If chocolate was your trigger food (mine was bread & pasta) I might skip the nests but for those that were fine with a nibble or two and just still want to have something for you on the Easter table. Here you go...




Shelly's Mini Chocolate Protein Donuts

1 cup Almond Flour (aka Almond Meal) (Trader Joe's, health food stores, online or make your own)
1/2 cup Chocolate Protein Powder
1/2 cup Multigrain Pancake Mix (I use this)
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
1/4 cup Water
Super Groovy Mini Donut Pan

Preheat oven to 325. Spray your super groovy mini donut pan with Pam. Mix all ingredients till well combined. Fill pan 1/2 full with batter. Bake 8 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Makes 24 mini donuts.


Shelly's Chocolate Donut Glaze

4 Mini Sugar Free Chocolate Bars (those mini Hershey's I found them at CVS)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)

Nuke for 30 seconds or so till melted. Stir to combine. Dip cooled donuts into chocolate glaze and then into optional toppings. Allow to set on wire rack.

I made a few plain chocolate glazed and a few topped with crushed Sugar Free Malted Milk Balls, Hazelnuts, and Toasted Coconut.

More Eggface Donut Porn


Shelly's Coconut Nests

7 oz. Sugar Free Milk Chocolate Bar, broken up (I found them at Trader Joe's)
1 cup Unsweetened Coconut, toasted
1/2 Cup Whole Grain Flake Cereal (like a Special K or Bran Flakes)
Sugar Free Jelly Beans (I found them at CVS)

Break up chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave for 25 second intervals stirring in between till melted. Mine took about a minute. Stir in toasted coconut and cereal till coated. Spoon slightly larger than a golf ball sized rounds "nests" onto wax paper and add jelly bean "eggs." Place in fridge to set for 1 hour. Store in fridge or they can be frozen too. Makes 8 (They are big enough to share or 1 can last me all day)

These are an Eggface family tradition. I've made these nests every year since I was a little kid. It's nice despite getting my guts rearranged the tradition can continue (albeit modified.)


Happy Easter (& Passover) to all my peeps who celebrate. I hope your day is spent surrounded by those you love. Oh and if you hide eggs may your little searchers find as many as you hide 'cause lemme tell you it's not pretty when 3 weeks later you smell something funny under the couch.

7 comments:

Jewls said...

Hi Shelly.
Everyday I wake up and thank God I had the surgery and everyday before I start my online class at UOP I look at the news and your Website. I love it.
The only problem I have is that you make me hungry. Do you take in people? I have never left the east cost but for you are cooking I will give my daughter to my mother and clean your house for food my daughter can visit Ha!!
Anyway has anybody contacted you for a cooking show yet? I think you need to be in Food Network
Be bless and thanks for all your Ideas and suggestions, I am still available to travel to San Diego? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Your little nests are adorable. My son and I are going to make some this week.
Thanks..debra

Denise B. said...

love the nests! I know Russell Stover makes a sugar free one but I can't find them here in Maine. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Molly said...

Hope you had a lovely Easter, thank you for sharing your chocolate yummies. I have plenty of sugar free jelly beans (Jelly Belly's...whoa baby!) and now they'll have nests of wonderfulness to adorn. Hugs!

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

I can't wait to make the nests I got my list of ingredients to shop for this week will be our treat this weekend. Thanks for another great recipe.

Jewls said...

Hello Shelly again!
I wanted to let you know that I did your Denver Bites however, I only had 3 eggs, and instead of ham I used a leftover salmon with a salad and did not have mini muffing pan just regular.
My 11 year old daughter and I loved it.
Tell me do yours not cook all the way on the bottom? Mine came out kind of saggy.
I took pics on my cell.
Hope you can answer soon

Julie

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Nope mine cook all the way through. Try them in the mini pan with 5 eggs next time. I think you will get better results.

Glad your daughter liked them :)