Easter Treats, Let's Get Hopping #7


Our supermarket shelves are packed full of chocolately Easter temptation.  With the holiday just a month away, it's a great time for us crafty types to start putting some handmade gift plans together!

Today, the Let's Get Hopping team have some adorable and delicious inspiration to help you do just that.  

With all I've learned about food these past few years, I feel super uncomfortable thinking about what actually lurks inside all those foil-wrapped eggs on the supermarket shelves.  For this reason, I'm sharing a refined sugar-free chocolate treat for my project today.  These totally addictive Nut-Free Cacao & Coconut Bliss Balls use healthier unprocessed ingredients, are super easy to put together and taste amazing!

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Process 1.5 cups (145g) rolled oats, 3 tbs cacao powder, 12 pitted fresh dates (I used medjool), 1.5 cups (120g) desiccated coconut and 2 tbs rice malt syrup in a food processor until almost smooth and well combined.  Add a tsp or two of water at a time if not quite wet enough.  Place 3 tbs desiccated coconut on a plate.  Roll 1 tbs portions of mixture into balls.  You should get about 30 balls (if you don't eat too much of the mix as you are rolling lol...)  Roll in coconut to evenly coat.  Place in a lined tray in the fridge for 1 hour or until set.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


I've also upcycled a small plastic berry container for the gift box.  As I shared last month when I published *THIS* set of gift cards, buying single-use plastic packaging makes me feel terrible!  Repurposing the containers for gifts such as these gives an otherwise wasted piece of perfectly good packaging new life!

T A G   R E C I P E
I stamped the pretty flower from the Petal Palette stamp set in black ink.  Then masked it and applied a soft halo of inks using an aqua painter.  I removed the mask and coloured my flower with watercolour pencils and blended with the aqua painter again.  The sentiment comes from the ever versatile Teeny Tiny Sentiments set.

I hope that you've enjoyed this Easter treat idea!  Be sure to click the next button below to see what delicious inspiration my friend Carolynn has for you.


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7 comments

  1. Love the softness of the tag! Beautiful, and thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Gorgeous tag Jenn, and I love seeing your ideas on the recycled containers, its making me look at these containers more and more. I have one that store my extra die cuts. Your choc balls sound delicious and little better for the waistline!!!

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  3. Great way to reuse packaging. Lovely work!

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  4. I love your project for so many reasons, upcycling, healthy treats snd gorgeous Stampin' UP!!

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  5. Beautiful Jenn. I adore the soft colours on the tag

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  6. Oh...Cute packaging! But I especially love that you provided the recipe! Thanks for the inspiring idea!💖

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