Well, it's officially 2011!
I decided to start of the new year with something green and healthy (By the way, does anyone know how to flip pictures?  I had a much prettier picture of my smoothie, but I couldn't make it strait.  Any help is greatly appreciated! :) :
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Ya, not the brightest idea I've ever had.  I would tell you what's in it, but I do NOT want any body else to experience the discomfort of trying to drink that "thing" pictured above.  Let's just say if 2011 turns out to be anything like that smoothie, it's going to be one bad, ugly year.
On to the better stuff...... as of yesterday, I have coconut butter (sorry for the lack of picture; I still can't figure out the flip thing)!!!  My dad got it for me yesterday when we are at Whole Foods, so I would like to say: Thanks dad!  I love it and you!  
Now, calling all coconut and carob lovers.  I know of something you guys need to make asap:


Coconut-Carob Cups!

All you need is the following ingredients:
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The first step is not melt some carob chips, spread them into a small muffin cup (mine was mini!!!!), and stick it in the freezer.  It should come out looking something like this:
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Now the coconut butter comes into play.  Just melt some, pour it into the carob cup, and back into the freezer it goes.  This time, it should come out looking like this:
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Next, melt some more carob chips and attempt to spread them on top.  Expect the coconut butter to start melting from the warmth of the carob chips and to leave you a marbled affect that might look something like this:
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Not the traditional look but still kind of cool, right?  Unwrap and.......... devour!!! 


Tomorrow, I'm going to post about last night's feast, but I just couldn't go a day without telling everyone about the coconut-carob cups - they're so good (again, only if you like carob; if not, time to break out that chocolate!).  And, if you don't like coconut, make carob-peanut butter (or any nut butter really) cups! I made the peanut version yesterday, and they were delicious too!


The daily question: How was your New Year's Eve?  Did you stay up long enough to welcome the new year?
I don't think I ever have, and this year was no exception (ya, I'm boring).  But I did stay up till about nine!  That's pretty good for a girl who is usually in bed between seven and eight (I need my beauty rest :)
 


Comments

01/01/2011 10:55

That is such a good idea!! I've been wanting to make some "fake" almond joys or PB cups but never knew what to put the chocolate in- I will have to try that!

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01/02/2011 02:49

So sorry about the smoothie - trust me, I've been there, but it looks like your carob coconut butter cup definitely made up for it. So trying that soon! :)

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Alexandra
01/02/2011 02:59

April,

You should definitely try them! They're delicious and you can use any kind of nut butter you want! Thanks for your comment :)

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Alexandra
01/02/2011 03:02

Heather,

Yep, the carob cups did make up for the smoothie fail - thank goodness ;) I hope you like them!

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Yeah, I stayed up pretty late.... ;)

My mom and I love carob! That is such a great idea! Coconut Carob Cups -- just reading their name made me SUPER excited.

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08/08/2016 02:08

In Happy New Year event people are order to different restaurant for make the different dishes. Few ladies make the cup cake and cookies for children at home. Children are like the sweets in mega event.

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