This post is brought to you by my tax return…so it’s about chocolate.

This is my tippy top extra favourite working at home elevensies, but only when the Lovely Young Man is at work because it has [peanut butter*] in it and he and [peanut butter**] are not friends.

I thought I’d got the recipe from the Interwebz somewhere, but apparently (surprise, surprise) I made it up by combining other recipes.

Photo by Health Inspirations

Click on the photo for a link to a version with dates, cashews, raisins, cocoa and vanilla.

I’d like to pretend that mine look gorgeous like the ones in the photo but I tend to eat them half-formed out of a bowl with a spoon (and a guilty expression on my face).

Guilty Pleasure Elevensies

2-ish medjool dates (but I’ve used just plain dates)
about 1 tablespoon porridge oats
1 teaspoon cocoa
1-2 tablespoons peanut butter

Squish dates to paste with the back of a spoon, add cocoa and peanut butter and goodgie about until they are satisfactorily mixed. Add enough oats to make it the texture of your choice. If you’re feeling fancy, roll them into balls, otherwise consume with coffee for super-charged productivity until lunchtime. If it’s Monday, add chocolate pieces.

I make no claims as to the health benefits or otherwise of these things, especially as I’m pretty sure the serving size is miniscule, but it’s got to be better than a Hostess cupcake.


**shh! see above