Walnut butter for the win. The other day I got home in the afternoon and really wanted some walnuts. Then I really wanted walnuts with dates. Then I thought "Hey, Emily - why you don't you whip up some almond butter than pair it with a chocolatey date cream type thing?" I did it. Wowza.
And how the HECK have I never made walnut butter before? Walnuts are one of the most nutritious nuts in town and they also taste a-mazing. Plus they blended into a creamy thick butter in the food processor with no problems. Cha-ching.
You might notice a weird ingredient in the chocolate cream layer... it's miso. I know, you think I've lost my marbles. (But actually I've never owned marbles, so how could I have lost them? Hah.) Just trust me - the sweet saltiness from the miso tastes really interesting with the chocolate date cream, in a good way. If you really cannot trust me (sad face) then leave it out. SEE IF I CARE... *quiet sobbing*.
walnut butter & chocolate cream cups
4 tablespoons walnut butter
1/4 cup dates
2-4 tablespoons water, as needed
1 teaspoon white miso paste (optional)
1 tablespoon cacao powder
Spoon the walnut butter into 2-4 cupcake papers. Put in the fridge. Now blend up the ingredients for the top, using just enough water to make it creamy. Spread this evenly onto your walnut butter bases and put in the freezer until solid. Chomp!