Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from Team WholeMe! We hope you all are enjoying the day with good food and even better company!
During this holiday season, our team worked on developing some flavor-forward, nutrient dense treats to share with you. We know what it is like to walk into a holiday event being bombarded with lots of treats that may not necessarily be on the healthy side (which don’t get us wrong – we LOVE to enjoy here and there!), but we like to be the guest to bring a treat that is delicious but still nutritious! One of the biggest issues with sugar-laden treats is that rapidly spikes blood sugar levels, but when there is a healthy fat into the mix, it helps balance blood sugar levels so it doesn’t spike as dramatically. As you know, one of our favorite things about our clusters is that they are filled with healthy fats, so when you add it to holiday treat recipes, not only does it help regulate your blood sugar but it will also keep you satiated so a little bit of dessert will go a long way!
We wish we could send you all an unlimited supply of WholeMe for being such loyal followers, but since we can’t do that, we thought we would gift you 3 different recipes – all of which include your favorite clusters! We would LOVE to see your creations, so if you make any of these recipes or alter your own, please share it with us on any of our social media outlets by tagging us in your photo!
Almond Coconut Apple Pie Bars
1 bag Almond Coconut WholeMe clusters
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
½ cup pitted dates
½ cup date water
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
½ tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
6 apples, peeled
- Soak dates in warm water for 10 minutes
- Blend 1 bag of Almond Coconut WholeMe clusters with the melted coconut oil. If the mixture is too dry to the point where it isn’t moist enough to make a crust, add a bit more oil.
- Line a 9 x 5 with parchment paper and press WholeMe mixture onto the bottom
- After the dates have soaked, take them out and transfer to a food processor/high-speed blender. Add date water, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg and blend until it is a caramel consistency. If it is too thick, add a very small amount of date water at a time to the batter until it is the right constancy. If it is too thin, add more dates.
- Slice peeled apples as thin as possible
- Spread thin layer of caramel sauce on the WholeMe crust, then a tight layer of apples. Repeat this caramel & apple layer process 5-6 times
- Freeze to set for 3-4 hours, cut into bars and enjoy! We like to keep the bars in the freezer, and let them defrost for a few minutes before we eat them!
Salted Peanut Chocolate Truffles
¾ cup drippy peanut butter
1 bag Salted Peanut Chocolate WholeMe clusters
1 ½ tbsp. flax meal*
1 bar dark chocolate
1 tsp. coconut oil
- Set 2-3 large clusters aside. Break up the rest of the bag into smaller pieces.
- Using a food processor or blender, blend peanut butter, small pieces of WholeMe and flax meal until a smooth consistency. Make sure the batter isn’t too wet. If so, add a bit more flax meal until it is able to form and maintain a ball shape.
- Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined plate/sheet and let set in freezer for 20-30 min.
- Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil. Break up the 2-3 clusters that were set aside into very fine pieces. Place one ball at a time in the chocolate until fully coated, then immediately sprinkle sea salt and a sprinkle of WholeMe fines.
- Store in the refrigerator, makes 12 truffles.
*Can sub coconut flour
Salted Caramel Cinnamon Banana Ice Cream Bars
2 pints of dairy-free Salted Caramel Halo Top
¼ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup Cinnamon Banana Chip WholeMe clusters
- Let the ice cream soften to a thick but spreadable consistency. While this is softening, mix maple syrup and peanut butter in a small sauce pan over low heat until fully mixed and appears to have a caramel consistency & let cool.
- Spread 1 pint onto the bottom of a loaf pan, then drizzle half the caramel mixture over followed by 1 cup of crushed WholeMe clusters. Freeze for 10-15 minutes.
- Top that with the second pint of ice cream and spread evenlyTop with the remainder of the caramel sauce and additional WholeMe if desired (the more the better 😉
If you have any of your own recipes that you love to make, we have found it pretty easy to substitute WholeMe for other ingredients! Here are some of our favorite ways to do so.
Thank you for your endless support. We wouldn’t be WholeMe without YOU!