Happy Halloween! It's time to indulge and there’s no trick to these tasty treats. Just follow the simple directions below and you’ll be enjoying your very own version of a most popular combo: peanut butter and chocolate. They’re so good…it’s scary!
1 cup peanut butter (reduced fat & creamy)
½ cup powdered sugar
1½ cups of non-dairy chocolate chips
¼ tsp. salt
12 paper muffin cups
Cut the top half of the muffin cups to where they are about half the original height.
Microwave chocolate chips for about 2 minutes at 50% power in a glass or microwaveable bowl (but don't overcook them!), or heat chocolate chips in pan on stove over low heat for several minutes; stir until creamy.
Using a spoon or paint brush spread the chocolate evenly within the muffin cups making sure you fill the crevices on the sides; place the cups in the freezer for chocolate to harden.
In a separate bowl combine the peanut butter and salt and fold in the powdered sugar.
When the chocolate cups have hardened, put the peanut butter mixture into the microwave for 1 minute or heat in pan on stove over low heat; wait a minute for it to cool, then bring out the chocolate cups. then bring out the chocolate cups.
Spoon the peanut butter into the chocolate cups leaving a little room for the top layer of chocolate; add the top layer of chocolate.
Place the cups in the freezer and wait an hour (or as long as you can). Serves 12.
Combine great taste and good sense with compassion, and what have you got? A Go Max Go candy bar! At Go Max Go Foods, they set out to create extraordinarily delicious candy bars that are chocolatey, nougaty, caramely, peanutty, almondy, coconutty crazy indulgences! They make a variety of bars that pop with the luscious flavor of traditional treats, but without dairy, eggs, hydrogenated oils, trans fats, artificial ingredients, or cholesterol. Go on, try them…you know you want to!
you’re thinking of sipping on a glass of cow’s
milk to wash down your Halloween goodies, you might
want to reconsider. Major studies linking
milk and prostate cancer have appeared in
medical journals since the 1970s. Two of six cohort
studies (research studies following groups of people
over time) found increased risk with higher milk
intakes. Five studies comparing cancer patients to
healthy individuals found a similar association.
One of these, conducted in northern Italy, found
that frequent dairy consumption could increase risk
by two and one-half times.
In 1997, the World Cancer Research Fund and the American
Institute for Cancer Research concluded that dairy
products should be considered a possible contributor
to prostate cancer. And yet another major
study surfaced years later pointing to a link between
dairy and prostate cancer: Harvard’s Physicians’ Health
Study followed 20,885 men for 11 years, finding that
having two and one-half dairy servings each day boosted
prostate cancer risk by 34 percent, compared to having
less than one-half serving daily.
Horrified about factory farming and the toll meat takes on your health, Jacklyn Talabamiz went vegan cold turkey and hasn’t looked back. Her blog, Go Vegan Meow, is where you will find step-by-step instructions for some really clever and tasty Halloween Chocolate Spider Cupcakes – so cute and delicious, it’s frightening! Her instructions and photos make it seem not-so-scary. She says, “One of the main reasons why I started my blog was to help people find fun, yummy vegan recipes.” Jacklyn lives in Southern California with boyfriend, Lasonic, and Siamese cat, Taffy.