Heart-shaped Cake Pops (raw-vegan; gluten-free; can be sugar-free)

Delicious, protein-packed, raw, gluten-free, and easy to make, and if you can't consume sugar for any reason, just switch the regular dark chocolate for a sugar-free one, because you won't find any other sugar in this recipe :)


Those cake pops are perfect for any occasion, especially for sweet catering :)


The recipe is calling for only a few ingredients and not more than 10 minutes to make.


Grab the recipe with some things you definitely didn't know about Valentine's day ;)


YouTube Started as a Dating Site

Did you know that before the internet, dating apps, or any of that - video dating and dating services fill that particular need. You would schedule an appointment to come in and record (on VHS) a short video about why someone would want to date you. To reach a larger dating pool, The founders of YouTube took that concept worldwide. The original idea 16 years ago was to give potential daters a much larger pool of daters to choose from. The early corporate motto was “Tune In Hook Up.” They even registered the now world-famous domain name on February 14th.


The Wife's Happiness is More Important than The Husband's

You may know this fact by it's more commonly used phrase - "If momma ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy!" You'll be happy to know that this is solid science to back up your personal experience with this truth. According to the latest study on the matter from Rutgers University: "When it comes to a happy marriage, (this) study finds that the more content the wife is with the long-term union, the happier the husband is with his life no matter how he feels about the nuptials."


It Could be Based on a Pagan Celebration

We all grew up hearing that Valentine's Day was named after St. Valentine and a tribute to love he personified. Sometime later it became about romantic love. While that may be true, it also may have roots in Paganism. Some researchers think that it may have started as a pagan fertility celebration called "Lupercalia." It was celebrated in ancient Rome on Feb. 15th, and according to Good Housekeeping - it was marked by "... sacrificing animals and smacking women with animal hides."


Conversation Hearts are Older Than you Think

These little ice-breakers have been opening the door for romance 155 years! These tasteless mints (I think) have been getting by on charm alone - and by getting by, I mean thriving! The lucrative "words on bad candy" game that started in 1866 is going strong to this very day. According to Good Housekeeping, around 8 Billion conversation hearts are made every year. The Candy might taste the same but the messages have come a long way. Reportedly, the first messages included "Married in white you have chosen right" and "How long shall I have to wait? Please be considerate."


Around 6 Million People Get Engaged on Feb. 14th

If it's not THE most popular, it's certainly one of the most popular days to pop the big question. Of course, that was pre-COVID, so who knows that those numbers will be this year.


Men are Twice as Likely to Say "I Love You'" First

If you think we're on equal terms as far as the sexes go, you're wrong. A 2011 study by the American Psychological Association found that in new relationships, guys were beating girls to the punch at a 2 to 1 ratio when it came down to those three words.*source



So let's jump to the recipe!




Prep: 10 min

Level: easy

Servings: 8-10 cake pops

Calories per serving: 166 kcal



Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :




Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate (100 gr.) (or dark sugar-free)

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (100 gr.) (or another nut butter)

  • 4 tbsp plant protein (or coconut flour)

  • 1/3 cup almond flour (or chopped hazelnuts)

For covering:

  • 1/3 cup melted dark chocolate (or sugar-free)

  • 2 tbsp melted vegan white chocolate (optional)


Method:

Step 1: In a medium-sized bowl melt the chocolate first, then add the peanut butter, plant protein, and almond flour, and form a dough. Let it sit in the fridge for 20 minutes or less in the freezer.

Step 2: On the baking paper with your hand or with a rolling pin, roll the dough around 2 cm thick and with a heart-shaped cookie cutter or with a knife create around 8 to 10 hearts place a stick into each and place them onto baking paper.

Step 3: Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Step 4: Remove from the freezer and cover in melted dark chocolate. Add melted white chocolate in the piping bag and draw lines on the hearts with it.







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