Make sure to head on over to my Instagram page for a chance to win these!

Make sure to head on over to my Instagram page for a chance to win these – @atypical_ways!

Make sure to head on over to my Instagram page for a chance to win these – @atypical_ways!

Make sure to head on over to my Instagram page for a chance to win these – @atypical_ways!

Do you have what it takes to be our next #FingerFoodConnoisseur?

This weeks theme is – CHOCOLATE! And we have a special guest host this week – @amberlynchocolates! I’m sure you have seen me posting about using their SUGAR FREE chocolate over the last few weeks. Well, they noticed too and wanted to share some with you guys! One lucky winner this week will get a whole package of both their Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Bites and Milk Chocolate Bites! The contest is open to entries worldwide however the prize is only eligible for US residents due to shipping.

Now take the next few days to brainstorm & prep before submitting your entries on FRIDAY.

CONTEST DETAILS:

Theme: CHOCOLATE- used in any creative way you see fit as a ‘finger food’. Submissions begin on Friday, August 1st and end the same night at 11:59GMT – the entry must be a NEW post.You must be following @atypical_ways & @amberlynchocolates. Make sure to tag both of us in your entry submission. Also, be sure to use the hashtag #FingerFoodFridays in the ORIGINAL PICTURE CAPTION (not comments).

Winner will be announced on Monday, August 4th with the following weeks theme!

Good luck & I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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‘No Bake’ German Chocolate PROTEIN Bites – Quick & Simple!

'No Bake' German Chocolate PROTEIN Bites - Quick & Simple!

‘No Bake’ German Chocolate PROTEIN Bites – Quick & Simple!

I whipped these up today in honor of #FingerFoodFriday’s COCONUT theme!

6 pitted medjool dates (soaked in water for an hour)
1 scoop(30grams) Plant Fusion chocolate protein powder
1/4cup + (1tbsp for topping) of reduced fat unsweetened coconut – divided
1/4cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2tbsp Better Body Foods coconut oil
Amber Lyn Chocolates SUGAR FREE dark chocolate bite

Place all ingredients into a food processor and mix until well combined. A spatula will be your best friend with this recipe! Keep scraping down the sides until the dates are all chopped up. Roll into balls and then lightly flatten into squares. Place the tablespoon of shredded coconut in a small bowl and dip the tops of the squares into it. Place the chocolate square in a zip lock bag and microwave for about 30-45 seconds until melted. Snip off the corner of the bag & squeeze onto bites! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Mini Frozen Cheesecake Cups with only 50 calories each! Perfect treat to have in the freezer at all times – quick & simple to make!

Mini Frozen Cheesecake Cups with only 50 calories each! Perfect treat to have in the freezer at all times - quick & simple to make!

Mini Frozen Cheesecake Cups with only 50 calories each! Perfect treat to have in the freezer at all times – quick & simple to make!

Yields 6 Cups:
6 Athens mini phyllo shells(from the freezer section that come prebaked)
75grams fat free cream cheese
50grams fat free Cool Whip
1/4tsp Better Body Foods pure vanilla extract
2 packets stevia
1 Amber Lyn Chocolates sugar free dark chocolate bites
6 fresh/frozen raspberries

Melt the dark chocolate square for about 20 seconds in the microwave in a small dish. Dip the tops of the phyllo shells in the chocolate and place in the freezer to set. Mix together the cream cheese, cool whip, stevia & vanilla in a small bowl until well combined. Spoon into cups and place back in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles – half of them covered in Sugar Free Dark Chocolate! SOOOOO GOOD & Simple!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles - half of them covered in Sugar Free Dark Chocolate! SOOOOO GOOD & Simple!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles – half of them covered in Sugar Free Dark Chocolate! SOOOOO GOOD & Simple!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles – covered in Sugar Free Dark Chocolate!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles – covered in Sugar Free Dark Chocolate!

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles – half of them covered in Sugar Free Amber Lyn Dark Chocolate! SOOOOO GOOD & Simple!

Makes multiple servings:

1 can of cannellini beans

4tbsp quick oats

1/3cup Better Body Foods agave nectar or honey

1 scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder

1oz TruVibe Organics cacao nibs – yum!

1tbsp Better Body Foods coconut oil

1tsp Better Body Foods organic pure vanilla extract

1/8tsp cinnamon

Handful of Amber Lyn sugar free dark chocolate bites

Drain and rinse the beans well under running water. Place beans & agave nectar in food processor and blend until smooth. Next add in the protein powder, coconut oil, cinnamon & vanilla and continue to process until smooth – using a spatula to scrape down the sides. Transfer dough into a medium sized bowl and stir in cacao nibs & quick oats. Refrigerate overnight to allow dough to firm up. Once firm, roll into desired sized balls. Place the balls that you plan on dipping into chocolate in the freezer for about 2 hours. Melt the chocolate squares in a microwave safe dish in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Stirring every 15 or so seconds. Stick a tooth pick in the top of frozen dough ball and dip into chocolate. Place on wax paper until set and enjoy!

Sugar free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with only 175 calories for all 3!

Sugar free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with only 175 calories for all 3!

Sugar free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with only 175 calories for all 3!

Sugar free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with only 175 calories for all 3!

Amber Lyn Chocolates sugar free dark chocolate bites

1tbsp Better Body Foods PB Fit (+1/2tbsp of water)

Wilton peanut butter cups plastic mold ($1.99 at Michael’s)

 

Mix the PB Fit with 1/2tbsp of water in a small bowl. Melt the 3 chocolate squares in microwave safe dish for 30-45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. Pour a little chocolate into 3 of the cups in the mold. Add peanut butter on top and then cover with remaining chocolate. Place in the freezer until ready to eat!

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Amber Lyn Sugar Free Belgian Chocolate*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Amber Lyn Sugar Free Belgian Chocolate*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Amber Lyn Sugar Free Belgian Chocolate*

It’s time for another new product spotlight! I’m always searching for that next great thing!

http://www.amberlynchocolates.com/

So I stumbled across this company on Google while searching for sugar free chocolates. I wanted to have some around the house for when I was having cravings! After clicking around through their website, I decided to give it a shot! It just arrived this morning and it is FABULOUS! The Chocolate truffles are to die for. I was a little skeptical of them shipping to Arizona because of how hot it is right now (108 degrees) but they were packaged really well with cold packs and everything was in perfect condition when it arrived. I had originally just planned on getting some chocolates but then I saw the almonds and I had to have those too! I stopped myself before getting their chocolate covered pretzels!

They are gluten free, sugar free, low carb & diabetic friendly. The company was started back in 1999 by a retired cop in Utah! If you’ve been following me for a while, you can probably tell that I love small US based companies!

Their website claimed that they strive to have the best ‘sugar free’ chocolates in the world and you know what, they probably do, or at least the best that I’ve ever had. I found there to be no strange after taste like others that I have had and they just completely melted in my mouth!

I highly encourage you to head on over and check them out! http://www.amberlynchocolates.com/