Nut butter cups + my cheat’s menu plan for the month

These nut butter cups were inspired by the Reese’s peanut butter cups, I saw in the supermarket recently. I use some different nut combinations this recipe – ABC butter and hazelnut meal to mix things up a little from what I usually use and they taste amazing. You could play with the type of nut ingredients you use to come up with a combo just for you.

Below the recipe I have included my monthly menu plan. When the kids’ requests came through for the menu plan there were many double ups – the kids tend to be preferring their favourites more consistently at the moment.

I have some significant deadlines coming up over the next month, so decided to save myself time now by creating a fortnightly plan and repeating it and save time later also by just sticking to the kids’ favourites which also happen to be easy to make and work well for left over potential for lunches.

To me this is the absolutely beauty of menu planning; you can use it to suit your family life and pace, varying it as needed.

I have also updated a few more recipes in the menu planner app, so make sure you check out the recent tab when you visit the menu planner next. The latest 11 recipes include many delicious raw sweet treats, slow cooker meals and lunch box items.

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Nut butter cups

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I used cut squares of baking paper as I find sometimes they can stick a little in patty pans.

nut butter cups DSC06632When making the base, you can test if it is ready when it forms in to a ball easily. nut butter cups DSC06636

You don’t need to set the base before you add the top layer.

nut butter cups DSC06650The chocolate layer will soften if left at room temperature too long, so make sure you store them in the fridge or freezer. nut butter cups DSC06648

Nut butter cups
 
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Recipe type: Sweet treat
Serves: 12
Ingredients:
Base layer:
  • 1 ¼ cup hazelnut meal
  • 4 tbsp ABC butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp pink Himalayan salt
Top layer:
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch Himalayan pink salt
Method:
  1. To the food processor add hazelnut meal, ABC butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
  2. Process for 1 - 2 minutes or until it turns into a sticky dough.
  3. Line muffin tins with either patty pans or baking paper and spoon a tablespoon of mixture into each one.
  4. Press down so they will make a smooth circular shape.
  5. To make the chocolate topping add the coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao powder, vanilla and salt to a small bowl.
  6. Whisk the ingredients together until well combined, then spoon approximately 1.5 teaspoons of chocolate topping on to the bases.
  7. Place in the freezer to set for an hour.
  8. Take them out of the paper liners and enjoy!
  9. They keep best stored in the fridge.
 

Week 1

Day

Week Commencing 18th July and 1st August

Monslow cooker butter chicken

green veggie recipe title
Slow cooker butter chicken

Green veggies
Tuezucchini bolognese main

tomato salad and steak
Zucchini and Spaghetti Bolognese
Roast tomato salad
WedHomemade Hamburger Recipe With Homemade Chunky ChipsHome made hamburgers and salad
ThuSlow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

easy-fried-rice-recipe
Slow cooker chicken noodle soup

Fried rice
Fri2013 paleo homemade taco seasoningTacos with homemade seasoning
SatCrispy mashed potato moundsSausages, veg and crispy mashed potato mounds
Sunchicken-schnitzel-recipe-500Chicken schnitzel and vegetables
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list 160718

Week 2

Day

Week Commencing 25th July and 8th August

Mon
chicken, cashew and ginger stir fry
Chicken, cashew and ginger stir fry
TueMexibake - Mexican Family MealMexibake
Wedsang choy bow mainSang choy bow
Thu
Crispy mashed potato mounds
Sausages, veg and crispy mashed potato mounds
FriServing ManyChicken wings, baked potatoes and steamed corn
SatSONY DSC

sauteed baby spinach.jpg
Slow cooker chicken satay (gluten free)

Sautéed baby spinach
SunHomemade Hamburger Recipe With Homemade Chunky Chips

Quick Egg And Bacon Tarts

sesame seed slice
Home made hamburgers and salad

Egg and bacon tarts

Sesame seed slice
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list 160725
Week 3

Day

Week Commencing 18th July and 1st August

Monslow cooker butter chicken

green veggie recipe title
Slow cooker butter chicken

Green veggies
Tuezucchini bolognese main

tomato salad and steak
Zucchini and Spaghetti Bolognese
Roast tomato salad
WedHomemade Hamburger Recipe With Homemade Chunky ChipsHome made hamburgers and salad
ThuSlow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

easy-fried-rice-recipe
Slow cooker chicken noodle soup

Fried rice
Fri2013 paleo homemade taco seasoningTacos with homemade seasoning
SatCrispy mashed potato moundsSausages, veg and crispy mashed potato mounds
Sunchicken-schnitzel-recipe-500Chicken schnitzel and vegetables
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list 160718
Week 4

Day

Week Commencing 25th July and 8th August

Mon
chicken, cashew and ginger stir fry
Chicken, cashew and ginger stir fry
TueMexibake - Mexican Family MealMexibake
Wedsang choy bow mainSang choy bow
Thu
Crispy mashed potato mounds
Sausages, veg and crispy mashed potato mounds
FriServing ManyChicken wings, baked potatoes and steamed corn
SatSONY DSC

sauteed baby spinach.jpg
Slow cooker chicken satay (gluten free)

Sautéed baby spinach
SunHomemade Hamburger Recipe With Homemade Chunky Chips

Quick Egg And Bacon Tarts

sesame seed slice
Home made hamburgers and salad

Egg and bacon tarts

Sesame seed slice
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list 160725

PWK Menu Planning App

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If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. You might like to also check out the Planning With Kids Menu Planning App.

Menu Planner App

The kid friendly menu planning app allows you to:

  • Create weekly menu plans quickly, choosing as many meals per day as you would like to plan for.
  • Generate the shopping list for all the meals selected.
  • Modify the shopping list to check off items you already have at home.
  • Email the shopping list to yourself and/or others.

The most popular recipes from the blog have been included and more will be added on a regular basis. Each recipe lists the ingredients required, easy to follow instructions and a photo from the blog.

How is your menu planning going?