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Author Notes: This recipe was a new twist on a regular candy plate favorite that I've made for years called tortoises, originally made with peanut butter and almonds. For this one, I incorportated crisp apple chips and a home-made walnut butter by gluten-free girl's recipe found here: http://glutenfreegirl.com/2011/04/homemade-walnut-butter/ made with a few tweaks. Aside from the time involved in making the walnut butter, these are easy to whip up and go far. —SugarnStuff
- 2 cups toasted walnuts
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon walnut or hazelnut oil.
- Place warm walnuts in food processor and mix until pureed. Add salt, honey, cinnamon and oil and puree some more. This yields slightly under one cup of nut butter. Set aside.
Apple Raisin Slowpokes
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 recipe walnut butter
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 2 cups crispy rice cereal
- 2.5 ounces bag apple cinnamon chips (I used Seneca), crunched into smaller peices
- Place a saucepan over medium heat and add both chocolate and butterscotch chips, along with walnut butter. Stir until melted and combined. Reduce heat.
- Stir in raisins, rice cereal and apple chip peices.
- After everything’s mixed in, drop the mixture by tablespoonfuls onto a sheet of parchment paper and leave them to set up (if you want to speed the process up, you can always stick them in the fridge or freezer even).
- Keep in refridgerator as these tend to soften at warmer temps.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Walnuts
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