Recipe for the Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcake is at the bottom of this post…Skip to the bottom for the recipe

Even though it’s Saturday, I didn’t jet off on a 3 hour yoga kind of morning like I usually do for my 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program that I’ve been working on.  For new readers, I’ve been a yoga teacher since 2001 at the 200 Hour Level, but have recently been pursing the highest level of yoga certification.  I needed to add 300 more hours to what I already had.  I mentioned in last week’s Highlights and Recaps Post that I would be graduating from my teacher training program this week.  And I did

Authentic Yoga Teacher Training Certificate

Now I have my 500 Hours of teacher training completed, I have my certificate from an accredited yoga school, and can register with Yoga Alliance as a Yoga Teacher the Highest Level, a RYT-500!  If anyone missed my mega Yoga FAQ Post and you’re curious what this means or what you should be looking for in a teacher, I covered it there.

This has been nearly 10 years in the making.  It’s the culmination of a decade of dedication to the practice, to the yoga community, to students, to yoga being a lifelong path for me, both on and off the mat.  Yoga transcends all aspects of my life and it’s a gift I was fortunate enough to discover it a decade ago!  I am really proud of myself for this major life milestone and accomplishment.  For my regular readers you know how passionate I am about yoga and knowing that I have accomplished this goal, the highest level of certification, makes me really happy inside!  Not trying to brag, but I am just really happy!  And of course, doing it as a busy wife and mom makes the reward just that much sweeter!

Sunday I made No Bake Vegan Rum Cake Balls

No Bake Vegan Rum Cake Balls in container
You may or may not catch a buzz from these.  haha!
Close up of No Bake Vegan Rum Cake Balls

And I regaled you with my Caribbean Rum Cake Story with Scott that was my inspiration for the recipe.

Stacked No Bake Vegan Rum Cake Balls

Gave a Raw Vegan Foods Presentation that was actually part of my yoga teacher training curriculum.   And I had a few interesting attendees and comments to say the least!

And Shared Some of the Recipes I made during the Presentation
Spiralized Zuke Noodles
(for spiralizer info and what I have, where to buy it (the best $29.99 you’ll ever spend!) check out this post)

Spiralized Zucchini Noodles

With my Homemade Peanut Sauce

Overhead of Homemade Peanut Sauce in jar
Jar of Homemade Peanut Sauce

 And Diced Veggies To Create This Dish

Spiralized Noodles with diced vegetables

And Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse for Dessert

Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse in clear container

And I made Raw Vegan Mango-Banana Softserve with Vanilla Extract, sweetened with Agave

Raw Vegan Mango-Banana Softserve in blender

Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes

Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes with butter, blueberries and syrup

Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in white bowl

And Roasting Veggies with Coconut Oil

Roasted Veggies with Coconut Oil

to Hemp Products
Hemp Seeds & Hemp Oil & HempShake

Bag of Organic Shelled Hemp Seed
Organic Hemp Oil
Hemp Protein Powder packages in various flavors

Green Food

Salad topped with Vegan Slaw Dressing

Dressed with my Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing

Vegan Slaw Dressing

 Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes

 Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes on white plate

I Made a Fresh Batch of high Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Coconut, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Powder, Maple, Vanilla
Ingredients needed to make Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in bowl

 Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs Are a 5 Minute Recipe!

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in bowl

Spiralized Zuke Noodles and Diced Veggiesfor Dinner

Spiralized Zucchini Noodles and Diced Vegetables

Tossed With My Homemade Peanut Sauce

Homemade Peanut Sauce in jar

Scott said he would never have known this was Raw Vegan Zucchini Noodle Pasta.  High praise coming from a former Mr. Meat & Potatoes Guy!

Raw Vegan Zucchini Noodle Pasta with Peanut Sauce

And Green Food

Salad with mixed vegetables
 
Vegan Slaw Dressing in jar
Jarred Vegan Slaw Dressing
Salad with Vegan Slaw Dressing

 

Overnight Vanilla Protein Oats

Overhead Overnight Vanilla Protein Oats in clear container
Overnight Vanilla Protein Oats

Which is very similar to my Overnight “Chocolate Brownie” Protein Oats Recipe

Overnight "Chocolate Brownie" Protein Oats in clear container
 

And Skylar and I had a Blogger Meetup!at Starbucks….

Young girl touching products at Starbucks
Young girl smiling while touching products at Starbucks

…With Madeline

Woman sitting with Coffee Cup on table
 

Revamped recipe for No Bake Vegan PB Choc Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bars

Some ingredients needed to make No Bake Vegan PB Choc Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bars in bowl
Peanut butter added to ingredients
Ingredients in bowl next to coconut oil
Overhead of one cut No Bake Vegan PB Choc Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bar
Can see the Peanut Butter woven into the inside of the bar here?  oh yeah, baby!
Side of Coconut Oil Protein Bar
Cut No Bake Vegan PB Choc Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bar
I hope you make These Bars!  Lots of you have already told me you have made them and are loving them…That’s Awesome!

Here was some Green Food

Green salad with mixed vegetables

With my homemade Maple Ginger Dijon Vinaigrette

Maple Ginger Dijon Vinaigrette ingredients in bowl
Maple Ginger Dijon Vinaigrette being whisked up
Green salad with Maple Ginger Dijon Vinaigrette

And Peanut Butter Banana Softserve for Dessert

 Peanut Butter Banana Softserve in blender
Close up of Peanut Butter Banana Softserve

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And You Told me Whether You’re Into Overnight/Soaked Oats…or not.

Thursday I gave you my Recipe for Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate
Large Pieces of Chocolate

Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate
Slice of Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate

Bite-Sized Pieces

Two slices of Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate

Diced and oh so Pop-able!

Diced up Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate in dish
Close up of diced Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate
Once you pop, you can’t stop!  But this chocolate recipe is healthy with all the good fat from the coconut oil, right?!

And Green Food

Green salad with Mixed Vegetables
Close up of salad

 Dressed With my Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing

Vegan Slaw Dressing in jar

And Skylar Dressing Up
Skylar took it upon herself to dress up in a headband (she calls herself Pocahantas in it), her pink & purple wristband (which she calls herself a Ballerina in), and her Valentine’s Day red beads.

Young girl playing dress up with toys
Young girl standing playing dress up and smiling
 Thank goodness she doesn’t know about Mardi Gras beads yet!
Dressed up young girl with toys sitting and smiling

 

They are really similar to the PB Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies That I Made Here
Some Had PB Cup Centers

PB Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies in clear container
Close up of PB Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies
 And Yes. They were met with Rave Reviews!

…And others had Dark Chocolate Caramel Centers

Hand holding one PB Cup Chocolate Chip Cookie
Close up one PB Cup Chocolate Chip Cookie

Scott couldn’t decide if he liked the Peanut Butter Cup Centers Better….

Hand holding PB Cup Chocolate Chip Cookie showing side
Close up of stacked PB Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies

…Or the Dark Chocolate Caramel Ones Better.  Hmmm….

Close up of PB Cup Chocolate Chip Cookie in hand
Stacked PB Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies
….What a problem to have, right!  Which would you pick: PB Cup or Dark Chocolate Caramel?

PB Cup Brownie Cupcakes
Chocolate Chip Brownie Dough (or use a boxed brownie mix that you mix up according the direction on the box and pour it into liners – adjust baking times if you use a mix)

Dove Dark Chocolate Caramels

Reese’s PB Cups

Package of Mini Brownie BitesDove Dark Chocolate Caramel's and Peanut Butter Cups

Put a golf ball sized amount of dough into each muffin liner

Bake for for 5 Minutes at 350F

Brownie bites in liners in muffin panClose up of brownie bites in muffin pan

Insert either a PB Cup or a Dove Dark Choc Caramel into the Center

Candy pressed into center or brownie bitesClose up of candy in center of brownie bite
Overhead of candy in center of brownie biteFour filled muffin wells

Bake for 8-9 more minutes

Baked PB Cup Brownie Cupcakes

Melt White Chocolate

Chopped white chocolate in bowlMelted white chocolate stirred with spoon

And Drizzle it Over the Top of the Brownie Cupcakes!

Chocolate drizzled over PB Cup Brownie Cupcakes
Close up of drizzled PB Cup Brownie Cupcakes
Drizzled PB Cup Brownie Cupcakes in muffin tin

I slightly underbaked them so they were totally gooey and chocolate was everywhere.

Three PB Cup Brownie Cupcakes in paper liners
One PB Cup Brownie Cupcakes in paper liner
Young girl in kitchen holding onto countertop smiling
Drizzled PB Cup Brownie Cupcake in muffin tin

What have you made that’s delicious lately?

 

 

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