Easy Peasy Jar Recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge & Powered Up Chia Greek Yogurt–Recipe Redux Challenge

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HEY! Maybe I had a little too much coffee or I am just excited about a super, super simple recipe(s) I came up with for this month’s theme for Recipe Redux. This month’s theme involves –

Here is this month’s challenge – Raising the Bar on Food in a Jar Ball or Mason jars used to be just for canning – but now they may be more likely used for overnight oats. How do you do food in a jar?

So today I have two little recipes I would like to share: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge and Powered Up Chia Greek Yogurt!

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This is so much fun and so easy, but first I will talk about my “outside-of-the-box” jar recipe – Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge in a jar .

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I have seen whole chia seeds used in other over-night recipes but I have a bit of a texture issue with using whole seeds so I decided to grind them up in my coffee grinder.  And yes there are some leftover flaxseeds, oops!

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Or if you don’t want to grind chia seeds you may buy chia flour.  Remember chia is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids!  Plus they are so versatile that you can sprinkle them onto any food and get a fiber boost!

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I started off with 1/4 cup of milk in a baby food jar. I don’t have very many Mason jars on hand so I used an old baby jar but feel free to use to a Mason or Ball jar (they are a little bit more hip!).

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Next I added cocoa, PB2, honey and chia.  I let it set overnight and this is what is looks like (on the right)

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You could eat it right away and this treat would be more like a pudding but if you leave it set out overnight in the fridge then it becomes thick and more like a fudge! Yum!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge in a Jar (Serves 1)

Ingredients

1/4 cup milk

1 1/2 tbsp cocoa

1 tbsp honey

1 1/2 tbsp PB2

1 1/2 tbsp ground chia

Preparation

Place all ingredients in a jar.  Seal jar with lid and set overnight.

 

 

Now this next recipe is what I call “inside-the-box” type of recipe, not very creative, something you may have seen similar around the web, but it tastes good!

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Start off with milk and then add some Chobani Greek strawberry yogurt.

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Add some ground chia, vanilla and a dash of cinnamon! Wow, this is a creamy treat perfect for breakfast to get you going in the morning!

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Again with this recipe let it set overnight as the chia seeds will bulk up the mixture.  Top with berries or even granola and you have a winner!

Powered-UP Chia Greek Yogurt (Serves 1)

Ingredients

2/3 cup milk

1/2 cup Chobani strawberry Greek yogurt

1/4 cup ground chia seeds

1/4 tsp vanilla

Dash of cinnamon

Preparation

Place all ingredients in a jar.  Seal jar with lid and set overnight.

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By the way remember when I made make-ahead Taco Salads in a jar? Another great way to use a jar and a fool-proof way to eat healthy, eh?  A little bit of planning can make a world of difference when you want to eat good food!

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my new little treasures, until next month’s Recipe Redux challenge, woohoo!

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