16 Dec Hemp Brittle
With the holiday season around the corner, you may be a little stressed figuring out what homemade goods you’ll be including in this year’s gift bags. A quick and tasty addition to your goodie bags could be this hemp brittle. Because it’s made with hemp seeds, the brittle is packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats and a number of vitamins and minerals. It’ll only take you about 10 minutes to prepare and will be ready to eat in about an hour.
¼ cup hemp seeds
¾ cup coconut meat, dried and unsweetened
2 tablespoons nut butter
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Start by adding the coconut meat to a food processor and blending it until its consistency is creamy and smooth. You might need to stop the processor and scrape the mixture off the sides a couple of times. Next, add the honey, pumpkin pie spice and you preferred nut butter, which can be cashew butter, peanut butter, almond butter or even hemp butter. Blend the entire mixture together and then empty it into a separate bowl. Toss in the hemp seeds and mix the seeds into the mixture with a wooden spoon.
Pour the brittle mixture into a flat container so that the mixture is about ¼ to ½ inch deep. Cover the container and stick it into the freezer until the brittle is completely firm. Just use a knife to cut the brittle into pieces and it’s ready to go.
If you’ve made the brittle for an event or to give at a particular time, keep it in the freezer for up to a week and then cut it into pieces when you’re ready to serve or share it. If you’re giving the brittle as a gift, stack a few pieces atop each other and wrap them up with cellophane and then tie the cellophane off with a piece of ribbon.