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5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts - Cashew Mocha Butter and Chocolate and Oat Pancake Mix

These two recipes are simple to make but, let me tell you, they are delicious!  No one will know how little time you spent in the kitchen preparing your homemade food gifts.  It's best not to tell them!

Cashew Mocha Butter 

3 cups salted cashews
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tsp instant coffee granules
2 tsp water

Put the cashews in a food processor and process until finely ground.  Add half of the butter and process until smooth.  Put this mixture into a small bowl.  In a saucepan add the remaining butter, chocolate chips, coffee and water.  Heat until melted.  Add this mixture to the cashew mixture and stir thoroughly.  Store in the refrigerator.  That's it!  Can you believe it?


Chocolate and Oat Pancake Mix

Mix Ingredients

4 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
3 TBS baking powder
2 TBS ground cinnamon
5 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 bag or 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips

Additional Pancake ingredients

2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups pancake mix
1 cup water

In a large bowl combine the pancake mix and store in an airtight container.  This makes about 10-15 pancakes per batch and approximately 4 batches.

To make the pancakes, beat the eggs in a small bowl, add the vegetable oil and water.  Combine this with the 2 cups of pancake mix.  Put a large spoonful on a buttered, hot(medium/high heat) griddle and fry for about 2 minutes, flip and do the same until lightly browned.

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  1. Woah, that cashew butter sounds delicous! Got to try that one--what do you like to use it on?

  2. Thank you for hosting! What a great ideas for gift! I love giving homemade gifts. See you soon!

  3. I am planning to make this today! :) I do have a qusstion however, what is the amount of cream of tartar needed? (It just says 1/2?) :) Thank you very much! Laurie Duffy

  4. Oops! That would be teaspoon. So sorry!

    1. Great! That's what I figured but wanted to make sure! :)


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