Abbey feels strongly that since most mothers spend the better part of their lives making sure you're well-nourished it's about time you return the favor. She has brought together two delightful Mother's Day Recipes that are not only delicious but contain a good balance of flavor and plenty of panache.
Oatmeal Cherry Cookie Mix
Her first Mother's Day Recipe is a healthy Oatmeal Cherry Cookie Mix for Mom to bake at home. Abbey layers a cup of whole grain flour, a teaspoon of cinnamon, half a teaspoon of Nutmeg, half a teaspoon of Ginger, a teaspoon of Baking Soda, half a teaspoon of salt, 2/3 a cup of dried cherries, a quarter cup of shredded toasted coconut, two cups of rolled oats, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, and finally a half a cup of white sugar into a one liter Mason jar. Then she decorates with pretty ribbons adhered with double stick tape and sends it to mom with a recipe card. The card is available right on her blog for easy downloading and printing.
Dark Chocolate Chai Truffles
The next Mother's Day Recipe on Abbey's list is Dark Chocolate Chai Truffles. These are an especially good gift to give any mother that loves chocolate and tea, which is pretty much every single mom on the planet. Abbey brings a cup of cream, a tablespoon of Chai tea leaves, and half a cup of butter to a boil in a sauce pan. Once that's well mixed and thoroughly heated she strains it over a pound of finely chopped dark chocolate. Green & Black's is Abbey's go to chocolate brand for baking and snacking because it's made with certified fair trade organic ingredients and comes in a wide variety of fantastic flavors. Abbey recommends the 70% for this mother's day recipe due to its robust full bodied flavor that is not only complex but also sweet. Once the chocolate is melted it's stirred until smooth then cooled until firm. The she scoops it out with a melon baller and rolls each scoop into a nicely shaped round ball of chocolate. Next she decorates it in cinnamon cocoa powder, crushed almonds, powdered sugar, and toasted coconut. After all that she packs them into a little candy box, but of course feel free to put them in any box you think your mom would enjoy and don't forget to tie a ribbon around it to seal the deal.
Abbey is certain these Mother's Day Recipes will be a big hit with Mom so get in the kitchen and get started!