German Chocolate Clusters

Congratulations to the Navitas Naturals giveaway winner, Liz Carey!

I’m pretty sure I take the crown for giving the worst first impressions…ever.
I must go into the highest gear of “let’s be as awkward as possible” whenever I meet people for the first time. Maybe it’s my overly analytical introversive personality,
or maybe…well, I couldn’t really be that awkward…could I?

When I get into these over analytical thoughts involving what people think of me,
I must must MUST remember that it is not me I am trying to draw attention to. Exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) and learning to be a true friend should always be at the forefront of my mind in order to glorify Christ…not me. It’s easy for me to get jealous of the well-spoken, impressive, or even *gulp* flirty girls, because their social interactions seem to come effortlessly. However, that doesn’t make flawless social skills pure in motive or God honoring. I have to remember that even keeping my mouth shut is wiser than speaking foolishly. “In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19).

Then I get this shocking reality check when people actually like me. Really?
I think in sinful humanity, we are naturally wrapped up in ourselves, but other people tend to see something different. I’m humbled every time someone compliments me, wants to stay in touch, leaves a sweet (and undeserving!) comment on this blog, and for some reason cares to know me. I think I’ll be blown away (as in, I’ll most likely faint) when the day comes where my future husband decides he actually wants me to be his best friend forever : )

All that being said, it’s not about me, God’s plan is perfect, and yes I’ve been listening to a lot of marriage sermons…so naturally it’s on my mind! Now how about some food?!

The kind people from Artisana sent me a scrumptious collection of their raw organic nut butters. I’ve tried many of their products before but never the walnut butter. Let me just say it is SO fresh and light and the flavor is rich and perfect.

German chocolate clusters
1 c (8 oz.) Artisana walnut butter
1 c shredded coconut
1/2 c raw honey
1/4 t Celtic Sea salt
1/2 c cacao butter
1/2 c cacao powder

In a mixing bowl, cream walnut butter, honey, and salt together. Add in shredded coconut, and roll into teaspoon sized balls. Freeze. Melt cacao butter, combine with cacao powder, and drizzle over walnut clusters.

17 Responses to German Chocolate Clusters

  1. Hannah! These are gorgeous! I can’t wait to make them myself. Walnut butter in on my shopping list. :)

  2. Thank you so much Hannah, not just for the gift, but for taking time to encourage all of us with your experiences and insight (not to mention your beautiful photography)! May the Lord continue to bless you.

  3. So surprised to hear that you feel that way about your self, Hannah! I loved meeting you at SAICFF, and only wish I had run into you again. Anyway, for what it’s worth, I didn’t think of you as awkward at all! Maybe I was too busy thinking of how awkward I was! ;)

  4. Liz: Thank you for being so encouraging! I hope you enjoy your treats and I would love to hear what you think of them :)

  5. Sage: I wish we would have run into each other sooner, too! Knowing so many people around the country (and world even) makes me long for Heaven more and more.

  6. These look delicious! Thank you for so many delectable raw recipes! Just wondering if these might turn into a “cohesive compilation” that ends up available on Amazon someday! :-)

  7. Hehe, I know that awkward feeling when you meet someone… but I kind of think everyone experiences that to some degree. After all, you’ve never talked to this person before and you’re expected to come up with conversation without knowing anything about them (and try not to make it sound like an interview :-). I felt pretty bad about when I met you… we were leaving, and then I couldn’t find that card with my blog on it and I was fumbling around like an idiot. :-) God keeps us humble…..
    And those chocolate clusters look yummmmmy!!

  8. Hi Hannah!
    It was such a pleasure to get to meet you at the SAICFF! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed perusing over your blog… IT’S BEAUTIFUL!!! We’ve made this recipe several times and just love having a new dessert to add to our list of “diet permitted sweets” :-) Hope we run into to each other in the near future!
    Meghan Murphy

  9. Meghan: I am so glad! It’s nice to find treats that you know won’t make you feel sick. Praise the Lord :) It was also a pleasure meeting you!

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