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Honey Panna Cotta with Simple Nut Bar Crumble

This panna cotta dessert is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings with fresh fruit and dairy and a nut crumble for texture!

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Now that I am back on Paleo for the month, I need some snack choices.  Snacking is my downfall!  I do well at regular meal times, but when my tummy starts rumbling, and I have already had all the water I can take, I need something in my stomach.  

This is when I usually fall off the wagon and destroy all my hard work.  I will grab chocolate, chips, and just about anything I can cram in my mouth.  Then, immediately after snacking, I regret what I did when I was hangry.  Yes, HANGRY is a word.  Look it up…

The easiest way I have found to avoid this, is preparation.  I want to be the perfect Stepford wife and portion out all my snacks ahead of time, keep them easily accessible in my handbag or car, then I can eat them when the mood strikes.  

But if you know me, then you know that I am never prepared, my handbag is a pretty (thanks to Brooks) but it is a black hole in which everything is sucked in and is never seen from again.  

There won’t be any perfect snacks coming out of my purse anytime soon.  If I’m lucky, I can find a bag of smashed snacks in the pocket of a jacket in the back of my car.  Probably 2 years old.  Prepared when I was under the influence of alien beings and trying to act like the mother I am supposed to be.

Never fear imperfect moms, I have found a snack that you don’t have to make yourself.  You can pick it up at Publix, already portioned, Paleo-friendly, gluten-free if you are so inclined, and individually wrapped so it won’t gather dirt or straw wrappers pieces when you put it in your purse.

Honey Panna Cotta with Simple Nut Bar Crumble | Take Two Tapas

Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars are the snack to save you!  They come in two flavors: Almond Cashew Sea Salt and Roasted Peanut Honey.  I know the latter isn’t Paleo because of the peanuts, but it is still gluten-free, and you can feel great about giving it to your kids.  Mine think that the cashews look funny so they are sticking to the peanut flavor.  

That’s good news for me because I know they will not steal my snacks.  I just have to buy more of Roasted Peanut flavor because they are bottomless pits when it comes to food.  At least I know they are snacking healthier!

I have problems with snacking and now that I have that covered, we can talk about my other downfall, dessert.  After dinner, I start getting cravings that fall in the sweet category.  Finding sweets that are Paleo friendly is hard, so I usually make my own.  I have come up with a dessert that encompasses a few of my favorite gluten-free things: coconut milk, gelatin, honey, and vanilla.  

This dessert can also be breakfast if you are so inclined!  My honey panna cotta is a great little dessert, perfectly portioned, and full of flavor and texture thanks to the crunch of the Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars.

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Honey Panna Cotta with Simple Nut Bar Crumble | Take Two Tapas

Check out the Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars at Publix and start snacking like a champ or have a dessert that keeps you on track with your  goals!

Honey Panna Cotta with Simple Nut Bar Crumble | Take Two Tapas

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Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This dessert, made with simple ingredients, can double as breakfast and topped with crunch Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars to keep you on track with your goals.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered gelatin
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • fresh fruit
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars ((Almond Cashew Sea Salt))

Instructions

  1. Place 1 cup coconut milk in a saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin over the top.
  2. Stir to combine and let sit for 5 minutes for the gelatin to activate.
  3. Heat the saucepan over medium heat until the milk starts to steam a little and the gelatin dissolves.
  4. Add the remaining 3 cups coconut milk and stir to combine and warm through.
  5. Remove from heat, add the vanilla, stir to combine.
  6. Pour into 6 glass jars and cover tightly.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set.
  8. To serve, top with fresh fruit and chopped Simple Nut Bar.
  9. Enjoy this gluten-free dessert, or breakfast, you can feel good about.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 6g

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Thomas Murphy

Monday 10th of August 2015

I want to try the Peanut Crunch Roasted Nut Crunch Bars

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 10th of August 2015

I am leaning toward that flavor today!!

Amanda Sakovitz

Monday 10th of August 2015

I want to try the Almond Cashew Sea Salt!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 10th of August 2015

That one is my favorite since I am on Paleo! Thanks for reading!

Michaela - An Affair from the Heart

Monday 10th of August 2015

We buy these EVERY week at the store! I love the dark chocolate almond! YUM!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 10th of August 2015

I can't live without them now! They are a go to snack for everyone in the family. My picky boys even like them.

amindfullmom

Friday 7th of August 2015

This is one great way to really amp up a panna cotta. I love the nut bar crumble on top. Can't wait to try!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Sunday 9th of August 2015

I love the thickness of the panna cotta but the bar adds that crunch:)

Dini @ The Flavor Bender

Thursday 6th of August 2015

These bars sound delicious!! :D I love nature valley nut bars... As much as I'd like one with some chocolate, I really want to try the Almond cashew sea salt!!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Sunday 9th of August 2015

It is to die for! I like that it is Paleo too:)