Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Will Run For Chocolate Patties

When you start running 19 K on Sunday for fun you might find yourself doing other things that you never thought that you would do.  Like busting into a hotel restaurant during mother's day brunch to "use the bathroom",  going to the bathroom in the woods (really a park with a walking trail, a parking lot, and a road that you didn't notice until it was just a little too late) or being the lookout (obviously not a very good one) for a pace bunny who really needs to drink some water, eat some vegetables, and forget the last 10K of the Ottawa Marathon ( 42K + Immodium = a fate worse than death).

On that note I thought that chocolate patties with dried fruit and nuts would be a delicious post run snack and great excuse to make fun of pace bunny.  If you aren't into chocolate patties served on poop bags chocolate cups aren't so bad. 

pistachios & candied pineapple

almonds and goji berries

dried cherries & cocoa nibs
Chocolate Cups
(serves 6)


100 g of Camino Dark Bittersweet Chocolate 71% Cacao
1 tsp coconut oil (optional but delicious)
12 T nuts ( raw cashews, raw almonds, raw pistachios, cocoa nibs etc.)
6 T dried fruit ( goji berries, candied ginger, candied pineapple, dried cherries)

Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler (you could do this in the microwave just remember to stop and stir often).  If making chocolate cups divide chocolate evenly amongst six cups and top with nuts and dried fruit.  If you're making chocolate patties spoon chocolate onto a silicone baking mat and top with fruits and nuts.  I placed the cups in the freezer for about 15 minutes until they were firm.   I'm pretty sure that this barely counts as a recipe but it's definately a quick and easy dessert or post run snack. 


  1. hahaha I love the pic! I'm stealing it!


  2. You're hilarious!! I've never had a chocolate pattie served on a poop bag lmao but I'd much rather have one of these yummy looking chocolate cups. Thx for the recipe :)

  3. Maria,

    I'm glad that the poop bags made you laugh!