Hawkeye Bites Desert

Hawkeye Bites (I can't call them Buckeyes)

For those that know me, I live and breathe the Iowa Hawkeyes!! I am so proud of my Big Ten college! I think being a part of the dance team has a lot to do with it!! Most of you call this dessert buckeyes. Well not me.... I call them Hawkeye Bites!!! They are delicious and hit the spot...ENJOY!
-1 14oz can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
-1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
-1/2 cup pumpkin puree
-2 Tb coconut oil
-1Tb vanilla extract
-1 cup peanut butter
-pinch of pink salt
-10 oz dark chocolate, melted (add coconut oil if needed)

-Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper
-Puree Cannellini beans in food processor.
-Add applesauce, pumpkin, coconut oil, and vanilla. Puree until completely smooth.
-Add peanut butter and pink salt. Puree until smooth.
-Scoop tablespoons of dough and roll into balls.
-Arrange on baking sheets and refrigerate for 15 minutes
-Take the dough balls out of the refrigerator and re roll smooth if needed. Place a toothpick in each ball and freeze for 30-45 minutes.
-Just before removing, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. (small increments of time in the microwave though to not burn the chocolate)
-One at a time, dip the dough ball 3/4 into the chocolate leaving a bit of dough showing so that it looks like a buckeye.

Store in the fridge until you are ready to eat them!
Makes 25-35 Hawkeye Bites!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This meal will have you salivating all day while in the house smelling it!!  With this easy, yet delicious crockpot meal, you will be hooked!! This Pot Roast recipe can sit in the crock pot all day while you are at work or can cook on a nice chilly day on the weekend!!  Its a good, hearty meal that will satisfy the entire family and they will be begging for more...guaranteed!!!

- 2 lbs Pot Roast
- carrots (sliced)
- frozen peas
- 2 onions (I cut mine a little larger)
- 3 potatoes cut in cubes
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup (use low fat if you prefer)
- 1 packet of dry onion soup mix 
- garlic powder
- sea salt/pepper

- spray the crockpot
- add cream of mushroom soup and dry onion soup (stir)
- dip the raw pot roast in flour (may want to add seasonings such as garlic powder)
- place raw meat in the crockpot
- add carrots, peas, onions, potatoes (mix)
- add a dash of sea salt and pepper for more flavor (mix)

Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4