The other day I decided to healthify my breakfasts by trying some refrigerator oatmeal. Apparently it's gross unless you use chia seeds, so I popped to my local health store to pick some up. Along the way, some cocoa nibs caught my eye. I decided to try them together.
Ugh. Gross. Seriously, it was like eating mush studded with crushed coffee beans. Blergh.
Now I was left with this big bag of cocoa nibs that I didn't want to go to waste. What to do? Add lots of sugar and bake, of course!
Joy the Baker's recipe for oatmeal cookies came up first in google. I took one look and went with it.
Amazing. Gorgeous. A revelation. The nibs are crunchy and subtly bitter. The only alteration I made was to use milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet, because I do love milk chocolate.
Seriously, these cocoa nibs are amazing. They just needed the right context.
By the way, I tried again with the refrigerator oatmeal, using this recipe. It was great. No more nibs for breakfast.
Unless they're in some oatmeal cookies.
Anyone have a refrigerator oatmeal or cocoa nib recipe to recommend?