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Mini Coconut Chocolate Magnums

These coconut chocolate magnums are absolutely delicious and perfect for the warm weather. Coconut seems to be my favourite flavour. I used Silkomart silicone open moulds for this recipe, You can find these moulds on amazon. I used the mini ones.

Ingredients

1 can of coconut milk (400ml) or coconut cream

2 tablespoons of coyo coconut yoghurt

1 tablespoon of coconut flakes (make sure they are refined sugar free)

2 tablespoons of xylitol or any natural sweetener of your choice

1/4 of a teaspoon of guar gum (this keeps it more creamy and less watery)

1 -2 big bars of dark chocolate

Crushed pistachio nuts

Start by melting the dark chocolate on a bain marie or place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl and place it on top of a pan filled with a little water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Place on medium heat and the chocolate will start to melt. Once melted take out your moulds and start pouring in the chocolate. Not too much as you will then have to put the coconut ice cream inside. For the sides it is best to get a pasty brush and brush the chocolate on the sides. Some of your  moulds you will not want to fill with chocolate as  you will be dipping them half in the chocolate and sprinkling with pistachio nuts. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Take out and brush some more chocolate on the sides and place back in the freezer for another 10 minutes.

While you are waiting for the chocolate to set place all the ingredients except the pistachio nuts into your blender and blend until lovely and smooth. Taste to see if you want to use more sweetener. I personally do not have a sweet tooth so I do not like my desserts too sweet.

Take out the moulds. When using these moulds if the mixture is too runny you must place the sticks inside the moulds before pouring. This will prevent the mixture from overflowing. It happened to me the first time. If for future lollies you are using a thicker mixture you can put the stick in last. Once inserted your lolly sticks start pouring your coconut ice cream remembering to leave a little space for the chocolate you will be pouring later. Place in the freezer for and hour or until they are not runny. Take out and pour the chocolate and place back in the freezer. After 5 hours they should be ready. I usually prepare mine the night before or early morning and enjoy them in the afternoon. Once ready take out the coconut ones that are not covered in chocolate and coat them half way down with chocolate and sprinkle with pistachio nuts. Place back in he freezer for 10 minutes. Once ready enjoy.

 

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Healthy Nutella

I have very fond memories of nutella. As children my cousin and I would often devour big jars at a time. It was just so delicious! It has taken a while to experiment and make a chocolate spread that I liked. The first one I made did not come out that good but this one is not bad at all and it is perfect for when I am craving chocolate. I eat it with strawberries, porridge or straight out of the jar.

Ingredients

2 cups of hazelnuts

3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder

3 tablespoons of raw honey or maple syrup

3 tablespoons of hazelnut milk (how much you use depends on how thick you like your nutella)

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

To give the hazelnuts more flavour and in order to remove the skins roast them in the oven for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool and then rub them in your hands so that the skin comes off.

This next step depends on how powerful your blender or food processor is. To make the hazelnuts easier to blend you can soak them for 30 minutes in water. Drain the hazelnuts and place them in your food processor with the rest of the ingredients and blend until lovely and smooth. Taste it and see if you want to add more honey, cacao powder or nut milk. Store in a glass jar in the fridge and enjoy!

 

Pistachio and Goji Berry Chocolate Brittle

I have to say that I do not eat many sweets as I do not really have a sweet tooth, but when I do feel like indulging then this is one of my favourite desserts. I like the chocolate with the pistachio and walnuts, they give it that extra crunch. It is also very easy to prepare and healthy!

Ingredients

For the chocolate

1/2 a cup of cacao butter
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
2-3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
3-4 tablespoons of raw honey or maple syrup

For the topping

1-2 tablespoons of crushed pistachio nuts
1-2 tablespoons of crushed walnuts
1-2 tablespoons of goji berries
1 tablespoons of coconut shreds

Place the ingredients for the chocolate in a saucepan on a gentle heat stirring until the mixture is smooth. Taste and adjust according to how sweet and chocolatey you like it. Do not bring to the boil. Pour the chocolate on a baking tray lined with parchment paper spreading it out. Sprinkle the pistachios, walnuts, goji berries and coconut shreds on top and place in the freezer for a few hours. When you are ready to eat it break it into pieces and enjoy!

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse has always been one of my favourite desserts,  so I wanted to make a healthy version that I can indulge in without feeling guilty. This tastes good and is super easy to make. I guest posted on my sister’s blog. For the full recipe click on the link below.

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