Reduce the guilt without compromising on taste this Easter.
With the impending long weekend posing the perfect and highly anticipated excuse to satisfy one’s saccharine leanings, we thought it wise to pre-empt the guilt that sets in afterwards with a delicious recipe for the chocolate morsels, using healthier alternative sweeteners. And, with three different fillings to suit varied predilections, these tantalising treats will see you indulging sans remorse.
50g (1/3 cup melted) cacao butter.
25g (2 tablespoons) coconut oil.
60g (1 loose cup) raw cacao powder.
1 tbsp Rice Malt Syrup.
1. In a medium sized bowl or pot, heat the cacao butter, coconut oil and rice malt syrup until completely melted together.
2. Remove from heat and stir through the cacao powder ensuring there are no lumps. Continue to stir for a couple of minutes as the mixture begins to drop in temperature.
3. Spoon approximately one teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each mould. Gently swirl around until all sides are evenly coated.
4. Place in the freezer to set while you make your filling.
Hazel-Nutty Chocolate Filling
Mix together ¼ cup of hazelnut butter (you can use almond butter) and 2 teaspoons of Loving Earth Raw Organic Coconut Chocolate Butter
in a small bowl.
Raspberry Ripe Filling
Place ½ punnet raspberries, ½ cup desiccated coconut and 2 teaspoons Loving Earth Raw Organic Coconut Chocolate Butter into a food processor and blitz until well combined.
Place ¾ cup desiccated coconut, 3 tablespoons Ceres Organics Lite Coconut Milk, 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup (optional), ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder and a pinch of salt into a food processor and blitz until well combined.
Assembling the Eggs
1. Remove the chocolate from the freezer and spoon approximately ½ teaspoon of filling into each egg half. Place back into the freezer to set, approximately 20 minutes.
2. Now for the tricky part – assembling the eggs. Remove the eggs from the freezer and while still hard, pop the egg halves out of the mould. To stick two halves together, gently run your finger around the edge of the eggs, this will melt the chocolate. Gently push the two halves together. Handle the eggs as little as possible as the more you touch them the more they will melt.
3. Place the assembled eggs back into the freezer. Although the eggs should stay relatively stable at room temperature, we recommend storing them in the fridge or freezer.
Recipe via Pureharvest.Image credit: To Her Core