Double Chocolate Superfood Cups

A little while a go, Meg at Raw Halo contacted me and asked me whether I would like to create a recipe for her to use at the Fare Healthy event in September. Raw Halo is my favourite raw chocolate brand around and Meg has been such a huge support to Paleo With Mrs P which obviously meant I said a big chocolaty YES as soon as she emailed me! As you all know I have a huge sweet tooth, but being Type one diabetic means I also have to be very careful. Anything I eat has to (for the most part) be compensated for with insulin. It was important for me, when creating these treats that they weren’t going against my low sugar ethos. Obviously for those of you who can’t survive without it, it’s a simple recipe that you can add sugar to, however, I promise, these really are sweet enough without any addition needed. It’s a 3 layer chocolate lovers dream. The base’s made with ground almonds and one  of nature’s super foods- goji berries. I understand that goji’s might be hard to come by in some places and yes, a little packet is expensive- however, you can always use a substitute like dried apricots or prunes (for an added fibre hit). The middle is my favourite part as it is gooey and creamy and has a similar consistency to the inside of a Lindt chocolate ball (yes, you heard right). The top is thick chocolate with an almighty bite and you can decorate until your hearts content with some extra gojis (my choice) or you could add some desiccated coconut, chopped nuts, chia seeds or maybe some freeze dried raspberries . You could also, of course, jazz them up and flavour them. A great addition would be orange zest or alternatively some peppermint oil. Whatever you choose to do, I promise you will not be disappointed.

With it being chocolate week this week I thought it would be the perfect time to release this recipe and give you all a delicious endorphin lovin’ hit. You can make these in to bars, or if you have silicon cupcake moulds then they are perfect for making into cups. I bought mine from here, but there are also some here and here. They will keep in the fridge for up to a month too which is a real bonus, although I can 100% guarantee that if you make them today, they’ll be gone by….er…..tomorrow!

Vegan chocolate superfood cup

Double Chocolate Superfood Cups
 
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Recipe type: Treat, Snack, After Dinner
Cuisine: Vegan, Paleo, Primal, Vegetarian
Serves: 8
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A three layer vegan chocolate superfood cup free from grains, gluten, dairy, refined sugar & soya. Super simple to make and utterly divine. The epitome of guilt-free decadence.
Ingredients
  • BASE
  • 150g Ground Almonds
  • 100g Goji Berries (alternative option: dried apricots, dried cranberries, dried prunes)
  • ½ tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • FILLING
  • 60g 85% chocolate or above (I used Pure Dark 76% Raw Halo Chocolate which is dairy free)
  • ¼ cup Coconut Oil
  • 100g Almond Butter
  • ½ tbsp Coconut Sugar (*optional but not needed)
  • TOPPING
  • 130g Dark Chocolate (85% or above, I used Raw Halos Pure dark 76% which is dairy free)
  • 20g Goji Berries
Instructions
  1. Into a food processor, place 100g goji berries and 150g ground almonds. Blend on a high speed until flour like consistency
  2. Add ½ tbsp of melted coconut oil and a pinch of salt, then blend for a further 2-3 minutes until a dough has started to form or the mixture is sticky enough to stay together (add a little more coconut oil if needed)
  3. Roll into small balls and press into the base of your cupcake mould or cake tray
  4. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes to set
  5. Whilst the base mixture is in the freezer, start to prepare the chocolate cream filling
  6. Into a pan over high heat, place an inch of water and bring to boil
  7. Once boiling, place a glass bowl (not touching water) and add 60g of Dark chocolate and ¼ cup of coconut oil. Allow to melt together.
  8. Add 100g almond butter (and optional ½ tbsp coconut sugar - I personally prefer them without) and mix until fully combined
  9. Remove the goji base from the freezer and pour equal amounts of chocolate cream filling onto the base (approx. 2cm thickness). Place immediately back into the freezer for a further 20 minutes to set
  10. (Around 20 minutes later) Into a pan with boiling water, place a glass bowl and melt remaining Dark chocolate
  11. Pour a thin layer directly on top of the chocolate cream filling and scatter with remaining gojis. Place into freezer to set for a further 20 minutes until solid
  12. Remove from freezer and store in a sealed container in the fridge
  13. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Oh....they're gone!

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