In Episode 63, we make 5 healthy chocolate thermomix recipes from Keeper of the Kitchen. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, but perfect for snacking all year round.
Here are the recipes we chose this week:
Recipe 1 – ‘Good for You’ Chocolate Coconut Macaroons (from Keeper of the Kitchen)
These delightful little chocolate coconut snacks were super easy to make, and we shaped them with the use of a melon baller once the mixture had cooled slightly so it was easier to work with. They reminded us of a Coconut Rough!
Recipe 2 – Raw Lime Coconut Chocolate Bliss Balls (from Keeper of the Kitchen)
We actually turned these into a slice as we didn’t have a mould that would do a nice job like the love hearts in the picture for this recipe! We used a loaf tin. Next time we would use some extra lime. See below regarding the tip for listening out to the sound of the blades so you know the time is actually working.
Recipe 3 – Raw Nutty Chocolate Mousse (from Keeper of the Kitchen)
This chocolatey ‘pudding’ style dessert reminded us of a dense chocolatey gingerbread dough. Next time we are going to try adding an avocado to make it a bit creamier, or chopped nuts to give it a bit of texture.
Recipe 4 – Healthy Chocolate Date Balls (from Keeper of the Kitchen)
We used quinoa flakes and sunflower seeds in this recipe as we were trying to make a ‘nut free’ (but also gluten free) ball. Now, the result of this after using quite a lot of sultanas is that it tasted a bit like a prune. If we were to do the same flavours next time we would reduce the dried fruit and increase the ‘other’ stuff… maybe even use vanilla.
Recipe 5 – Raw ‘Ferrero’ Bliss Balls (from Keeper of the Kitchen)
These are a tasty bliss ball that aren’t as sweet as some of the ones that have a lot of dried fruits. We used quinoa flakes instead of oats, and due to the difference in weight we’d recommend using less quinoa flakes otherwise the balls will be too dry.
Here are some cool tips from this podcast…
- Make sure you listen when blending up coconut, and in fact, anything that flicks up the sides of the bowl… if the blades aren’t actually doing anything stop the motor, scrape the sides down and start again.
- To make a lime more juicy, roll it between your hand and the table, or pop it in the microwave for a few seconds.
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