These days, I am doing a LOT of business on Insta and so to get a message from Elsie, the founder and chocolate creator at Alouss chocolate about featuring their vegan coconut milk chocolate bar in a recipe was something I was pretty happy to take on board. I had already tried their amazing bean to bar chocolate in my subscription box from Bean Bar You. (Get onto that as well) so I was totally up for the challenge. This is the result. Not quite sugar free, but seriously, grain free, dairy free and soooo yummy.
If you were having a moment where the dairy free thing didn't bother you, you could totally replace the peanut butter with my Notella Spread...just to make it even more chocolatey! (But you didn't hear it from me....MORE chocolatey, I mean...is that a thing?)
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- 150 g dried dates soaked in 50g boiling water for 1 hour
- 150 g Peanut Butter Recipe
- 2 tsp Vanilla - Bean Paste BUY
- 40 g Coconut - Oil BUY
- 25 g dark cocoa powder (you can use cacao)
- 60 g Alouss coconut chocolate BUY
- 20 g shredded coconut
- Pinch Pink Salt Flakes BUY
- 150 g Alouss coconut chocolate melted BUY
- Handful roasted hazelnuts
Place the soaked dates into the Thermomix bowl and blend 10 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of bowl.
Add remaining base ingredients and cook 5 min/50°C/speed 1.
Divide between 12 silicone cupcake liners and place into the freezer.
To melt the topping, you can use the Thermomix bowl or just the microwave given it is a small amount. Melt until just glossy, stir to complete the melting process and pour over the base. Divide a few roasted hazelnuts between the 12 servings.
These are best kept in the freezer. Remove just a few minutes before serving.