Well I am running a competition after all!! So this is again a HotMixPRO recipe but I did do it in Thermomix as well just to see the difference, (and all in the name of quality control of course!) And I have to say, it worked really well in both machines, but the oil did not come out of the coconut in the HMP like it did in the Thermomix. So cut the blending time down if using a Thermomix.
This is a copy of a yummy morsel I ate whilst on my girls weekend recently. The Wild Fig in Scarborough had them winking at me in a glass cabinet, so (for strictly research purposes) I purchased one, intending to share it with said girls…it barely made it the few metres back to our apartment. However, I think I have pretty darn near got them right, after a couple of batches just to be sure! I hope you like…they will certainly be showing up in my fridge again, and I don’t say that too often…not that I don't like what I create, I just prefer to move on to something different. Ahhh, sigh….the things I sacrifice for you all! Now go and join the winners circle for your very own HMP here. Talk soon!
- 3 Cup shredded coconut, not desiccated
- 3 tbsp coconut butter (health food shop)
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 3-4 Drop pure peppermint oil
- 1/4 Cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 Cup almonds (optional)
- 300 g 70% Dark Chocolate, in pieces
Place coconut, coconut butter, coconut oil, peppermint oil and maple syrup into HMP and blend 10 sec/speed 6. Stop and scrape down sides of bowl and around the blade. Repeat 4 times or until you are happy with the texture.
Add almonds if using during last blend. Line a baking tray with paper.
Using wet hands, form into 10-12 large balls, pushing together to compress mixture.
Place into the fridge for at least ½ hour.
Place chocolate into clean and dry HMP and melt 15 min/40°C/speed 1/pulse.
Scrape chocolate out of HMP into a glass or ceramic bowl and dip each ball into chocolate using two spoons or forks, coating completely and generously.
Return to the fridge after allowing the chocolate to set slightly at room temperature.
Serve with coffee or as an After Dinner Mint.
Coconut Butter can be purchased in health food stores, or you can make it yourself.