I can’t believe it’s not chocolate

IMG_9631I was inspired by a colleague of mine who recently made this I can’t believe it’s not chocolate recipe from the Thermomix Recipe Community.

This recipe is so simple to throw together – I had all the ingredients in my pantry. All you need is cashews, almonds, shredded coconut, coconut oil, dates and cocoa (I used cacao). You can use any nuts of choice in this recipe.

After mixing it all together the recipe says to spread it on a tray lined with baking paper. I wanted to do something different and made mine into chocolate ‘buttons’.

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After freezing for 15 minutes (or until set) they’re ready to be eaten and taste just like coconut roughs! So yum!! 🙂

Chocolate Fondant

This recipe for Chocolate Fondants could be dangerous. The total time it makes from start to finish is 30 minutes!

Great for when you need to satisfy that sweet tooth with a warm dessert but not so great for the waist line 🙁

All you need is butter, dark chocolate, eggs, raw sugar and plain flour. They’re all pretty much staples in any kitchen.

It was my first time actually making fondants. I think I always thought it was more complicated than what it actually is.

The test to check if the fondants are cooked is to lightly press with your thumb. They should have a moist but firm crust. The ultimate test is when you cut them open and the molten chocolate just oozes out. Perfection 🙂

You can serve them with ice cream or cream, or just on their own. Sometimes simplicity is best.

You can find the recipe in the new Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families TM5 cookbook and recipe chip.

Contact your consultant or buy your copy online here.

Raw Chocolate

IMG_4852I absolutely love this recipe for dairy free raw chocolate from Quirky Cooking! Use it for chocolate molds or make a tray of chocolate bark like I did.

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It is so simple to make and only requires the few ingredients shown above. You can get creative and add what ever you have in your cupboard. Add some dried fruit or nuts or some shredded coconut or goji berries – listen to your taste buds 🙂

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This chocolate recipe is also great for chocolate covered strawberries. Just dip each strawberry into the chocolate and then place in the freezer until it sets. Yum!

Click this link to get the recipe.

Chocolate zucchini muffins

IMG_4962I love this recipe from the Cooking for me and you cookbook.

As a ‘recovering fussy eater’ I know I don’t hate zucchini anymore but I still struggle to like it. The less I see it the better lol! This recipe blends zucchini into the chocolate batter so I get to have my cake and eat it too 🙂

The recipe is for mini loaves but I doubled it (and added 20% to the cooking time) and was able to make 12 muffins and 24 mini muffins.