It’s been a long time since I have updated the blog. Blame it on me being just busy being a mummy! Now that my baby is 15 months old I am getting the mojo to start creating more recipes. So hopefully this baby of mine (my blog) will receive the attention it deserves.
These choco cups are a perfect family treat! The base is refined sugar free and you can always substitute the chocolate with peanut butter or fruits. I however used 70% dark chocolate. So here is the recipe!!
Ingredients ( 6-8 portions):
1 cup almond flour
15 -20 pitted dates
2 tbsps self raising flour
3 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
50 ml milk
Pinch of salt
1 bar of chocolate – 90 g( I used green & black 70 % dark)
In a deep skillet / pan heat 2 tbsp ghee or oil and then roast the almond flour on low heat. Once it starts changing colour, switch off the gas and then cool it down.
Blitz the dates in a food processor till it becomes crumbly.
Now mix the almond flour with the dates and add the flour to it. Add the milk and knead it to a dough like texture. If you need moisture add the rest of ghee / oil to it.
Take a mini muffin tray and line each slot with the mixture to form a small cup. Make sure that’s it’s reasonably thick so that it holds it shape when taken out of the oven
In a pre- heated oven at 170 degrees, cook the baskets for 30-35 minutes. If needed, lower the temperature after 20 minutes to ensure it doesn’t burn. When they are able to hold their shape they are ready to be taken out.
While the oven is on, break the chocolate bar in small pieces and melt it. I used the double boiler method to melt it where I placed the chocolate in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. This ensures that the chocolate doesn’t burn!
Cook at 160 degrees Celsius for 30-35 minutes
Once out of the oven, take out the cups carefully. If needed, use a knife to release the edges from the tray. Cool the cups.
Pour the melted chocolate in the cups and then chill them in the fridge. You can decorate them with a fruit of your choice.
Best eaten at room temperature so take them out of the fridge 15-20 minutes before serving.