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Raw chocolate easter nests
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Raw Chocolate Easter Nests

These cute little chocolate baskets are a healthy Easter treat or dessert.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 300 g slivered almonds -toasted
  • 200 g shredded coconut (2 cups) toasted
  • 100 g raw almonds (1 cup) or hazelnut meal

Raw chocolate

  • 200 g cacao butter (1 cup) or raw, extra virgin coconut oil (or a combination of 100 gram of each), melted
  • 30 g cacao (⅓ cup) unsweetened Dutch process or raw
  • 2-6 tbsp rice malt syrup, honey or maple syrup (you can adjust the sweetness to your taste)

Instructions

  • Toast your almonds and coconut.
  • Melt the cacao butter or coconut oil over a very low heat, either in a small pot or Thermomix (temp 50, speed 1) until just melted.
  • Add the cacao powder and rice syrup, mix until well combined and the syrup is dissolved.
  • Combine the slivered almonds, coconut, and nut meal in a bowl. Add the raw chocolate and stir until well combined.
  • If you would like a darker nest, add a tablespoon or two more cacao.
  • Line a muffin tin and press one tablespoon of the mix into the base.  Add another tablespoon (approx.) and press into the sides to make a small basket.
  • Place in the freezer immediately to set.  Once set, remove the muffin casing and keep in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve.

Serve

  • filled with small chocolate easter eggs
  • filled with double cream or cashew nut cream and berries for an Easter dessert (my plan for Easter Sunday dessert)
  • make an easy berry coulis by pureeing any red berry with a tablespoon of water or cream (or your favorite liquor for an adults version). Push it through a sieve to remove the seeds

Notes

Nut-free

Replace the almonds with more shredded coconut or toasted sunflower seeds and the meal with desiccated coconut.

Low-fructose

Choose rice malt syrup as your sweetener

Feeling lazy

You can sub the raw chocolate with a good quality dark chocolate (I love Green and Blacks) melted. You can omit the almond meal if using regular chocolate.
 

Hope you have a wonderful Easter break. Love to see or hear about any of your Well Nourished Easter creations. Post a comment or even a picture!