12-02-17 | Food | snacks |

Healthy choco hazelnut chunks

Can you feel it in the air? I’m talking about L-O-V-E, because Valentine’s day is coming up again! And we know: the man’s heart is through his stomach (but a woman’s heart is too, lol!) and what better way than to get yourself making some special treats for your hubby, or your friends or just yourself to enjoy on this day. On Foodie-ness of course, I want to create something that is both delicious and suits a well-balanced lifestyle.

The heart-shaped candy and chocolates are all up in your face in the stores, but I think it is so much nicer to do a little indulging on homemade goodies. As you know I’m a chocolate lover, so what other than a chocolate recipe will be best for this 😉 Combined with nuts it gets even better. We’ll be going for choco-hazelnut chunks, which is a no bake recipe, so it’s really easy and this way all the good qualities of the ingredients are fully retained. Here’s how to make the treats, and make sure to do this with love!

INGREDIENTS

– 70 g dark chocolate
– 50 g coconut oil
– 75 ml agave syrup
– 2 tbsp. peanut butter
– 1 tbsp. bio chocolate spread (I used Wheychoco)
– 50 g raw cacao powder
– a handful of chopped hazelnuts (unsalted and unroasted)

MACRONUTRIENTS

  • Energy: 164 kcal
  • Protein: 2,8 g
  • Carbs: 13,6 g
  • Fat: 12,4 g
  • Fiber: 3,2 g

METHOD

  1. We’re starting this yummy choco treat by melting the chocolate! Break the chocolate into pieces and melt it au bain marie in a pan.
  2. Next use the same pan to melt the coconut oil in. It doesn’t have to be warm, only melted.
  3. When these ingredients are melted put everything together, except for the hazelnuts, so you’ll be mixing the chocolate, coconut oil, agave syrup, peanut butter, chocolate paste and raw cacao to a whole. You can simply use a fork or spoon, you won’t need a blender.
  4. Now chop the nuts and add lastly to your mixture. Stir one more time and take a low cake mold or other dish suited for freezing.
  5. Cover the mold or dish with baking paper and pour in the mixture. You can determine the thickness of this layer yourself, but I prefer 1 cm, because that is easy to break.
  6. Place this in the freezer for 30 minutes (or in the refrigerator for 2 hours if you can’tt put it in the freezer). When time is up, take out the hardened big block of chocolate and break into smaller pieces to your preferred size.

TIP: Keep the healthy choco hazelnut chunks in the refrigerator to make sure they stay solid and tasty for a few days (if they last that long haha!)

With love,
Carolina.

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