Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sweets For My Sweet

Valentine's Day is about love. The love you give and the love you receive. Show yourself and your loved ones real love and turn your back on all commercial low quality sweets and put your mind into making these healthy sweets as an extra treat this day:

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Break
100g 70% dark chocolate
1/2dl/50ml coarsely chopped almonds
1/2dl/50ml raisins
  • Melt the chocolate slowly in a small pan on low heat.
  • Place almonds and raisins on a lined dish (about 20x13cm).
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the raisins and almonds. Make sure that the chocolate spreads out over the nut and fruit blend.
  • Place in the refrigerator for up to an hour and break in to desirable pieces before serving.
Raspberry Circles
100g 70% dark chocolate
1 tbsp raspberry jam (without any added sugar or artificial sweetener)
1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • Melt the chocolate slowly in a small pan on low heat.
  • Blend in the raspberry jam in the chocolate melt.
  • Scoop the chocolate and raspberry blend out on a lined tray into 12 small "circles" using a teaspoon.
  • Sprinkle with shredded coconut.
  • Place in the fridge for up to an hour to harden. Take out 5-10min before serving.
These sweets are for the whole family to enjoy together. You can easily double the recipe if you like. However it can be a bit messy before you get a real hang of it so I suggest that you start with the amounts above and go from there. If you prefer them a bit sweeter, try replacing the 70% dark chocolate with a chocolate of 60-65% cocoa.

Happy Valentine's!

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