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serves 2-4

Valentine’s Day inspired this creation. It seemed as if chocolate covered strawberries were on sale at every grocery store in America. Desiring to make my own to avoid food sensitivities, I came up with a more decadent version.

FYI: Do not let strawberries keep you from making this. Any fruit will likely do.

Equipment: High speed blender. Measuring spoons. Small sauce pan. 4.5″ mini springform pan. Parchment paper.

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Strawberry Chocolate Dessert

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Delicious chocolate dessert with strawberry topping.

Ingredients

Crust:

  1. 3/4 c. almonds.
  2. 4 medjool dates (pitted and soaked).
  3. 1 t. cacao powder.

Chocolate Filling:

  1. 4 T. culinary coconut milk original (not lite)– I use So Delicious Organic.
  2. 1.4 oz. chocolate — I use a bar with high cacao (or cocoa) content, at least 70%.

Strawberry Topping:

  1. 1/4 c. (around four medium sized) strawberries.
  2. 1.5 T. culinary coconut milk in original
  3. 1 t. maple syrup.

Directions

Crust:

  • In a high speed blender, make 3/4 c. almond flour by pulsating almonds on high. Add cacao powder and dates to almond flour. Blend until well combined.
  • Form crust base in a parchment paper lined mini springform pan. Make sure to add crust sides.

Chocolate Filling:

  • Put 4 T. coconut milk in sauce pan on stove eye. Put on high heat. Take off eye as soon as bubbles sound/appear. Place chocolate squares in milk. Wait a minute for chocolate to melt and then stir well to combine. If chocolate is not melting, put on eye recently heated and stir well.
  • Pour filling into crust base and place in refrigerator for thirty minutes to one hour for filling to set. May set sooner, check. Not supposed to be hardened.

Strawberry Topping:

  • Put strawberries in high speed blender and blend. End once the strawberries have turned into smaller chunks, so do not over-blend.
  • Add coconut milk and maple syrup to strawberry chunks in blender. Blend well.
  • Put in refrigerator to congeal/thicken slightly before adding to chocolate dessert.
  
credit: sefaring.com

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Personally, I find this dessert works best when the partaker dabs as much strawberry topping as they desire. I usually cut into fourths and have the strawberry mixture on the side when serving. Enjoy!

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