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22
Nov

Chocolate Avocado Sundae

With lots of hidden fruit, a crunchy biscuit base and topped with Caramel Popcorn, this is the perfect dinner party dessert!

SERVES: 4
PREP TIME: 20 minutes + 2 hours chilling
COOK TIME: 0 minutes

INGREDIENTS
• flesh of 2 ripe avocados
• 150g (two bars) Free’ist dark chocolate
• 1/4 cup (60ml) milk of choice
• 1 ripe banana
• 1 tbsp almond butter
• 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
• 2 tbsp coconut cream (or the cream from the top of a can of coconut milk, you can remove this after putting the can in the fridge for 30mins as it rises to the surface and solidifies)
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 4 Free’ist hazlenut cookies, crumbled into pieces
• Handful of Free’ist caramel popcorn to top

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Melt the chocolate by placing broken chocolate pieces into a small bowl and putting the bowl into a saucepan of water over a medium heat. The hot water should heat the bowl and melt the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is a liquid consistency. Remove from the heat.
2. Put all the ingredients including the melted chocolate (but not the cookies and popcorn) in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. Taste the mixture and if it’s not sweet enough or you can taste the avocado too much for your liking, add some sweetener e.g. honey or maple syrup, stirring through to combine.
3. Chill the mixture for at least two hours.
4. When you’re ready to serve, in four serving bowls or glasses make a layer of crumbled cookie pieces for the base of your sundae. On top, spoon the avocado mousse mixture. Alternatively you can put the mousse into a sandwich bag and chop off the corner, then squeeze it out so you get a neat spiral effect.
5. Top with popcorn and a few more crumbled cookie pieces and you’re good to go! For extra indulgence you could also drizzle some more melted Free’ist chocolate on top…

Thanks to Vicky at The Flourishing Pantry for co-creation.

22
Nov

Rice Crispy Cakes | The Healthier Twist

We have decided to give this classic treat a healthy twist. With only a few ingredients, its easy to make and will satisfy your sweet tooth!

We also have a range of flavoured chocolate bars to choose from including white, mint and orange chocolate if you want to make them a little more flavoursome.

SERVES: Makes 12-16 small squares
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
SET TIME: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS
– 150g / 2 x 75g packets of Free’ist sugar free marshmallows
– 3 cups / 100g unsweetened rice puffs
– 3 tbsp coconut oil
For a chocolate version:
– 225g (3 x 75g bars) Free’ist chocolate of choice

METHOD
1. In a large saucepan melt the coconut oil over a low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until they melt together  creating a fluffy mallow mixture!

2. If you are making a chocolate version, whilst you prepare the marshmallows, melt your chocolate by placing the broken pieces in a bowl and put over a  saucepan of water with a medium heat. The hot water should heat the bowl and melt the chocolate. Stir  until the chocolate is a liquid consistency. Remove from the heat.

3. Remove the marshmallow mixture from the heat and add the rice puffs to the pan, stirring through to evenly coat the puffs with the marshmallow mixture. If you are making a chocolate version, add the chocolate and stir again until chocolate is evenly distributed.

4. In a small greased baking tin (18x20cm is perfect) pour your rice-puff mixture and spread to a height of 5-6cm. Try not to press the mixture down too hard, to keep the lightness of the marshmallow in each square.

5. Leave to set for 20mins at room temperature. With a sharp knife cut into squares. You can keep these in an air-tight container for 3 days.

Thanks to Vicky at The Flourishing Pantry for co-creation.

22
Nov

Flourless Chocolate Orange Brownies

Chocolate and orange is such a classic combination, we’ve decided to take it to the next level in these soft squidgy  brownies. Using  No Added Sugar & Gluten Free Dark Chocolate with Orange & nutritious black beans rather than the traditional white flour, this is the ultimate health twist to standard brownies. To sweeten them up, we have added a little maple syrup and to give them that extra citrus zing, some orange zest (we all need a little zing in our life, right?)

If you also like your brownies with an extra bite, add chopped almonds to the mix.

SERVES: Makes 12-14 brownies

PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS
* 1 tin black beans and juice
* 2 tbsp maple syrup
* 3 tbsp cacao powder
* 150g Free’ist orange chocolate – melted (2 x 75g Bars)
* Zest of 2 oranges
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 150g chopped almonds (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Melt the chocolate by placing broken chocolate pieces into a small bowl and putting the bowl into a saucepan of water over a medium heat. The hot water should heat the bowl and melt the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is a liquid consistency. Remove from the heat.
2. In a food processor or nutribullet blend up the black beans together with their juice until smooth.
3. Place the bean mixture into a large bowl and stir in the cacao powder, orange zest, maple syrup, melted chocolate and baking powder and stir to combine. You’ll have a really runny mixture. Lastly, fold in the chopped almonds if you’re using them.
5. Spoon this mix into a lined brownie tin – ideal size would be a 6″x 6″ small tin. Bake for 25 minutes until crisp and firm on top. Don’t worry if they don’t seem totally set when you remove from the oven, the brownies will get firmer as they cool.
6. Allow to cool before cutting.

Thanks to Vicky at The Flourishing Pantry for co-creation.