The best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and the bees, we want CHOCOLATE! Here at BLOSS we are celebrating this delicious superfood, with three easy recipes that are guaranteed to be a sweet treat for everyone. Better yet, they promise not to take up a lot of your time, which means you get to spend more time enjoying you.
A while back when I thought about sweet chocolaty treats, I automatically thought – unhealthy. Boy, did @jordyns_channal open my eyes. Her chocolate brownies are sure to hit the right spot and the best part of it all… they are vegan! Yay, for plant-based living. These brownies also make for a sweet and healthy lunchbox snack.
4 table spoons of flax flour
1 cup of coconut sugar (alternatively normal sugar)
2/3 cups of coconut oil
1 cup of spelt flour (alternatively normal flour)
1 cup of raw cacao powder
Few pinches of course pink salt
- Pre-heat oven to 170ºC.
- In a bowl mix 4 table spoons of ground flax flour with ½ cup of water.
- In a separate bowl whisk together your 1 cup of coconut sugar (normal sugar) and 2/3 cups of coconut oil and the ground flax mix. Whisk untill well combined.
- Sieve in 1 cup of spelt flour (normal flour) and 1 cup of raw cacao powder.
- Add a few pinches of course pink salt and mix carefully with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- Put the mixture in a brownie pan and bake for 35 minutes.
- Take out of the oven and wait for your brownies to cool and harden.
- Now for the fun part… cut into squares and indulge.
My family simply loves to braai over a weekend and we usually have something sweet to end our meal off with. To be honest, even though I love dessert, I have become a bit bored with the usual. Maybe it is the adventurous part in me that’s looking for something new and exciting, I am not sure. These chocolate and banana jaffles offered me everything I was hoping for and more. The recipe is a fun way to involve all your friends and family, no matter what their age, in making a delicious pudding while braaing. Definitely the perfect spin-off of the traditional South African jaffle.
10 slices oat and honey bread
1 cup melted butter
4-6 bananas – depending on the size (sliced into rounds)
1 slab 70% dark chocolate – grated
1 slab 70% dark chocolate – chopped
1 slab milk chocolate
- To make these jaffles, spread out the slices of bread ensuring that each one has a partner. Brush each slice on the outside of the slice with the melted butter.
- Add a layer of banana rounds on top of the unbuttered side of the bread and evenly sprinkle over the grated chocolate, followed by the chopped chocolate.
- Place chocolate sandwiches in the jaffle maker.
- Place on the fire and give it +- 5 minutes on each side in total.
- Melt your milk chocolate slab.
- Pour milk chocolate over ready jaffles.
- Enjoy your warm jaffles.
Chocolate and peanut butter lovers UNITE. With the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter, these oatmeal fudge bars are perfect for those who prefer a savoury taste.
2 ¾ cup quick oats
½ tsp salt
½ cup pure maple syrup, honey or agave
¼ cup peanut butter, or allergy friendly sub
1 tbsp water
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
140 grams of chocolate chips
½ cup peanut butter
- Line a 8 x 8 pan with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
- Stir together the maple syrup, ¼ cup peanut butter, water and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Stir in the oats and salt.
- Transfer about 2/3 of the mixture to the pan and press down very well. (Use a second piece of parchment to press the mixture evenly)
- In a separate bowl, melt the chocolate chips and ½ cup peanut butter. Stir until smooth.
- Pour evenly on top of the crust in the pan.
- Sprinkle remaining oat crumbles on top of the chocolate layer.
- Refrigerate until firm enough to cut squares.
I hope you will enjoy making these recipes as much as I did. Remember to take the time to indulge in every bite… you deserve it.
Written by Kelbi Engelbrecht