Tasty Tuesday {fondue anyone?}

I made a variation on my nut balls for the kindy fete on the weekend and they got rave reviews. The variation I made was all nut and no oats, thereby being gluten free. I also put cacao in half of the batch just prior to rolling them. Yummo!

I bought a kilo of apples and one of gorgeous red skinned pears at the fete with every intention of making something for today. But then man flu decided to visit our house. I’d blame Beary but, while on the subject of balls, Beary doesn’t have any so I’m not sure he’s really a man!

I’d like to say I’m one of those people who loses their appetite when they get the flu. But I’m quite the opposite. I want comfort food. Warm, tasty, comfort food. Like this mac and cheese. Except I didn’t have the energy required to make it.

I  had a couple of very ripe bananas so the thought of banana bread crossed my mind. Until I realised I didn’t have the energy required for that either.

I was cursing my lack of chocolate in the pantry when an idea struck. Ripe bananas, apples and pears … and warm chocolate sauce. Fondue anyone? Oh yeah.

Let me tell you, if you don’t want to know how to make fudgey chocolate sauce {or the thicker cousin of mousse} when there’s no chocolate in the house, step away now. Okay, you’ve been warned.

What do you need?
one part organic raw cacao powder {I’m going to leave the part up to you: tablespoon, quarter cup, half cup … I suppose this will depend if you’re a chocoholic like me desperate for a hit, or you’re sharing it!}
one part organic coconut oil
one part maple syrup

Now what do you do with it?
Mix it all together.

Yep. You’re not going to unlearn that in a hurry, are you?

Variations
Add 1.5 times the amount of cacao powder, stir in and warm in the microwave {about 15-20 seconds should do it, but this is to taste} and you’ll have a delicious fudgey fondue dipping sauce.

Add 0.5 teaspoon of orange essence {more if you’re making a larger batch or you like a good hit of flavour}, put in air tight container in the fridge to let it set. Jaffa mousse anyone?

Add some desiccated coconut, pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze. Tasty little choc coconut ice blocks.

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The possibilities are endless.

Some things you just can’t unlearn. In this case, you don’t want to!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. TheLoverList says:

    Whenever I’m sick, I just want to eat. Normally, noodles, Laksa or pasta!!
    Hope you feel better soon darling xxx

    1. Laksa – now there’s a great idea! Carbs & chilli xx

  2. Amber says:

    You may have just changed my life – and snack time – forever!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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