Dessert

Hot & Nutty Chocolate Bark

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

12 oz. of bitter or semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoon of quinoa seeds
1/4 cup of hulled, unsalted pecans, small peaces
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions:

  • Place the quinoa seeds in a skillet over medium-low heat and toast for about 3 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • Place the pecans in a skillet over medium-low heat and toast for about 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • Melt the chocolate according to the manufacturer’s directions. Once melted add the coconut and cayenne pepper.
  • Spread onto a flat baking pan lined with a parchment paper in 1/2 inch-thick layer. Sprinkle over and press into the chocolate the pecans and quinoa seeds.
  • Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until hardened.
  • Remove the paper, break into pieces and serve or store in the fridge in a container for few days.
  • Enjoy!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

 

choco cake

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:
1 cup coconut oil
6 eggs
3/4 cup maple syrup
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Melt oil and chocolate in double boiler, mix well and put a side to cool.
  • Whisk cocoa powder with maple syrup and eggs.
  • Blend all ingredients together.
  • Poor into oiled spring-form pan that layered with parchment paper on the bottom.
  • Bake for 35 min.
  • Remove from the pan and sprinkle with cocoa powder.
  • Enjoy it warm with vanilla ice cram (my favorite combination)!