PALEO, GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, GRAIN FREE, RAW & VEGAN
At the cinema, if your one of those people who goes for the hot salty popcorn and scatters in a bag of minstrels so that the heat of the popcorn melts the smooth creamy centre of the chocolates, but it is still incased in that crunchy shell. You dive you hand in to grab a handful of that popcorn and chocolate and the combination is just heavenly.
This is my take on that combination, but made much healthier. How heavy handed you are with the salt is completely up to you, but I for one go nuts with it. The saltier the better. These are the perfect treat to nibble away on while watching a movie or to even sneak in your bag to the cinema. Try out these little beauties, you will love them!
1 cup of cashews
2 tbs honey
1 tsp salt
1 tbs vanilla extract
150g 85% dark chocolate
4 tbs coconut oil
To make the filling.
Soak the cashews in boiling water for 5 minutes.
After five minutes, add to a blender and blitz the cashews with the honey, vanilla and salt. Be generous with the salt, as it is the salt and dark chocolate combination that really makes these little bites special.
Blitz until the mixture comes together and is a little bit sticky.
Next melt the chocolate with the coconut oil.
This can either be done in a microwave or over a ban marie.
For these I used heart shaped silicon moulds but you can just as easily use cupcake cases, or little mini ones if you have them.
Pour about a teaspoon and a half of the melted chocolate into the base of each mould. Allow to set in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Place about a teaspoon of the salted cashew filling into each mould. Try and leave space between the filling and the mould so that the chocolate can cover the sides of the filling.
Flatten out the filling using your fingers or the back of a spoon, dont feel like you have to use all of the salted cashew, it all depends on how much you would like per bite. I had about a tablespoon of it left over.
Cover the tops with the remaining melted chocolate and place back in the freezer for 20 minutes to set.
Enjoy with a large mug of tea.