She cooks, she cleans, she has a thing for chocolate... bordering on obsession...
There is nothing in this world quite as satisfying as dark chocolate. A bold statement, but it’s true. Nothing makes me happier than a square or two of that 70-85% dark gold after a long day. So, when I came across this recipe from my favourite cooking website, nom nom paleo, I absolutely had to give it a go. And true to form, it didn’t disappoint.
Enjoy my fellow chocolate addicts!
Raw Graham Cracker Crust Chocolate Pie
Borrowed from Nom Nom Paleo, which she borrowed from Kelly Brozyna, which I then borrowed to make for our Grand Opening Party…
What you’ll need for the crust:
100 g walnut pieces
¼ cup (approx. 4) soft, pitted Medjool dates
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
What you’ll need for the filling:
1 cup coconut cream (about 4 tins, use the solid-ish stuff at the top of the tin)
1/2 cup (approx 8) soft pitted Medjool dates
3 oz dark chocolate, melted
¼ cup melted coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
A few notes before we proceed…
- I wouldn’t go any darker than 70% for the chocolate. Any darker and the melted chocolate ends up a bit grainy.
- Do you know how to melt chocolate? Let’s ask Delia….
- I normally double the filling ingredients because I like a thicker pie. Completely up to you guys!
Now get started…
- Put all the crust ingredients in your food processor and blitz until crumbly.
- Press the crust ingredients in to the bottom of a spring form pan or a pie tin.
- Put the crust-lined pan in the fridge while you make the filling.
- Rinse your food processor bowl (you’ll be using this again for the filling…).
- In a small saucepan, gently warm your coconut cream.
- Put your heated coconut cream and all the remaining filling ingredients in your food processor bowl (make sure not to overfill it though! Very messy Rookie mistake). Blitz until smooth.
- Pour filling into your crust-lined springform pan.
- Lick the food processor bowl clean (don’t worry, no one is looking…)
- Put the springform pan back in the fridge to set, ideally overnight.
Oh emm gee chocolate is tasty.
WORKOUT OF THE DAY
A) Barbell skills: Power snatch development
3 Power snatch (60/40 kg)
15 Wall balls (9/6 kg)