Working through some recipes that I use all the time but don’t seem to have posted on my blog! Whaaaaaaattt..!? I know right… this super simple sweet recipe is sugar free, simple to create and always stunning when shared. My friends just love these and so do all our guests at my retreats and bootcamps!
You can create delicious sticky fruity treats that are ready for eating right away or you can freeze for later. You can use a range of frozen fruits – these are delicious using frozen grapes (below), strawberries, frozen pineapple slices and more. Use your imagination and go wild!
- Figs, sliced and frozen
- ½ cup cacao paste/liquor*
*cacao paste is pure chocolate created from peeled and ground cacao beans – which are ground to a liquid and contain 50/50 cacao & cacao butter. It is usually heat treated and formed in to blocks or button shapes. You can use cacao nibs ‘neat’ if you can’t find the paste (sometimes referred to as liquor) if you have a power blender to crush them down before you attempt to melt them. Cacao paste is the purest form of chocolate. It is 100% chocolate. Cacao paste (100% chocolate) is very stable at room temperature and will harden instantly when frozen fruit is dipped in (below)…
- Wash your fruit and dry in a paper towel
- Slice fruit carefully
- Lay out on a clean dry baking tray
- Freeze for 4 hours
- Remove from tray and put in a bag to continue to freeze until required
- Place the cacao paste in a bowl and create a baine marie by placing over a steamed bowl of water
- Warm up the paste to reduce it to a liquid
- Once liquid you are ready to enrobe (dip) your figs!
- Remove the figs from the freezer and dip in the raw chocolate
- Stand upright on a plate
- The frozen fruit will instantly harden the chocolate
- You have 100% chocolate, 100% sugar free treats!
- Eat them quickly as you have about 20 minutes before they melt at normal room temperatures (because of the fruit melting not the chocolate)
- Best eaten when the ‘first frost’ has warmed off and they are slightly sticky chewy. Nom nom.
Hope you enjoy these delicious sugar free treats! Why not try making them with friends just like a fondue! As they are very shareable and will also make a great kitchen playtime wth young chefs too!
Bring your food to life!