For the last few Sunday nights we’ve been having friends over for a low carb dinner party and to watch The Walking Dead. It’s a lovely evening with good food, good friends and no guilty conscience!
We even serve chocolate during the show! I’ll leave out the pictures of zombies but here is a picture of my delicious coconut rough!
To make it you need
- 125g of 100% chocolate
- 1 TBSP Coconut oil
- 1 TBSP nut butter of your choice (I alternate between almond and peanut)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 scoop protein powder (I alternate between strawberry and vanilla)
- 1/4 nuts roughly chopped (I use sunflower and almond – gently pulsed in the blender)
- 1 TBSP Xyla (if desired)
Gently melt the chocolate with the coconut oil and nut butter and dissolve the xyla in the mixture (if you are using it). Then stir in the rest of the dry ingredients.
Sometimes, for some reason it is thicker than it should be, and sometimes it is thinner. It probably has something to do with my not measuring things. The good thing is you can experiment. If it’s too dry I add a bit more nut butter and if it is too wet I add a bit more shredded coconut or more protein powder.
Once I have it how I want it (able to roll it into balls that stick together – a bit like truffles) I put it in between some baking paper, smoosh it out until its about 1cm thick and put it on a tray in the freezer. Once it is solid I smash it up. I keep it in the freezer because I like it solid and cold. Once it gets to room temperature it is more like a truffle – which is why you can also spend the time (and make the mess) to roll them into little balls to make truffles. Personally I like the rustic smashed up look – and I hate having to clean up the mess lol!