So, here's a quick round up of some super easy, quasi healthy(?) recipes that I've stumbled upon via some of the kajillion foodie blogs that I follow on Facebook. And yes, they just happen to all contain chocolate. Don't judge.
To start, the other night I tried these granola bars. Thanks to sleep deprivation I didn't follow the instructions properly so they ended up falling apart. To be honest it didn't matter all that much because even the crumbly bits disappeared pretty quickly. I will definitely be making these again and I'm pretty confident that next time they'll keep their shape.
I also wanted to highlight these dulce de leche sea salt and oatmeal no bakes. These caught my eye because I love the idea of sea salt and caramel together but had never made anything with that combo. In the end the cookies reminded me of the no bake 'haystacks' that I used to have as a child (anyone else remember them?) but a bit more moist and chewy, in a good way. Stu approved when I brought these for an energy booster after he ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon a few weeks ago.
As I type I'm sitting here wondering, have you tried black bean brownies? They are dead easy, very quick to put together AND gluten-free. They have a lovely texture and a nice deep chocolate flavour. And you would never guess you're eating beans. I promise! For this recipe and the next I use Green and Blacks cocoa powder which gives that something extra.
And now the choccywhoccydoodah grand finale! This chocolate peanut butter fudge is something special. (Disclaimer: The link is from a bit of a weird blog but the recipe is too good not to share.) We have made this with both butter and coconut oil and both were really good. I like throwing in nuts, oats, raisins or desiccated coconut if I have them on hand. These little dark chocolate cups are ideal for keeping in the fridge to enjoy with a cup of strong coffee.