I've been working on Camille's Ice Cream Cake Challenge prize over the past few days. I jump at any chance to get in the kitchie and pump out some sweet treats. I love it when the smell of chocolate begins to waft through the house, along with the scent of coconut and vanilla granola. This is my heaven!
This Coconut Vanilla Crunch Granola is crunchy and delish. I like it straight up by the handful, over ice cream or pudding, and with almond milk and berries. Find the recipe HERE. A bag of this is on it's way to Lisa (Moonie Pie Challenge Winner) too, as we decided on this instead of me sending moonies (her freezer may well be stocked with them for a year - she made three kinds).
Chocolate. I have heaps of it floating around the house now (which means I consume more than my fair share). What an amazing gift the cacao bean is!
It all starts with melting the cacao butter...
Maple syrup and cacao powder are added...
... resulting in the most magical thick, creamy liquid ever!
When Im busy mixing and dipping, I'm not the best as grabbing the camera to snap pictures of the process - but here's the outcome.
Chocolate Caramel Turtles
A box of truffles: Chocolate Orange, Mint, Superfood, Cinnamon Spice, and Dark Chocolate.
Chocolate Hemp Butter Cups
Fruit N Nut Chocolate Clusters: almonds, goji berries, cashews, mulberries, raisins
An Orange Goji Berry Chocolate Bar
In addition to the prize items, I made more moonies in mint and vanilla. This one is actually the mint. I didn't have mint leaves so used mint essential oil, and a wee bit of spirulina to give a very pale green instead of the bright shade that the fresh mint would deliver.
Mint Moonie Pie
Camille, I hope you enjoy your sweet treats! Congratulations girl, well done on your cake!