Monday, December 5, 2011

Sweet N Crunchy

Last month this idea that popped into my head and I just had to try it. Lucuma Crunch Cups - which then turned into chocolate covered cups. Yum yum! Caramel flavor with crunchy bits. I absolutely adore mulberries and how they get crunchy when really cold. If you don't have them, use another dried fruit like goji berries or raisins - or omit entirely. I always keep a jar of sprouted, dehydrated buckwheat on hand for times like this (and particularly like it mixed into chocolate).

Lucuma Crunch Cups

4 tablespoons lucuma
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
4 tablespoons sprouted, dehydrated buckwheat
3 tablespoons mulberries
Full handful chopped cashews

In a bowl, whisk together the lucuma, syrup, coconut milk, and vanilla.
Add the coconut oil and whisk again.
(Whisk quickly or make sure the oil is warm to make sure the mixture doesn't start firming).
Add the dry items.
Spoon the mixture into mini silicone cups and chill in the fridge or freezer until firm.

Chocolate Lucuma Cups - I dipped the hard/chilled cups into melted basic raw chocolate and sprinkled them with dried maple flakes.


Nicole said...

These look amazing! I particularly love the choclate covered ones. How many cups does this recipe make?

Anonymous said...

This looks beautiful!!! I have a quick question, would it be a correct to assume that since raw desserts need to be chilled to firm up would it not be ideal to try and take to a pot luck where a refrigerator isn't available?

Heather Pace said...

Good question Nicole... it feels like so long ago. I believe it was about 8-10 cups but they weren't filled all the way up.

Anon - you can totally bring a raw dessert to a potluck. If you want to bring a chilled cake, freeze it and bring it frozen. It will have time to thaw. I've had various cakes and pies at events where they've sat out for hours and have been just fine. Just need to be choosey or freeze it first, as i mentioned.

Amanda said...

I have to get my hands on some lucuma those look great!!

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

YAY, more lucuma! And mulberries are my fave dried fruit, so this is right up my alley.

Ela said...

mulberries, maple and lucuma--such a great combination!

Buckwheat doesn't work well in my tummy--I'm wondering whether sprouted/dehydrated quinoa or amaranth would do as well...
May have to try it and see!

Lauren said...

Oh my word, I wish I lived next door! ;)

Elizabeth said...

Those look wonderful and would be fun to make with the children when we prepare our raw Christmas treats and raw cookies.
Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Peace and Raw Health,

katshealthcorner said...

What's lucuma?

Heather Pace said...

Kat - Lucuma is a south american fruit that is dried and powdered. It's a super food. Tastes a bit like caramel.

Pure2raw twins said...

love lucuma!!! those look so good :) we need to try mulberries again, it has been a long time and kinda forget what they are like ;)

Britt said...

Simply amazing! I'm trying tonight. Thank you so much for so many recipe posts.

shannonmarie said...

So much chocolate and yumminess. I hope this means you are in good health again. I've been thinking about you. Hope all is well :-)

The World In A Pot said...

I just want to say that I love your blog!! I'm not really a raw foodie, but I love incorporating it into my diet when I can. I also live in B.C., so it's really fun to follow your blog. Just thought i'd let you know how inspiring your work is.

Heather Pace said...

Shannon, so nice to hear from you! How are you?!

World in a pot - thank you so much. I'll pop over to your blog. I love BC! :)

shannonmarie said...

Hi lovely. I'm doing well. Thanks for asking. The kids are growing up so fast. Hayden is 2 now, and Jacob just turned 9. You can see updated pics of them on my site. Hayden actually stars in most of our videos. So much fun.

Your chocolates for the holidays looks so good. There are some very lucky people in your life. Happy holidays!

Meghan @ Making Love in the Kitchen said...

YUM! I love the look of these babies - does it get any better than lucuma and chocolate?!