Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cups

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I made this recipe to be posted on Valentines Day, but due to a bad week of depression I didn’t find time to post it! But I’m back yay!

Bad days, weeks, months happen – just remember you’re a fighter and you’ve got to keep fighting this fight!

Anyway, dark chocolate and raspberries are a heavenly combination. Well lets be honest, dark chocolate and anything is heavenly right!

Ingredients

For the base

  • 1 cup of mixed nuts
  • 1 cup of pitted dates that have been soaked in warm water for 5 minutes to soften
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil

Raspberry layer:

  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 2 cups of raspberries
  • 2 tbsp of agave
  • Few handful of raspberries

Dark chocolate layer:

  • 30g of coconut oil
  • 30g Cacao Powder
  • 1tsp of Sweetener

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Method:

For the Base

  1. Place the nuts into a food processor  and mix until they are smaller chunks
  2. Add the dates and coconut oil and continue to mix for a further 2 minutes until the mix has combined. It should still be sticky.
  3. Spoon the mixture into your cupcake moulds and cover the bottom layer. Make sure you flatten this with a spoon to create a good base.
  4. Place the cupcake moulds in the freezer to set

For the jam

  1. Wash the berries and place in a medium saucepan with 2 tbsp of water
  2. Bring to the boil, the reduce the heat to a simmer.
  3. Roughly mash the berries, add the agave and chia seeds then simmer.
  4. Continue to stir the jam, to prevent it sticking to the bottom of the pan
  5. Remove from the heat and allow the jam to cool before serving
  6. Once cooled, remove your cake moulds from the freezer and spoon the mixture onto the base
  7. Take one single raspberry and place on top of the jam base, then put the cake moulds back into the freezer to set.

For the chocolate layer

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the cacao powder and sweetener.
  2. Then stir in the melted coconut oil
  3. Pour over the cup cake moulds for the final layer.
  4. Place in the freezer to set for several hours

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