So, as usual I was watching MasterChef and there was chocolate chocolate everywhere and I needed to get me some.
So I decided to make something up and it went like this:
1 heaped tspoon almond butter (any nut butter will work)
Small handful whole almonds
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
5 pitted dates
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
(You may need to tweak amounts according to taste and also because I'm not very exact with my measurements!)
Whizz it all up in a blender and it'll make a consistency like that chocolate soil posh chefs make, but if you squidge it up its goey enough to hold its form.
Then I tasted it and nearly went straight to heaven! It is outrageously delicious and tastes exactly like a posh biscuit base.
I decided to leave it as 'soil' or a crumb rather than make it into a solid mass but I may make the leftovers into little balls of yumminess.
Anyway, I served it sprinkled over Greek yogurt with some raspberries and enjoyed every mouthful.
As I'm writing alex is now also appreciating his bowlful. A lot :)
It's amazing what you can do once you've learnt a few tricks with the old date/nut butter/blender combo.
This is definitely a favourite so far and totally satisfied my MasterChef chocolate envy.