magine a dessert that is shockingly delicious, and at the same time sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, and egg free! “Yeah, sure…!” , I can hear you say, but – it’s true! Desserts that fit this description do exist, and today I will teach you how to make one – chocolate and hazelnut bars! As we all know, a marriage between hazelnuts and chocolate is a match made in heaven, so I say, why mess with something that works so well?
This recipe is super easy and insanely tasty. First things first – pit and soak the dates and cashews in cold water, at least couple of hours before making the bars, but you can also soak them overnight. You will need to toast your hazelnuts, and the best way to do that is to put them in the oven at 180°C (350°F) for about 10 minutes. When you smell that special, enchanting aroma of toasted hazelnuts rescue them from the oven and leave them to cool down a bit. After that, put them in a cloth and rub to remove the skins. You can use any cocoa powder you have at home as long as it isn’t sweetened, and if it’s difficult to find a cocoa butter where you live, you can easily purchase some online. You can melt cocoa butter in the microwave or in a pan, just be careful it doesn’t burn.
Now, blend everything thoroughly, preferably in Vitamix blender until you get a smooth mixture. If you have less powerful blender, this recipe will also turn out fine, just not as smooth as if you use Vitamix. When the bars set in the fridge, you will quickly start planning a new, bigger batch of these little addictive puppies, I promise!
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