We have a ritual we call Fun Family Friday. Every Friday, we make dinner, have a special dessert, and we eat off our lap as we watch a movie. One Friday, I decided to google quick healthy chocolate fudge. Searching I found this recipe for Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge by Chocolate Covered Katie. I left it too late to make and didn’t have time to freeze it, so we ate it as a soft serve dessert. It was delicious – like the sort of delicious you just want to bury your face in. I wondered what I could do to make this something that was suitable as a lunchbox snack. These Chocolate Banana Rice Bubble Wheels are adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe and are the outcome of trialling and testing.
What I love about this mixture is that you can eat it whilst it’s soft (before you put it in the freezer) and it’s the bomb. They are awesome straight out of the freezer and they are a bit squishier and more fudge like when they’ve been in the lunchbox. Make the mix, and test all three ways. Let me know what’s your favourite way.
- 1/2 cup cacao butter
- 1/2 cup coconut butter
- 1 over-ripe banana
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp rice malt syrup
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- optional 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup puffed rice (or rice bubbles)
- Melt the cacao butter over medium heat
- Throw the rest of the ingredients except the rice bubbles into a food processor with the cacao butter
- Blitz until smooth
- If using puffed rice, heat a frying pan over high heat and add the puffed rice. Toast over high heat until crispy and golden
- Stir through the puffed rice or rice bubbles
- At this stage, you can serve the mixture into bowls as a dessert; or
- Press into a mini muffin tray to make the wheels, then freeze
Freezer / Storage Instructions
Store in a single layer in an air-tight container.
Another 2 ways
- Add some dessicated coconut to the mixture
- Add some goji berries to the mix (or even add coconut and goji berries)
Just a reminder, you don’t need to be a master chef, or have a big spotless kitchen to make awesome nutritious meals or snacks for your family.
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