Valentine’s day is almost here, so I thought I’d give you a nice and easy recipe to make for you and your lover! ..or for the people you love and you want to share them with. Because that is what Valentine’s Day is for me, a day to celebrate love! Celebrate the love between you and you partner, you and your family, you and your friends or you and your guinea pig.. it’s all alright. I don’t like the commercial side of Valentine’s Day. The glittery hearts, sugary sweets and the teddy bears you have no idea what to do with. I rather make the people I love something nice, and put all my love in there. I’ll give them cards to express what I feel for them. Not that the 14th of February is the only day I’ll do that, but why not celebrate a day of love? This world needs all the love you can spread! Now make these easy no-bake chocolate hearts. They’re delicious.. and healthy!
Serves: 12-15 pieces
1/3 cup walnuts
1/2 cup soft dates (pitted)
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 tbs chia seed
2 tbs coconut oil.
1/2 tbs cocoa powder
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of salt.
1 tbs shredded coconut
a drop of beetroot juice
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 tbs agave nectar
1/2 tsp vanille extract
1/4 cup cacao
pinch of salt
-Put all the filling ingredients in a food processor until it’s sticky.
-Make little heart shapes using your hands or use a heart-shaped cookie cutter.
-Put them in the fridge for 30 min and in the meantime make the sprinkles and chocolate sauce.
-Mix 1 tbs of shredded coconut with 1/2 tsp of beetroot juice. Then carefully mix it with the left over coconut.
-Mix all the ingredients of the chocolate sauce together until smooth.
-Dip the hearts into the chocolate and make sure they’re all covered. Then use a fork to lift them out and place the chocolate covered hearts on a try with baking paper.
-Sprinkle the pink/white coconut over the heart before the chocolate is dry.
-Put them in the fridge overnight or for about an hour.
Even if you’re not into Valentine’s Day, I’m sure you’ll enjoy these yummy bites.. and so will your lover or whoever you want to share them with! Please let me know when you’ve tried them. You can do this in a comment below.. or you can tag me or use #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X