No health warning needed for these “oh, so good” little gems – magic, melting moments of dark chocolate, coconut and pistachios.
Makes 24 -30
300 grams dark chocolate (70%)
30 grams coconut oil
100 grams coconut butter, slightly soften or melted
50 grams Pistachio nuts, finely chopped
Zest of 1 medium orange
Juice of 1 orange (40 ml)
Break chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl, add coconut oil. Sit bowl over pan (bain-marie) of barely simmering water till chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
Line a canape cupcake tray with mini bun cases. Spoon a small teaspoon of melted chocolate into each cupcake case – enough to cover the base. Place tray in fridge 30-40 minutes until set.
In a small bowl, lightly melt or soften coconut butter. Add ½the chopped pistachio nuts, orange zest and orange juice and gently mix until blended. Spoon a little of the mixture on top of each chocolate base and place back in fridge for 15-20 minutes.
Finally, spoon 1 more teaspoon of melted chocolate over the pistachio & orange mixture. Sprinkle with rest of Pistachio nuts and return tray to fridge until set, about 30-40 minutes.
Store in fridge in airtight container.
Making your own homemade treats ensures that you have complete control of ingredients added.