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April 6, 2014 by Leanne Vogel April 11, 2017Lightly sweetened white chocolate squares made with a nut and fruit base with a creamy coconut white chocolate topping. Kevin and I are away enjoying our honeymoon for the next little while. I’ll be in and out, sharing our stories along the way, inviting guests to share new recipes and continuing with our 8-week giveaway event in celebration of my new cookbook. Please welcome Michelle from Peachy Palate – here to share a new dessert square recipe with you. Lemon and chocolate, chocolate and lemon, whichever way you choose to play it, it’s one amazing flavour combination! Add coconut to the mix and you have yourself something mind blowing! I should have started with a bit of an introduction but I felt the recipe deserved more of one than my good self! While Leanne is off being a beautiful bride and subsequently enjoying newly wed honeymoon bliss she has kindly included me in the mix of guest posters to keep things ticking over on the blog front. Frankly I was in shock when she asked me and quickly replied with a big, not an inkling of hesitation, YES! I’m honored to have the opportunity to be included in the mix and for her to even consider having me feature one of my creations on her truly awesome inspiring blog. So back to the recipe… I wanted to share something in keeping with the overall theme and underpinning of Leanne’s blog and recipe collection. These babies are gluten free, grain free, paleo and vegan-friendly and can quite easily be made nut-free too! It took three attempts to create the texture and flavour combination I was after. From too lemony, far too much coconut, turning to mush at the touch of a knife and to simply not setting at all…the end result is a light lemon flavored white chocolate and coconut creation, creamy yet solid, with a chewy raw almond and date, crunchy toasted coconut and crisp dark chocolate topping… I was delighted in the end…it just took a while to get there but it was worth it in the end! Dessert, snack, mid-morning pick me up or dare I say part of breakfast?! They’re also pretty darn easy to make! After all that fussing about with melted cacao butter over and over, when it comes down to the actual recipe it’s as straightforward as they come. No bake, a little blending, and waiting your patience whilst they set. The only slightly out there requirement is a 6-inch square tin as opposed to the standard 8 inch. I purchased one with a view to creating smaller batches of sweet treats to cut back on the volume being created! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
|Michelle is a twenty-something-year-old young woman with a passion for whole food and healthy living. Having suffered from every eating disorder under the sun over the course of 12 years she rediscovered health, joy and happiness through embracing her underlying passion for food. Sweet, savoury, some vegan, all gluten-free and everything else in between, she posts multiple straightforward recipes throughout the week on peachypalate.com.Connect with Michelle on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.|
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.