Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Inspirational CHOC indulgence this Mother’s Day

Looking for new ways to make Mother’s Day special?

Being a mother myself, I love getting the whole family involved and finding something that the kids can enjoy. This year I’ve decided that we’re all going to indulge in one of my new favourites – raw chocolate brownies.

These brownies are just one of the delicious recipes from our client Galia Orme, the amazing founder of CHOC Chick. She’s also a speaker, an entrepreneur and above all, a mother!

Since we started working with Galia in 2015, we’ve become immensely proud of her as she continues to achieve so much. CHOC Chick was recently shortlisted for the FreeFrom Food Awards and been featured in a fantastic Telegraph article. All of CHOC Chick’s kits and ingredients are gluten and dairy free, which makes it suitable for everyone and a great alternative for those with celiac disease and who are lactose intolerant.

Raw cacao is set to be one of the biggest raw and clean eating trends for 2016. It is free from all the additives that we’re so used to finding in our food, such as sugar, which makes it comparable to dark chocolate with its moreish bitter flavour.
With all that in mind, these raw chocolate brownies are a great way to introduce your kids to raw eating and teach them good habits that will last a lifetime. Enjoy Mother’s Day and getting messy with this quick and generous recipe, which makes around 10-12 brownies.

Raw Chocolate Brownie with Creamy Dairy free frosting

• 240g walnuts or mixed nuts (I used 2 packets, 120g each, of mixed nuts that included almonds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts with walnuts)
• Pinch of salt
• 12 pitted medjool dates, un-soaked
• 6 tbsp CHOC Chick raw cacao powder
• 3 tbsp Sweet Freedom or agave syrup
• 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
• 3 tsp water


1. Blend nuts and salt in a food processor until finely ground
2. Add dates, raw cacao powder, agave/Sweet Freedom and vanilla, process until mixture begins to stick together.
3. Add the water and process briefly.
4. Line a tray greaseproof paper and leave extra paper on the sides to cover the mix. Add the mix and even out till about 1 or 1 and a half inch thick. CHOCTip: cover the mix with the extra greaseproof paper and use to smooth the mix out.
5. Place in the freezer for around 20 minutes to set.
While it sets happily, you can now make our delicious CHOCfrosting. We’ve simply added cream to our Simple Raw CHOC Recipe to make a creamy chocolaty frosting that children and those who prefer a slightly more milk chocolaty taste absolutely love.
Creamy CHOCfrosting

• 25g CHOC Chick raw cacao butter
• 2 tbsp CHOC Chick raw cacao powder
• 1-2 tbsp Sweet Freedom or agave syrup(to taste)
• ½ teaspoon vanilla bean extract
• ¼ cup coconut cream
1. Melt the raw cacao butter in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
2. Once melted, turn the heat off and add the cacao powder, agave syrup, vanilla and mix well.
3. Once blended add the cream and mix again. The consistency will become thicker as the cream is added. Leave for a few moments to thicken.
4. Spread evenly over the brownie mix
5. Place in the fridge to set for about 30 minutes.
6. Enjoy!

Can be stored in the fridge for around 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 10 days; of course you don’t have to wait and can enjoy them all in one sitting! J