Chia Cashew Pralines
March 06, 2014 | Makes 12
- 1 Cup of Cashews (150g)
- 2 Tablespoons of Melted Coconut Oil
- 1 Tablespoon of Maple Syrup/Honey
- 2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
- 150g of Dark Chocolate (you won't use it all, it just makes it easier to dip!)
These make a gorgeous after dinner treat. They’re everything I crave late at night- nutty, rich and silky smooth. They also look much more impressive than they actually are and only take a few minutes to make. They’re full of magnesium, calcium and loads of healthy fats from the cashews as well as a fabulous sprinkling of omega 3’s from the chia seeds so they’re wonderfully guilt free.
Start by dry roasting the cashews at 180’C for about 8 minutes until golden.
Add them straight to the food processor and blitz until you have a fine flour.
Add in the coconut oil and maple syrup and blend until smooth. It should look like a dryish nut butter.
Use your hands to roll the mixture into small balls and set them aside while you melt the chocolate.
Dip each ball into the melted chocolate, just enough to coat it and then sprinkle each one with some chia seeds. Lay them out on parchment paper and pop them in the fridge. I put my parchment paper on top of a chopping board so that its easy to move them.
Leave them in the fridge just until the chocolate hardens and then enjoy!