Gluten Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Tahini Sesame Butter Cups

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Healthy home made dark chocolate tahini filled butter cups!


I tend to make these if I have left over melted chocolate from my home-made chocolate bars. You can also use any shop bought 75% dark chocolate bar or couverture drops for convenience. Try varying the recipe by using another nut butter you like to fill these cups.


SERVINGS.

6 Cups

PREP TIME.

5 Minutes

COOK TIME.

25 Minutes

INGREDIENTS.

  • 200g dark chocolate at 75% cocoa, (from my home-made recipe, couverture drops or shop bought bar) roughly chopped.

  • 3-4 Tbsp dark tahini

  • 1 Tbsp Greek honey (or maple syrup for vegan)

  • pinch sea salt

  • 2 tsp Lucuma powder, or Maca powder (optional)

  • ½ tsp rose water (optional)


You will also need:

  • silicone cups/ paper cases

METHOD.

  1. Prepare your cup cake cases on a small tray.

  2. Over a medium heat, melt the chocolate in a glass bowl on top of a small pan with an inch of water, ensuring the bottom does not come into direct contact with the water.

  3. Remove from the heat and carefully spoon 2 teaspoons of the chocolate into each case.

  4. Let cool in the fridge for 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix tahini, lucuma powder, rose water if using and a small pinch of sea salt 

  6. Remove cases from the fridge and add 1 tsp of tahini mixture in the middle.

  7. Coat with remaining melted chocolate and sprinkle with nuts or sesame seeds.

  8. Let cool again in the fridge for a couple hours before tucking in!


Storage:


  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge or at room temperature. It will keep for 2-3 weeks. If it lasts that long!


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HEALTH BENEFITS.

Dark chocolate 75-85% Cacao - has a wide variety of powerful antioxidants and is rich in fibre, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and other minerals. (Source)


Tahini sesame paste -  is full of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. It’s also rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce risk factors for heart disease and protecting brain health. (Source)


Greek Honey - is nutritionally dense and filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. (Source)


Lucuma powder - has a sweet, creamy taste and a delicate aroma similar to caramel or maple syrup and works great with chocolate! It also is a fantastic source of antioxidants, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, and protein. (Source)

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  • Many of my recipes call for Greek products like Greek extra virgin olive oil, Greek honey or Greek oregano. It is not mandatory for it to be Greek in order to make the recipe, you are more than welcome to use a good quality alternative; just keep in mind if you are after the authentic flavours of Greece these details do make all the difference in Greek cuisine. You can shop these ingredients here.​

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  • Disclaimer: None of the health benefits listed are intended to diagnose or treat any pre-existing health conditions. Always consult a health care practitioner before making any health decisions. The benefits listed are from my own research and personal interest, and encourage you to follow the Source and do further research.

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