How times change. Trends come and go.
Do you go with the flow or stand your ground and resist change?
I’ve never been a trend addict (except for a short “Townie” clothes phase back in the early 80’s), I’ve always done pretty much what I have wanted, worn what I feel comfortable in and bought things that make me smile or make my life easier in some way. But food, well that is a slightly different matter…
If you’d have told me, a few months ago, I’d be posting recipes for making scrummy Vegan Ferrero Rocher, vegan no cheese and dairy-free ice cream, I’d have laughed at you!
But, here I am. July 2019, amid what seems like a vegan revolution that has been growing for a few years and is gaining momentum at a great pace, about to tell you about these simple and scrummy Vegan Ferrero Rocher.
Before I share this simple and delicious treat with you, I must state that I am not vegan and have no intention of becoming vegan. However, I do believe it is a great compliment to our current Mediterranean style diet. Having been on a day course with www.vegetarianos.org, my eyes were opened to a whole new way of cooking. I have many new recipes that are improving our day to day eating habits. All easy to make and all super tasty.
NOTE: (Not all the recipes I have tested were tasty …. so they won’t be shared or repeated in our kitchen 😉 ) No matter how “healthy” something is, if it isn’t tasty, we don’t make it again. Simples!
How To Make Vegan Ferrero Rocher Style Energy Treats
- 100 g pitted dates
- 70 g toasted hazelnuts or almonds
- 1 dessertspoon cocoa powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 bar vegan chocolate
- 12- 15 whole toasted hazelnuts for centre
- 20 g crushed nuts (of your choice) for decoration
Blend the nuts until they form a fine powder, with no chunks.
Chop the dates and add to blender
Add cocoa powder
Blend all ingredients together until evenly mixed.
Using a dessertspoon to measure, make small balls of the mixture and insert a whole hazelnut into the centre. Set aside.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl, over a saucepan of boiling water.
Cover the balls in chocolate and put on a plate to cool and set.
Sprinkle with crushed nuts or add crushed nuts to the melted chocolate (whichever you prefer!)
Leave to cool in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened.
Eat and enjoy!