Chocolate with caramelized hazelnuts

categories: Desserts
portions: 1
time: 30 minutes

Steps

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Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

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▪ In a small saucepan, slowly melt coconut oil with 100 ml of maple syrup and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder

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Stirring often, you can use a water bath, too.

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▪ Place baking paper on the sheet, spread the nuts over it, pour in the hot mixture and stir well so the nuts are properly “wrapped” in it

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Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, stirring a few times, in the end – beware of burning

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Let cool.

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▪ In a water bath dissolve cocoa butter with the rest of maple syrup (150 ml), cocoa, and salt

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The water shouldn´t boil

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Stir until the mixture thickens to the consistency of pudding

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It takes about 10 minutes and don´t underestimate this step

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😉 Otherwise it could happen that the chocolate is too bitter and doesn´t solidifie correctly.

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▪ Place a baking paper on the sheet and pour in the chocolate mixture

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Sprinkle caramelized nuts over the top (and fruits if you decide to use them) and softly push into the mixture

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Place into the freezer for 2 hours.

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▪ On the sheet 25x36cm the chocolate will be about 1cm thick

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If you use a smaller sheet/form, it will reduce the surface for nuts, so you can prepare less of them.

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▪ Once removed from the freezer store the chocolate in a cool pantry or in the kitchen at room temperature, don´t worry it won´t melt

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We´re sure you´ll have to prepare a new one very soon, anyway.

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Experiment – try a variety of different nuts and dried fruits

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To further seasoning use spices, possibly aromatic alcohol.