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October 6, 2012

Hazelnut-Pili Nut Chocolate Crunch

Looking for a refreshing replacement for chocolate that still gives your mouth that happy, rich, creamy, satisfying feel? Pricey, yes, and I only had a 6-ounce bag to play with, but pili nuts are the balm!!! Oh the things I would create if I had a few pounds of these!! When mixed in a food processor or blender, the consistency is a silky smooth, ultra-creamy gift from heaven!While they are expensive...every now and then, it's fun to treat yourself to a bit of sheer healthy decadence.  Read more about the health benefits of pili nuts here.


Hazelnut - Pili Nut Chocolate Crunch




 Ingredients:
6 ounces pili nuts, soaked over night, and dehydrated (remove skins, optional)
1/2 Tablespoon honey or maple syrup (grade B)
2 Tablespoons cacao powder (or carob powder)
1 drop Medicine Flower Dark Chocolate Extract (optional)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
2 Tablespoons Living Tree Hazelnut Cloud (or nut butter)
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds  (soaked and dehydrated - optional)
3 Tablespoons desiccated coconut flakes
2 Tablespoons raisins or goji berries(optional)
1 Tablespoon chopped nuts (any kind) optional
1 Tablespoon cacao nibs, ground (optional)


Directions:
1. In food processor, mix pili nuts until creamy. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add cacao powder, extract, salt and Hazelnut Cloud.
2. Transfer to a bowl, dividing mixture in half.
3. Add sesame seeds and chopped nuts to one batch. Add coconut and raisins to another. See other options to add above.
4. Pour into candy molds, or spread on a sheet of parchment paper. Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve.

5. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Don't worry, they won't last long!



Option:
Add different flavor extracts or essential oils - raspberry, mint, almond, orange, etc.

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8 comments :

Susanne Drazic said...

These look yummy!

Adam said...

You are amazing! Thank you very much for all that you do!

Christine said...

These look fabulous!

Unknown said...

I was inspired to take this recipe, use what I had at home, and see what I came up with. I had a great "goddess" mold, and used that. I posted it on Facebook, but don't know how to link it here. I used pili nut butter, cacao, hazelnut cloud, Jem coconut cardamom almond butter, vanilla, sesame seeds, raisins, and sea salt.

Hanounaa said...

hi! what could substiture pili nuts?
Thanks!

Barbara Shevkun said...

Hanounaa, the purpose of this recipe was to use pili nuts because they are soooo creamy. Of course you can sub out any ingredient, but you won't get the same consistency. I suppose you could use cacao butter or a mix of cacao butter and cashews. You'd have to experiment..but it certainly would not be the same consistency as this. This was just a fun experiment for someone who has pili nuts and wants something else to do with them.

Greg said...

We liked the Healthiest chocolate bar ever recipe. Yummmm! We buy our pili nuts from Pili Nut Farms. I think their website is PiliNutFarms.com.
Go Pili Nuts!
We Love them :D

Barbara Shevkun said...

Glad you enjoyed the recipe Greg..thanks for the link. I get mine at Living Tree Community. Will check out your site too. Thank you!

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