I remember when I was first introduced to something weird and wonderful - yogurt coated nuts. I wasn't a particular fan of the crunchy snacks back then, but I did like these... Now, I am addicted as you might have noticed. Nuts are great for garnish, featuring in woks, in baked sweet and savoury dishes and lots lots more. But, today is Sunday, you might not want to do something that involves too much work, so why not whip up a batch of this healthy version here?
Perfect little treat, whether it is to go with a cuppa, or your favourite film, or both!
Jaffa Covered Cashews
(Makes 1 small bowl)
50g dark chocolate with orange, broken into pieces
2 tbsp yogurt (I used Alpro soy)
2 tbsp cocoa butter
2 tbsp brown sugar, powdered sugar, sukrin gold or xylitol
- Start by covering a tray with baking paper.
- Now, over a "water bath", melt the chocolate. Once the chocolate has melted, turn off the heat, but keep the bowl in the casserole, mix in yogurt, cocoa butter and sweetener. If you need to heat the mixture up a little, that is OK, just be sure that you don't have it "simmering" as the chocolate coating mixture might start curdling or drying up a little. Should this happen though, just add a little more cocoa butter.
- Now, take the bowl out, and tip in the cashew nuts. Fold over until the cashews are coated, and evenly distribute them over the tray with the baking paper. Place them in the fridge or freezer until set.
- These will keep in the fridge for at least 2-3 days, but....they wont last that long, I can promise you. Mine disappeared on the day, oops!
Also, yesterday my new flatmate moved in! Exciting news, as it would be sad living all by my ownsome. He had some friends coming over, and all of a sudden an impromptu jamming session took place in the living room. Two guitars, lovely vocals, and the experimental playing of cabasa and the triangle. It was amazing, haha so much fun!
Today is a little more quiet and the weather is a little bit meh! So I guess I'll have to improvise! Have you had a good weekend so far?
PS. If you want to check out the music duo Patersani, you can youtube them, or find them on facebook here
Have a lovely Sunday!
Recipe by yours truly,