Since I can remember, me and my sister have made chocolate nest cakes for Easter every year and it's part of our traditional Easter time. So, this year I decided to consider making a clean variety as well as the recipe we normally make so that I can enjoy the holiday without going overboard. The bitterness of the dark chocolate on these is nicely complemented by the sweetness of the dried fruit, and combine to make a really yummy snack.
1 bar organic dark / vegan chocolate
Organic bran flakes / sticks
1.) Break the chocolate up and put it into a bowl. Heat in a bowl over a pan of boiling water until the chocolate has melted. Keep a careful eye on it as chocolate burns so easily!
2.) Put a couple of handfuls of bran flakes into a bowl and pour the chocolate over them. Add more bran flakes if you need to.
3.) Place spoonfuls of the mixture into cupcake cases.
4.) Chop up a couple of dried apricots. Place a few segments and a couple of dried cranberries in each.
5.) Finally, sprinkle a little dusting of cacao powder on each and put in the fridge. Once they've hardened they're ready to serve!
As always, comments and questions are always welcome
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