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In the mood for a satisfying treat that’s easy to prepare? These two flavours of chocolate granola cups are a delightful way to sweeten up your day and require minimal prep and processing. They combine the richness and creaminess of (dark or white) chocolate with the hearty crunch and hint of saltiness of granola, creating a harmonious contrast of tastes and textures. Just be warned: These bite-sized sweets have a tendency of disappearing very quickly!
Makes: ca. 10-15 mini cups (depending on the amount of granola used)
50g cacao butter
50g cacao powder or peanut powder
3 tbsp rice syrup
granola (I used No. 2 The Basic but any of the flavours would work well)
optional: large pinch of ground vanilla bean
Melt the cacao butter in a small pan over medium heat. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the cacao or peanut powder, rice syrup and vanilla, if using. Stir until smooth and there are no lumps. (If you find yourself without any of these ingredients or in need of a sweet treat ASAP then simply melt some of your favourite chocolate.)
Method 1: Fill some of the chocolate mixture into praline or mini cupcake forms, sprinkle some granola on top, cover with more chocolate and finish off with further granola. This is the way to go if you want to have chocolate cups with the extra crunch and excitement of the granola. If, however, you want a more equal ratio of chocolate to granola use Method 2: Add the desired amount of granola directly into the chocolate mix in the pan and combine before evenly distributing in the paper cups. (Or, like me, try both: I used Method 1 for the Peanut White Chocolate Cups and Method 2 for the Dark Chocolate Cups).
Place the cups on a plate in the fridge until set.
Enjoy either directly out of the fridge or at room temperature!
Many thanks to Celine for the great recipe. More of her gives up:
or on her blog: klick