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Chocolate Crackle Christmas Trees

Chocolate Crackle Christmas Trees

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1 tree

Ingredients

  • 100 ml coconut oil melted
  • 3 tablespoons rice malt syrup or maple syrup, more or less to taste
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut optional
  • 2-3 tablespoons cacao powder more cacao will make it more chocolatey
  • 2 cups puffed grain I used puffed rice but it would work with millet, quinoa or buckwheat (or a mix).

Instructions

  • Over a gentle heat, warm the coconut oil and syrup until combined. Mix in the cacao powder.
  • Now combine this with the puffed grain and coconut (or nut variation below).
  • To make your mould, roll a piece of thin card into a cone shape and stick together. Line this with baking paper and wrap a piece of foil around the tip of the cone (to stop any oil leaking out).
  • Now spoon the mixture into the cone. Every couple of tablespoons, pack the mixture down into the mould using the end of a wet rolling pin.
  • Once done, lay on its side in the freezer until set (15 minutes or so).
  • Remove the card and baking paper, decorate with berries and cherries and serve immediately (or store in the fridge until ready to eat).

Notes

You could also make small individual portions if you like.

Variations

Grain free
Replace the puffed grain with the same amount of toasted almond flakes or another chopped nut or seed.
Make it minty
Add peppermint essence or essential oil for a peppermint chocolate treat.
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Course Appetizer, Baking - Sweet, Dessert, Freezer Friendly, Snack, Special Occasion - Christmas
Keyword cacao powder, coconut oil, desiccated coconut, puffed grains, rice malt syrup
Allergy Dairy Free, FODMAP Friendly, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Salt Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Paleo, Vegan