The Creamiest, Raw, Organic & Vegan Chocolate Bars – Ombar Chocolate

 

As soon as you take a bite and you hear the iconic sound of chocolate breaking into two pieces you can already start to taste the first hint of pure dark cacao.

Being an absolute chocaholic I have tried many, but many different vegan chocolates. But when I tried this small bar I had no idea that it could have so much in store. Ombar’s chocolate bars are made of 100% plant based as well as natural ingredients. I find that lots of vegan chocolate is either too sweet, has an oily after taste or it might taste way too healthy and bitter for some people or children. Whilst I noticed straight away that Ombar’s chocolate has a very honest, dark and pure chocolatey flavour. Not too sugary, not too bitter, natural and no nasties – just real raw chocolate bars that taste amazing! 

The pure cacao flavours are rich and the texture is firm and crunchy. I’m writing this as I sit next to the fire and I just broke another square of chocolate, I can honestly say that this is the best plant-based chocolate I have tasted so far. And as I am enjoying it, so will the little ones. I love how this chocolate is raw, plant-based, Fair Trade, natural and organic but it still tastes great and honestly the little ones will love it too!

I do a lot of baking and I’m sure that everyone is tempted to get their apron on a little more often whilst the days are getting colder and darker. Apart from enjoying a square with my coffee I also find that this chocolate is great to cook with. Put a few squares on your hot porridge as it melts into the oats, shave some chocolate on top of your hot coco with whipped cream or melt it and mix into cakes and brownies.

I highly recommend you to try all the different chocolate bars from Ombar and let yourself indulge in some chocolate delight! Whats a better way to enjoy the cold winter days with a hot coco and a piece of chocolate in your hand whilst cuddling up in your big jumper. Sounds like pure perfection to me!

 

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Vegan hazelnut chocolate cookie ice-cream sandwich

 

This is the ultimate treat that is so easy to make but oh so delicious! Especially in the summer it’s always fun to make a little bit of a naughty dessert and this one will always be one of my favourites! Grown ups will lick their lips and get stuck in just as much as the littles ones will do, no one will be able to resist!

 

Ingredients

Makes 6 cookies

  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 4 tablespoons flower
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 hands full of hazelnuts

 

Method

 

  1. First preheat your oven to 180c.
  2. Place the hazelnuts in a blender and pulse a few times until they are broken into small pieces – make sure you don’t blend them too much as you don’t want them to turn into powder.
  3. Combine the almond butter, agave syrup and coconut oil in a bowl and mix until it forms a smooth texture.
  4. Then add the flower, salt, vanilla powder and pieces of hazelnut and mix well until it forms a dough.
  5. Form 6 balls of the dough using your hands and place them evenly spread out on a sheet of baking paper.
  6. Then press them down to form the cookies.
  7. Place them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes.
  8. Once they are done let them cool down so they will become firm and you’ll be able to make a perfect ice-cream sandwich.
  9. In-between two cookies put a scoop of your favourite ice-cream. I like to make mine with home-made banana ice-cream. Press the top cookie down and you’ve got yourself the most delicious vegan ice-cream sandwich! Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Nutty Chocolate overnight oats

Who doesn’t want to have chocolate for breakfast!

This nutty chocolate oat bowl is truly one of my favourite breakfasts. It’s super easy to make the night before and you only need a few ingredients to make something extremely delicious. I make it a lot late at night as it’s quick to whip up and you will definitely thank yourself the next morning! Who wouldn’t wake up with a smile knowing you are having a bowl of chocolate deliciousness for breakfast!

 

Ingredients

 

For one large bowl

  • 50 grams oats
  • 100 ml almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons cacao
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 handful pecans
  • pinch of salt

 

Toppings

  • Shredded coconut
  • Pecans
  • 1 tablespoon coconut yoghurt
  • Add granola for some extra crunch

 

Method

 

  1. To make your base simply place all the ingredients apart from the pecans in one big bowl and stir until everything is combined.
  2. Then pour the mixture into an airtight jar and finish it off with a handful of pecans on top.
  3. Place the jar in the fridge overnight to let it set.
  4. When you are ready for breakfast the next morning simply pour your nutty chocolate oats into a bowl and top it off with a tablespoon of coconut yoghurt, pecans and some shredded coconut. You can also add some granola if you like a little crunch!

 

I love to serve mine in my favourite coconut bowl from Coconut Bowls for an extra tropical look! They are 100% natural, hand made and absolutely beautiful!

 

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

 

For any chocolate lover (like me) this is the ultimate recipe!

This chocolate mousse is so smooth, flavourful and if you are looking to satisfy your chocolate cravings then this is definitely the most healthy but also the most satisfying dessert you could ever make.

It may seem strange at first to be making chocolate mousse with avocado, but it actually gives the mousse a very smooth texture. All the other ingredients will also overpower the avocado flavour so I’m sure no one will even believe you have used avocado’s in the first place!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 banana 
  • 1 large avocado
  • 4 teaspoons cacao 
  • 80 ml almond milk 
  • 8 medjool dates
  • Pinch of salt 

 

Method

 

  1. First, pit your dates and soak them in boiling water for at least 10 min, so they get nice and soft. 
  2. Then place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until everything is smooth. 
  3. Place your mixture into bowls and leave in the fridge to set. 
  4. When serving top of with a spoon of coconut yoghurt and sprinkle with cacao nibs. 

 

 

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Vegan chocolate chip date cookies

 

Chocolate chip cookies, isn’t that everyones favourite! These cookies are my guilty delight that I don’t even have to feel guilty about! They are so easy and quick to make and so delicious! I love them because they are healthy, crunchy, chewy and you don’t need many recipes at all. So you can whip them up at anytime of the day! It’s perfect for a little energy pickup when your in a rush or as a snack to enjoy with a glass of milk or your cup of coffee. It’s a recipe you can make in only 30 min and you’ve got yourself a little treat!

 

What you need

Serves: 4 (makes 8 cookies)

Difficulty: Easy

  • 90 grams of whole almonds (3/4 of a cup)
  • 6 medjool dates (1/2 a cup)
  • 2 tablespoons of almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • handful of raw dark chocolate ships

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C, fan setting.
  2. Place the almonds, dates, almond milk and chia seeds in a blender and blend until it forms a sticky cookie dough. Don’t worry if all the nuts aren’t finely chopped, it gives a nice crunch!
  3. Scoop the dark chocolate chips through the mixture.
  4. Use a tablespoon to scoop out the cookie dough one at a time, then use your hands to form them into balls which you then place on a lined baking sheet. Do this until you have about 8 balls. Then use your fingers to squish them down to form cookie shapes.
  5. Bake them in the oven for about 15-20 min until they are golden brown and smelling delicious!

 

Dip them into a cup of almond milk and enjoy!

 

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The best vegan chocolate Christmas cookies

Its almost Christmas!! The perfect time to show off your baking skills! Don’t you just love the smell of freshly baked cookies in the house.

Dip them in some milk and you’ll feel like a child again! I love making these christmassy cookies as they are easily made, totally vegan, you don’t need many ingredients and they are super yummy! What more do you want this Christmas!

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What you need

  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup/ agave syrup
  • 120g of buckwheat flower
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • powdered sugar

 

Method

First, preheat your oven to 180 C (fan).

2. Melt the almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup on a low heat. Then stir in the cacao powder, buckwheat flower and cinnamon. Mix well until it forms a dough.

3. Wait until it cools a little then roll the dough in-between two sheets of greaseproof paper. Make the dough about 5mm thick and simply use your own choice of cutters to create which ever form you may like – as its Christmas stars, Christmas tree’s etc. are ideal!

4. Place your cookies on a baking tray and place them in the oven for 8-10 min.

5. When taking them out of the oven make sure to let them cool down before you sprinkle some snow (powdered sugar) on top!

 

 

 

Warning: The dough is also really delicious so make sure not to eat everything before putting them in the oven! As you can see my puppy thought it was pretty tasty too!

Enjoy and wishing you all a lovely Christmas! ⭐️

 

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