Hazelnut Bites 1

Hazelnut Bites Chocolate makes the heart sing, it makes you happy – there is no arguing about that! Make sure you make a big batch of these because they won’t last long. They are the perfect holiday dessert, or actually, any occasion will do. Makes 10 small bites 80g (1⁄2 cup) hazelnuts (plus 10 whole…

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Christmas Vegan Tiramisu

Christmas Vegan Tiramisu Tiramisu is an Italian classic. This truly decadent dessert uses Violife Creamy Original to achieve a rich flavour, without the need for eggs or dairy.  Ingredients Vegan filling: • 1200g Violife creamy original • 10 tbsp agave syrup • 150ml coconut oil • ½ tsp salt • Seeds of 1 vanilla bean…

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Meridian’s Almond Butter Mince Pies 4

Almond Butter Mince Pies Ingredients: 240g (2 cups) ground almonds (alternatively can also use flour) 3 heaped tbsp Meridian Smooth Almond Butter 3 tbsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp bicarbonateof  soda Pinch salt Splash of coconut milk 1 jar Meridian Mince Pie Filling Method: Start by preheating your oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3 In a mixing bowl,…

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Lamingtons

Lamingtons are an Australian cake that consists of sponge covered in chocolate icing and desiccated coconut, sometimes sandwiched together with jam or chocolate inside. Australians celebrate National Lamington Day on 21st July. Makes 12 For the cake: 300ml (1¼ cups) soya milk 1 tbsp cider vinegar 300g (10.5oz) self-raising flour 200g (7oz) caster sugar 150g…

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Hot Spicy Chocolate with Vanilla 7

Who doesn’t like to cosy up with a mug of hot chocolate on a cold evening, or morning for that matter? This version has a chilli kick and the added bonus of keeping as much goodness as possible in one cupful. Makes 2 small cups or 1 large 80 g (3 oz / 1⁄2 cup)…

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Banana Ghosts 9

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 30 min (plus freezing for 1 hour) Ingredients: 1 pack Violife Creamy Original 4 bananas 300g vegan white chocolate 80g coconut milk 1 lemon Chocolate drops and sprinkles, for decoration Method: Melt the white chocolate. Heat up the coconut milk. Add Violife Creamy Original and whisk. Pour into the melted chocolate…

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Chocolate Avocado Truffles 11

Makes around 15 truffles servings Ingredients 1 ripe avocado 80g melted high-quality vegan chocolate 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 3 tbsp raw cacao 2 tbsp coconut honey, maple syrup, rice malt syrup Pinch pink salt Method Add the avocado, cacao, sweetener and salt to your food processor or high-speed blender. Blitz until smooth and creamy.…

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Indulgent Caramel Millionaires Shortbread Slices with Ombar Chocolate 13

8-10 servings Ingredients For the base 150g (1 1/2 cup) ground almonds 2 tbsp desiccated coconut or sesame seeds 6 Medjool dates 3 tbsp coconut oil melted Pinch sea salt For the caramel 18 Medjool dates 3 tbsp almond butter 1/2 tsp vanilla powder 3 tbsp almond milk Pinch sea salt Chocolate layer 2 70g…

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Cherry Chocolate Ganache Espresso Pots 15

Ingredients 100g cherries, pitted and chopped in half 1 tsp maple syrup Splash water 250ml (1 generous cup) coconut cream 2 tbsp organic coconut oil 2 tbsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or essence 100g bar good quality vegan chocolate 2 tbsp raw cacao 1-2 tsp espresso powder Method Firstly add the cherries to…

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Strawberry & Cream Popsicles with Ombar Chocolate 17

8-10 servings Ingredients For the strawberries 200g (1 cup) strawberries 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp coconut syrup For the cream 240ml (1 cup) coconut cream 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp coconut syrup 70g bar 72% Ombar chocolate  1 tsp coconut oil Toppings Desiccated coconut Sesame seeds Freeze-dried raspberries Method Add the strawberries, coconut…

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Vegan Chocolate Popsicles 19

Serves: 6 Ingredient 1 pack Violife Original Flavour Creamy 7 Medjool dates, pitted 65g cocoa powder, unsweetened 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp coconut oil 180ml lukewarm water 40g raw unsalted cashews 1 pinch salt (omit if cashews are already salted) 1 tbsp vegan chocolate chips, optional For Chocolate Coating (optional): dark chocolate chips coconut…

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Almond Butter Brownies

Makes 9 big brownies Ingredients For the Brownies 30g Chia Seeds 90ml (1/3 cup +2 tsp) water 45g The Groovy Food Company Organic Virgin Coconut Oil 60g (1/4 cup) Almond Butter 100g The Groovy Food Company Organic Coconut Sugar 250ml (1 generous cup) oat milk 30g The Groovy Food Company Organic Coconut Flour 25g Ground…

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