This weekend I fancied a treat with a crunch and a crisp bite and so had an idea to layer up with the melted chocolate with crispy buckwheat and crispy quinoa….so good! I think the buckwheat was my favourite option with it’s large chunky pieces, whereas the quinoa gave more of a ‘bubbly’ texture. Such a great, simple way to get a healthy wholesome kick!
I simply melted down the chocolate and remoulded it in a shallow layer in the bottom of silicone mini muffin cases. They looked so pretty like this but you could use the bottom of a loaf pan and then break into pieces if you prefer.
Feel free to add a little freeze dried fruit if you want to add a little zing along with the crunch!
Recipe: Crunchy Chocolate Melts
Makes approx. 12 pieces
1/2 cup of dark chocolate
1/4 cup crispy buckwheat or crispy quinoa (uncooked)
Melt the chocolate on medium power in the microwave or over the hob. Pour a thin layer in the bottom of each muffin case (or similar) and then add a layer of ‘crunch’ slightly swirled into the chocolate, finish with another layer of chocolate for a smooth top hiding the ‘secret’ centre or leave a crunchy top. I made a few of each type. These are best kept in the fridge for the crispest bite.
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