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Murielle Banackissa
Decadent Chocolate and Hazelnut Cups Stacked with Bite Taken out of one

Decadent Chocolate and Hazelnut Cups

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2 hours 20 mins Prep: 20 mins Refrigeration Time: 2 hours
Serves 20

Rich, nutty, made with wholesome ingredients, these cups are the perfect treat to satisfy any sweet craving after a meal or throughout the day.

Equipment

  • 2 Mini muffin pans

Ingredients

  • ½ cup roasted hazelnuts
  • ½ cup pitted packed dates
  • 1 tbsp hazelnut butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp maca powder , optional
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 30 g of dark chocolate (I like to use 80% or more)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Chopped roasted hazelnuts , for topping
  • Fleur de sel or flaky sea salt , for topping

Recipe

  1. Step 1

    Fill two mini muffin pans with mini liners. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Add hazelnuts, dates, hazelnut butter, cacao powder, maca powder and salt to a food processor and process until a ball in formed, while keeping a couple of smaller hazelnut pieces intact to add texture.

  3. Step 3

    Fill each cup with 1 teaspoon of the mixture. Gently press using your fingers to even it out.

  4. Step 4

    Place in the freezer while you prepare the chocolate layer.

  5. Step 5

    Add chocolate and coconut oil to a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Mix until silky smooth.

  6. Step 6

    Pour 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate onto the hazelnut-date base.

  7. Step 7

    Garnish with chopped hazelnuts and a sprinkle of fleur de sel. Freeze until set.

  8. Step 8

    Remove the cupcake liners and place in an airtight container. Keep in the fridge or the freezer.

Common Questions & Swaps

  • I used mazafati dates for this recipe, but feel free to use any dates you have on hand. If your dates are hard, make sure to soak them in boiling water for 30 minutes, drain and use in the recipe as indicated.
  • No hazelnut butter? No worry, swap it out with almond or cashew butter.
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Decadent Chocolate and Hazelnut Cups stacked with bite taken out of one