Indulgent, pretty and fruity! This is our quick and easy to make dessert, or afternoon treat which we are making for our Valentine. Delicious and refreshing. It does not contain flour, and if you choose dark chocolate it is also dairy-free, and contains no added sugar. Using a cupcake tray helps the ‘kisses’ retain their shape.
Makes 4, perfect for 2 to share
100g chocolate for melting
2 small ripe bananas
100g coconut - fresh or desiccated; we use half & half.
4 cupcake cases
Freeze dried raspberries (optional)
Start by melting the chocolate in a heat-proof dish, over some boiling water.
While the chocolate is melting, cut the dark husk of the fresh coconut and grate or finely chop the flesh, we use a mini food chopper to do the job. Then mash the bananas and mix with coconut - fresh and/or desiccated.
Place the cupcake cases in a cupcake tray, pour a small amount of melted chocolate into each of the 4 cupcake cases. Leave to cool for 1 minute. Divide the banana/coconut mix into 4 and place on top of the soft chocolate, while trying to leave the cupcake sides untouched. Level the top with a palate knife. Pour the remaining chocolate over the banana mix and encourage it to flow down the sides.
Place the raspberries on top of the chocolate while it is still warm, sprinkle with freeze-dried raspberries. Leave to cool in fridge for min 30 mins.
Enjoy! 2 of your 5-a-day!