Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Red Velvet Chocolate Ganache Whoopie Pies

Moist, delicious desserts with 20G of protein! 


Cocoa nibs can be swapped for peanut butter--they're just a fat! And if you don't know what they are, they're raw chocolate. No sugar just straight up peeled, crumbled cocoa beans. I got to thinking today that I must be able to make more with these and that I'm not using them to their fullest potential...aha! I'll make ganache! When in doubt, make ganache.

Ganache is very simple to make, it's essentially chocolate and heavy cream. So what can I work with to mimic ganache? Cocoa beans, coconut butter and almond milk! 

Yummy little pies! I had 4 from this recipe


The mix will be slightly chunky, don't let it get runny! 



Cocoa nibs ground up pretty finely, if I had a better processor I'm sure they'd be even finer! 






Ingredients

Ganache
  • 15G cocoa nibs
  • 1/4 cup of almond milk
  • 11G of coconut butter (I had 50G of avocado left over that I swapped this for)
  • 1/2 cup of baking stevia

Whoopie Pie
  • 1 scoop of Trutein
  • 1/4 cup of almond milk 
  • 1/8 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (you'll see me add this to pretty much everything)
  • 1 ts baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of baking stevia 
  • Red Velvet Emulsion

Directions

Ganache
  1. Put cocoa nibs into food processor and grind until powdery 
  2. Add coconut butter (or coconut oil) and pulse the processor
  3. Add stevia and blend again
  4. Finally add the almond milk and blend well
  5. Place all of this mixture into a sauce pan and heat on low mixing well, not allowing it to burn. Turn off the heat and continue to mix...tada!! you've got ganache 
note: The ganache will have a slightly clumpy texture if you're not able to get the nibs grounded up well 

Whoopie Pie


  1. Mix all ingredients minus the vinegar and baking soda
  2. In separate cup mix vinegar and baking soda and add to the mixture
  3. Place in tiny cupcake cups or bake like cookies (your preference) 
Putting it all together

  1. Let the chocolate and whoopie pies cool 
  2. Frost the little cookies on the bottom side and put together like a whoopie pie! 
Note: You can make other variations such as cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting.

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