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experimenting gone right
Let’s face it, there are times when we want to add a little something extra to our healthy snacks. And by adding something extra, you know we mean a little sweet deliciousness. That’s what happened yesterday!
So out came all the usual suspects. Coconut Milk (fortunately already in the fridge overnight), lemon juice, Hershey’s 100% Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa (100% Cacao), Tapioca Flour, and Powdered Sugar. Then, like any good ol’ fashion mad-scientist, little by little more and more was added until a smooth, slightly sweet, dark chocolate drizzle came to be.
It’s ready and it’s delicious! It also happens to be vegan (since we used 100% Cacao) and gluten-free. Yay! Win-Win.
tips for piping
A really fun way to add flair to your desserts is to top them off with swirls and twirls of icing. You don’t need to be an expert to make them pretty as long as you have a small assortment of decorating tips and disposable piping bags.
For the energy bars drizzle using this recipe, a small round tip was selected. If you put a piece of paper towel under the baked sweet, you can then make sweeping passes going off of the edge of the treat. That way you don’t need to worry about how your “turnaround” looks. To see this in action, here’s a quick YouTube video.
Soon you’ll be finding things to pipe and baking up more than your family can possibly eat! That, in fact, is exactly what started this recipe experiment!
Dark chocolate drizzle recipe
Dark Chocolate Drizzle, Vegan & Gluten-Free
A creamy and not-too-sweet drizzle to put on top of anything that needs that little extra umph of dark chocolate!
Chill a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 4 hours) to separate the cream from water.
In mixing bowl, combine coconut milk cream (drain the water from the can by opening from the bottom) and Lemon Juice. Blend until fluffy.
Mix in the natural sweetener and vanilla extract.
Add cocoa powder and mix until thoroughly combined.
Add powdered sugar to taste, approximately 1/2 cup.
Add tapioca flour until the icing is your desired consistency.
Pipe the dark chocolate drizzle using a small round icing tip and disposable piping bag. onto any item such as energy bars, toast with peanut butter, cup cakes, muffins, etc. Just make sure whatever you pipe the drizzle onto is completely cooled if you want the drizzle to hold its shape!
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