With this recipe I made a heart topped with melted chocolate and gogi berries.   This one is absolutely delicious.  Do try it, even if you are not too health conscious.  I also especially like it as it is a ‘no bake’ recipe, totally effortless and easy.

 

chooclate valentine heart

You will need :

200g dried fruit of your choice, I used cranberries, mixed dried fruit and prunes
2 tablespoons agave [you can use honey if you are not vegan]
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
100g nuts of your choice, I used walnuts
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/2 cup oats
1 cup coconut

Dark Chocolate, melted to coat the top
Gogi berries to decorate

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Combine the dried fruit, carob syrup or honey, pumpkin puree, nuts, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg in a food processor, and pulse until quite smooth and combined.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the oats, coconut flakes until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Cover a rectangular dish with cling film.
Once the mixture is easy to work with, press it into a heart shaped frame. Refrigerate for an hour.
Melt the chocolate and add a teaspoon of oil. Using a brush, coat the surface of the heart with chocolate. Before the chocolate sets sprinkle on some gogi berries.
Refrigerate for at least an hour. Will last for at least 10 days if refrigerated in an airtight container.

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