Not Quite A Cherry Ripe

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Not Quite A Cherry Ripe

the cherry

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries

the choc

  • 200 grams 85% dark chocolate, melted
  1. Line a square 20cm tin with baking paper over-hanging the sides for easy removal.
  2. Place 1 cup of the desiccated coconut, the coconut oil, honey and vanilla to your processor and blend at high speed until the mixture is well combined and the coconut has broken down. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Place the cherries, raspberries and the remaining 1 cup of desiccated coconut into your processor and blend at high speed until the mixture is broken down and well combined. Add the coconut mixture to the cherry mixture and blend at high speed to combine.
  4. Press the mixture firmly into your tin and place in the freezer for 1 hour to set. Once set cut into squares and return to the freezer for an hour or until very firm.
  5. Remove your squares from the freezer and use two forks to dip and coat them in the melted chocolate. Once coated sit them on a tray lined with baking paper and return to the fridge or freezer to set and store.
  6. Eat and enjoy!

*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.

note – you can store these in either the fridge or freezer. Many people who have tried them prefer them from the fridge but I like them from the freezer. It comes down to personal preference, our family is split 50/50 on this one.

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Not Quite A Cherry Ripe
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  • Michelle Dooley

    These sound great. Do you make your with or without dates? Thanks

    • I have made both versions, perhaps like the dates version a tiny tiny tiny bit more….

  • Cate

    This is yet another amazing recipe. We would like some tips on how to not eat the whole lot in less than one day!!! Thanks – for this recipe and all that you share! x

    • Laughing! Thank YOU! So glad you enjoyed it. I really appreciate your support and I hope you find many more recipes that you enjoy, be sure to let me know. x

  • Jess Meltzer

    what kind of cocoa do you use?

    • You can use whatever you like, I don’t recommend any particular brand. Sorry I haven’t been much help.

  • Jacquie Mace

    Is it possible to use all cherries? I have plenty of them, just no raspberries. ?

    • Yes that will be fine. are you using fresh cherries? I made mine with frozen and saw that one lady who used fresh didn’t have a great result unfortunately…

      • Jacquie Mace

        I have frozen cherries. Look forward to making them. ?

  • Sandra D’Angelo

    Tried this and it was amazing! Really fixed my chocolate craving after not eating chocolate for 6 months. I have many more lined up to try. THANKYOU xx

  • dancinbarefoot

    Why no PRINT button. Grrr.