With Valentine’s day around the corner and Easter chocolates already appearing at the supermarket, it’s easy to end up with a box of chocolates you didn’t ask for. Even when nobody buys you any present, people tend to try to ‘re-gift’ you stuff they don’t want to eat themselves…
I’m no picky eater, but when it comes to chocolate, I’m a real chocolate snob: I only want high quality chocolate, not the bad commercial stuff. (My favorite lately is Cavalier Belgian Chocolate –cavalier.be. And here are some of my other favorites.)
That’s why my boyfriend usually gives me a orchid pot for Valentine’s day. The orchid usually suffers a slow, painful death (And no, I don’t let the roots of the plant sit in water, I don’t let it dry out either. They’re just high maintenance and complicated plants!)
So what to do when you end up with a box of cheap chocolates you didn’t ask for? I don’t like throwing any food away, so that’s not really an option. That’s why I came up with this recipe. I had already made a similar recipe using candy bars I didn’t want to eat. The same principle applies in that recipe: using the high-calorie sugary food you don’t want and ‘disseminating’ it into a cake with some protein and fiber to lower the glycemic load. You’ll still end up eating the fat, sugar and calories of the cheap chocolates, but at least you won’t get any sugar rush/crash effect and the cake will be easy to portion-control.
Ingredients for 6 servings:
– 1/2 cup hemp protein (60 g)
– 125 g Valentine or Easter chocolates you want to get rid of
– 1 egg
– 1/4 cup almond milk
Melt the chocolates in the microwave and mix everything together.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
(With the quantities above, you get a small cake with a diameter of around 15 centimeters.)
Nutrition facts per portion if you divide this cake by 6: 150 kcal, 5.5 g protein, 12 g carbs, 10 g sugar, 8.7 g fat, 6.2 g fiber.