Gorgeous ‘Snickers’ Sweet Hearts

Dark chocolate snickers stack

Dark chocolate snickers stack

This recipe comes with a couple of warnings!! First off …. it’s completely delicious 🙂 it’s also insanely rich and should very definitely be served with two spoons for valentines day. I love my sweet treats but even I couldn’t eat this heart stacked beauty in one go! I’ve used heart cookie cutters to set the base and mid layer (marks & spencer UK) and a silicone chocolate heart tray (Lakeland UK) to make the little chocolate on top.

INGREDIENTS

BASE LAYER

100g chopped dates

25g cacao powder

Small handful of cacao nibs (optional)

40ml coconut oil

20ml manuka honey

NUT LAYER

Heaped tablespoon of almond butter

Squeeze of manuka honey

Heaped teaspoon of coconut oil

A few chopped nuts (hazelnuts, almonds or cashews work well)

CHOCOLATE HEART & MELT

50g dark chocolate (I like 90% dark chocolate) or you can make your own by melting cacao nibs in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. Add a little manuka honey to the nibs to sweeten.

Chocolate Snickers Stack

I love the melted dark chocolate coating

To create the base layer blitz all the base ingredients together. Add a little water if the mixture is too solid to spin feely in your processor. It may eventually form a sticky ball, thats as it should look. Scoop with a spoon into a heart cookie cutter on a sheet of greaseproof paper. Place it the freezer.

Melted Choc Sweet Hearts

Beautiful valentines day sharing treat

Whizz the nut layer ingredients together. This mixture will be slightly more liquid than the first. Again spoon into a heart shaped cookie cutter and place in the freezer.

snickers sweet hearts

Each layer is super rich & delicious

I’ve made the heart on top using melted dark chocolate poured into a silicone heart tray. Place the tray in the freezer to set the heart shapes.

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Chilling the plate in the freezer will help the chocolate set quickly

Give everything around 30mins to an hour to set. I also put the little plate in the freezer as it helps the pouring chocolate to se fast. If your heart shapes are stuck to the cookie cutters and don’t pop out easily, you may need to go carefully around the inside edge of the cutter with a knife or squeeze each one a little to pop them out.

Valentines Snickers

The very definition of sweet heart 🙂

Stack each layer one on top of the next and pour over any remaining dark chocolate. Place back in the freezer if you’re making this in advance, move to the fridge an hour or two before serving to allow the layers to soften.

Melted Snicker Heart

Happy Valentines Day my lovelies

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