I used to make crispy cakes which were absolutely scrumptious but really not good for my health because of all the syrup in the recipe. So I thought, I wonder if I can make these gorgeous treats healthier by leaving out the syrup and substituting dates. Turns out – you can! I am therefore very excited to share with you my recipe for yummy, scrummy, chocolatey, nutritious crispy cakes.
Here’s what you’ll need:
First get your chocolate melting in a little pot over some hot water.
Drain the water off your soggy dates and bung them in the food processor. Process them to a smooth, moist consistency and place them in a mixing bowl like so:
Then add a couple of generous tablespoons of peanut butter:
Combine thoroughly with a fork and then add your melted chocolate and mix that in too:
When that’s all well combined, it’s time to mix in the corn flakes. Add a few at a time and keep adding them until you can’t mix any more in (ie until the mixture is too dry to add more):
When I’d added all the cornflakes my mixture could take, I tasted it and felt it could do with a little more sweetness. So I added sultanas. You suit yourself:
When you’re satisfied with your mixture, spoon it into some paper cake cases :
And chill until ….. you want to eat them: