During the holidays there’s often so much to eat that some of the Christmas cookies will end up forgotten in a box. Even for weeks. I can’t stand food waste so here’re some ideas for how to make use of leftover cookies. The idea came to me when baking cookies that didn’t turn out the way I was hoping for. They were a tad to dry, but I couldn’t get myself to throw them away. That was alright, cause using them to make a dessert more tasty, or as an addition to candy, worked perfectly.
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Berries or fruit with chopped cookies
Add your favourite berries or fruit to a glass or a dessert bowl. Chop the cookies and blend in the cookie crumble. I like to have some of the bites quite chunky, but that’s a matter of taste.
Decorate with whipped oat cream or coconut cream. I sometimes make layers of different berries, cream and crumble. It can be lovely to add shavings of dark chocolate as well or cocoa nibs. For the dessert on the photos I used strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Best to use whatever is available at home.
Chocolate candy with cookies
2 cup chopped cookies
1 cup popped quinoa
100 g 85% -100% chocolate
20 – 40 g cocoa butter, how much you use depends on how dark the chocolate is. If you’re using 100% you need 40 g.
2 tbsp hazelnut- and almond butter
1/2 tsp pure vanilla, from Rapunzel
6 drops caramel stevia, preferably from Good Good
Chop the cookies coarsely.
On low heat melt the chocolate, cocoa butter and hazelnut- and almond butter together in a saucepan. You might have to give the hazelnut- and almond butter a bit of an assistance, by pressing it with a spoon, in order for it to melt properly. Add the pure vanilla and stevia.
Add in the chopped cookies and popped quinoa.
Spread on a plate lined with baking paper and put it in the freezer. The candy is ready to eat few hours later, but keeps well in the freezer.
It’s also delicious to add chopped cookies to ice cream or use them as a topping. HERE you can find an ice cream recipe that’s vegan and without added sugar.
Enjoy and Happy New Year!
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