Introducing our sensational Chocolate Crunch & Raspberry Pots, a dessert that is not only incredibly delicious but also completely allergy-free. No nuts, dairy, gluten or eggs, this sweet treat is perfect for people with dietary restrictions or allergies. Treat yourself to the smooth and rich taste of chocolate combined with the delicious spice of fresh raspberries. It’s a dessert that will amaze you and make you wonder how something so amazing can be free of common allergens. Whether you have special dietary needs or just love a delicious dessert, our Chocolate Crunch and Raspberry Pots are the answer you’ve been looking for!
- 250g punnet of raspberries
- 2 tbsp Cointreau (or Grand Marnier)
- Zest and juice of 1 small orange
- 100g pack of dairy, gluten and wheat free, free from chocolate (we used Kinnerton Luxury Dark Chocolate Bar)
- 3 tbsp soy milk
- 50g powdered sugar
- 6 tbsp gluten, wheat and nut free granola (we used The Food Doctor Cereal, nut free)
Note to the chef
Many chocolate makers use nuts
in other products, so check out the chocolate
was made in a “nut-free environment”;
Even the smallest trace can be extreme
- Divide the raspberries between 4 glasses.
- Sprinkle half a tablespoon of Cointreau and some orange peel and juice over the top and then set aside.
- Melt the chocolate and stir it into the soy milk, then set aside.
- Put the sugar in a saucepan with 3 tablespoons of water.
- Cook over low heat, without stirring, until sugar melts and begins to turn golden brown, about 7 minutes.
- Add the muesli, stir and pour onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Allow to cool and then break into thin pieces.
- Divide the chocolate mixture between the glasses and allow to cool, but do not store in the refrigerator.
- To serve, sprinkle the caramel crunch on top.
Equipment and tools
To make the chocolate crunch and raspberry pots you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- Microwave safe bowl
- measuring spoon
- glasses or dessert glasses
The Chocolate Crunch and Raspberry Pots recipe is dairy, gluten, wheat and nut free. However, it is important to note that many chocolate manufacturers use nuts in other products. Therefore, it is important to check whether the chocolate you use was made in a “nut-free environment”. Even the slightest trace of nuts can be extremely dangerous for allergy sufferers.
Storage and leftovers
If there are any leftovers from the chocolate crunch and raspberry pots, you can store them in airtight containers in the refrigerator. They last up to 2 days. Before serving the leftovers, give them a quick stir to freshen them up.
Health Benefits of Chocolate Crunch and Raspberry Pots
The delicious combination of chocolate crunch and raspberries in these pots not only makes for a delicious dessert, but also offers several health benefits. From antioxidant-rich raspberries to dairy-free chocolate, each ingredient contributes to a nutritious and indulgent treat.
Raspberries: A Nutritional Powerhouse
With their bright red color, raspberries are packed with essential nutrients and offer numerous health benefits:
- Rich in antioxidants: Raspberries are a great source of antioxidants, including vitamin C and various flavonoids. These antioxidants help protect cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals.
- Fiber: These berries are rich in fiber, which supports digestive health and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
- Vitamin C: Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and promotes collagen production for healthy skin.
- Low Calorie: With their sweet taste and low calorie content, raspberries are a great choice for a guilt-free snack.
Milk, gluten and wheat free chocolate
The chocolate used in this recipe is specifically labeled as dairy, gluten and wheat free, making it suitable for those with dietary restrictions or intolerances. Here are some benefits of this type of chocolate:
- Allergy-friendly: For people with lactose intolerance or milk allergies, dairy-free chocolate offers an alternative enjoyment without compromising on taste.
- Less saturated fat: Dairy-free chocolate often contains less saturated fat than regular chocolate, contributing to a healthier heart.
- Rich in antioxidants: Just like raspberries, dark chocolate is known for its high levels of antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation and lower the risk of chronic diseases.
- Mood Boosters: Dark chocolate contains natural compounds that promote the release of endorphins and serotonin, improving mood and combating stress.
Healthy muesli crunch
The granola used in this recipe provides a delicious crunch and additional health benefits:
- Nut-free alternative: The nut-free muesli chosen ensures that even those with nut allergies can enjoy the beneficial texture and taste of this dessert.
- Fiber and whole grains: Granola typically contains a mix of oats, seeds and dried fruits, making it a good source of fiber and whole grains. These nutrients support a healthy digestive system and contribute to feelings of satiety.
- Essential Minerals: Granola can be a source of essential minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc, which are important for various body functions.
- Slowly released energy: The combination of complex carbohydrates and fiber in the muesli ensures an even release of energy and thus ensures a feeling of fullness for longer.
When preparing these chocolate crunch and raspberry pots, it is important to ensure that the chocolate used was made in a “nut-free environment” to avoid possible risks for allergy sufferers. The mild sweetness of the raspberries combined with the rich chocolate and crunchy granola creates a dessert that is not only delicious but also offers numerous health benefits.