» MAKES 6 LARGE OR 12 REGULAR-SIZED CRACKLES
Looking for a bite-sized, ketofriendly treat to get you through your day feeling energised, while curbing cravings and managing blood-sugar levels? Well, look no further than these chocolate crackles. 110g (½ cup) cacao butter
60g (½ cup) cacao powder
30g (½ cup) flaked coconut
50g (½ cup) pecans, crushed
2 tbsp coconut oil, plus extra to grease
2 tbsp coconut cream
1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped, or 1 tsp vanilla powder ¼ tsp stevia
Pinch of salt
1 Grease a large 6-hole or regular 12-hole muffin tin with coconut oil and line with paper cases.
2 Melt the cacao butter with the cacao powder in a saucepan over medium–low heat, stirring, until smooth and creamy.
3 Stir in the remaining ingredients to combine, then spoon the mixture evenly into the paper cases and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to set.
4 Enjoy straight away, or keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
They say you are what you eat and in the case of pecans – which look like mini brains – they are pretty much right! Pecans contain copper, which is necessary for healthy brain function, as well as manganese, which is known to help alleviate mood problems and focusing issues.