Whether you’re single or taken, Valentine’s Day is ALL about chocolate!!!
Just in time for Valentine’s, I have my 140kcal chocolate pots so you can enjoy the night without going overboard on the calories. These chocolate pots are wonderfully rich, smooth and satisfying.
This recipe makes 7/8 pots but the nutritional info is calculated for 8.
50g boiled and mashed sweet potato
1 large banana (or 2 small)
1 whole egg
3 egg whites
130g 70-80% dark chocolate
1 tsp vanilla essence or almond essence
Chop up the sweet potato into small cubes (the smaller the cubes, the faster it will boil) and place into boiling water. Simmer for 15minutes until the sweet potato is soft when you poke it with a fork. Drain the water and mash sweet potato with fork.
In a bowl, mash up the banana and add the mashed sweet potato, 1 tsp of vanilla essence or almond essence, the whole egg and honey. Combine together and set aside.
Break up the chocolate into cubes and place in a glass bowl over boiling water. Keep an eye on the chocolate so that it doesn’t burn. Stir every now again. Once most of the lumps are gone, take the pan off the heat and keep stirring until all lumps are gone.
Add the mixture of banana, sweet potato, honey, egg to the bowl of melted chocolate and stir until fully combined. To make your mixture smoother, you can give it a blitz in a blender Leave your chocolate mixture to sit.
Separate egg whites and whisk until they become slightly stiff.
The final step is to fold the egg whites into your chocolate mixture.
Add your mixture to oven safe ceramic pots (I got mine in Tiger, Rathmines, Dublin) and bake in the oven for 8 minutes.
I served mine with some pomegranate seeds and some desiccated coconut.
Nutritional Composition (per pot):
144kcal; 8g Fat; 14g Carbohydrate; 4g Protein