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Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars

23/05/2016 11:54

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars #slimmingworld #vegan #lowcard #lowsyn #healthy

Part 2 of baking with chickpeas. This was initially intended to be a chocolate cake. When it emerged from the oven, I thought it was ruined, but in fact, it was something even better!

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars #slimmingworld #vegan #lowcard #lowsyn #healthy

It was deep, dark, rich and fudgy. Like the fudgiest brownie you've ever eaten or a set ganache.

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars #slimmingworld #vegan #lowcard #lowsyn #healthy

A gloss of warmed marmalade and a sprinkle of pretty pearled sugar are all it needed to take it's decadence to overload.

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars #slimmingworld #vegan #lowcard #lowsyn #healthy Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars #slimmingworld #vegan #lowcard #lowsyn #healthy Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars #slimmingworld #vegan #lowcard #lowsyn #healthy

 

I baked this in a Masterclass Smart Silicone Round Cake Pan. It's silicone base makes removing even the stickiest of bakes a breeze even without greasing and the metal handles give structure and a unique design. I've got a drawer full of silicone bakeware I've collected over the years and so much of it has split or warped so I am keen to see how this holds up over time. I'm guessing the metal outer shell will certainly eliminate the chance of warping.

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars #slimmingworld #vegan #lowcard #lowsyn #healthy Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars #slimmingworld #vegan #lowcard #lowsyn #healthyBaking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars #slimmingworld #vegan #lowcard #lowsyn #healthy

Ingredients:

Serves 16

  • 1.5 cups (one drained can) cooked chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 4 tsp Orgran No Egg mixed with 8 tbsp water (or equivalent Ener-G)
  • 1 cup packed brown erythritol or brown sugar*
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or sub half nuts*)
  • 1 tbsp orange marmalade
  • 1 tbsp pearl sugar (optional)
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Lightly spray an 8″ round tin.
  2. Blend all the ingredients really well until completely smooth. You need a powerful blender for this, like a Froothie. Otherwise, use a food processor.
  3. Pour batter into the tin and bake for 50 minutes, it should be dry and firm to touch.
  4. Remove from the oven and leave until cool enough to handle before removing from pan.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the marmalade with a tablespoon of water until melted the smooth over the surface. Sprinkle over the sugar if using then cut into squares or slices.
*If using nuts and brown sugar, adjust nutrition and syn info accordingly

This comes in at 3 syns per serving.

Adapted from this recipe.

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars #slimmingworld #vegan #lowcard #lowsyn #healthy

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