No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

Happy Tuesday all! Today’s recipe is No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets – indulgent and easy to make treat especially for those of you who love coconut! There’s lots of it! It’s actually the main ingredient. 🙂

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

I didn’t add any sugar but there’s a bit of milk chocolate in there, not that much really. Also I used coconut oil (quite a lot of it) for even more intense coconut flavour. And for helping these sweets to stick together. The almonds I put are more like a decoration but they gave a nice crunch to the sweets. Really basic recipe but sooo delicious. It reminded me of my favourite chocolates  (Lindt, the coconut bonbons), mine tasted as good as them, I promise!

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

Here’s how to make these No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

Ingredients

  • 200g coconut, desiccated
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 3tbsp coconut oil
  • raw almonds for decoration

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  3. Make small balls and arrange them on a tray.
  4. Add an almond on each of the sweets and press gently to stick the almond.
  5. Refrigerate for an hour.
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No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

I can’t believe Easter is over and there’s another week off coming that I need to start planning and organising about. I’m talking about the Summer half-term. I do hope the weather will be much better than it is now so we could spend more time outside. And April is almost gone! Seriously? The time does fly. Sometimes I just wish to stop that ( especially the fact that the kids are growing so fast, too fast I’d say). But this is what life is bout, right! OK, I think I need to move back to the recipe now.

This is one of the laziest and tastiest sweets I’ve made. I’m not really into baking and making sweets (on the other side I bake every week), but as we all have sweet tooth I have to make sweet stuff too. Baking is quite precise, isn’t it. Well, I’m the opposite. That’s why baking and me don’t get along (sometimes). 🙂

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Stay tuned for more simple and delicious recipes!

Gingerbread Cheesecake

Happy Thursday all ! Today's recipe is Gingerbread Cheesecake with Chocolate Swirls. It's rich, creamy and super indulgent - exactly what we need for the festive season or what we wish for. 🙂 And it's so aromatic, with a mixture of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. For me, this is the smell  of Christmas. 🙂 I absolutely love these spices, and it seems I use them quite often over the festive period. And of course, you could not not make some gingerbread men cookies. We still haven't done these, but it's on my to cook list. On the other side, my little helper helped me to make indulgent chocolate and pistachio cups and Christmas cupcakes. I'm not sure whether she enjoyed more the cooking and decorating process or the testing. 🙂 Either way, it's always fun to cook with your little one, isn't it. 🙂 Stay tuned for more Festive recipes coming your way very soon. 🙂   Gingerbread Cheesecake Oh, and I forgot to mention, this is a no bake cheesecake (as most of my cheesecake recipes) so it's really simple to make, it only requires refrigerating for a few hours. I don't think I've actually done many cheesecake recipes that require baking. There are probably not any on my blog, now that I think about it. Do you bake your cheesecakes? 🙂 I love all these no baking recipes, they're just make everything quicker and easier so wherever possible, I 'cheat' a bit. 🙂 Gingerbread Cheesecake I was thinking to add some salted caramel on top but at the last minute changed it to milk chocolate swirls. Both versions are delicious, I guess I was feeling more chocolatey that day. 🙂 Let me tell you about these chocolate swirls - they are so soft and creamy and taste like pure heaven. I used lots of double cream and chocolate to make them, and I made the quite big as you can see, but this made this Gingerbread Cheesecake divine. I should warn you, this is definitely not light and guilt free, but it's not Christmas everyday. And a small piece of this amazing Gingerbread Cheesecake won't do any harm, or may be two small pieces. 🙂 Gingerbread Cheesecake

Here's what you need for this No Bake Festive Cheesecake.

Gingerbread Cheesecake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 300g ginger biscuits, crushed
  • 300g cream cheese
  • 2 cups double cream
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 2tsp ginger
  • 1tsp cloves
  • 1tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Combine the ginger biscuits with melted butter and layer them in a baking tray.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, half of the double cream and spices. Mix well.
  3. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the biscuit layer.
  4. To make the chocolate swirls - beat the cream until thick, melt the chocolate and add to the cream. Mix well.
  5. Use a piping bag to make the swirls.

Tip: If you wish, you can use some gingerbread men cookies or sugar canes to decorate the cheesecake, or any other edible Christmas decoration. I’ve used all of mine so I didn’t have any on that  day but it’ll look lovely, I’m sure.

Gingerbread Cheesecake

 

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Happy Monday guys! I feel I’m a little behind with my pumpkin recipes this year but that needs to be changed. To start with, I made this amazing Pumpkin Cheesecake but, take a note of this, with a real pumpkin. Not that the ones in tins are not real What I mean is, instead of buying tinned pumpkin puree (which to be honest I haven’t seen here in the UK) I used my own pumpkin. Well, the only thing I had to do is to cook it and puree it. And I think the cheesecake actually tastes lighter this way and you can actually tell there’s a pumpkin mixed in there.

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This Pumpkin Cheesecake does not require any baking. I decided against using eggs and baking the cheesecake to make my life easier. Plus, to be honest, it was already late at night and I really wanted to et to bed and Netflix:-)

However, you need to leave it to rest in the fridge for a few hours, overnight is perfect. And be careful, mine started melting quickly, so don’t take it out of the fridge unless you’re gonna eat it.

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I also added some chocolate on top, kind of attempted marbling it too. Dark chocolate is the best with pumpkin, but milk chocolate tastes good too(because all chocolate is just divine) I used the second one, simply because that’s what I had in my kitchen cupboard and was in the middle of making the cheesecake. That reminds me, I need to restock my kitchen cupboard.

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To sum up, this Pumpkin Cheesecake is like most of the cheesecakes recipes I’ve made, the only difference, there’s a pumpkin whipped in and of course, it tastes like pumpkin, autumn, cinnamon, Halloween and everything orange and pumpkin you can think of:-)

Here’s what you need for this amazingly simple and delicious cheesecake.

Ingredients:

  • 300g digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 300g pumpkin, cooked
  • 400g cream cheese
  • 200ml double cream
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 1tbsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 1tsp cloves
  • 200g milk chocolate, melted

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Preparation:

  1. Combine the biscuits with butter and layer them on a springform cake tin covering the bottom with baking paper in advance.
  2. Whip the cream, cream cheese, pumpkin and seasoning together. Make sure to mix well.
  3. Pour over the biscuit layer and even the surface. Add the melted chocolate on top and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours.

Enjoy!

Tip: Why not try some of these pumpkin recipes next time:

Pumpkin & Honey Cheesecake

The Ultimate Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin & Lentil Cheesy Bake

Pumpkin & Shrimp Soup

Succulent Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin & Spinach Terrine Bread

Pumpkin & Feta Cheese Muffins

Wow! Now that I look above, it seems I’ve got quite a few pumpkin recipes! And all of them are quick and easy and taste divine. However, there are still so many other pumpkin recipes I’d like to make so stay tuned for these! Meanwhile. get your own pumpkin, carve it and keep the meat to make one of the above recipes:-)