EXCLUSIVE: Try out these scrumptious recipes with walnuts this World Chocolate Day

Updated on Jul 07, 2021 11:55 PM IST  |  135.4K
EXCLUSIVE: Try out these scrumptious recipes with walnuts this World Chocolate Day

Indulge in temptation this 7th of July and celebrate World Chocolate Day.
Here are some delectable chocolate desserts that will win your hearts straightaway!

Vegan Chocolate Tart with Walnut Date Crust by Chef Neha Deepak Shah
2 cups walnuts
10 Medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder
2 tablespoons water
Pinch of salt

1 can full-fat coconut milk, stirred
2 ½ vegan chocolate chips
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Toppings:
Fresh berries
Shaved dark chocolate
Crushed California walnuts
Flakey sea salt

To prepare crust, line a 9-inch pie dish with 2 strips of parchment paper at opposite angles to help remove the tart from the pan.
Pulse walnuts in a food processor until chopped. Add dates and pulse until chopped. Add cocoa powder and pulse again to mix, then add water and salt and process until a sticky dough forms.
Firmly press onto the bottom and 1-inch up the side of the pie dish. (Wet hands work well.)
To prepare filling, heat coconut milk and chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat to melt chocolate. Add maple syrup and cook for several minutes more to thicken slightly; stir in vanilla.
Pour mixture into crust and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to firm into a pudding-like texture. Tart may also be served frozen.
Garnish as desired with berries, chocolate, walnuts, and sea salt.

Walnut & Mixed Fruit Chocolate Drops by Chef Neha Deepak Shah
100g milk chocolate
100g walnuts, chopped
50g dried mixed fruit
50g dried cranberries
50g white chocolate

1. Melt the milk chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Reserve 2 tablespoons of walnuts and stir the remaining walnuts and dried fruit into the chocolate.
2. Spoon 12 tablespoons onto a tray lined with baking parchment, piling them up into a ball shape. Finely chop the reserved walnuts and sprinkle them over the chocolate drops. Chill until set.
3. Melt the white chocolate in the same way as the milk chocolate, and drizzle over the chocolate drops and chill again to set.

Cooks tip:
Try any combination of dried fruit or use dark chocolate instead.

White Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Cookies-Chef Sabyasachi Gorai

1 + ⅓ cup 1:1 gluten-free flour
1 egg
⅓ cup softened coconut oil
¾ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
¾ cup walnuts, chopped
⅓ cup white chocolate chips
¼ cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda

1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, and pumpkin puree.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, spices, salt and baking soda.
4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until a dough forms.
5. Add in your chopped walnuts and white chocolate chips, and mix well.
6. Scoop 2 tablespoons worth onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, about 1” apart from one another.
7. Gently flatten the tops. Bake for 10-11 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
9. Keep stored in an air-tight container in a cool place, or refrigerate for 2 weeks.
10. this cooking can be stored for up to 3 months in the refrigerator.

Recipe courtesy: California walnuts

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