The holidays are my favorite time of the year but the over-processed, sugar-laden foods that come with it are not. I was seriously craving chocolate. I decided to experiment with poaching pears and topping with a vegan chocolate drizzle.
These came out better then expected and super easy to make. My mother, who loves her sweets, also enjoyed eating this.
- 2 ripe pears
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons organic cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup (I tend to go light on the sugar, you may add more to taste)
- 2 tablespoons of organic unrefined coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar
- Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves
- Sea Salt
Slice pears in half and add to pan with one cup of water, a splash of apple cider vinegar, spices and pinch of sea salt. Bring to a boil and and then simmer covered for 10-12 minutes. While the pears are simmering you can make your chocolate sauce.
In a separate pot, melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, add two tablespoons of cocoa powder, a teaspoon of maple syrup, a pinch of sea salt and mix together. Once combined, your chocolate sauce is ready to go! Now how simple was that?
Remove the pears, drizzle your chocolate sauce and voila! Your dessert is ready to be eaten.
Happy and healthy holidays to all!
xo Santa’s Elf