Dark chocolate, pear and macadamia nut butter dessert doesn’t have to be reserved for after dinner. It might have ‘dessert’ in its name, but why not treat yourself and have it for a deliciously indulgent breakfast? The perfect combination of soft, sweet and smooth.
Recipe by Illanique van Aswegen
Dark chocolate, pear and macadamia nut butter dessert
- Chocolate topping
- 120g dark chocolate
- 115g crunchy muesli
- 5 pears, pips removed
- 80ml orange juice
- 240g macadamia nut butter
- 20ml fresh cream
- fresh mint, to garnish
For the chocolate topping, gently heat the chocolate over a water bath, not allowing the water to touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir in the muesli, then pour the mixture onto a piece of baking paper. Allow to cool completely, then break into smaller chunks.
For the dessert, cut the pears into small blocks and let them soak in the orange juice, 10 minutes.
To assemble, use a slotted spoon to add some of the pears to the jar. Add a scoop or two of nut butter, then top with chocolate chunks. Add 5ml (1 tsp) cream to each jar and garnish with fresh mint.
Cook’s tip: For added crunch, you can also add roasted nuts like almonds or whole macadamias.