Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse with Candied Walnuts

Ingredients

  • 4 pasture-raised eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, powderered (run through a food processor or blender to powder)
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut cream, unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • ¼ teaspoon Spicewell Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 ounces 100% dark chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup raw walnuts
  • ¼ teaspoon Spicewell New Pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Spicewell Sea Salt (optional for topping)
  • Cacao nibs (optional for topping)

 

Method

Step 1 Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse with Candied Walnuts Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Begin by making the mousse. Separate egg yolks and place in a large mixing bowl; reserve the whites for the candied walnuts. Whisk the yolks with ½ cup powdered coconut sugar until they turn pale yellow.

Step 2 Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse with Candied Walnuts Healthy Recipe

Step 2

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm up almond milk and coconut cream, stirring for about 3 minutes, until mixture has reached a boil. Remove from heat.

Step 3 Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse with Candied Walnuts Healthy Recipe

Step 3

Add some of the warm milk to the arrowroot until all clumps have dissolved and transfer back to the saucepan.

Step 4 Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse with Candied Walnuts Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Temper the eggs: whisk the cream mixture gradually into the egg yolk mixture, stirring constantly. Pour egg yolk and cream mixture back into the saucepan and add the cocoa powder, sea salt, and vanilla extract.

Step 5 Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse with Candied Walnuts Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Cook over medium heat stirring constantly with a heatproof spatula, making sure the corners of the saucepan are not burning. This mixture should turn into a custard consistency thick enough to coat a spoon. This should take about 2-3 minutes.

Step 6 Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse with Candied Walnuts Healthy Recipe

Step 6

Remove from heat and press through a fine mesh strainer into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the chopped chocolate pieces until melted, then divide among 6 separate serving bowls. Set aside for 10 minutes before covering and transferring to the refrigerator for 40 minutes.

Step 7 Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse with Candied Walnuts Healthy Recipe

Step 7

Make the candied walnuts by preheating the oven to 250°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a quarter of the egg whites in a small mixing bowl and whisk for 30 seconds. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar, black pepper, and walnuts and mix.

Step 8 Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse with Candied Walnuts Healthy Recipe

Step 8

Drain walnuts in a mesh sieve and arrange a single layer on lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven, flip walnuts, and bake for another 15 minutes. Remove walnuts from the oven and let cool.

Step 9 Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse with Candied Walnuts Healthy Recipe

Step 9

Remove bowls from the refrigerator, drizzle with olive oil, and add the walnuts and the optional salt and cacao nibs.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 283, Total Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 6g, Carbohydrates: 18g, Sodium: 109mg, Sugars: 11g, Net Carbs: 16g

 

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