Licorice & Chocolate Gummy Slice

Sarah Wilson from I Quit Sugar has a host of gelatin treats in her latest cookbook and on her blog. Good quality (ideally grass-fed and organic) gelatin offers a host of health benefits. Pre-quitting sugar, one of my favourite treats were RJ’s Licorice chocolate logs. I do miss that flavour combo! This is my first attempt at creating something that at least begins to offer me an alternative.

Licorice and chocolate jelly1

 

This doesn’t really taste anything like licorice chocolate logs … BUT, they are tasty and surprisingly filling. Best of all – sugar free!

Licorice layer

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of gelatin in 2 tablespoons of water and allow to swell.
  2. Add 3-4 licorice tea bags to 2 cups of boiling water and brew.
  3. Add the licorice tea and gelatin to a pot on a medium heat, stirring until gelatin melts into tea.  (optional: add 1 tsp of blackstrap molasses for a stronger licorice flavour and some additional sweetness)
  4. Pour the mixture into a container and once cooled, place in fridge to set.

Chocolate layer

Once your licorice layer is completely cooled and set …

  1. Mix a second 2 tablespoons of gelatin in 2 tablespoons of water and allow to swell.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring  2 cups of coconut milk (or coconut and almond milk) to a gentle simmer.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of natural sweetener (i.e. rice malt syrup or glucose) and 1/4 cup (approx) cacao or cocoa powder.
  4. Add the gelatin and stir until it is dissolved.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  6. Pour your chocolate layer onto your licorice layer, place in the fridge to set.

Once set, slice and enjoy!

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