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.
This doesn’t really taste anything like licorice chocolate logs … BUT, they are tasty and surprisingly filling. Best of all – sugar free!
- Mix 2 tablespoons of gelatin in 2 tablespoons of water and allow to swell.
- Add 3-4 licorice tea bags to 2 cups of boiling water and brew.
- 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)
- Pour the mixture into a container and once cooled, place in fridge to set.
Once your licorice layer is completely cooled and set …
- Mix a second 2 tablespoons of gelatin in 2 tablespoons of water and allow to swell.
- In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of coconut milk (or coconut and almond milk) to a gentle simmer.
- Add 1 tablespoon of natural sweetener (i.e. rice malt syrup or glucose) and 1/4 cup (approx) cacao or cocoa powder.
- Add the gelatin and stir until it is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Pour your chocolate layer onto your licorice layer, place in the fridge to set.
Once set, slice and enjoy!