You are looking at my latest recipe adventure: 3-Layered Walnut Petite Fours! Healthy chocolate covered walnut petite fours featuring matcha and aronia powder for a really cool layer effect. If you have matcha for breakfast why not have a petite four instead?! The base is sort of similar to marzipan but these use walnuts so it’s not really marzipan but actually better since walnuts are crazy high in omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin!
The inspiration for this recipe came from a video I watched showing a girl creating a rainbow cookie and I figured I wanted to use matcha and aronia powder to create a 3 layer effect for those beauties. So keep reading – these are so much easier than you would think.
Walnut Petit Fours
- 200 g walnuts
- 100 g date sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Green Matcha layer
- 1 tsp matcha powder
Purple Aronia Layer
- 2 tsp Aronia powder (beetroot, raspberry powder works too)
- 1 tsp oatmeal
- 100 g vegan chocolate
- In your blender, blend the walnuts so you get a thick paste. Don't overmix it otherwise you will end up with walnut butter (if that happens just add more oatmeal).
- Remove the walnut paste from the blender and transfer into a clean bowl.
- Here you add the date sugar and vanilla. Mix everything with your hands.
Create the layers
- Divide the dough into 4 parts. Add matcha to the first, aronia to the second a a teaspooon of oat meal to the other 2 bowl each. Form 4 balls with your hands.
- Transfer the to the fridge for 30 minutes.
- REmove from the fridge and and roll them out on waxed paper (using a rolling pin) so it won't stick to the surface. It's best to roll them out next to each other to make sure they all have sort of the same size.
- Once you have done that layer them on top of each other – starting with a plain walnut layer, then the matcha layer, followed by another plain walnut layer and finish with the aronia layer.
- Now remove the trim so you end up with a big square. Now cut the big square in smaller bite-size squares depending on how big you would like them. I ended up with 24 squares.
- Now return them to the freezer for an hour so they can rest and harden a bit. If they more firm it is much easier to chocolate coat them!
- Melt the chocolate and dip each petite four into the chocolate. Once the chocolate has set, they are ready to eat!
Instand of store bought chocolate you can also make your own by mixing 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil, 1/2 cup of cocoa powder and 4 tbsp agave/rice syrup.