Healthy Living #9 My Attempt at Raspberry Ripple


After the success of my Sugar Free Chocolate Biscuits I decided to have a go at another recipe from my 'I Quit Sugar' book. After a quick flick through I landed on this yummy looking delight, that the author claims is one of her most popular recipes.  It looked delicious in the book and didn't sound too difficult to make, with only a few ingredients and very little cooking involved.

I did have a struggle trying to find rice malt syrup and eventually had to turn to amazon to find something suitable. Although Im sure I ordered rice malt syrup I ended up being delivered barley malt syrup, a quick google reassured me that this was basically the same and wouldn't make a difference.


Ingredients;
50g frozen raspberries
40g coconut flakes (I used desiccated)
75g coconut oil
80g salted butter
2tbps cacao powder
2-3tbps rice malt syrup (can be found on amazon)

The first step is to line a dinner place with baking paper and scatter the berries and coconut across the plate. I added a few extra raspberries as 50g didn't seem to be enough.


The next step is to melt the oil and butter in a saucepan over a low heat, and then stir in the cacao powder and syrup until its all melted and mixed together. Then you pour the mixture over the berries making sure it covers the entire area.


Then simply pop the plate into the freezer for about 30-45 minutes until firm. It can then be cut into wedges or just snapped up into small pieces to serve. 


As you can see, my ripple did not turn out exactly like the picture, I think maybe too much chocolate mixture and not enough raspberries, and maybe it needed flakes rather than desiccated coconut. However although it may not look as delicious, it did taste great. It's quite a sweet treat and a small amount is all you need, and the raspberries definitely make the recipe. 

Im not sure if I'd make this recipe again, as it didn't look amazing, and although it tasted great i'd rather try other different healthy options.

24 comments

  1. *Drools* This looks and sounds so tasty. Going to have to check out the I Quit Sugar book, I love baking but the amount of sugar in some things is crazy, especially if you consume say, 1/3rd of a cake in a day...which I totally don't do...

    Rosie x | www.eatreadglam.com

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    1. The photo in the book looks a lot tastier than my version haha but it was still yummy. I'd definitely recommend the IQS book, I eat way too much sugar so its good to have alternative options. Yeah I'd never eat that much cake in a day... that would be crazy... :P
      Emma x

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  2. Sounds like it tasted amazing! I may try this!
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    Elizabeth x

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    1. It was really yummy. It's pretty simple to make, although Im sure theres a way to make it look a pretty as in the book!
      Emma x

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  3. OMG Yum! This looks delicious! I will have to try it. Did it go soft / sticky quickly or stay nice and brittle? xx
    Tash | Ballet, Dance & Fitness

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    1. It was good, although it did go slightly sticky at the bottom, I think I mint not have melted the syrup into the mixture well enough.
      Emma x

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  4. Oh yum that looks so good! Raspberries, coconut and chocolate - my absolute favourite! I'll have to try it soon x
    thenoblefoodie.com

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    1. Such yummy flavour combination. Let me know if you try it!
      Emma x

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  5. Oh my gosh! This looks amazing and quite simple to make, will definitely be giving this a go :) xx

    animpatientscottishgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's really simple to make, let me know if you give it a go! :)
      Emma x

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  6. It looks lovely, but the ingredients sound quite expensive. I tried giving up sugar in the new year and found the same problem - all the cheap stuff is full of it. Well, that's my excuse for falling off the bandwagon haha xx

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    1. That is one of the downfalls, the ingredients can be difficult to get hold of and a bit expensive, but I find baking quite expensive anyway. Im constantly falling off the wagon with quitting sugar. It's really hard!
      Emma x

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  7. Looks and sounds so delicious! Would love to give this a go :) xx

    Hannah xo | hannatalks

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    1. You should give it a go! I'd love to see if you could make it look better than me haha!
      Emma x

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  8. I think even though it didn't turn out how you wanted you had a good go at it! I'd love to give this a try :) xx

    http://healthjen.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah Im not sure where I went wrong, but it still tasted good. Let me know if you give it a go and how it turns out for you!
      Emma x

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  9. Mmm this still looks so yummy!! I should really give this a try.

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

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    1. It was yummy, I ate too much of it! I'd love to see how you got on if you give it a go.
      Emma x

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  10. I'm not gonna lie.. That actually looks incredible.

    Charli | Charlotte Rose

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    1. It doesn't look as good as the book haha, but it still tasted pretty damn good! :)
      Emma x

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    1. Thanks :) It was pretty delicious.
      Emma x

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  12. really do love your blog. especially liking the layout and design!! This looks absolutely divine.. Been wanting to bake a different pudding for a while but its been difficult choosing something and now i've seen this I know its on the list!! Thanks so much :)

    Soph x

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    1. aw thank you so much! That makes me so happy :P
      And this was lovely, I'd really recommend giving it a go!
      Emma x

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