Mid Week Munchies - Churros and Chocolate
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Churros and hot chocolate are a delicacy of Spain. Increasingly they seem to be available at pop up food markets over here though and I've recently heard talk of frozen vegan friendly churros in Lidl but alas we have no store near where we live.We do have a huge 24 hour Tesco though and when we heard that they had introduced a packet of vegan friendly churros to their Christmas party range we just had to give them a try. We had Matt's nephew staying with us and it was great to introduce him to the delights of chocolate and churros!
These aren't any ordinary churros either as they are filled with a chocolate and hazelnut paste and come with little packets of cinnamon sugar to sprinkle over them. As there was quite a lot of sugar already going on I made a small amount of dipping sauce rather than full on cups of thick Spanish style hot chocolate.
1 bag of chocolate chips (1/2 a cup)
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1/2 cup of almond milk
Put all of the ingredients in a pan and stir until melted and a chocolate dipping sauce is formed.
This brand of hot chocolate is vegan friendly if made with plant milk and is the perfect thick hot chocolate to dip churros in. I've bought it from health food shops and delis in Manchester and it quite often crops up in Aldi when they have a Spanish specials week.Well worth trying if you spot some and the tins are great for reusing for gifts of cookies afterwards.