OluOlu Foods X Lerato Foods Valentines Collaboration

This valentine’s enjoy the most luxurious, impressive, yet easy dessert, with varying layers of rich chocolate, salted caramel with date syrup and a surprise crunch from the sweet plantains.

Serves 2


  • For the chocolate layer
  • 1 tsp butter or coconut oil
  • 150 ml double cream / coconut cream or 1 can coconut milk (chilled)
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp date syrup
  • 50g Olu Olu sweet yellow or green plantain chips
  • For the salted caramel layer
  • 1 tsp butter or coconut oil
  • 150 ml coconut cream
  • 4 tbsp date syrup
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
Plantain Chips multiple flavours 60g


Plantain Chips

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In this recipe


  1. Heat butter or coconut oil in a saucepan. Add cream or coconut cream. If using coconut milk, be careful not to shake the can. Chill for a few hours or overnight and scoop out the firm cream at the top of the can.
  2. Break good quality dark chocolate into small pieces and add to heated cream. Add the date syrup and take the pan of the heat to allow chocolate to melt properly before mixing well.
  3. Prepare 2 ramekins, glass cups or your favourite little mugs. Crush the plantain chips in the bag and divide into 4 portions. Pour chocolate mixture into the ramekins and sprinkle one portion of crushed chips on top of the chocolate mix in each ramekin. Place the ramekins in the fridge to chill while you prepare the salted caramel.
  4. For the salted caramel, heat butter or coconut oil, and add the cream, date syrup and sea salt. Mix well and cook on low heat for a minute. Take the salted caramel of the heat and leave to cool.
  5. Once cooled, pour equal amounts of salted caramel into the chilled chocolate and plantain crisp base. Finish off with remaining crushed plantain chips and a pinch of sea salt.
  6. Chill for as little as an hour for the mixture to set. Enjoy a truly decadent treat!

Chef’s TipsCover ramekins to keep for longer than a day.

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