Chocolate Orange Jaffa Bars
These Chocolate Orange Jaffa Bars are perfectly sweetened, rich, orange infused, chocolaty, portable, super simple to make and so delicious!
For the Crust
- 115 g unsalted butter (at room temperature) (1/2 cup)
- 50 g Sugar (1/4 cup)
- 50 g gluten-free flour (1/3 cup + 1 tbsp)
- 70 g ground walnuts (3/4 cup)
- 3 egg whites
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- zest from half an orange
For the Orange Layer
- 3 egg yolks
- zest of one and a half orange
- 60 g powdered sugar (1/2cup)
For the Chocolate Ganache
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 100 g lactose-free whipping cream
To make the crust
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until creamy. Add ground walnuts, orange zest, and flour. Mix well.
Separate egg yolks from egg whites. Whip egg whites with salt until foamy. Gradually add 2 tbsp of sugar and whip until stiff peaks. Fold in egg whites into walnut mixture.
Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
To make the chcolate ganache
Heat the cream in a small saucepan. When the cream just begins to boil at the edges, remove from heat and pour over the chopped chocolate. Let sit one minute, then stir until smooth.
Spread the chocolate ganache on top of the cake. Let it set before cutting the bars and serving.