A huge thank you to Niki for sending in her indulgent “Milky Way” Pods recipe for our Scanpan Healthy Baking Competition. We can’t wait to try these delicious low calorie treats, they look so yummy!
The competition is now closed and the winner will be announced soon.
Supplies needed: Blender, saucepan, mini muffin silicon moulds or small patty pans.



  • 3 Ryvitas (original)
  • 2 teaspoons Maple Syrup (12 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (10 grams)
  • 4 teaspoons water (or more if too dry)


  • 4 Tablespoons Light Ricotta Cheese (40 grams)
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup (20 grams)
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Almond milk (20 grams) (or milk of choice, calories calculated with almond milk though)
  • 2 teaspoons Cacao (10 grams)


  • 4 squares 70% dark chocolate or higher (25 grams) (I used Old Gold)


  • Blend Ryvitas in blender until powder.
  • Place in bowl with maple syrup, coconut oil and water and mix until combined. It will still be a bit crumbly but don’t worry it should set in the freezer. Add a little more water if still too dry.
  • Place spoonfuls of mixture into mini muffin moulds and press down with spoon or fingers.
  • Place in the freezer to set. A couple of hours is good- taking them out too soon and they’ll still be crumbly.
  • Meanwhile, place all centre ingredients (cacao, ricotta cheese, maple syrup and almond milk) into saucepan and cook on low heat until smooth (this won’t take long).
  • Remove from heat and place in fridge to cool for a while, it should harden slightly too.
  • Remove base from freezer and spoon centre mixture onto base and again place in freezer to harden.
  • After an hour or so melt the dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave at 30 second intervals until smooth and melted after mixing with metal spoon.
  • Place dollops on top of the pods and slightly spread it over the pods. I find a nice thick dollop in the centre is most like the real thing instead of a thin coating over the whole pod but it’s up to you.
  • Place in freezer to set. Store in airtight container in the freezer or fridge. I find them at their best if stored in the freezer then taken out to defrost for a few minutes. This softens the base and centre slightly but leaves the top nice and hard.

Serves 10.
55 calories per serve. 1 pod per serve.
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