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1 small box sugar free orange gelatin
1/4 cup boiling water
2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons granular Splenda or equivalent liquid sweetener (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
2 ounces Lindt 85% chocolate, melted

In a small bowl, stir the boiling water into the gelatin to dissolve it; cool slightly. Meanwhile, whip the cream with the sweetener and vanilla, if using, until stiff.

Gently fold the gelatin into the whipped cream by drizzling it in gradually while swirling it with a rubber spatula. Don't thoroughly blend the gelatin into the cream. The cream should look slightly orange with bits of darker orange here and there.

Drizzle in the melted chocolate and gently swirl it through the whipped cream. As you fold it into the whipped cream mixture, the chocolate will seize up and form threads. Spoon into dessert dishes and chill at least 1 hour until set.

Makes at least 4 servings

Per Serving: 497 Calories; 50g Fat; 5g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 7g Net Carbs

I found this recipe on the Low Carb Cooking in Style blog but it is no longer there and the site looks like it may have a new owner since there are no recipes there now. The name of the recipe comes from the combination of orange and chocolate found in McVitie's Jaffa Cakes which are a British cookie. A Jaffa Cake is a soft cookie that is topped with orange jelly. The top of the cookie is then coated with chocolate. I have tasted them and this dessert really does have the flavor that I remember. The orange and the chocolate are slightly bitter. Also, if you don't over mix in the gelatin, you'll get jelly-like bits throughout the mixture.

The recipe calls for Lindt chocolate but I used some Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips that I found on clearance. I saved about 4 carbs by using sugar free chocolate but that's only a savings of 1 carb or less per serving. My chocolate was very thick so it didn't swirl in as nicely as the original photo that went with the recipe. It's not pretty but it tastes good. I think I will try it with raspberry gelatin next time.

Speaking of servings. This makes 4 very large servings so you could easily divide it into five or six servings, if you like. Click the photo to see a close-up.

UPDATE 6/15/16: I made this again yesterday but used raspberry jello instead of orange. While it's good, I do like the orange much better. There's just something wonderful about orange with chocolate that can't be beat.

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