Healthy Chocolate Slice

Healthy Chocolate Slice

A chocolate slice that is healthy and tempts even the

fussiest of eaters!

 

Finally the recipe that I tell so many patients about and have to scrawl down on a piece of paper in a consultation,  has arrived!   This recipe is EASY to make, delicious and great for school lunches.  If you have kids at a nut free school you can replace the nuts with an equal amount of sunflower seeds.  This can be made on a Sunday night and stores brilliantly in a container in the fridge. If you pack it for a morning tea at school use an ice brick in the lunch box. The good news is, it is not just for kids, if you just fancy a sweet but healthy treat this recipe ticks all of the boxes.  ENJOY!

 

200g raw cashews

200g sunflower seeds

100g coconut (desiccated)

3 tbs cacao powder or cocoa powder

14 Medjool dates (remove the pips).

Not everyone is familiar with these dates.  They are available in most supermarkets, often in the fruit and veg section. The picture is below so you know what you are looking for.  If you can’t find them you can always used dried dates.  If you use dried dates – buy the packets that list just ‘dates’ on their ingredient list, avoid the ones coated in vegetable oil.  If you use dried dates, soak them in hot water for about 5 minutes before using.

 

dates

 

Optional:  If you like vanilla you can add 1tsp of vanilla extract or scrap a vanilla bean into the mixture.  If you like choc orange you can add a few drops of orange oil or some finally grated orange zest.

 

Method

Place  the nuts and seeds into your blender, food processor or themomix and blend until VERY fine.

Add the cacao powder, the dates and the vanilla or orange if using.  Blend until well combined. The longer you blend it the wetter the mixture becomes.

Once well mixed, tip  the mixture into a grease proof paper lined tray and press down firmly.  Place in the fridge and leave until it firms.

Slice into squares and store in the fridge.

If you prefer, roll  the mixture into balls and roll through some coconut.  For a decadent treat, melt a little dark chocolate with a small amount of coconut oil, once combined you can roll the balls through the melted chocolate and then pop into the fridge.  This creates a hard chocolate shell! ENJOY!

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