+ Well Nourished | Heathy Raw Chocolate Slice recipe

Healthy Chocolate, Almond and Coconut bars

This healthy raw chocolate slice recipe is SO rich, delicious and such a simple nourishing, thing to make.  They make a wonderful, easy after school snack or weekend sweet treat for those that can tolerate nuts  (or a late night chocolate fix)!

Why are they so good?
The almonds provide mood and energy elevating proteins, minerals and fats.  The coconut and oil are amazing for the brain, immune and metabolic health.  This is a whole food treat that is very satisfying and tastes amazing!

Makes a 20 x 30cm tray (lined with baking paper)

Ingredients
300gram (2 ½ cups,  packed) of almond meal(or 2 cups/300 gram of raw almonds ground up roughly in a food processor)
80gram (1 cup approx.) shredded or desiccated coconut
130gram (½ cup) nut butter (I like the ABC nut spread)
4 tablespoons of sweetener (rice malt syrup or 2 tablespoons of raw honey or maple syrup – adjust the amount to make these more, or less sweet to suit your taste)
100grams (½ cup) raw coconut oil
1 tablespoon of vanilla powder
1 tablespoon of coconut flour
100grams of 85% cocoa chocolate (the more cocoa, the less sugar, and a lovely, bitter chocolate flavour)

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients (except the chocolate) together in a food processor until well combined and forming a rough paste.
  2. Pour into a slice tin lined with baking paper.
  3. Refrigerate until set (about an hour).
  4. Once set, melt the chocolate in a bowl placed over a pot of simmering water, stirring continually.  Spread evenly with a spatula over the almond mix and refrigerate again until the chocolate is just set (10 minutes).
  5. Remove from the tin and slice into small bars.

Remember to keep these in the fridge or freezer.  As with any raw coconut oil based product, they’ll melt if not kept cold!

 

Variations
Low-fructose and dairy-free or vegan
Choose rice malt syrup for your sweetener for low fructose. Even though the 85% chocolate is very low in fructose, you may like to make some dairy-free raw chocolate for the top.  Here is the recipe.

Nutella like
Swap the almonds for ground hazelnuts and use hazelnut butter for a match made in heaven.

 

Want something grainy and nut free?  Check out my No Bake Muesli Bar here, or my biscuity Healthy Chocolate Coconut Slice, here.

These are so divine.  Love you to try them then tell me what you think by posting a comment.

 

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  • Nat

    Deeeelish!

    • Oh yes they are – the only problem is I struggle to stop at one! G x

  • Rach

    Love these Georgia! I’m going to try them with hazelnuts next 🙂

    • Great and thanks for your feedback Rach. They are good either way. G x

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  • Sarah

    Investing in a food processor today so I can make some of these! 🙂
    Yummy!!:)

    • Lots of my recipes work well with the help of a food processor. Makes life easier! Enjoy

      • Sharolyn

        I made some almond meal with a stick blender, but otherwise managed without a food processor for this recipe which is good to know for those without 🙂 I just stirred ingredients together with a wooden spoon and some muscle.

  • TLee

    Will try with hazelnuts – sounds like it might taste like Ferrero Rocher. Will still get my fix without the guilt. Great for Xmas gift treats

    • Yes, just keep in the fridge or freezer or they’ll melt. G x

  • Rosanne O’Brien

    Hey G where do I get nut butter from?
    Rosanne

    • Hi Rosie, good question. You can get it from the health isle of the supermarket or health food shops. I like ABC spread (Almond, brazil, cashew) but you can use any single or combination nut (peanut can be a bit overpowering unless you really love the flavour). These are amazing, you’ll love them G x

      • Annie

        Hi G, can I use normal butter if I don’t have nut butter? Or would that eliminate the health benefits?? Thanks heaps , Annie

        • Hi Annie, haven’t tried myself, but it should be okay to substitute, G x

  • Jodie Ticehurst

    These are sensational G.

  • hannah

    Thank you for all these beautiful recipes. It’s so nice to be able to do baking for my children without feeling guilty that I’m loading them up on rubbish!

    • Thanks for your feedback and support. Nice to know I’m able to help somewhat. G x

  • Rosanne O’Brien

    Love, love, love these G thanks x

  • Jessica

    I run ultramarathons and these are awesome energy for me during my run. Thanks so much for the recipe because often other foods can upset my stomach.

    • Your very welcome, glad you like them. I’m sure you need all the energy you can get with your running. G x

  • Dawn

    Hi there. Can you tell me the calorie value per serve ease, also where do I get vanilla powder? I’ve looked everywhere but cant find it. Thanks

    • Hi Dawn, I’m sorry, I don’t know the calorie value. Remember that all calories are not created equal and as such, calorie counting is fraught with danger. For example an avocado has many more calories than a chocolate bar, but we both know which is going to serve your body better. I’m sure the fat content of these would make them very high in calories though, although a tiny square is more than satisfying.
      The vanilla powder is often available in health food shops – Loving Earth make it. I buy mine online (cheaper this way) in bulk with my nuts/flour and legumes from Santos in Byron Bay. Their link is on the resources guide > NSW > Delivery. G x

      • Dawn

        Thanks Georgia. I’ll give them a go. They look extremely yummy and I have all the ingredients except the vanilla powder.
        Dawn

  • Sharolyn

    Just made these this morning. I have been craving a sweet treat and these hit the spot. Perfect with an afternoon cup of tea. (And thankfully i had all the ingredients). I used natural peanut butter as it was all I had and they are delicious. I made the chocolate along similar lines to the recipe you linked to – some to top the bars and some set in heart shapes in the fridge. Eating well really needn’t be boring hey? Thanks for the recipe. I am new to your site but I am sure I will be back again! Grace and Peace, Sharolyn

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment Sharolyn. So right – nothing boring about eating well at all! Glad you enjoyed this recipe and I hope you come back for more! G x

  • hayley

    How long do these last?

    • Kept in the fridge many months – I’ve got a few pieces I made at Christmas time that is still fine. They can also be frozen. G x

  • mrs piz

    for an almond/tree nut allergic kid what would be the best substitute for the almond meal?

  • Try a mix of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and a little linseed all ground into a meal, G x

  • Renee

    Ok so have most ingredients, but umm silly question I’ve looked everywhere for vanilla powder (haven’t made it to Flannery’s yet) can I use custard powder as a substitute or is that not right?

    • No not a silly question at all Renee. It is generally in health shops, but you can sub with vanilla bean paste or even essence. Even leave it out though I love the depth of flavour of vanilla. Enjoy G x

  • Sophie

    Could you add protein powder instead of the coconut flour, just to up the protein content of these? Thanks

    • I’d say that would work out absolutely fine Sophie, G x

  • Shirley Mccombie

    Wow! These taste amazing. I have to say this is the best clean treat I’ve ever made. I don’t think they will last long as my husband and the kids are eating them.

    • They are good aren’t they? Glad you(and family) enjoyed them Shirley Gx

    • They are good aren’t they? Glad you(and family) enjoyed them Shirley Gx

  • Shirley Mccombie

    Wow! These taste amazing. I have to say this is the best clean treat I’ve ever made. I don’t think they will last long as my husband and the kids are eating them.

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