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)!
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!
Take a look at the variations (below the main recipe) for suggestions to alter the recipe to suit your specific dietary requirements.
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Healthy Chocolate, Almond and Coconut bars
- 300 g almond meal (2½ firmly packed cups)
- 80 g desiccated coconut (1 cup approx.) or shredded
- 130 g nut butter (½ cup) I like the ABC nut spread
- 4 tbsp rice malt syrup, honey or maple syrup -adjust the amount to make these more, or less sweet to suit your taste
- 100 g coconut oil (½ cup)
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 100 g dark chocolate -melted
- Mix all ingredients (except the chocolate) together in a food processor/mixer until well combined and forming a rough paste.
- If you have a Thermomix - mix 30 seconds, speed 4.
- Pour into a slice tin lined with baking paper.
- Refrigerate until set (about an hour).
- 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). You an also melt chocolate in the thermomix (see basic cookbook for directions).
- 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!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.