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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One of my all time favourite chocolate-y treats these Healthy Chocolate, Almond and Coconut bars are easy to make, nutritious and delicious.
- 300 grams (2 ½ cups) packed almond meal
- 80 grams (1 cup approx.) shredded or desiccated coconut
- 130 grams (½ cup) nut butter (I like the ABC nut spread)
- 4 tablespoons 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)
- 100 grams (½ cup) raw coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 100 grams 85% cocoa chocolate, the more cocoa, the less sugar, and a lovely, bitter chocolate flavour
Mix all ingredients (except the chocolate) together in a food processor until well combined and forming a rough paste. Thermomix 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!
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.
Swap the almonds for ground hazelnuts and use hazelnut butter for a match made in heaven.
These are so divine. I'd love you to try them then tell me what you think by posting a comment.