Healthy Chocolate, Almond and Coconut bars
One of my all time favourite chocolate-y treats these Healthy Chocolate, Almond and Coconut bars are easy to make, nutritious and delicious.
Servings: 12 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!
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.
Want something grainy and nut free? Check out my No Bake Muesli Bar here, or my biscuity Healthy Chocolate Coconut Slice, here.
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These are so divine. I'd love you to try them then tell me what you think by posting a comment.