Raw Chocolate Nut Slice

October 19, 2014

Raw Chocolate Nut Slice

This raw chocolate nut slice is heavenly. It’s hard to believe it doesn’t have any sugar in it! Your body and your taste buds will be so satisfied when you bite into this rich, chocolate treat. This is an amazing raw snack full of whole foods and nourishing ingredients. It’s such a good choice for your body.

This raw chocolate nut slice is so wonderful because you really don’t need to eat a lot of it to get your chocolate hit.  It is so decadent.  This recipe makes 20 generous pieces, so hopefully it will last you all week! It is great for taking to work or when you’re out and about. A slice of this will curb any chocolate cravings you’re having that could lead you to choose a commercial chocolate bar, which is laden with sugar, unhealthy fats and milk solids.

It’s super easy to make and can be ready to eat in 3o minutes. This recipe is vegan and also paleo friendly, providing you don’t add peanuts to your mixture.

Raw Chocolate Nut Slice

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups organic dried dates
  • 1 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup of raw nuts (I used macadamia nuts and cashew nuts in this recipe in equal quantities)
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (e.g. almond butter)
  • 1/2 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons organic or 100% pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt

Method

  1. Add the dried dates and raw nuts to your food processor or Thermomix.  Process the dates and nuts until they are crumbly in texture.  This may take a minute or two in a food processor.  If using a Thermomix, chop your dates and nuts on speed 8 for 15 seconds.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients to your food processor or Thermomix.  If using a food processor, process until all of the ingredients are well combined and there are only very small chunks of nuts in the mixture.  If using a Thermomix, blend all of the ingredients on speed 6 for 30 seconds.  Scrape down the sides of your bowl.
  3. Place the mixture in a lined lamington tin.  Place in the freezer to set for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Remove and cut into 20 chunks. Place in a sealed container and keep in the fridge.

This beautiful slice doesn’t last long in our household and it can be challenging to only eat one slice.  Nonetheless, it is wonderful to be able to indulge in a sweet treat that you made yourself when you’re not eating sugar, gluten or dairy.  Share it with your family and your friends.  I have no doubt they will love it and be surprised at how delicious it tastes. They probably won’t believe that it’s full of healthy and wholesome ingredients!




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