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RAW CHOCOLATE & CASHEW BARK

This recipe is for time-poor, busy choco-holics! Its super easy to throw together with a few pantry staples, and ready to eat in less than half an hour!

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free
  • Refined Sugar Free

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, rice malt syrup or honey (heating the sweetener up can help it to mix in more)
  • 4 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup cashews (lightly chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. buckinis
  • 1 tbsp. cacao nibs (or pepitas/optional)
  • 1 tbsp. desiccated coconut

Method

1. Line a medium sized tray with baking paper.

2. Combine in a medium bowl, melted coconut oil, cacao powder, and sweetener of choice.

3. Pour mixture into tray, then sprinkle cashews, chia seeds, buckinis, cacao nibs and desiccated coconut on top.

4. Place in freezer to set for 20mins.

5. Once set, chop or break bark into smaller pieces and enjoy!

 

Make sure you keep it stored in the fridge as the coconut oil starts to melt at room temp.

CACAO & CHIA PUDDING

My go-to recipe when you just have to have chocolate! Full of healthy fats, antioxidants and fibre. The perfect little indulgent snack to keep in a jar in your handbag.

Ingredients

3 tbsp chia seeds

1 cup almond milk

1 tbsp raw cacao powder

1 spoonful of your favourite natural sweetner (to taste)

2 medjool dates (optional)

Method

Combine chia seeds, almond milk, raw cacao and a spoonful (to taste) of natural sweetener. If you choose to add dates then combine in a blender, otherwise you can mix ingredients in a small bowl.

Once combined, scoop mixture into a jar or 2 small cups. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Eat up!

 

Raw Coconut Rough

This afternoon I was having a massive craving for coconut rough! So here is my healthy alternative to coconut rough; gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.

What you'll need:

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup hazelnut or almond meal

1 dessert spoon of vegan protein powder

1/4 cup rice malt syrup (or maple syrup/honey)

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

2 tablespoon raw cacao powder

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Add another tablespoon of melted coconut oil if mixture is too dry, and if you prefer if sweeter add extra rice malt syrup.

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Spread out evenly into lined baking pan, refrigerate for 30mins or freeze for 15mins.
  3. Cut into bite size pieces and enjoy!