Little R, almost two, is also affectionately known as the chocolate monster. If he sees it, smells it, thinks its coming, he does a little happy dance singing “chocolate! Chocolate! Pease mummy, chocolate!” On the other hand, if chocolate doesn’t arrive fast enough… enter the chocolate monster!
Fortunately, I usually have a batch of these tasty treats in the fridge or freezer (they keep well in both) but if not, it takes merely minutes to whip some up. Sometimes I roll the mixture into balls, coat them in coconut and call them yes, chocolate balls. Either way, its an easy chocolatey treat full of wholesome goodness!
CHOCOLATE SLICE in a hurry
3 cups of nuts (I like to use 1 cup each of almonds, cashews and walnuts but you can vary this if you like.)
1 cup of firmly packed medjool dates, chopped and pitted
3/4 cup desiccated coconut (I use preservative free)
3 heaped tablespoons cacao (not cocoa)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons rice malt syrup (you can find this in the health food aisle of most supermarkets)
Put the nuts and dates in a food processor and combine well.
Add the cacao and coconut and continue to process.
Add the rice malt syrup and coconut oil and process until the mixture comes together.
Press into a slice tin lined with baking paper and refrigerate until set. Cut into slices and store in the fridge or freezer.
Wrestle your children for a slice and enjoy with a nice hot cuppa while they’re watching peppa pig