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 raw local or organic honey or 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 honey/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