Decadent Chocolate Slice

This is a great little slice that is really rich, meaning you only need a small square, OK? One small square. Oh ok, two then. Great for dealing with any sugar cravings, and doesn't contain any refined sugars so you won't get a spike and crash. It's a hit with the kids, so great to take along to xmas functions, morning teas, play dates etc. Best of all - you don't have to bake it. Yay. And yes, it keeps solid in lunch boxes.

Ingredients:

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  • 1/2 c pitted dates

  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1 c porridge oats or buckwheat flakes (quinoa flakes would be good too)

  • 1/4 c coconut oil (solid)

  • 1 cup of nuts of choice - I used 1/2 c almond and 1/2 c cashew, but you can use hazelnuts, brazil, even peanuts

  • A pinch of salt (sea or himalayan)

  • 75 g dark chocolate (optional)


Method:
 

  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor (except for the chocolate) and blitz until combined and getting smooth. If it's getting a bit stuck, just add a wee bit of water to get things going. If you think it's a bit sticky, just add more oats/flakes.

  2. Line a tray with baking paper, and put the mixture on to this. Put another piece of baking paper over the top, and press down til about 2cm thick (you can do this by rolling a jar over the top as well).

  3. Melt the chocolate, and drizzle or spread over the slice.

  4. Pop it in the fridge for about 10 mins, then slice into squares.


For lunch boxes - I keep mine in the freezer, and it's thawed by morning tea time - it does keep firm, but works better if kept cool.

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