Healthy Chocolate Coconut slice
I’m obsessed with the combination of chocolate and coconut right now. This Healthy Chocolate Coconut Slice satisfies both requirements, it’s super easy to make and is gluten-free and vegetarian.
I love bliss balls and this recipe is inspired by them – but this week I’m so time poor I couldn’t be bothered rolling the ingredients into balls so this was the end result instead!
It tastes so decadent you wouldn’t even know it was healthy 😉
- 400g pitted dates (I used Californian Medjool Dates as they are super sweet and juicy, and removed the pits myself)
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts (I chose peanuts)
- 1/4 cup ground almond meal
- 2 heaped tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder
- 1 tspn vanilla extract
Place dates into a bowl and cover them with hot water. Soak for 10 minutes until softened. Don’t skip this step; I did and it just turned into a single large dangerous blob in the food processor!).
Drain the dates and either blend, process or mash with a fork until all big lumps are gone.
Add remaining ingredients in the bowl and stir to combine.
Line a loaf tin with baking paper and press mixture into the bottom of it. Cover and place in fridge for 1 hour or until firmer to the touch.
Cut into squares and store in the fridge. This mixture should make around 24 squares.
Image / NZ Real Health