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Raw Crunchy Chocolate Slice

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This slice came about when I was trying to get a little more protein in our diet during a period when we ate very little animal products. Most people eat enough protein, however if your diet is predominantly vegan based, it pays to put in a little more effort to include plant based protein foods like nuts & seeds.  In this delicious slice I’ve included tahini, hemp seeds, pepitas and nuts which not only bump up your amino acid intake but also add a load of other nutrients.  I use activated nuts & seeds to keep lectin intake lower.

It makes a tasty treat with a cup of tea or coffee, or a lunchbox surprise for little (or big) people!

Raw slice photographed with our Balancing Mushroom Tonic, the Boom Nutcracker and our Linen Tea Towel

Ingredients

We use all organic ingredients.

  • 6 fresh medjool dates, seeds removed
  • ½ cup brazil nuts or almonds
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp hulled tahini
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut (& extra to sprinkle on top)
  • 1 tbsp pepitas

Icing

  • 2 tbsp cacao
  • 2 tsp maple syrup, honey or coconut nectar
  • 1 tbsp cacao butter

 

Method

  • Place dates, brazil nuts, hemp seeds, vanilla & tahini in food processor and blend until completely combined into thick mixture.
  • Remove from food processor into large bowl, and add pecans, coconut & pepitas.
  • Combine with wooden spoon.
  • Press mixture firmly into lined baking tray, cover and freeze.

Icing

  • Melt cacao butter and whisk ingredients together in small bowl or jug
  • Drizzle over or coat slice and return mix to freezer.

 

Serve

Leave slice in freezer for at least 4-5 hours, then remove, let sit for 5 minutes and with a large knife, cut into small squares.

Store in fridge or freezer until ready to eat.

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