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Beat your Easter (or any time) chocolate cravings with this raw chocolate slice…

Lying in bed this morning, I noticed a friend had liked this recipe on facebook. Curiosity (and an early morning chocolate craving) forced me to follow the link to discover Flourish Wellness. More importantly, this raw chocolate slice recipe they had posted.

You see, I’m on a bit of a wellness journey. I’ve got the big forty looming over me in about 90 days. To align with this milestone birthday I’ve set a few goals to achieve before then – fitness, weight and general health. I’ve cut down my food, increased my exercise dramatically and along with that has come a chocolate craving (naturally!!).
On my mission to satisfy my chocolate craving (in the healthiest way possible) I walked into Torquay with the kids, and bought all the ingredients required from Surf Coast Wholefoods (one of my favourite local haunts) to deliver on this recipe…

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Nuts and seeds almonds chia raw cashews sesame chocolate slice wholefoodsThen I got cooking with my chief helper Heidi (3 years old), whilst Zoe (only one) undertook a stocktake on the bottom drawer contents (totally handy, when it involves removing EVERYTHING and leaving it all over the kitchen floor!)…

Hey Bernice Raw chocolate slice brownie cocoa almonds cashews chia wholefoods healthy health kids food recipe

Hey Bernice Raw Chocolate slice almond cashew chia seeds sesame cocao coconut oil wholefoods healthy kids

Thanks Flourish wellness for your recipe inspiration below…

DAIRY, GLUTEN & REFINED SUGAR FREE RECIPE.

This bar is bursting with omega 3 & 6 promoting soft, supple skin while reducing inflammation. Chia seeds give a nice anti-ox boost helping to increase skin hydration. 

{WHAT YOU NEED}
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
1 cup raw, unsalted almonds
1/2 cup toasted seseame seeds
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup linseeds (Bernice: I used pepita Seeds as Linseed is a little strong in flavour for my kids)
1/2 cup melted organic coconut oil
3-4 TBSP organic maple syrup (Bernice: I used 4 TBSP of Rice Bran Syrup instead)
2 TBSP raw cacao powder (Bernice: I added 4 extra TBSP of cacao cause I like it chocolatey)

BERNICE’S SUGGESTION: Next time round I’m going to grate the rind of a couple of oranges into the mixture, I think that would taste great with the coao.

{TOPPING}
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 TBSP raw cacao powder (Bernice: I added 2 extra TBSP of cacao cause as you know I like it chocolatey)
1-2 TBSP maple syrup (Bernice: I used Rice Bran Syrup instead)

{MAKE MAGIC}
Pop coconut, cashews, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds & linseeds in blender and whiz until all well combined.

Pour the mix into a medium sized bowl and add the melted coconut oil and maple syrup until you have a sticky mixture. Stir through the raw cacao powder and press the mixture into a lined baking tin.

For chocolate topping mix together all the topping ingredients together (warm the coconut oil if it is not smooth for pouring). For a more decadent topping omit coconut oil and melt cacao butter in a saucepan with maple & cacao. Pour over top and refrigerate to set.

I hope you find it juts as satisfying for your chocolat ecraving as it was for me.

Cheers,

Bernice

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