There’s nothing like a yummy piece of chocolate slice with a cup of tea. Unfortunantly, the traditional chocolate fudge slice is made with refined flour and lots of fat and sugar! And while a piece of the traditional slice is ok every now and again, I felt like making something I could enjoy that was also nutrient rich, so I came up with this version – a healthy chocolate slice.
By looking at this slice you would never guess it’s packed with healthy ingredients. It’s made with ground almonds, cashews, oats, sunflower seeds and cocoa, then topped with a little antioxidant rich dark chocolate. The nuts and seeds provide a source of healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, calcium and B vitamins. The recipe also contains a little cinnamon which not only adds a yummy flavour, it helps reduce blood sugar levels. Healthy Chocolate slice is quick and simple to make too – no baking required.
1/3 cup ground almonds
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
70g raw cashew nuts
1/3 cup oats
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
1 to 2 tablespoons cocoa nibs (optional but nice)
dark chocolate, for topping.
Place the ground almonds, sunflower seeds and 1/2 the cashews in a blender. Pulse until the nuts turn dough like. Add the oats, coconut oil, honey, cinnamon and cocoa. Mix again until combined. Take out the dough and roll out until it’s thin. Press into a small tin lined with baking paper. Or you can just shape into a rectangle with a knife on baking paper. Place in the fridge for a few hours, until hard.
Melt dark chocolate, and spread over the top. Cut into slices while the chocolate is still warm. Store in the refrigerator.
Enjoy! But remember, just because it’s made with healthier ingredients, it’s not licence to eat the whole lot! One slice is a perfect portion.