Sunday, 16 August 2015

Raw Chocolate Mint Slice

Lot's of nutritional goodness in this raw slice: almonds, cacao, coconut, cashews, tahini, kale...WT? Oh yes, I managed to slip some kale powder in among all the goodness. This is from Dr Libby's Real Food Chef with some minor tweaks.

Ingredients
Base:
  • 2 cups raw almonds (soaked in water) OR I used 1 cup ground almonds
  • 6 Medjool dates, pitted & coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup Cacao powder
  • 1/2 Cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp tahini or water
  • 2 tbsp water

Blend all the ingredients  in a food processor until combined. Press into a 25cm x 35cm slice tin and freeze for 10-15 minutes or until set.

Next make the mint layer and spread over the set base.

Mint layer:
  • 1 tbsp Spirulina or kale powder (this adds the green colour but you can't taste it)
  • 10 drops peppermint oil
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rice syrup or honey or maple syrup
Blend the ingredients in a food processor till smooth.

Once you have put the mint layer on let it set in the freezer and once it has set top it with the choc icing below.

Chocolate icing:
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup rice syrup or honey or maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup Cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 100 grams cacao butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp tamari
Melt cacao butter (or coconut oil) in a saucepan over gentle heat. Allow to cool. Then combine this  with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and blend till smooth.

Return the tin it to the freezer now with all 3 layers so the choc icing can freeze and set. Enjoy :)