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Chocolate Nut Slice

Chocolate Nut Slice

This slice is a guilt free way to satisfy your chocolate cravings. A great dessert or afternoon tea treat that is decadent, rich and moreish. It is sweetened with coconut nectar which is a natural, low G.I sugar alternative. This slice is easy to make and hassle free - something the whole family will enjoy.

 

 

CHOCOLATE NUT SLICE
Makes 18-20 slices.

INGREDIENTS

BASE

1 ½ cups of cashew nuts, blended to flour
½ cup of walnuts, blended to flour
8 dried dates, finely chopped
2/3 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup cacao powder
¼ cup coconut nectar

CHOCOLATE ICING LAYER

100g cacao butter
¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil
¾ teaspoon vanilla paste
¼ cup coconut nectar
½ cup cacao powder
3 Tablespoons of coconut cream
Pinch of salt
1 cup of strawberries for topping (optional seasonal fruit of your choice)

METHOD

Prepare and line a slice tin with baking paper.

BASE

  1. Process all base ingredients together in a food processor for approximately 1 minute or until it forms a dough-like consistency.
  2. Remove the mixture and press evenly into prepared tin. Refrigerate while you make the chocolate icing.

CHOCOLATE ICING LAYER

  1. Melt cacao butter over a saucepan of simmering water (ensure the bowl does not touch the water). Once melted, whisk in all the remaining ingredients.
  2. Remove from heat and pour over the base evenly.
  3. Refrigerate for approximately 10 minutes until the chocolate layer is cooled but not set. Add the thinly sliced strawberries on the top then refrigerate until chocolate is set.