Wendy, our wonderful nutritionist has been making us treats this week.  This raw slice is chocolaty heaven and so easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups Raw Almonds
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan Salt
  • 2 ½ cups Soft Pitted Medjool Dates
  • 5 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 4 Tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 Pinch Cinnamon
  • 5 – 8 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Method

  1. Soak the pitted medjool dates in hot water for 30 minutes then drain and set aside. (if you can’t get medjool dates then pitted dates work out just fine too)
  2. Roast the almonds in a 180 degree oven for 10 minutes. Allow them to cool
  3. Place the almonds in your food processor along with the salt and blitz on a fast speed for up to 10 minutes until you have smooth nut butter. I don’t manage to achieve a nut butter but I just blitz it as much as I can.
  4. Add in all other ingredients and combine until you have a smooth fudgy consistency.
  5. Line a small slice tin and press in the fudge. Allow to set in the freezer for 2 hours before slicing up to enjoy.
  6. Keep this delicious fudge in the freezer.

This also tastes great without the peppermint oil, just add a dash of vanilla essence instead. Also if you like jaffa’s like me I imagine this would taste fabulous with orange essential oil instead of peppermint – that’s next on my list!

Enjoy!

Wendy Burke
Nutritionist
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