I know I raved about the last raw chocolate goodie…. but this one takes things to a whole new level…..
Honestly you won’t understand until you try it…. Think healthy snickers bars with a lush almond base, delicious caramel and home made raw chocolate!
I found this recipe on Womens Fitness Magazine website and whilst mine didn’t look nearly as good… it DID NOT MATTER!!!
Lush Almond Layer
1 1/2 cups almond meal
1 rounded tablespoon nut butter of your choice (I used almond butter)
1 tablespoon maple, rice or agave syrup (I used agave)
1.Mix altogether. The mixture should hold together when squeezed in the palm of your hand.
2.Press firmly into a lined glass dish.
3.Chill Lush Almond Layer in the fridge, while you go on to make Raw Caramel.
Raw Caramel Layer
1 1/2 cups organic pitted Medjool dates (I used standard supermarket dates presoaked in hot water and drained)
4 tablespoons raw organic coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla powder (I used vanilla essence)
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
1.WHIZ ingredients altogether in a food processor for 2 – 3 minutes or until a mass of delicious raw vegan caramel is created.
2.Remove the chilled Almond Layer from the fridge.
3.Spread it evenly on top with the Raw Caramel.
4.Press some raw organic almonds (or any raw nuts of your choice!) into the top, leaving 2/3 of each almond exposed.
5.Chill again to firm while preparing raw chocolate.
70%+ Raw Chocolate Coating:
70g raw cacao butter, finely chopped
1-2 tablespoon organic raw coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
1- 2 tablespoons raw dark agave or maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt (brings out the flavours)
1/3 cup raw cacao powder or organic cocoa
1.MELT cacao butter and liquor with coconut oil and vanilla in a glass bowl over another bowl of boiling water.
2.Remove from heat. Whisk in all other ingredients adding raw cacao powder last.
3.Carefully remove chilled Nickers Bars filling from setting dish. Cut into small bar shapes.
4.Pour some chocolate into the base of another lined dish with raw chocolate.Then place bars carefully on top.
5.Drizzle raw chocolate on top before chilling again to harden. You may need to coat again with more raw chocolate depending on how thick you wish it to be.
Makes up to 15- 20 decadently rich raw bars! Serves 10.