I'm always telling my clients to carry homemade chocolate treats on them. When you're cutting out refined sugar and processed sweets, the cravings can be a hidden ravenous monster. But if you have a healthy version that tastes like a snickers bar, you won't feel deprived. Let's face it, cravings will come to the strongest of us, but if you're prepared for it, you can break the cycle of shame eating.
This recipe came about when I had a wild craving for something chocolatey as well as something with a salty crunch. It'll take you 5 minutes in a food processor and another 10 min in the freezer to set. Quicker than walking to the corner store to buy a refined sugary chocolate bar that will make you feel sad minutes after you shame eat it.
This chocolate bar has iron and magnesium rich raw cocoa powder, the oh-so-wonderful coconut oil, mixed nuts full of healthy fats, flax seed for the crunch, fibre and ant-inflammatory omega 3, and sweetened with raw local honey and medjool dates (great source of fibre). Seasoned with flaky salt, of course!
It is fudgy, crunchy, sweet, chocolatey and nutty with a touch of savoury.
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 heaping tbsp raw cocoa powder unsweetened
- 3 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 Tbsp flax seeds
- 1 and 1/2 cup mixed nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds)
- 1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp local honey
- 1/2 tsp flake salt
- Place all ingredients into the food processor and blend for about 3 minutes on medium speed. (The goal is to have some of the nuts remain chunky, not powdered)
- Spoon into a bread pan and level with a spatula, padding down with your fingers to make even all the way across.
- Spread a thin layer of crunchy peanut butter with a spatula.
- Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set. Slice into bars and devour.
- Store in the fridge or wrap in cling wrap and keep in the freezer for times of great need.