Gooey Chocolate Nutty Squares
Recipe type: Chocolate
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Serves: 18
  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1 cup of medjool dates
  • ¼ of macadamia nuts
  • 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of raw cacao
  • ½ a teaspoon of vanilla powder or extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 large bar of dark chocolate (I used pure cacao but an 85% would work as well)
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons of flaked almonds
  1. Cover the cashew nuts in water and leave to soak for an hour
  2. Cover the dates in boiling water and leave to soak for an hour
  3. Drain both and add to a food processor with the melted coconut oil, cacao, vanilla and salt and process until you have a smooth paste, incorporating when needed, this takes 3-4 minutes
  4. Add the macadamia nuts and pulse until roughly chopped
  5. Tip into a parchment lined small baking tray and smooth out with a palate knife
  6. Melt the dark chocolate on a bain-marie and add the honey and coconut milk and pour on top of the base smoothing out
  7. Toast the flaked almonds in a dry frying pan, flipping lightly until golden brown and decorate on top of the chocolate.
  8. Refrigerate for a couple of hours and then lift out and cut into squares to devour.
Recipe by The Life Sutra at