Health + Yum = Chocolate Slice { ? }

You see lots of recipes that claim to be healthy and yummy. In my experience those two adjectives don't often go together. But...... I have found a slice that actually provides a chocolate fix and yet has only healthy ingredients..... and there is no cooking involved.
You will need:
Half a cup of sesame seeds
Half a cup of almonds ( soaked in water overnight and then drained)
Third of a cup of coconut
Third of a cup of cocoa powder
8 dried figs
Half a cup of chopped dates
Two drops of peppermint essence
Two tablespoons of water.
Throw everything in a food processor and churn/ pulse until the mixture is crumbly. You may need to fiddle with the amount of water or sesame seeds if it is too dry or too wet. Test by pressing some mixture together.
Press the slice into a small pan ( 20cm x 10cm) and refrigerate until firm.
The taste is nutty, yet chocolatey and most importantly it is very satisfying with a cup of tea!
We thought it actually tasted better on the second day in the fridge... not sure about the third day {lol}
Try it and see what you think.....


libby said...

Sounds yummy - I'll be sure to give it a try when I get home from holidays. I actually just posted a healthy, yummy recipe for banana goji muffins last week.


Joanne said...

That does sound good. Not sure if my kids would like it- figs and dates aren't their thing. But that's okay, its nice to sometimes make something that you get to keep all for yourself....;-)

Tricia said...

Ohhh. definately going to give that one a go. Thanks for sharing.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hi! I have just popped over to read your recipe having seen about it on Ozark Oddments - shall now have a go at making it as it sounds easy and healthy and delicious - what more could you want. Nice to meet you.

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