LUXE / HEALTH coconut chocolate…

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This recipe is a quick variation on my salted dark chocolate and the perfect something sweet to whip up…just in time for Friday!

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LUXE / HEALTH Coconut Chocolate 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 tbsp. rice malt syrup
2 tbsp. almond (or coconut) milk, whatever you have open
Handful shredded coconut
Himalayan sea salt

Method:

  • In a small saucepan, over a low heat,  gently mix the cacao, coconut oil, rice malt syrup and almond milk until melted and well combined.
  • Take the pan off the heat, before adding a large handful of shredded coconut and a couple of cracks of sea salt (if you like your chocolate salty).
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper then gently pour in your chocolate, using a spatula to spread evenly.
  • Pop the tray in the freezer for an hour or so to set, then chop roughly into chunks.
  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge (if it lasts that long!)

LUXE / HEALTH salted dark chocolate…

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Chocoholics rejoice – your favourite treat no longer needs to incite feelings of guilt!  In fact, you can devour this delicious slab of chocolate with a smile on your face.  It’s the perfect after dinner treat too as cacao is loaded with magnesium which is vital for a good nights sleep.  The addition of sea salt and almonds make this even more decadent…

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LUXE / HEALTH Salted Dark Chocolate with Almonds 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped roughly
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 tbsp. almond butter
1 tbsp. rice malt syrup
2 generous cracks of Himalayan sea salt
2 tbsp. coconut milk

Method:

  • In a small saucepan, over a low heat,  gently mix the cacao, coconut oil, almond butter, rice malt syrup and coconut milk until melted and well combined.
  • Take the pan off the heat, then add the salt and almonds.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper then gently pour in your chocolate, using a spatula to spread evenly.
  • Pop the tray in the freezer for an hour or so to set, then chop roughly into shards.
  • Devour immediately!

 

LUXE / HEALTH tahini caramel slice…

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One of my main motivations for launching my website earlier this year was to spread the word that healthy eating doesn’t need to be difficult and it certainly doesn’t need to mean deprivation!  I for one am a huge sweet tooth and one of my favourite things to do is recreate my favourite recipes with healthy ingredients.

This tahini caramel slice is an amalgamation of several raw recipes I’ve tried in the past and I hope you’ll agree that it’s a winner!  Just try not to eat it all at once…this last batch literally lasted two days in my house.  TWO DAYS!

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LUXE / HEALTH Tahini Caramel Slice

Ingredients:

For the base:
2 heaped tbsp. raw almonds
1 heaped tsp. shredded coconut
1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
2 tsp. rice malt syrup

For the caramel:
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup rice malt
2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
A few cracks of sea salt

For the chocolate:
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 heaped tsp. rice malt syrup
2 heaped tbsp. cacao
1 tsp. tahini

Method:

  • In a food processor, pulse the base ingredients together until they are well combined and sticky.  Then, press into a baking paper lined tin (I use a fairly small deep one – but it just depends how thick you like each layer as you can literally set this in anything!)  Then pop the tin in the freezer to set.
  • Combine the ingredients for the caramel, just be careful not to mix too vigorously as over-mixing will cause the caramel to become a little grainy and you definitely want it smooth.  Then, spoon the caramel onto your base and place back in the freezer while you prep the chocolate.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the chocolate layer, making sure there are no lumps.  Pour the liquid chocolate over the caramel layer and pop the slice back into the freezer one final time.
  • Leave it for at least 2 hours to set properly, then use a large knife to cut into slices or squares and just try not to eat it all at once!!  If there are any leftovers, keep it in a sealed container in the fridge to prevent melting.