Healthy Raw Chocolate Brittle


I made this healthy raw chocolate brittle as a fluke really. I was amazed at how well it came out. This is quite possibly the easiest treat to make. And the best news? Its actually really food for you! This recipe contains cherries, raw cacao, walnuts, almonds, dates, maple syrup and coconut oil, but you can vary it depending on your budget and tastes. There are a few options below.


Healthy Raw Chocolate Brittle

Ingredients

Many of the foods that I cook with have added health benefits. The benefit to you is enhanced recovery, boosted immunity and extra energy. What is not to like about that?! Here are a couple of snippets of information about some ingredients. If you’re not interested, scroll down for the recipe. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the extra insight.


 

 Recipe

Healthy Raw Chocolate Brittle

Healthy Raw Chocolate Brittle

Ingredients

  • 6 tbs virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 4/5 tbsp raw cacao (you can use cocoa, which is cheaper and tastes just as good)
  • Handful of frozen berries (I like cherry, but you could use strawberries, blueberries or raspberries)
  • A handful of mixed nuts in broken pieces (I use walnuts and almonds, you could also use cashews, macadamias, hazelnuts etc)
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup (you can also use honey, which is cheaper and tastes just as good)
  • 2 tbsp chopped dates (you could also use raisins or other dried fruit)
  • 1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter (try and get the sugar free version, but this is optional)

Instructions

  1. Assemble the ingredients ready to work quickly - the chocolate sets rapidly;
  2. In a microwavable dish, melt the coconut oil for 30-60 seconds (or melt in a pan);
  3. In a bowl add the cacao (or cocoa) and then the melted coconut oil. Whisk until the cacao is blended into the oil, then roughly swirl through the nut butter if using;
  4. In two dishes, or one cake tin, roughly spread out evenly the remaining ingredients and then pour over the chocolate mixture;
  5. Place in the freezer for about twenty minutes, until set.
  6. This can be stored in the fridge/freezer for a couple of weeks in an airtight container. Just cut off a piece with a knife warmed with hot water.
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