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Homemade Chocolate – Rocky Road Style

15 August, 2017

I love this chocolate slice!

It’s so simple to make and you can get really creative with different flavour combos.

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Homemade Chocolate Rocky Road Style

Inspired by Move Nourish Believe's Easy DIY Rocky Road

Course Dessert, Snack
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Course Dessert, Snack
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Line a baking tray/pan with baking paper.
  2. Fill a saucepan with some water and bring to a simmer.
  3. Place cacao butter and coconut oil in a bowl and place over the saucepan with simmering water until melted and then remove from heat.
  4. Roughly chop macadamias and sour cherries (unless you prefer a chunky texture).
  5. Combine all ingredients (except coconut flakes) and mix to combine.
  6. Tip mixture into baking tray/pan and spread evenly.
  7. Sprinkle coconut flakes over the top if you wish.
  8. Place baking tray/pan in fridge to set.
  9. Once set, cut into pieces and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Recipe Notes

Substitutions
◊ If you don't have cacao butter you can use extra coconut oil to make 120g of coconut oil in total.

◊ You can substitute other nuts or seeds for the peanuts and macadamias.

◊ You can substitute other dried fruit for the dried sour cherries.

Nutritional Info
Per square (~27g): 4.9g carbs ◊ 3.6g sugar ◊ 15.6g fat ◊ 2.4g protein ◊ 1.4g fibre

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Nutritional Fun Facts

◊ Cacao powder is rich in flavonoid antioxidants which may protect against damage to cholesterol and the lining of the arteries as well as preventing excessive clumping of blood platelets that can cause blood clots1

◊ Coconut contains a significant amount of health-promoting medium chain saturated fats which have been shown to have antiviral properties. Medium-chain fats are also easily absorbed and used preferentially as an energy source thus increasing the body’s metabolic rate1

◊ Macadamia nuts have a high content of monounsaturated fat and are a good source of potassium which is an important mineral that plays a role in electrolyte balance1

◊ Peanuts are high in monounsaturated fats and are a good soure of Vitamin E which is an important antioxidant1,2

◊ Sour cherries are a good source of Vitamin C. They are also rich in flavonoids which exert antioxidant activity. Montmorency tart cherries (if you can find them) have also been found to contain significant quantities of melatonin, a hormone that influences sleep and is also a powerful antioxidant1

“Take what you need and leave the rest”

References
1. Murray, M, Pizzorno, J & Pizzorno, L 2007, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Index Books Ltd, Great Britain.
2. Kouris, A. in A Guid. to Evid. based Integr. Complement. Med. 837–860 (2011).

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