Healthy chocolate fudge nut slice
A healthy, gluten-free, no bake slice that is very fudge-y in nature. Healthy chocolate? You bet!
Sometimes I try to make my chocolate cravings go away by making more ‘healthy’ treats. This recipe caught my eye from the Sally’s Baking Addiction website. I changed it a little – the original recipe was for cookies, but I made it into a slice so I could more easily portion the recipe into the 16 it called for (and stopped me from eating too much of it before letting it set!). I also didn’t have enough sunflower seeds for the original recipe, so just added chopped nuts (almonds instead of peanuts), changed the peanut butter to almond butter and added a little bit of cinnamon, just to give it a little more ‘zing’.
This has a definite dark-chocolate flavor to it – but I love it, and it is very more-ish – as those in my office can testify!
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 2 1/4 cups nuts, chopped
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Melt together the coconut oil, cocoa and maple syrup until smooth. Allow to boil for 1 min or so.
- Remove from heat, add almond butter and mix until smooth.
- Add nuts and cinnamon and mix well - ensure all nuts are coated well with the chocolate mixture.
- Pour into an 8x8" lined tin and chill (either freeze for 1 hour or refrigerate for longer).
- Cut with a sharp knife into 16 portions.
- Keep in refrigerator to ensure the slice doesn't melt!