Recipe: Sudden Death Chocolate Slices
CATEGORIES: GAPS Recipes Snacks + Treats
I am all for healthy purges and detoxing, (read here for why) when done with the right mindset and attitude. I am in fact planning to start a detox myself in the next few days as it has become a yearly tradition that I love. (Surely it is not just me who after all the festive indulgence actually wants to just eat only vegetable for a while??)
But balance is an important thing and as I always say sustainable long term changes are far more beneficial for you body that week long faddy diets or detox’s. So whatever changes you are making then don’t make them for a week, aim to make them for life!
Hence giving you an awesome recipe for Sudden Death! These are chocolately slices that may look unhealthy but can actually be a perfect protein and nutrient filled snack through out January (and a far better choice than a chocolate biscuit!) They are easy to make and are a perfect way to use up any left over dried fruit, seed and nuts left over from Christmas.
Sudden Death is based on a recipe my mum made when we used to go camping and based on broken biscuits and melted chocolate. This recipe uses healthy fats of butter and coconut oil to give you energy (and boost weight loss), some protein from the nuts and seeds and natural sweetness from the dried fruit.
I made this whilst in the Lake District and way the perfect post walk (or very muddy run) snack. So why not make your goal in January to make your sweet treats naturally healthy ones and no longer processed shop bought junk? Your body and brain will thank you!
- 125g Organic Butter
- 4 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 3 tbsp Honey (optional)
- 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 3 cups of mixed nut/dried fruit/seeds
- 2-3 pinches of salt if not using salted nuts.
- Melt the honey butter coconut oil and cocoa powder on a low heat.
- Chop the mixed nut/fruit/seed mix up into small chunks.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredient together, then pour into a glass dish or lined baking tray.
- Place in fridge for an hour or freezer for 1/2 hour to set.
- Cut when set and store in the fridge/freezer.
- Aim for mainly nuts and seeds in your mix with a small handful of dried fruit. This picture is done with a mix of goji berries, raisins, salted cashews and pumpkin seeds with 2/3 being seeds/nuts.
- Almonds, dates and sunflower seeds.
- Sesame seeds, raisins and almonds.
- Peanuts, apricots and sunflower seeds.
- Feel free to use all coconut oil if you want a dairy free option, just double the amount of oil used.