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The perfect healthy treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee, and is really quick and easy to make. Reminiscent of hedgehog slice that your mum might have made when you were young, have a batch of these on hand rather than buy sugar laden biscuits and cakes.
Time for a cup of coffee.......
You simply cannot go wrong with this recipe. It is full of flavor and is quite rich, so there is no need to eat a large portion of this. I recommend freezing some so that you have an instant snack on hand when you need it. I always take a snack like this when I go out for the day so that there is no excuse to be tempted by the sugar loaded or high carb foods that you generally find in shops and restaurants.
This recipe is very versatile so feel free to switch ingredients around. You could switch the almond meal for walnut meal. You could also switch the walnuts for macadamias or almonds. Whilst I love the taste of this made with butter, you might want to reduce your butter and increase the coconut oil if that is your preference. You could also increase the amount of cacao used if you would prefer it more chocolatey or if you don't have cacao, use cocoa instead. I would make it first though before you make any changes as you may find you like it just as it is.
Just remember that cocoa is processed and cacao isn't, so if you are after all of the benefits to be had from cacao such as antioxidants etc.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
Chocolate Slice Base
- 2 cups almond meal/ almond flour
- 1 cup desiccated coconut unsweetened
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
- 1/3 cup cacao powder unsweetened or unsweetened cocoa powder
- 125 gms /4 oz butter melted
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon Stevia and Erythritol blend or alternative sweetener- optional
- pinch of salt
- 50 gms /1.75 oz dark chocolate 80 % couverture or more
- 1 tspn butter or coconut oil
Make the Chocolate Slice Base
Melt the butter and coconut oil in a large microwaveable bowl in the microwave in bursts, or on the stove top.
Add all other ingredients and mix till combined.
Spoon into a small slice baking tray- approximately 19 cm x 29cm/ 12" x 8", lined with baking paper.
Refrigerate till cool, then ice with the chocolate topping recipe below if you wish to.
Cut into bite sized squares.
Make The Chocolate Topping
Melt the dark chocolate with the butter or coconut oil in the microwave in short 5-10 second bursts, till smooth and melted. Mix well.
Spread out evenly on top of the cold slice.
Sprinkle with desiccated coconut, chopped walnuts or almonds.
Store slice in fridge as it can soften at room temperature.
Recipe suitable for freezing as well.