Desperately seeking chocolate as I was flicking through Pinterest the other day and I clicked through to what looked like a pretty delicious chocolate slice thingo. Imagine my disappointment to find the site was no longer in working order...what to do?
Well, what else but make my own version based on an image. Yep. Pretty much what I do all the time. I am often asked where I get all my ideas from and to be honest, it is usually from something I ate, something that sounded good on a menu, or a picture I saw on Instagram, Pinterest, or in a book or mag.
But I digress....chocolate was required and stat. So I roasted the nuts, added a few bits and pieces that I happened to have laying around, melted the chocolate and well, Bob’s your uncle. Completely delish. Completely quick. Completely chocolatey. Get it organised people. You won’t regret it. (And thank you Uncle Bob, whoever you are! You have the best ideas!!)
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- 100 g almonds
- 100 g cashews
- 100 g pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 150 g shredded coconut
- 50 g sultanas or other dried fruit of choice
- 300 g dark Belgian chocolate in pieces
- 50 g Cacao - Butter cacao butter BUY
- 2 tsp Vanilla - Bean Paste vanilla bean paste BUY
- Pinch Pink Salt Flakes pink salt flakes BUY
- 2-3 Drop doTERRA - Wild Orange Oil doTERRA wild orange oil BUY
- Handful cacao crackle or cacao nibs
Place nuts and seeds onto a lined baking tray and into a cold oven set to 200°C. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and cool.
Add the coconut and fruit to the nut mixture in a large bowl. Set aside.
Place chocolate, cacao butter, vanilla and salt into TM bowl and melt 10 min/37°C/speed soft. Scrape down sides of bowl half way through as needed so that the chocolate melts evenly.
Pour over the dry mix and stir using your spatula. Add the wild orange oil if using at this stage.
Spread into a lined tin of choice (depending on how deep you like your slice) and sprinkle with the cacao crackle or nibs. Cool slightly before refrigerating until set. Cut and enjoy.