Dark, Rich & Raw Chocolate & Almond Bars

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If you're serious about feeling superhuman on jungle foods, then the first thing you'll want to give up is refined sugar (along with all the other processed foods). The good news is, that doesn't mean you have to give up chocolate! Mmm the ultimate goddess superfood! Here's my favourite go-to chocolate bar recipe that is ready in a jiffy – as long as you remember to soak the dates overnight! I prefer the richer flavour of date paste over honey, but you can use any natural raw sweetener you like as a substitute – raw honey, rice malt syrup, coconut nectar and agave nectar are all good sweeteners to try. Also, look for the best quality coconut oil and raw cacao you can find – it all makes for a better tasting chocolate. Yum!

Ingredients

1/4 cup medjool date paste (pitted, soaked overnight and blended until smooth)
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
3/4 cup liquid coconut oil (if you need to melt it, try not to overheat or it won't be "fully raw")
a pinch of sea salt
3/4 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped

Method

Mix all ingredients, except the almonds, until smooth and velvety. Pour about a cup of the liquid chocolate into the bottom of a square brownie tin lined with wax paper and sprinkle evenly with about half of the chopped almonds. Pour remaining chocolate on top, sprinkle with the rest of the chopped almonds, and place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to set. Break into shards and indulge!