Beans van Zyl
CHOCO CRUNCH SQUARES
Updated: Feb 12, 2020
These healthy chocolate treats are the best afternoon snack to reach for when you have a sugar craving. They are perfectly balanced between natural sweetness, crunchiness from the roasted flaked almonds, coconut and millet, the creamy peanut butter and the depth of the raw cacao. It is hard to resist eating them all, to be honest. Pure perfection in every bite.
Makes 10 blocks
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup coconut flakes
1/3 cup flaked almonds
1/2 cup puffed millet
1/4 cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
1/4 cup cacao powder
3 Tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
1 tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
Line a 10cm x 20cm loaf tin with baking paper, or line a muffin tray with paper cupcake cases.
Start by roasting the flaked coconut and flaked almonds in a pan over medium heat. Stir occasionally to prevent them from burning. Remove it from the heat when it turns golden and you can smell a delicious roasted fragrance.
Pour all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix until well combined.
Spoon the chocolate mixture into your prepared loaf tin.
Place the tin in the freezer for about 30 mins, or until set.
Remove from the freezer, slice it into squares or bars, eat and enjoy.
Store the squares in the fridge or freezer as they will start to melt at room temperature.
This recipe is so easy that your kids can probably make it themselves (depending on their age). You can roast the coconut and almonds while they mix all of the other ingredients in a bowl.
Let them taste the difference between normal coconut and roasted coconut. Now you can chat about how heat changes the flavor and texture of foods.
The best part for kids (and adults) is licking the bowl! This recipe is perfectly safe for them to lick as there are no raw eggs or flours included.