Fruit and Nut Dark Chocolate

Let me tell you something, I used to be obsessed with chocolate! Well I guess I still am but now I sort of have my obsession under control. You may have already guessed this by now from all the healthy treats that are on my blog. In fact I think when I first started my blog 3 years a go, desserts and treats were the only recipes on it!

As I got older I started to buy dark chocolate which my taste buds didn't like at first but quickly adapted. I now have completed stopped buying chocolate from the supermarket and make my my own. 

While my chocolate addiction is far from what it used to be, I still love a good treat once a week. Eating healthy is a lifestyle change, not a diet. So I really do think it is important to have treat foods on the odd occasion, enjoy it and savour every last mouthful. 

I find this chocolate recipe tastes the best when you use unscented or deoderised coconut oil. As the coconut oil flavour can be too overpowering otherwise.  Here is the brand I buy from Pak' n Save. 


Fruit and Nut Dark Chocolate

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil (melted)
  • ¼ cup of almond butter or other nut butter such as peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon of raw cacao powder (or use 100% cocoa powder)
  • ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or pure maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons of raisins
  • 4 tablespoons of roasted almonds

Instructions

  1. If your almonds are raw, then first roast them in the oven at 160 degrees for 5-10 minutes until starting to brown.
  2. Mix the melted coconut oil, almond butter, cacao powder, vanilla, salt and sweetener together until combined.
  3. Add the roasted almonds and raisins, mix well.
  4. Pour your chocolate mixture into a baking-paper lined tin or container. And leave it in the fridge to set for 30-60 minutes. Or freezer if you are impatient!

If you make this yummy fruit and nut chocolate then please share it with me as I LOVE seeing your creations. Message me on Facebook or tag me on Instagram @chloemoir_nutrition 😘