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raw chocolate slice

20 April, 2015

Raw slices have become very in vogue lately. Who doesn’t like the idea of a healthy dessert? Whilst I have eaten them in cafes, I have never been bothered to make them myself. Mostly because I don’t need a non-yoghurt dessert that much that I can justify spending $20 and hours of soaking and prepping nuts on a single recipe. 

However, recently I stumbled across a simple raw chocolate slice recipe on the blog My Darling Lemon Thyme using ingredients that I aways stock. Dates, cacao, salt, coconut oil and almonds (you can get all of these things from Cosco – how could I resist?). Dates are such a fabulous natural sweetener that I have started to use more and more.

The result was a fabulous afternoon tea treat that definitely met my afternoon chocolate need. 

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xx TTT 

raw chocolate slice
Yields 12
a simple, delicious raw chocolate date slice
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Prep Time
3 min
Prep Time
3 min
  1. 1.5 cups pitted dates
  2. 3 tbls coconut oil
  3. 1/2 cup almonds (or almond meal)
  4. 1/4 cup cacao powder (plus extra for dusting)
  5. pinch Himalayen sea salt
  1. Place all the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and blend for about a minute or until paste-like. If using whole almonds, leave a few small chunks of almonds still visible. Transfer the mixture to a cake tin and using your hands or the back of a spoon to press down evenly. Cover and chill for about 4 hours or overnight. Remove from the tin, dust with cocoa powder, if desired and slice into 12 even slices. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Adapted from my darling lemon thyme
Adapted from my darling lemon thyme
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  • Reply Lisa 5 January, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Oh this looks amazing! I love the way the slice is presented in a round cake shape and dusted with extra cacao, too. It really makes it look super fancy! I’ve been making lots of raw slices/balls this summer with similar ingredients and just can’t get enough! So healthy and so yummy at the same time 🙂

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 6 January, 2016 at 6:41 am

      Thank you! It’s such a simple recipe, which is what I love. Some of the raw slices/ balls require so many ingredients, which I find gets a bit impractical after a while.

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