A twist on the original rocky road recipe, replacing marshmallows, golden syrup and biscuits with cacao, maple syrup and nuts, seeds and berries. The end result is a chewy, crunchy and nutty slice that melts in your mouth. You can add or sub in different nuts or dried fruit to suit your preferences.
This recipe is from our recipe book 'Nourished'. Our book has 80 recipes, each one is simple, mouthwatering and uses easily found ingredients. Even better, the largest section in this cookbook is the sweet treats - double win.
1⁄2 cup cacao butter
3 Tbsp coconut oil
3 Tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp maple syrup
a pinch of salt
1⁄2 cup pumpkin seeds
1⁄4 cup goji berries
1⁄4 cup coconut chips
1⁄4 cup hazelnuts
Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Pour boiling water into the bottom of a double-boiler, and melt the cacao butter and coconut oil. Stir gently. (If you don’t have a double-boiler, heat a saucepan over a high heat and placea glass bowl over the saucepan with the cacao butter and coconut oil in it.)
Remove the bowl from the heat, and stir through the cacao powder, vanilla extract, maple syrup and salt. Mix until well combined.
Add the pumpkin seeds, goji berries, coconut chips and hazelnuts, and combine.
Pour the mixture into the loaf tin, and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving.
When set, cut into slabs. It is best stored in the fridge, where it will keep for up to 2 weeks.