Healthy Rocky Road

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Treat your friends and family this Easter with a batch of this scrumptious Healthy Rocky Road. These are a totally nutritious alternative to a standard rocky road and are so tasty that you won’t even know the difference. I’ve been wanting to play around with cacao paste for quite some time and what better occasion to give it a whirl than Easter!

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This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan & Paleo.

200g cacao paste
4 tbsp your preferred sweetener; honey, agave, maple syrup
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
160g Malatya dried apricots, roughly chopped
15g hazelnuts
15g sultanas
20g dried cranberries
20g pecans
50g pistachios
50g cashew nuts
large pinch of coarse salt

Method:

  1. Melt the cacao paste over a bain maire, stirring regularly until it has all turned to liquid.
  2. Add in the coconut oil and allow it to melt again stirring regularly until it is fully melted and combined with the cacao paste.
  3. Remove the chocolate mixture from the heat and stir in the honey.
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  4. Add in the remainder of the ingredients, holding back about 5 pistachios.
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  5. Stir the mixture thoroughly and add to either a silicone loaf tin or a regular baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  6. Finely chop the remaining pistachios and sprinkle over the top with a pinch of coarse salt.
  7. Place in your freezer for 35-40 minutes until solid.
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  8. Remove from the freezer, slice into bars and enjoy!

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