These delicious raw vegan chewy chocolate bars were inspired by a raw cake that a friend of my mom used to make when I was younger. But it turns out they’re also remarkably similar (in taste & texture) to Nakd bars. In fact they’re like a more affordable, homemade (and better!) version of the Cocoa Delight flavour.
They’re chocolaty (duh!), chewy but not too sticky – you can easily pack them as a snack, no messy chocolate fingers after. And they happen to be high in protein too (1½ cups of nuts!).
The bars are great at satisfying your sweet tooth & chocolate cravings and are filled with goodness too. Win, win!
- ½ cup almonds
- ½ cup cashews
- ½ cup walnuts (halves)
- 2 cups chopped dates
- 1 cup chopped dried figs
- ½ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- a few drops vegetable oil
- In a high-speed blender blent the almonds, cashews and walnuts until you get a slightly sticky powder. It's fine (even encouraged) so still have a few small nut chunks in the powder for a nicer texture.
- Cut the dates and figs into pieces and add them to the nuts. Blend until you have a sticky, dough-like texture.
- Now add the cocoa powder and blend again. Be careful and cover the top of the blender to avoid cocoa dust covering the kitchen counters.
- Prepare a flat surface with a sheet of non-stick baking paper and roll/spread out the chocolate bar dough using your fingers or a rolling pin. Cover your hands or the rolling pin in a few drops of vegetable oil to avoid them sticking to the dough.
- Once you have an even, about 1cm thick layer cut it into bars and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes for the bars to firm.