I wouldn’t normally put a recipe from someone else on my site but whenever I make these Rocky Roads people just love them and I’m asked for the recipe time and time again. I always use them whenever I give a talk about giving up sugar as you wouldn’t know they were sugar -free from tasting them and the only sweetness comes from dates. The recipe comes from www.madeleineshaw.com.
Ingredients: makes about 16
120g mejool dates, stones removed
200ml coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp. almond milk
45g raw cacao powder
50g dried cranberries (ideally unsweetened)
Toast all the nuts in a frying pan for about 4 minutes mixing regularly to prevent burning. Then leave to cool.
Blend the dates, melted coconut oil, milk and cacao powder together in a blender. It doesn’t have to be completely smooth, just remove the big lumps of dates.
Mix the blended chocolate sauce with the cooled nuts and then add the cranberries.
Line and grease a casserole dish and add the mixture. Place in the fridge for about 2 hours until set. Finally remove and slice into bars.
N.B. If you are making these in the warm months beware that coconut oil has a low melting point so these melt pretty quickly!