This is one of my Student’s favourite raw treats. It is also one of mine and my kids favourites, if you were to call around to my house I always have a batch made in the freezer to have with a cuppa! Tadhg and Daisy love making these with me although they spend most of the time eating all the ingredients!! It was gobbled up at the January Retreat and at my Mummy & Baby class recently.
I have been promising since to post up the recipe so here you go!
You can play around with the recipe how you like or what is in your cupboard, the following is how I normally make them although every time is a little different 🙂
If I am making the Tiffins as low GI as possible I will replace the Honey for the Stevia. If kids are starting to show signs of a cold I’ll slot in Manuka honey.
Be warned as there is lots of cacao butter and cacao powder, it is best not to eat these too late in the evening as it will keep you awake and definitely don’t give the kids too late in the day 🙂
140g Cacao Butter
6 tablespoons Cacao Powder
80g Nut Butter ( our all time favourite is Almond Butter but any nut butter will taste great)
4 tablespoons of coconut sugar
4 tablespoons of Raw Honey/Manuaka Honey or 1 1/2 tablespoons of stevia(adjust to your own taste buds)
2 teaspoons of alcohol free vanilla extract
2 pinches of Himalayan pink salt(or sea salt but Himalayan pink salt is a healthier alternative)
120g of any raw nuts(cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds all work great)
100g of any dried fruit(we like the combination of pitted figs, un-sulphated apricots, apple infused cranberries, raisons, mulberries)
20g of superfood seeds(chia, hemp or anything that is in the cupboard)
20g of goji berries(if you go for the dried ones they give a great crunch!)
1. Melt the cacao butter by placing it in a bowl over boiling water so it doesn’t loose it rawness. Once melted mix in the vanilla extract, cacao powder, salt, nut butter, raw sweeteners and mix well.
2. Chop nuts and other fillings
3. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and combine well. Try to resist eating the lot!!
4. Spread over a non stick silicone dish or use a layer of parchment paper and place in the fridge for up to 3 hours until set.
I like to chop them into chunks and pop into the freezer, they freezer great and very handy to take out when a friend calls around.
Soooo delicious enjoy!!!!
Recipe adapted from the Happy Pear Cookbook