These are crazily divine and something I created totally on a whim. Provided you have the ingredients on-hand, then you too, can be devouring these fingers of chocolately goodness within 30 minutes of reading this post!…. and it all started like this:
Last night, I prepared dinner as I normally do on Wednesday nights. It was nothing out of the ordinary. We had almond-crumbed chicken breast almond meal is an amazing alternative to breadcrumbs and steamed vegetables. It was healthy and fairly standard as far as our mid-week menu goes. I hadn’t prepared dessert again – nothing out of the ordinary, because as I’ve alluded to previously, my husband is of the opinion that we really don’t need it and I share his sentiment.
Oh but what does one do, when there’s nothing in the fridge and you really want dessert?! You do this….
You make this recipe! Yes that’s right. The chocolate component is based on my Raw Chocolate Fondue recipe. Remember, this is the recipe that I use as a filling for my Chocolate Stuffed Dates too. Versatile, isn’t it!?
Anyway, so I added my all-time favourite dried fruit, dried figs. Dried figs are amazing with cheese and chocolate too! They are very high in calcium – great for our bones! They are high in potassium, which is good for lowering blood pressure AND they’re high in iron too! I also added another of chocolate’s heaven-made matches, and that is hazelnuts, which also have numerous health benefits.
I used raw cacao powder, raw nut butter and coconut oil. There’s absolutely no gluten, dairy or added sugar, so these chocolate fingers are about as healthy and guilt-free as you can get, not mention divinely tasty too!
This recipe makes 12-15 fingers, which is perfect for a dinner party or for a couple to share at home on the couchover the duration of a several days of course!
Makes 12 – 15
- Mixing bowl
- Spoon for mixing
- baking loaf tin or similar shaped container
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup raw nut butter cashew, almond or macadamia
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1 pinch sea-salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 12 dried figs, thinly sliced hard stem removed
- 1/2 cup raw hazelnuts, roughly chopped
- Line a loaf tin with non-stick baking paper and set aside.
- Combine all of the ingredients, except for the figs and hazelnuts, in a small bowl and mix to combine.
- Add the figs and hazelnuts, stir and then pour the mixture into the loaf tin, spreading it evenly.
- Place the tray in the freezer for 30 minutes, or until set.
- Once set, cut into finger-width lengths and serve immediately.
Other combinations you could try include:
- Apricot and Almond
- Muscatel and Cashews
- Raisins and Pecans
- Melt the coconut oil, but standing the jar in a bowl of very hot water.
- These chocolate fingers will keep well in an airtight container in the freezer.
- To avoid melting, keep these chocolate fingers frozen, until ready to serve.