Chocolate Raspberry Goji Slice (No Baking needed)


I love chocolate, I do and I came to the realization that because I do, let's face it I am going to be eating it a lot and for most likely the rest of my life! Soo I decided that on top of store bought chocolate delights I would like to have some chocolate recipes up my sleeve that had some nutritional benefits in them!

This slice was such a surprise hit with my kids and taste testers I really liked it but thought the unsweetened fruit layer would be too sour but everyone, especially my kids (who whenever I make it I find sneaking bits out of the fridge and leaving tell tale crumbs on the floor) love it!

Chocolate Raspberry Goji Slice

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup cacao butter ( I get mine from health food shops, maleny igaKunara (used to be known as The Natural Foodtsore on the Sunshine Coast)  You can also buy it online.
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup dark coconut sugar (it should be nice and rich and brown not the processed white stuff, again health food stores, baking shops, good supermarkets)
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup (I actually got mine from my local Coles but also from health food shops etc)
  • 1 &1/2 cups dried, unsweetened raspberries. (You can do this yourself with a dehydrator or you will most likely need to go to a health food/bulk dried food and ingredient type shop for these, you could also use other dried unsweetened fruit of choice)
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1 cup coconut oil ( I use coconut essence )
  • 3 & 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup almond milk
  • pinch pink himalayan salt
Method
  • Grease a slice tray with a little coconut oil and line with baking paper. 
  • Place the raspberries and goji berries together in a bowl and cover with water, allow to sit and swell.
  • In a large bowl combine the desiccated coconut, rice malt syrup, 1/2 cup of the milk. Mix together well. It should be a thick, sticky consistency. If it is too dry you can add a little more milk or rice malt syrup but you do not want it too runny.
  • Press the desiccated coconut mixture firmly into the tray, pressing it down evenly.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a saucepan place the cacao butter and put it on it's lowest possible setting, let it very gently melt to a liquid. Do not leave.
  • Remove melted cacao butter from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Add in the rice malt syrup stir together.
  • Add in pinch of himalyan salt and cacao, stir together.
  • Lastly add in the coconut sugar and stir it all together well, it should be nice and still have a liquid consistency to be able to pour it on top of the slice and not come into a clump.
  • Drain the berry mixture and spread them out evenly over the coconut layer in the tray.
  • Pour the cacao chocolate mixture even over the top, use a spatula to ensure it is evenly covering the slice.
  • Cover and place the slice in the fridge for at least 4 hours, best left overnight.
  • Remove and slice up.
  • Store in the fridge.
Notes
  • For taking in lunchboxes place in a container on top of an ice brick to keep it from melting. It does not melt as fast as coconut oil chocolate but will still be effected by heat.
  • Great for entertaining, after school treats and late night choccy foxes
Toddler Tips
  • Cut into small pieces, as toddlers can take awhile sometimes to eat things this can get a little messy on a hot day so I would recommend some wipes handy ;)
  • Toddlers really like the sweet with the sour fruit combo!
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20 comments:

  1. Well it looks amazing, so if it tastes anything like it looks, sign me up! My kids wouldn't eat it, they are so fussy! Hubby has an aversion to anything labeled 'slice'. Very odd I know!

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    1. I was really surprised I thought my youngest wouldn't but she loved it and keeps stealing it from the fridge! We are on our third batch now ;)

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  2. I never knew dried raspberries existed. I have all those ingredients except rice malt syrup and the raspberries. Will have to give it a go. Do you make your own almond milk?

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    1. You could probably use frozen raspberries, just defrost and drain well if you can't get the dried ones or a different dried un-sweetened fruit? We have a large wholefoods supermarket on the Sunshine Coast where you can get all sorts of things by the scoop, it is fantastic, the not sweet fruit really makes it a lovely flavour combo if you know what I mean so it will work best with something a little tart or sour.
      No I don't make my own milk, keep meaning to have a try! XX

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  3. I doubt I would get the chance to take it out of the house, my hubby would sniff it out and smash it! x

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    1. Haha my kids are always in the fridge when I make this! Sneaking bits and leaving a crumb trail...

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  4. Oh Bec! You amaze me with your gorgeous recipes! I can't wait to try this one out! xx Lucy from Bake Play Smile

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  5. well i'm suprised the kiddies ate it too. hmm wonder if mine would. thanks bec looks so delicious

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    1. I know and then I remembered back to a sour grass and flower we use to eat for some reason as kids growing up in country WA and eating lemons straight from the tree :)

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  6. That looks seriously drool worthy Bek! I'm coming to your place next time you make this ;)

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    1. Oh thanks Iwa! It's a tea date hehe as long as you bring that cake you make haha XX

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  7. Thanks for this recipe Bek - I think these will make a good Christmas alternative to much less healthy slices like White Christmas.

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  8. Yeah that looks pretty darn awesome! My seven year old will devour anything with berries and anything with chocolate, so I dare say she would love this :)

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  9. This looks delicious--and so very healthy too!

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  10. I am drooling!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  11. Yum Bek - this looks amazing!

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