Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chocolate Puffed Nut Slice

Did you love rice crispy treats when you were a child? I did, but we all outgrow our favourites (and realise just how much sugar is involved in making them!) So today I'm sharing a delicious, quick and easy grown up puffed rice treat.

This slice is incredibly rich. It's one of the few sweets that you really only do want a small slice of. The texture is a variety of the soft puffed grain with crunchy nuts and seeds covered in smooth chocolate without being too fatty- the chocolate binds and gives a punch of flavour but there's just the right amount to coat, combine and bind all the goodness together. You can add anything you want, I kept this one simple as it was my contribution to a party spread but it tastes divine with dried fruit, coconut or a pinch on cinnamon in the mix. Give it a go!

Chocolate Puffed Nut Slice
Makes 12 Serves
3 cups puffed quinoa (or any grain you desire)
300g good quality dark chocolate
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 cup assorted seeds and nuts (Walnuts, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)
Tiny pinch of salt
Optional additions
Dried fruit
Coconut (flakes, shreds, dessicated)
  • Chop nuts and seeds into small pieces
  • Chop chocolate into small even pieces, combine with salt
  • Melt over a bainmarie (bowl over pot with hot water)
  • Combine chocolate with all other ingredients, plus desired optional extras
  • Spread into a lined tray
  • Refrigerate to firm
  • Cut into slices
  • Enjoy!
  • (Keep in the fridge to avoid meltdown)
This was loved so much the host asked for the recipe- you know you've got to give it a go- and let me know if you come up with any other yummy additions!

Love and Smiles,

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