If you are a chocolate and coconut fanatic then this a recipe for you, it is based on a tradtional caramel slice recipe only healthier, with a lot less added sugar. The recipe is a no bake recipe and can be made with 5 key ingredients. It is a great afternoon pick me up a snack, it contains a good source of plant-based protein, healthy fats, and magnesium. We have also added in the ancient grain TEFF which was provided by a family company we admire called Outback Harvest, they produce the finest Teff in Australia.
Including the teff in the recipe raises the nutrition profile of the slice, to include a good source of magnesium, dietary fibre and plant-based calcium. The recipe also includes maple syrup which needs to be used sparing as it is contains sugar.
What is a portion of cookie dough slice?
A 5cm x 5cm slice contains 150kcal and would suit most people as a daily portion size. It does contain a large amount of peanut butter and coconut, so should be treated like nuts and seeds with a serving of 30g.
The coconut chocolate slice can be put in the freezer for another day and last for 3 months. Or if you are going to eat it with friends or family in the next few days, it is a good idea to wrap it up in a reusable food wrap to keep the freshness in and of course this prevents the use of single-use glad wrap.
1 cup of raw peanut butter.
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut.
1/3 cup of Teff grain.
1 tbsp of maple syrup.
1 tsp of organic stevia.
50g of melted 85% dark chocolate.
Blend the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
Line a 20cm x 20cm tray with baking paper
Add the mixture to the tray and press it into the corners to make it flat.
Melt 50g of dark chocolate in a microwave for 30-45 sec or until melted.
Add to the top of the slice the mixture and spread evenly.
Cover the tray with a chopping board and place in the fridge overnight to set.
Cookie Dough Slice Posted by Luke Daley – Registered Nutritionist from Daley Nutrition
Daley Nutrition is a community nutrition team based in Melbourne Victoria, we run a range of nutrition based programs such as cooking demonstrations in Australia to raise people’s awareness of what they are eating and empower them to change certain eating habits.
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