Homemade Fruit + Nut Block Chocolate
My husband and I are big chocolate lovers, so we often enjoy a square or two after dinner. Isabella adores her dried fruit (such as raisins and cranberries) so I thought I’d give homemade ‘chocolate’ a whirl using simple staple pantry ingredients.
The result…a lush, rich treat to store in the fridge and enjoy in small slices when required!
Homemade Fruit + Nut Block Chocolate ~gluten-free, dairy-free
1 cup coconut oil, I use Tanna Farms
1 Tbspn honey (or pure maple syrup)
Heaped ½ cup good quality cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
Heaped ½ cup mixed dried fruit (I used raisins, cranberries, chopped dried apricots and banana. This mix also had small chunks of white chocolate – bonus!
½ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup walnuts (or other nuts of your choice such as almonds, cashews or peanuts)
Melt the coconut oil and honey in a saucepan over a low heat.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder until combined. Next add in the dried fruit and nuts and mix through.
Pour the mixture into a baking paper lined brownie tin and spread out evenly. Place in the fridge until set. Remove and slice into small pieces and store in the fridge.