Ingredients

For the Base

15 – 16 (100g) Dried dates soaked in 200gr hot water

1 cup (250g) of golden raisins

1/3 cup (80g) dried goji berries

1/3 cup (80g) buckwheat groats

1/2 cup (125g) blanched almonds

1/2 cup (125g) peeled pistachios

1/3 cup (70g) of pumpkin seeds

4 tbsp coconut oil

1/3 cup (50g) coconut flakes

For the topping

1 1/3 cup (300g) cacao butter

2/3 cup (75g) raw cacao

1 cup (300g) maple syrup

Optional

Raw crushed pistachios

Raw crushed pecans,

Colorful raisins

Raw sunflower seeds

Introduction

We have designed this deliciously treat recipe with raw, plant-based ingredients using as little energy as possible in the kitchen. At Deliciously Ella we’re really focused on being as sustainable and environmentally conscious as we can, so we’re really proud to be supporting the brilliant initiatives of Earth Hour this year. We’ve created a special dish for the Earth Hour weekend and all proceeds from it will go to WWF, the official charity partner of Earth Hour.

Method

Add the soaked dates in to a food processor with half of the water and the melted coconut oil, then process until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until it comes together, but it doesn’t become a nut butter. Remove from food processor and put in a container (D10cm , H18 cm, L32cm) with parchment paper. Press to make as compact as possible. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.

For the topping, melt the cacao butter add to the cacao and maple. Mix well to avoid lumps and if possible pass through a colander to make it as smooth as possible. Add on top of the above mix and leave to cool at room temperature. Before it sets add some chopped nuts for garnish. Remove from container and cut in to equal pieces.

In the meantime simmer some water in a pot then place a ramekin with the chocolate in it and melt. Pour one teaspoon of the chocolate over each mould. Decorate with pistachios, raisins, or whatever you prefer. Freeze the bites for another hour, then store in the fridge.

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