Chocolate Crunch

Raw Chocolate Crunch
Guarantee: if you have a sweet tooth—this mother of all chocolate treats will put paid to that, as well as providing a handy protein and a mood boost! You will need:
1 slice pan
1 cup mixed nuts  Brazil, Macadamia, Almond, Hazlenuts—your choice but ideally activated.
1 cup of mulberries, raisins, barberries, goji, sour cherries—you choose but sour is great against the sweetness.
You can also replace both the above with 2 cups of Naked Paelo mix from Royal Nut (stocked by us in Geelong) 
½ cup of coconut crunch* or dried sprouted buckwheat ('buckwheaties')
3 tablespoons coconut nectar
2 tsp maca powder
1 cup of shredded coconut
1 cup of coconut oil
3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
pinch of vanilla sea salt
* Also great to add is 1/2 a cup of puffed organic grains—not raw but adds a great texture.
  1. Warm up the coconut oil in a small jug or bow
  2. Chop the nuts so they are still a little chunky and place in a large bowl
  3. Add all the other dry ingredients
  4. Put the coconut nectar in with the melted coconut oil
  5. Add the coconut oil mix to the dry ingredients and mix quickly by hand
  6. Pour the mix into the slice pan and push down to condense it as much as possible
  7. Pop in the freezer for 1 hour, it should flip out onto a chopping board. Chop into snack sized pieces or small bars.
*If you like, it's really great to pour chocolate over the top before you cool and cut, just slowly melt a bar of your favourite raw chockie and pour it evenly over the slice, then pop it in the freezer (and stick your head in the chocolate bowl with your tongue out). 
* Coconut Crunch is an AMAZING product from Banaban, it's air dried coconut flesh, absolutely delicious and so versatile, adds great texture. Ask your health food store if they can get some in!
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