I am a complete chocaholic so when Pamela sent over this recipe for a chocolate snack which is low in sugar but high in good fats and protein I knew it was going to be a winner for me. It is also very easy and quick to make with no baking. Thank you Pamela!
150g dark chocolate
50g coconut oil
100g chia seeds
100g sesame seeds
100g pistachios (ground) – you can also use ground almonds
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a saucepan over a low heat. Once melted, set aside.
Put a large frying pan over a medium heat and add the seeds to toast. Keep the seeds moving around to make sure they don’t burn. You will smell when they are ready as they have a lovely nutty aroma but it should be around a couple of minutes.
Mix the cocoa powder with the chocolate mixture and stir in the seeds. Add the ground pistachios (I used ground almonds as I had them in the cupboard).
Transfer the mixture to a baking tray and leave in the fridge to set for around 2 hours. Slice into 20 pieces.
If you use 85% dark chocolate, each slice will be around 1.5g sugar and 160 calories.
Pamela suggests trying to make this with British grown produce where possible and this is something we will be working on to help with. Natural Weigh already sells British grown quinoa and we are always on the look out for other UK grown products.