Sweet treats .. energy in a chocolate bar

This is packed with magnesium that you need for your nervous system, and energy .. so eat sparingly!

Pulse in a food processor: 

8Tbsp mixed seeds (flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower etc), 3 handfuls of goji berries, about 5 pitted medjool dates, 4 tbsp cacao powder, 1 tsp dessicated coconut. This should create a course paste.

Melt 3 tbsp coconut oil in a glass bowl sitting in freshly boiled water.  Add slowly as you pulse the food processor.  This should create a smooth mixture.

In a shallow cake or flan tin, lay down baking paper.  Turn out the paste on to this paper and press down firmly and create a biscuit base.

Break 200g 70-80% chocolate into small pieces into a stainless bowl, set over boiling water. Take off the heat and let it slowly melt.  Drizzle this over the energy bar mix.

* I mix up my chocolates, adding a little bit of chilli chocolate, coconut lucuma chocolate as well as plain.  I use about 150g total, 50g of flavoured.

Place in the fridge for 3 hours until firmly set.  Slice into 6 or so pieces and enjoy as a delicious sweet treat.

Original recipe courtesy of Dale Pinnock's The Medicinal Chef.  

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