If you love bliss balls, then you're going to love this delicious and nutritious 'fudge'. It packs a punch when it comes to flavour and nutrition and is a great little treat to put in the lunchbox or to serve alongside a hot cuppa.
- 200g dates (approx 1c), chopped
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 30g walnuts (omit nuts if your school or ECE is nut-free)
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
Topping - you can omit this if you would like a dairy-free or vegan slice.
- 150g dark chocolate (80% cocoa), melted
- Dried cranberries for decoration
- Add the chopped dates, coconut, chia seeds, coconut oil and cocoa powder to a food processor or kitchen whiz.
- Blitz until well combined and a similar consistency to a bliss ball.
- Add the walnuts and cranberries and pulse, until just combined. If you pulse too much, you won't have little chunks of walnuts and cranberries to bite into later.
- Spoon mixture into a lined loaf tin and press down firmly with the back of the spoon.
- Set aside
- Melt the chocolate (approx. 1 min on medium-high, stirring after 30s, until just melted)
- Spread the melted chocolate on top of the slice.
- Sprinkle with cranberries.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 30mins until set.
- Cut into small bite-sized pieces.
The slice will keep for approx. 1 -2 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge. Alternatively, it freezes well.
This recipe is essentially the same as what you would use to make a bliss ball. However, rather than shaping into balls, it has been made into squares. Experiment using your favourite bliss ball recipes. Enjoy!
- Walnuts and chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fats to help support your brain and heart.
- Nuts and seeds contain healthy fats to help support your heart.
- Dried fruit contains iron but remember, it is a concentrated source of natural sugar and can stick to your teeth.
- While coconut oil provides a distinct flavour, it is high in saturated fats. Therefore, it is not recommended to use coconut oil as your main cooking oil at home. We recommend using Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) as your main oil of choice at home.