Mylk Chocolate Almond Bar

chocolate almond bar
INGREDIENTS

  • 90g almond butter, unsalted
  • 70g raw cacao butter
  • 4 medool dates, blended into a paste
  • 4 tablespoons cacao powder
  • Pinch of sea salt 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk powder*
  • 1 tablespoon maca 
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)


INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Have your chocolate mould ready to hand. 
  2. Place the raw cacao butter into a glass bowl, over a pan of water on a low heat and melt gently (this is called a Bain Marie). 
  3. Add in the dates and mix well. Squash the dates down into the bowl to create a paste. If you prefer it to be sweeter, add the honey in at this stage. However, I think it's sweet enough. 
  4. Add the almond butter and combine.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients together and sift into the wet ingredients. Stir constantly until the mixture is well combined and no lumps are left. 
  6. Spoon into your chocolate moulds and refridgerate for 2-4hrs, or until the chocolate has set.
  7. Enjoy! 

 

*Notes: The coconut milk powder can be substituted for creamed coconut, which then will need to be placed into the Bain Marie with the cocoa butter to melt. 


What’s nourishing about this recipe...

Cacao is rich in Magnesium, iron, copper, manganese and vitamin B2, essential micronutrients for health and vitality. It also contains theobromine, which boosts endorphins and increases mental alertness.

Maca is a Peruvian herb used to promote energy and stamina. Maca has been shown to support the immune system, adrenal and thyroid function and stabilise hormone levels. It has antioxidant properties and is a wonderful herb to support the body during periods of stress. Maca is rich in zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamins C and E.  

Almonds provide a source of protein and good anti-inflammatory fats, which help promote health. They have been shown to lower LDL-cholesterol and lower risk of heart disease, provide protection against diabetes and cardiovascular disease and may aid lose weight loss.