Sometimes, I’m craving chocolate so badly it’s all I can think about. Usually it’s like 8:30pm, I’m deep in a Netflix hole and not in the mood to be Betty Crocker. Anybody else? I don’t need very much sweet to satisfy me, but it has to be a good quality and preferably with something crunchy involved. This is a quick ‘not too naughty’ snack that fills the craving. It’s basically a home made version of barkThins without having to go to Costco.
This is ready in less than an episode of whatever you’re watching and along with satisfying a chocolate craving, it’s high in fibre, has plenty of healthy fats and a bit of protein. Score.
Amounts totally depend on how much you feel like eating or making. You can 100% eyeball this.
All you need is:
- Mixed nuts – I used pecans, shredded almonds, pumpkin seeds- but you could realistically use any nut
- Hemp Hearts
- Good quality dark Chocolate (chips, bar whatever)
- Coconut oil
Rough amounts I used for this batch? About 2c Nuts, 1/4 cup hemp hearts, 1c chocolate chips & a tbsp coconut oil.
Mix nuts and hemp hearts in your cake tin, glass storage container or whatever vessel you have with sides that can fit in your freezer. I used a glass Pyrex container as shown above.
Put about 1 tbsp Coconut oil into 1cup (ish) of chocolate chips (or broken up chocolate block) and put in a microwave safe cup or bowl and heat for 15 seconds. Stir and repeat in 15 second increments until chocolate is soft enough to stir until smooth. DO NOT OVER HEAT- it will ruin it. Go slow & do it in increments.
Once chocolate is melted, pour over nut mixture and give it a quick stir. Using a fork or spoon, press it down into the pan and when you’re done- pop it in the freezer for 20/30 min or until chocolate has hardened.
Remove from pan, break into chunks and enjoy 🙂
What’s a quick dessert that you make?
Comment below, I’d love to try some!