Coconut "Rough" Slice

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~ Healthy Recipe ~

This chocolate and coconut slice is all kinds of yum, with my inspiration being the good ol’ Coconut Rough. 

As I'm lactose intolerant, I LOVE recreating old favourites.  Although I still consider this slice a treat (as let's be honest, there are way better snacks out there like nuts, whole fruit and veggies!), it's suitable for a range of intolerances and allergies and less refined than one you may buy packaged or in a cafe. Unlike many raw desserts, it’s also not packed full with oil.

FUN FACT – Despite its name, the coconut is not a nut! Therefore it's safe to eat for those with tree nut allergies.

You’ll also note the recipe asks for “quality” dark chocolate.  This is referring to a dark chocolate that is 70% or above.  You’re welcome to use your own homemade chocolate instead but it will be more difficult to achieve that crunch.

It serves 18-20 which means you’ll have enough to freeze and defrost for later; or alternatively, halve the mixture.

Happy Creating! 

Note: for allergies & intolerances, this slice is also naturally free from dairy, lactose and wheat.  

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Coconut "Rough" Slice
This chocolate and coconut slice is all kinds of yum, with my inspiration being the good ol’ Coconut Rough. The recipe asks for “quality” dark chocolate. This is referring to a dark chocolate that is 70% or above. You’re welcome to use your own homemade chocolate instead but it will be more difficult to achieve that crunch. It also serves 18-20 which means you’ll have enough to freeze and defrost for later; or alternatively, halve the mixture.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats, blended into a flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup milk of choice
  • 60g quality dark chocolate
  • pinch sea salt
Instructions
1. Combine all dry ingredients (minus the salt) in a large bowl and mix with a fork until combined. Add the honey and milk and mix with a fork until all mixture is wet and combined. Transfer into a small brownie pan and press down. Place in freezer while melt chocolate 2. Place chocolate in a double boiler to melt, or the microwave stirring at 30 second Intervals. Pour over the top of the base, spread evenly with a spoon and allow 10 - 15 mins in freezer to set. Store in the fridge and serve with a pinch of sea salt.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 18-20

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