Chocolate treat which contains no sugar and no butter? Impossible you may think, or if possible must certainly taste like cardboard.
Well I've found a recipe which not only contains no naughty ingredients but also tastes the exact opposite of woody pulp.
Plus it's also vegan and has a surprise ingredient in the icing.This slice is so many things.
I found it through fellow blogger Laura at Hungry and Frozen, and she found on another blog here.
1 cup walnuts (or any nuts or mixture of nuts you have)
1 cup dates, pitted
2/3 cup cocoa powder
40ml honey, maple syrup or whatever syrupy deliciousness you have
2 tsp vanilla extract
In a food processor grind up the nuts, dates and 1/2 the quantity of cocoa powder. Will look a bit like soil, quite crumbly. Press into a tin, and pack down tightly.
Clean the food processor. Pop in your avocado, rest of cocoa powder, salt, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon (I actually left this out - but could be delicious so do it). Mix it all up and spread over your base.
Freeze for at least an hour. Slice up, and leave to defrost for maybe 10mins before eating.
This is really good, and I will use this icing on other treats as well. The base does crumble more as it thaws, so I may research what I can use here to better hold together, perhaps more dates.