This vegan (egg-free, gluten-free, dairy-free) rocky road recipe makes a delicious occasional treat.
These rocky road squares contain goji berries (available in organic food shops) which have lots of health benefits. They contain high levels of antioxidants including vitamin C, beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. These phytochemicals provide immune system support, promote healthy skin, stabilise blood sugar, and protect against cancer and age-related eye diseases.
Serving size: Makes 9-12 pieces
For the dry mix:
155g (1 cup) dried apricots (sulphur free)
40g (1⁄2 cup) walnuts
60g (1⁄2 cup) hazelnuts (or use whichever nuts you have)
80g (1⁄2 cup) mixed currants or raisins
55g (1⁄2 cup) goji berries
For the chocolate mix:
150g (3⁄4 cup) coconut oil, melted
60g (3⁄4 cup) cacao powder
30g (1⁄4 cup) coconut sugar
170g (1⁄2 cup) maple syrup
60g (1⁄2 cup) pitted dates soaked for 30 minutes
Notes: Keeps well in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Source: Daisy Payne, The Hardihood for Me+Em
Allergy advice: contains nuts.