I am sure these are actually the best thing I have ever made – My friend gave me a reciepe for the yummiest but most unhealthy treats ever and of course I stupidly made them but boy, were they good and could I stop eating them?….of course not! She called it crak, its a mixture between bonfire toffee and smores I think! So in an attempt to stop myself scoffing the lot, I immediately tried to make a healthier version and after 4 attempts I got there and seriously, these are so much better than the butter, sugar filled original.
These are amazing, not only are they healthier…they are actually good for you! filled with utter health and nutrition, there is no need to feel guilty about devouring a couple!
So these little beauties are so easy to prepare, with only 7 ingredients, they filled with the goodness of iron, calcium, vitamin B and masses of antioxidants. I swapped the butter for Avocado – yes Avocado (you really can’t tell!) which is also so nutrient dense – containing healthy fats called poly and mono-saturated fats which have been shown to decrease cholesterol levels, reduce the likelihood of brain disease and promote healthy brain function. I used a sugar called monk fruit sugar which is widely available (bulk barn strikes again!), is completely natural given that is comes from fruit, it looks and tastes like Sugar but contains NO CALORIES, making this treat so utterly fabulous!
Makes 16-20 pieces
- 2 Avocados mashed
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Coconut oil
- 3 Tbsp Monk Fruit sugar
- 1/2 Cup raw pecan nuts
- 1/2 Cup raw almonds
- 2 Medjool dates
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1/2 Cup darkest chocolate chips
- Place parchment paper in a square tin
- Blitz the nuts in a food processor for 30 seconds or so
- Add in the water and pitted dates
- Using a spatula, smooth the nut mixture to the bottom of the tray, pressing into the side. To ensure it’s as flat as it can be, use a small piece of parchment paper and press with hand
- Place in freezer and move onto the topping
- In a saucepan, heat the coconut oil and monk fruit sugar together continuously stirring for a minute.
- Add in the mashed avocado and heat for about 4 minutes
- Remove from the heat and spoon over the frozen nut base, spreading out equally
- Place the tray in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, remove as soon as anything turning brown
- Immediately sprinkle the choc chips over the topping and leave for 5 minutes until they start to melt. Using a spatula, spread the chocolate out gently over the top and place back in the freezer for about 4 hours.
- Remove from freezer, slice and return to the freezer portioned up for when you need a beautiful sweet treat.