I think it’s fair to say that from about 2pm onwards on a Friday I am literally visualising drinking wine and eating cheese and chocolate. For people who work on a Friday this is manageable. You just simply can’t so end of story. I don’t work Fridays. And here lies the problem. I can eat chocolate, cheese and drink wine from 9am and no. one. would. ever. know. Can you see the problem?!? I am very conflicted.
My conflict resolution? raw toblerone bites. The only chocolate treat that you can justify eating at 9am….. 11am…. 11:05am…. 2:20pm…..2:20pm……2:21pm…………..
Raw Toblerone Bites
Makes 16-18 slices
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup cacao
4tbs maple syrup (agave, rice malt syrup or honey will work)
2 cups cashews, soaked in water for 30 minutes
1/2 cup cacao
1/2 cup maple syrup (agave, rice malt syrup or honey will work)
1/4 cup coconut water
1/4 cup coconut cream
1tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
In a food processor blend the nuts until you have a sandy like nut flour. Add the remaining base ingredients and pulse until a sticky dough forms. Press this dough evenly into a lines baking tin and pop in the fridge.
Add your soaked cashews to the food processor and blend until almost smooth. I like to keep little bits of cashew in the mix as it acts like the nougat in real toblerone. Repeat with the remaining cake ingredients. Taste here to ensure you like the sweet and bitter balance. Pour this mixture over the base and freeze for the day or over night.
This needs to be kept in the freezer as the oils melt in your hands pretty quickly so just keep frozen until you are ready to tuck in! I cut mine into slices but little bite sizes are perfect also.
Note…. these lil guys will end up all of your fingers so eat them up immediately after taking them out of the freezer and have napkins close by!