August brought with it lots of hustle and bustle to our household; exams, school projects, catering gigs, work deadlines and to top it all off the dreadful humidity. Winter can’t come fast enough, so I decided to bring this gorgeous raw frozen dessert to fuel us up and cool us down. Raw Almond Slice… of clean eating and sinless pleasures !!
“Another raw dessert ?” Well, after the stupendous success of this pie, we have all fallen hook, line, and sinker for these scrumptious no-bake treats. This recipe was my attempt to recreate Almond Joy candy bars…chock-a-block with almonds and coconut, topped with smooth deep bittersweet chocolate. Happy to report a complete wipeout within 2 days!! Yes, that good.
It doesn’t hurt that its a fantastic healthier version of the sugar-laden candy bar that’s full of unhealthy fats and processed ingredients. This dessert is FREE of dairy, refined sugar, gluten, and FULL of healthy fats and yet tastes amazing. This Raw Almond Slice is quite rich, so a small portion goes a long way to satisfy your cravings. Unless, of course, you are like us!!
– Soaking the almonds overnight makes them silky smooth when blended.
– I used dairy-free organic chocolate from EarthLoaf for the topping. You can certainly use good quality dark chocolate, at least 70%. Or simply make the chocolate topping from here if you want to keep it vegan.
– You can increase the number of dates for the crust and filling if you don’t wish to use honey or maple syrup.
– All-natural or organic almond butter is easily available in most organic food stores and online as well. Feel free to substitute with all-natural or organic peanut butter.
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