Such a pretty number to pull out for a party or dinner, and perfect to have in the fridge to slice up when you fancy a chocolate hit. Without using the old school crushed biscuits for the crunch. It's a simple melt and mix number - and even easier if you happen to have a Thermomix - I have been living on this over the holidays.
In an bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, melt the chocolate and coconut oil then remove from heat. Place the nuts and seeds into a magimix or blender and blitz until chopped well. Do chop with a knife if you want.
Tip all the ingredients into the molten chocolate mixture and stir well to combine.
Line a baking tray and pour the mixture in, and leave in the fridge for 20-30 minutes until malleable but not runny.
Cut two sheets of baking paper (about 10" x 14") and taking half the mixture, roll into a sausage in the paper, twisting the ends shut tightly.
Place back in the fridge for 2 hours at least. Unroll and sprinkle with cocoa or icing sugar to serve. To go the extra mile you can tie with string like a salami. Slice onto a wooden chopping board and serve on the table.
- 300g Dark Chocolate (70% or higher) broken into pieces
- 150g Coconut oil
- 50g Sunflower seeds
- 100g Hazelnuts
- 50g Buckwheat Groats (these you can get online Buy Whole Foods Organic Buckwheat Raw 1 kg)
- 1/2 cup soft dried figs, chopped
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries
- 2-3 tbsp Cocoa Powder (or icing sugar if you want the white look)