Yummy and energising chocolate fridge cakes

These are just amazing...healthy...and yet kind of amazing to think that we can have "healthy" bars like this, still compared to Cadbury's...

I am told by Medicinal Chef (Dale Pinnock) that these bars are good for preventing depression and stress, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and constipation...

Fabulous fridge cakes are sweet, delicious ad so dense in nutrients that one of these (or two in my case) will keep you going for hours.  They are super yummy and I am eternally grateful to my Mum who makes them regularly for Ewan and I!

Makes 8 pieces
8 tablespoons mixed seeds (such as flax, pumpkin, sesame or sunflower)
3 handfuls of goji berries
1 handful pitted dates
4 tablespoons cacao powder
1 teaspoon desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon nuts, such as brazil nuts chopped
1 tablespoon dried fruits, such as dried apricots or cranberries, chopped.

How to make

Okay so place all the ingredients except the coconut oil, nuts and dried fruit in a food processor, reserving about 1 tablespoon of the seeds and goji berries, and pulse a few times to start creating a stiff, coarse mixture.

Place the coconut oil in a heatproof bowl, then sit the bowl in some freshly boiled water. The oil will melt in a matter of seconds.  Add the melted oil to the rest of the ingredients in the food processor. Process the ingredients at full speed until they have combined thoroughly into a firm paste.

Line a 20cm rectangular cake tin with baking parchment, turn the mixture into the tin and press down firmly to completely fill it. Sprinkle the reserved seeds and goji berries over the top., along with the chopped nuts and fruits, press down lightly. Place in the fridge for 3 hours, or until set firm. Slice into about 8 even pieces.

And then enjoy!!!

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