Try Jessica Sepel’s tasty rocky road recipe

Guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth sans refined sugars.

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Hands up if you love rocky road? Yep, thought so. The combination of chocolate, marshmallow and nuts are oh-so-good for the taste buds, but not so much for the waistline. Luckily, Jessica Sepel has shared her yummy, guilt-free rocky road recipe. It’s guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth sans refined sugars.

This healthier version of rocky road looks and tastes incredible. Sweetened with natural Medjool dates, it’s refined-sugar free and full of good fats, making it a satiating yet decadent treat. You can get creative with the additions, too – white mulberries, goji berries, coconut or your favourite nuts and seeds will all taste amazing!

JSHealth’s Rocky Road Recipe

Makes: 9 slices

Ingredients:

3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup cacao powder
5-6 Medjool dates, pitted
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup gluten-free granola or puffed brown rice
1/4 cup mixed raw nuts, chopped (I used hazelnut and pistachios)
1/4 cup goji berries

Method: 

  1. Add coconut oil, cacao powder, cinnamon, sea salt and dates to a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, combine granola/puffed brown rice, coconut, mixed nuts and goji berries. Pour over cacao-coconut mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a lined baking dish and place in freezer to set for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from freezer and slice. Enjoy immediately.

Notes: This rocky road keeps in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.


Prefer savoury dishes? Try one of these delicious and super quick salmon recipes. Not to mention, this miso eggplant dish will help keep your gut happy.
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Jessica Sepel
Jessica Sepel is one of Australia’s leading nutritionists as well as an author, wellness coach and health blogger at http://www.jessicasepel.com. You may recognize her from her beautiful recipes – she is the beloved voice of very active Facebook and Instagram profiles featuring daily food inspiration and health mantras. Her second eBook, The Clean Life, was massively successful worldwide, before being published officially by Pan Macmillan Australia under a new title, The Healthy Life. As a regular contributor to Vogue Australia, mindbodygreen and a variety of international publications, Jess continues to expand the JSHealth brand for women who want to prioritize wellness in their busy lives. She has a passion for helping young women develop a healthy relationship with food, teaching self love and respect everywhere she goes and has just completed her second book, to be published early next year.