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