Rocky Road Slice
I would never argue with rocky road in its pure state. But for something a little healthier, what could be better than a cleaner rocky road sitting on top of a chocolate oaty base?
The slice is vegan, using Bare Blends Cacao & Cinnamon Plant Protein in the base and a range of boosters in the rocky road topping. To make the topping I use 85% cocoa dark chocolate to keep the sugar content down, but add a spoonful of rice malt syrup and coconut oil to help the chocolate coating set a little softer.
Feel free to get creative with what you add to the rocky road topping. I like brazil or macadamia nuts with raisins or cranberries and coconut. But you could add any combination of nuts and dried fruits that take your fancy.
Rocky Road Slice
Gluten free | Dairy free | Vegan
For the base:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup plant-based protein powder (I used Bare Blends Cacao & Cinnamon Plant Protein)
- 2 x 20ml tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 x 20ml tablespoons rice malt syrup, pure maple syrup or honey
For the topping:
- 80g dark (85% cocoa) chocolate
- 1 x 20ml tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 x 20ml tablespoon rice malt syrup, pure maple syrup or honey
- 2 teaspoons freeze-dried berry powder (optional) (I used Bare Blends Bare Berries)
- 1/4 cup brazil or macadamia nuts
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- 1 x 20ml tablespoon chia seeds (optional) (I used Bare Blends Organic Chia Seeds)
- Line an 8 x 12cm container with baking paper or cling film.
- To make the base, process all of the base ingredients in a food processor until well combined. Press the mixture firmly into the lined container and set aside.
- To make the topping, melt the chocolate in the microwave or using a double boiler. Stir in the coconut oil, rice malt syrup and Bare Berries (if using). Allow to cool slightly, then stir in the nuts, dried fruit, coconut and chia seeds.
- Pour the chocolate mixture over the base and smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Leave in the fridge for a few hours to set. Once set, remove from the fridge and cut into pieces. Store in the fridge or freezer.
Makes 6 pieces.
* Oats naturally don't contain gluten, but as they are often processed on the same equipment as wheat, they can have traces of gluten. If you're strictly gluten-free, you can buy gluten-free oats.