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. To make the topping I use 85% cocoa dark chocolate to keep the sugar content down, but added 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
Makes 6 pieces
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
- 1/4 cup brazil or macadamia nuts
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- 2 teaspoons freeze-dried berry powder (optional)
- 1 x 20ml tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
- 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.
I use an Australian 20ml tablespoon. 1 x 20ml tablespoon = 4 teaspoons.
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.
You might also like my Raw Rocky Road.