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Recipe: Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark

Recipe: Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark

This homemade chocolate is made with just a few simple ingredients from your pantry. Coconut oil, cocoa or cacao and maple syrup (Feel free to substitute the maple syrup for your favourite sweetener) The coconut oil replaces the cocoa butter found in traditional chocolate, thus needed it to be kept in the freezer. This is […]

Recipe: The No Cheese Cheesecake

Recipe: The No Cheese Cheesecake

Baked or not baked, cheesecake is so good. There are so many variations to make. So I wanted a healthier version, cause let’s face it a minute on the lips, years on the hips ūüėČ Here’s what I found…The No Cheese Cheesecake. Okay it’s not exactly […]

Recipe: Raw Chocolate Coffee Bites

Recipe: Raw Chocolate Coffee Bites

I spent Saturday baking snacks for my kids school lunches also decided to make some items for myself for the weeks sneaky little treats. My pantry and fridge are full to the brim with baked goods!

I made energy balls which required almond butter…(See¬†Almond Butter¬†blog entry), I also made raw chocolate coffee bites. I found this on¬†The Organised Housewife’s¬†website, but I changed it up a little to suit my tastes.

Great for a quick snack, to kerb those ‘I need chocolate’ or ‘Give me all the coffees’ moments!

Raw Chocolate Coffee Bites

  • Servings: Approx 20
  • Difficulty: easy
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3/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup almonds
1 1/4 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup cacoa
1 tablespoon instant coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch salt


  1. Lightly grease loaf pan
  2. Place nuts, cacoa and coffee into food processor, process until they are fine crumbs
  3. Place dates into food processor, process until completely chopped
  4. Add vanilla and salt: process until combined
  5. Place mixture into loaf pan and firmly press into pan
  6. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes, then slice into bite size pieces
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge

I have changed the nuts and used regular pitted dates to suit my tastes, but you can find the original recipe here. You don’t need expensive instant coffee for this recipe, cheap coffee works just as well. If you don’t like the taste of Cacao, use cocoa instead for that more chocolatey taste. If you have time, you could also roll this mixture into balls.

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