Little squares of yumminess that hit the spot when you need something sweet. Even though they are packed full of nutritious goodness they still contain a high amount of natural sugar so just a little square for a treat -n one square contains just over 1tsp of sugar. I use an 18 x 18 square tin for these but you can use a 20x 10 loaf tin to get thicker layers.

Base Layer

8 brazil nuts

100g whole almonds

50g ground almonds

50g coconut oil (at room temp)

1 tbsp maple syrup

Banoffee Layer

1 very ripe banana

10 pitted Medjool dates, soaked in hot water for a few mins to soften

75g melted coconut oil

1tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp Himalayan salt (optional)

Chocolate Layer

50g coconut oil

2tbsp raw cacao

1tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp Himalayan salt (optional)

Method:

Prepare your tin by lining with some greaseproof paper. Place all the ingredients for the base layer into a food processor and blend to a crumb. It will be a little sticky. Empty into lined tin and press firmly to cover the base. Place the tin into the freezer while you make the filling. No need to wash the processor – add the banoffee ingredients and blitz until smooth, there will be some date skins that may not blend but that’s ok. Pour onto the base layer, level out and refreeze.

Slowly melt all the chocolate ingredients in a bowl over simmering water in a pan.  Smooth this over the banoffee layer and spread thinly with a palette knife or spatula. It is only a thin layer. Place the tin in the fridge for about 30 minutes before removing to cut into small squares with a sharp knife. Store in the fridge. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Selenium from the brazil nuts acts as an antioxidant with vitamin E (in both the almonds and the brazil nuts) but it is also essential for thyroid health. Coconut oil contains medium-chain saturated fats which are needed for hormone synthesis, and mono and polyunsaturated fats from the nuts keep the body’s cell membranes healthy. Raw Cacao contains Magnesium needed for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body – an essential nutrient that contributes to energy levels, good sleep, and muscle function.

 

NB

It is important that certain nutrients are not taken in excess and it always recommended you consult a qualified health practitioner before making changes to your diet