No-Bake Chocolate and Raspberry Squares

With a nutty, chocolate base, a soft raspberry jam-like layer, and chocolate glaze on top, these easy No-Bake Chocolate and Raspberry Squares will have you reaching for seconds.

This Raw Chocolate Raspberry Slice is at the top of my dessert list.

I love finding flavours that work well together in a slice and this classic pairing of chocolate and raspberry is no exception. The layers of this slice work so well together; the chocolate nut base has the perfect crunch to it, the raspberry layer is soft and sweet and the chocolate layer will leave you wanting more.

Other desserts which are at the top of my list include my Raw Caramel Slice, Raw Caramel Brownie Slice and Coconut Rough.

I am finding it hard to narrow it down to a top three, so a top four will have to do.

Click here for the recipe for the raspberry layer.

No-Bake Chocolate and Raspberry Squares
 
Ingredients
Base
  • 12 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup raw nuts (either almonds, macadamias or cashews work well. You can use one type or a mixture)
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
Raspberry Layer
  • Click the link above for the recipe.
Chocolate Layer
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or rice malt syrup
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao powder
Instructions
  1. To make the base: add the base ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor and blend until it resembles fine crumbs and sticks together when pressed. Spoon mixture into a lined slice tin and press down with the back of a spoon. Place it in the freezer.
  2. To make the raspberry layer, blend all raspberry layer ingredients except the coconut oil in a high speed blender until smooth. Add coconut oil and blend until well combined. Add to the base and smooth over with a spatula or back of a spoon and place into the freezer for at least 1 hour to set.
  3. To make the chocolate layer, melt the coconut oil in saucepan on low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and add the maple syrup. Whisk briskly until well combined. Then add the cacao powder, stirring until well mixed through. Pour the chocolate on top of the raspberry layer. Place back into the freezer and let it set completely, approximately 1-2 hours. You want to ensure that the slice has completely set, to allow for easier slicing.
  4. Remove from the tin, slice straight away and store in an airtight container in the freezer (I recommend the freezer as the raspberry layer softens easily).

 

Vanessa Vickery

Ness is a qualified nutritionist, a life & wellness coach in-training, and a mother of two extremely energetic toddlers. She has created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible and attractive products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness.

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