A low sugar dessert that looks impressive and satisfies a sweet tooth, this is the perfect thing to whip up when you’re having health conscious guests - or when you’re craving chocolate. Some protein, fibre and healthy fats in here too for a balanced after dinner treat. By Nutritionist and GoodnessMe Box Health Editor Melissa Fine.
- 250g dark cooking chocolate (We like the Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Melts from Well Naturally at GoodnessMe Box HQ; Or look for varieties containing a cocoa content of at least 70% - to keep the sugar content down)
- 1 Well Naturally No Added Sugar Cereal Bar with Nuts (full of puffed quinoa, almonds and peanuts, this adds a nice crunch)
- 1-2 Tbsp shredded coconut
- You may also like to add any other ingredients to suit your taste
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Break the chocolate into pieces and melt either on the stovetop or in the microwave. To melt on the stovetop, place chocolate in a heatproof bowl on top of a pot of simmering water – Allow the chocolate to melt, stirring a few times with a wooden spoon; Make sure the water doesn’t come in contact with the bowl.
Or, if you’re using a microwave, place the chocolate in a deep, microwave-safe bowl, cover and microwave on 50% power for 1 minute; Remove from microwave, stir, cover and microwave again on 50% power for another 10-15 seconds. Repeat until all of the chocolate has melted.
Pour the melted chocolate onto your lined baking tray, gently moving the tray from side to side so that it’s evenly covered.
Sprinkle the broken up cereal bar on top of the chocolate base, followed by the shredded coconut and any other ingredients you might fancy.
Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, or until chocolate has set.
Cut into squares or break into shards and serve!
The ingredients in Well Naturally No Sugar Added Cereal Bars have been specially selected for their nutritional benefits. The bars are also an excellent source of fibre and attract a 4.5 health star rating – based on the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and Australian Dietary Guidelines.
Recipe adapted from www.wellnaturally.com.au