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Dark Almond Vanilla Chocolate Bar

Dark Almond Vanilla Chocolate Bar

  • Author: The Green Creator
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 1 bar 1x
  • Category: snack, sweet, dairy free, vegan, dessert
  • Cuisine: vegan, dairy-free, plant-based, gluten-free

Description

Easy, 5-ingredient dark chocolate bar made from scratch with vanilla and sliced almonds and sweetened with dates. Vegan, gluten-free and super delicious.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter (I like this brand*)
  • 2 dates and 5 tablespoons of water to blend the dates (you can also use any other sweetener that you like)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or a teaspoon of vanilla powder
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Melt the coconut butter in a mixing bowl over a small saucepan with a little bit of water over medium heat. Alternatively, you can use a microwave to melt the coconut butter in a mixing bowl until liquid.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and add the cacao powder. The more cacao powder you use, the bitter the chocolate will be. Whisk to combine.
  3. Meanwhile, make the date sweetener. Blend in a blender or with an immersion blender the two dates and water until you have a syrup. Add this to your chocolate blend and whisk.
  4. You can also use another sweetener such as coconut sugar or maple syrup or you can use more dates if you wish.
  5. When the mixture is completely combined add the vanilla extract and sliced almonds. Whisk to thoroughly combine.
  6. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed.
  7. Line a plate with parchment paper and pour the chocolate on top or into ice cubes molds (if you prefer chocolate blocks instead of a bar).
  8. Top with almonds.
  9. Set in the freezer to harden for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  10. Once completely solid, break into pieces. Keep at room temperature for serving. And store in an airtight container or freezer bag in the fridge for 2-3 weeks, or the freezer for 2 months.

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