These are a raw slice which means they're sooooo easy to make! There's a secret ingredient that you may not expect which adds extra protein, nutrition & creaminess. Actually...this secret ingredient is also considered to be a vegetable when it comes to your 5 serves of veggies per day! Although you'd probably have to eat a third of this whole mix to get 1 serve! (No, that's not a challenge!)
So...what is the secret ingredient?? CHICKPEAS! Yes!!
When blitzed, chickpeas become smooth & creamy. They don't have a a strong flavour so they're perfect for adding to slices like this.
I love having treats like this in the fridge for when I'm feeling like something sweet. Especially on a Friday night. They really hit the spot! They last for ages too. Probably up to a month!
Full fat, high sugar treats are absolutely fine for an occasional treat but when I'm making something myself, I like to make things that will provide nutrition for my body as well. If you have a look at the ingredients of biscuits & slices from the supermarket the list is soooo long! There are often additives (which aren't actually food) & inflammatory vegetable oils too. This slice is made with real whole foods with a little bit of chocolate on top. I like to use Green & Blacks Organic Dark Chocolate as theirs only has a handful of real food ingredients.
1 tin drained & rinsed chickpeas
1/3 cup tahini (or PB)
1/3 cup raw honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla paste
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (or up your oats to 2 cups)
100g dark chocolate
(Options: a little extra chocolate & oats to top it with)
Place everything except the chocolate into a food processor & blitz until smooth
Transfer to a lined slice tray (lining the tray helps you to get it out later) & press down firmly
Gently melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave or a small pot on the stove
Pour over the top of the slice & spread out evenly
Top with the extra chocolate & oats if you're using them
Place in the fridge to set. The slice will still be soft because of the chickpeas but it will firm up a little
Slice up & eat!
The amount of slices you get will depend on how big your slice tin is. I get about 16 pieces.