healthy snack recipes for work

I don’t think this one requires much convincing. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a bit of salted caramel?!

Of course, this is a much healthier version than the original, however it comes with a warning: do not eat it all at once!

While it is packed with goodness from the almonds, sunflower seeds and coconut oil, it is also packed with medjool dates.
So, if you can, try and control yourself

Enjoy!!

Ingredients:

Base:
– ¾ cup almond meal
– ¼ cup sunflower seeds
– 1 TBSP maple syrup
– 2 TBSP cacao powder
– 3 TBSP coconut oil (melted)

Centre:
– 10 medjool dates (pitted)
– ½ cup coconut oil (melted)
– ½ tsp Himalayan salt
– ½ cup coconut cream
– 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence

Top:
– ½ cup coconut oil
– 2 TBSP cacao powder
– 2 tsp maple syrup
– ¼ tsp Himalayan salt (or more if desired)

Method:
1. Line a loaf tin with baking paper
2. For the base, place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until a crumb is formed and the sunflower seeds have broken down
3. Place the base mixture into the loaf tin and press down firmly (hands work best here!) then place into the fridge to set
4. For the centre, place the dates into a food processor and blend until a thick paste is formed.
5. Add the coconut cream, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt to the processor and process on a medium speed for about 4-5 minutes or until well combined and most of the dates have completely broken down
6. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin, on top of the base mixture and place in freezer to set
7. In a small saucepan, place the coconut oil, cacao, maple syrup and salt and heat until fully melted and combined
8. Set this mixture aside for about 10 minutes to cool before adding it to the loaf tin
9. Place into the fridge to set

Note: this can be kept in the freezer, which means it can last longer if you let it!