Chewy Chocolate Crunch Bars
gluten free, vegan, sugar free | Recipe by Sarah’s Pantry & Hemple
This totally vegan recipe is the perfect balance between chewy, chocolate and crunchy. Naturally free of gluten and sugar, this homemade chocolate bar will rival anything you can find on the shelves, plus you’ve got extra goodness from the addition of our yummy hemp seeds. Trust us, this dessert is delish!
½ cup coconut oil or cacao butter
½ cup rice malt syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp fine salt (I use Himalayan pink salt)
¼ cup raw cacao powder
2 cups puffed brown rice
½ cup hemp seeds
½ cup desiccated coconut
¼ cup activated buckwheat, or sunflower seeds (optional, for crunch)
Extras (optional): Goji berries, coconut flakes, macadamias
1. Melt coconut oil in a medium sized saucepan on low heat.
2. When coconut oil is melted take off heat and add rice malt syrup, vanilla, salt and cacao powder, mix well with a whisk until all ingredients are combined.
3. Mix through the brown rice puffs, when they are well coated in the chocolate mixture add the hemp seeds, desiccated coconut and buckwheat.
4. Once the seed mix is well coated, spread thinly into a baking paper lined baking tray. Pat down well with a spatula. Refrigerate until ready to cut and serve (30mins or so to set).