Easy Paleo Chocolate Clusters Recipe

Allergens: Contains nuts

Claims to Fame: Gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, starch free, snack/dessert

When my mother knocked on my front door, faced with a level of misery any chocoholic can relate to when they are told they can no longer eat chocolate – I had to make a plan. Due to the acidity levels in her body, her nutritionist advised her that she should exclude any dairy, sugar, starch and red meats from her diet. I set out to create something that is delicious yet meets all the restrictions laid out for her. After a number of attempts I’ve compiled this recipe for her so that she can still have the chocolate indulgence she craved so much without the side effects.

Ingredients:

  • 3 free range eggs
  • 30ml coconut oil
  • 30ml organic cocoa (Dutch process also acceptable)
  • 30ml raw honey
  • 40g coconut
  • 20g coconut flour
  • 70g ground almonds
  • 30g goji berries *

*The goji berries can be replaced with other dried fruit of your choice, however a lot of other fruits have sugar added to them when they are dried. Fresh fruits shorten the shelf life to about 3 days. and should be kept in the fridge.





Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180?C / 350F.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs and the coconut oil.
  • Sift in the cocoa powder to ensure there are no lumps and whisk thoroughly.
  • Add the honey.
  • Add the coconut and almonds and stir.
  • Stir in the coconut flour and the goji berries.
  • The mixture should be fairly stiff but let it rest for about 5 minutes. The coconut flour will absorb more moisture while it rests.
  • Gently spoon heaped teaspoon full of the mixture onto the baking paper.
  • Bake for 10 – 15 minutes. They should be firm to the touch, but not hard.
  • Leave them to cool on a cooling rack before placing them in an airtight container.
  • They last up to 2 weeks in an airtight container – that is – if they aren’t eaten before then.

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