Raw rocky road – better than the original
Have you ever heard of something so yummy? Last minute, raw rocky road without too much sugar and marshmallows, but still with sticky caramel and salty peanuts. We could barely believe our eyes when our friend Charlotte posted this insanely good recipe on her blog. Goodness, our mouths are watering just thinking about it. This Christmas candy is made in 3 1/2 steps and we’ll try to walk you through it in a calm and educational way when really all we want to do is celebrate!
Step 1 – Nut mix
This is the simplest (and least sticky) step. Mix 1/2 cup peanuts, 1/2 cup goji berries and 1/2 cup coconut flakes (we actually choose roasted nuts and flakes but that’s cheating if you want to be totally raw) with 1-2 fresh salt. Easy enough so fart? Continue to step 2.
Step 2 – Caramel
Okay, this is probably the hardest step due to how impossible it is not to just eat half the batter. Add 100 grams of dates, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and a small pinch of salt in a blender and let it run until it turns into a sticky caramel. You need to be a little patient here because it takes a lot longer than you’re probably used to – just when you think you’re done, you should let it run a bit longer. When you have the caramel ready, put it in the fridge. Congratulations, you’re now ready for step 3.
Step 3 – Chocolate
Welcome to the final and crucial moment. Melt 1/2 cup coconut oil in a hot water bath together with 1/2 cup raw cocoa and 1/4 cup honey and taste it. If you want more sweetness, you can add some more honey or coconut sugar, but keep in mind that you’ll mix the caramel in soon, which also adds sweetness.
Step 3 1/2 – Assemble everything
Speaking of the caramel – remove it from the fridge now and divide it into smaller pieces. Add the caramel and the nut mix to the chocolate and spread it all over a baking sheet. Put this wonderful chocolate blend in the fridge and let it solidify. Brace yourself and wait a few hours – we promise you, it’s worth it. After a few hours, go get the chocolate and break it into large pieces.
Congratulations, you’ve now made the best Christmas candy in the world. Children, pretend you didn’t hear this, but they’re damn fine.
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