Fedeli Cafe’s vegan nut slice

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Photo: Kerrie Waterworth
Photo: Kerrie Waterworth
Makes 24

Gluten free, raw sugar free

Nut slice

1½ cups goji berries

1½ cups sultanas or raisins

1½ cups cranberries

3 cups brown rice syrup

¾ cup peanut butter

½ tsp salt

1 Tbsp cinnamon

2 cups gluten-free flour

2 cups fine coconut

4½ cups peanuts, toasted

3 cups sunflower seeds

Sugar-free chocolate

¼ cup coconut oil or raw cacao butter

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup rice syrup

1 cup cacao, raw

½ cup water

Method

1. Soak sultanas, cranberries and goji berries in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain.

2. Heat brown rice syrup until it softens a bit (be careful not to overheat), mix in peanut butter, salt and cinnamon until well combined.

3. In a blender, mix the peanuts until they resemble couscous.

4. Add the peanuts to the brown rice syrup mix along with the flour, coconut, drained berries and sunflower seeds. Mix well. Press in to a lined 50cm x 35cm baking tray.

5. Bake at 160degC fan bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Leave to cool and cut into 24 slices.

7. Drizzle with sugar-free (vegan) chocolate and garnish with pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

Sugar-free chocolate

Mix all ingredients in a pot on low heat.

Add water if needed, but carefully.

 

- Recipe provided by Fedeli Cafe, Wanaka. Recipe requested by Laura Clydesdale.

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