Chocolate Cherry Slice-vegan + egg free,dairy free, gluten free, nut free

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Chocolate Cherry Slice-vegan + egg free,dairy free, gluten free, nut free 

*contains coconut

Chocolate Cherry Slice-vegan + egg free,dairy free, gluten free, nut free

This slice reminds me of my childhood in Australia eating cherry ripe slices.  This was a small window of time in my entire life when I was thought to have grown out of my dairy allergy.  I was extremely allergic as a baby, but in fact my symptoms just changed over time and eventually I was able to verbalise how I was feeling inside.  The combination of this with many years of sinus infections and generally feeling pretty rubbish led to me excluding dairy from my diet once again.  I unfortunately ended up very allergic once again after the birth of my first child, and have had a few anaphylactic reactions since then meaning I try hard to remain dairy free now.  This has been relatively straight-forward since all three children are dairy-allergic, until recently when a surprise exposure to dairy in my eldest has found us doing the milk ladder.  So we have had to adjust to having small amounts of dairy in the house again.  It’s been a challenge for me to stay away from them as I have zero self-restraint, especially when it comes to chocolate biscuits!  So, I decided to revisit these bars I made about a year ago for a magazine publication.  Hope you love them as much as I do 🙂 

Chocolate Cherry Slice-vegan + egg free,dairy free, gluten free, nut free

Chocolate Cherry Slice-vegan + egg free,dairy free, gluten free, nut free
Yields 18
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409 calories
48 g
7 g
23 g
4 g
18 g
93 g
57 g
28 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
93g
Yields
18
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409
Calories from Fat 197
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
35%
Saturated Fat 18g
88%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 7mg
2%
Sodium 57mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 48g
16%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 28g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
6%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Base
  1. 1 cup shredded coconut, toasted
  2. 1 1/2 cups Gluten Free rice bubbles
  3. 2 T coconut oil
  4. 130g dairy free chocolate (I use Whittakers)
Cherry Filling
  1. 200g desiccated coconut
  2. 1 x 150g packet glace cherries
  3. 1 x 320g tin coconut condensed milk*
  4. 150g coconut oil (I use VCO Natural brand but any will work)
  5. a few drops pink food colouring (optional-check for vegan suitability if required)
Coating
  1. 1 block dairy free chocolate or chocolate buttons for melting ( I use Whittakers and temper it, but dairy free buttons are fine if you like the taste)
  2. 1 T coconut oil
Instructions
  1. 1. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil for the base together in the microwave or in a bowl over a pot of hot water. Add the coconut and rice bubbles and mix well. Pack into a square cake tin or container lined with baking paper or foil. Smooth the top then place in the refrigerator until set.
  2. 2. Melt the coconut oil for the cherry filling and chop the glace cherries finely. Mix all the filling ingredients together and spread evenly over the base. Return to the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  3. 3. Remove the slice from the tin and cut into small rectangles. Return to the refrigerator until ready to coat in chocolate.
  4. 4. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together then leave to cool for about 5 minutes. It should be starting to thicken but not be set.
  5. 5. Place individual bars into the chocolate with a fork and turn to cover completely. Place on a sheet of baking paper until set.
Notes
  1. These bars will keep for a week in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
  2. *coconut condensed milk can be found at BinInn stores around New Zealand or there is a recipe to make your own on this blog.
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calories
409
fat
23g
protein
4g
carbs
48g
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