chocolate almond rice bubble slice recently, I was quite interested in more ideas for using nut butter. This energy bites recipe was chosen by E because he preferred a slice to balls. It appealed to me because when I made it last week it was so hot that I didn't fancy turning on the oven. And I love how these slices allow a clear out of the pantry.
In fact it was so hot last week that we ate dinner outside - though that was partly because Sylvia wouldn't come inside. Then on the night I made this slice it was so wet that both E and took twice as long as usual to get home because Melbourne went into traffic chaos. Melbourne's weather is like that at the moment. Either too hot or too cold and wet.
chocolate icing in the freezer. The recipe says that it is fine without the chocolate icing but it was the Pinterest photo with the chocolate on top that first drew me in. At first I was dubious about the slice. I wasn't sure of the amount of ground linseeds. Then I decided I really liked them. But I loved the slice so much more once I put a layer of chocolate icing on top. So did E. Every time I gave a piece to Sylvia she licked the chocolate off the top and told me it was like a icy pole.
Ripponlea last weekend with friends Chris, Yav and Florence. I wanted to take a piece of slice along but didn't think it quite right. It was great morning tea snacks at work. The icing went so soft that it was quite messy. That's fine for me. I didn't think I could bear to have Sylvia taking an hour to eat a piece and ending up with chocolate icing everywhere.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. We caught up on the first episode last night and really enjoyed the stylish production and feisty heroine.
I am sending this slice to Ricki for her Wellness Weekends (without the chocolate topping for a vegan, sugar free and gluten free slice if you use vegan choc chips and GF oats).
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
This time last year: Chocolate cashew fudge and nut roast love!
This time two years ago: Serendipitous Plum Jam
This time three years ago: Frozen Fruity Fun with Icy Poles
This time four years ago: WBB Microwave Muesli
Linseed, cashew and fruit slice:
Adapted from Mia's Domain
1/2 cup rice malt syrup (I used a little golden syrup to top up when I ran out)
1 cup cashew butter
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup ground linseeds (flax seeds)
2 tbsp whole linseeds
1/2 cup raw wheat germ
1/2 cup raw hazelnuts, chopped
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup prunes, chopped
Chocolate ganache (optional)
The recipe used half cup each of dark chocolate and cream but I used this dark chocolate frosting.
Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combined. I found it hard going stirring it all together but with a bit of elbow grease it comes together. Spread into a lined or greased 20cm square cake tin and press down with the back of a spoon. Leave in fridge to firm up. If desired, spread with ganache or chocolate frosting and return to fridge. Slice up int squares to serve. This slice is best kept in the fridge because once out of the fridge it gets quite soft (especially the chocolate frosting).
On the stereo:
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