With literally minutes left to celebrate Halloween here in Sweden, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share one of the most requested recipes I’ve shown previews of on Instagram. Many people mistakenly thought I had purchased a “Winterfell chocolate bar” when I first shared it during #foodofthrones2016, which of course I was rather chuffed about! 😉 But for those of you who’d like to make one yourself, you can download a free printable chocolate bar wrapper here.
And if you’re simply looking for an easy-to-make, last-minute healthier Halloween treat that truly tastes amazing, you’re in luck too!
CHOC-MINT MATCHA CRUNCH BARS
100 ml unsalted almond butter
4 tbsp rice malt/maple syrup
4 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp matcha powder such as Matcha Maiden
10 drops mint flavoured liquid stevia OR 1/4 tsp mint extract
325 ml quinoa oats (or plain oats)
75 ml crunchy quinoa/bran flakes (or other crisp flake-style cereal)
1-2 tsp cacao powder
40 g dark mint chocolate or plain dark chocolate
TO DECORATE (optional)
Melted dark chocolate of choice
Matcha white chocolate
- Line a small baking pan with baking paper.
- Blitz quinoa oats/oats in a food processor to make a coarse flour.
- Add remaining ingredients except for the chocolate and blitz until well combined (a shiny dough should start to form).
- Roughly chop/break up the chocolate and pulse blitz in with the rest of the mix to break it up and incorporate.
- Pop the mixture into the lined baking tray. Use a spatula or the back of a large spoon to flatten the mixture. Try to create a smooth surface & even thickness.
- It shouldn’t take long for the fudge to firm when chilled. To do it quickly, place it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Remove slab from tray, cut as you like into squares, bars or candy-sized pieces.
- Eat as is or drizzle with dark chocolate and sprinkle with toppings of choice (such as chopped matcha white chocolate, mint chips and cacao nibs).
- If wrapping, cover bars with foil first, then secure your cut out printable wrapper with tape or glue.
Happy Halloween greetings from our little patch of Stockholm!
❤ Marisa xx