Rose and Chocolate Raw Slice

Rose and Chocolate Raw Slice

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a dessert with you all! It’s also been a while since I posted a recipe. I’ve had the urge to play around with some raw slices and chocolates and wanted to include rose in one of them. I went with the slice and the complimentary chocolate to sweeten everyones taste buds. Β The chocolates I’ll make will be either coconut or peppermint centred. If you have any preference in which flavour you’d prefer, please let me know in the comments below!

I’ve never actually used rose water in anything before so I was excited to try something different. I also used some rose petals to sprinkle on the top to make it that extra bit pretty. It looks like quite a feminine dessert. I don’t think you can go wrong with rose and chocolate. I’ve experimented with it a few times to test what would work better and to refine the ingredients and sweetness.

I’m also planning on experimenting and making vegan turkish delights with this rose water. Anyone made them before? Any tips?

Everyone that has tried this rose and chocolate raw slice has fallen in love with it, I hope you do too!

ROSE AND CHOCOLATE RAW SLICE

For this recipe it’s ideal that the cashews are soaked for at least 2 hours so they can become nice and creamy when blended. If you don’t have time for that, just make sure you add some water and blend it for longer. The consistency may not be the same but it shouldn’t affect the flavour.

If you have a super sweet tooth, you can add a little more maple syrup into the topping part of the slice. I didn’t want to make it sickly sweet as raw desserts on their own can be dense and overpowering if there’s too much going on. I hope you enjoy this one as it’s quick and simple πŸ™‚

Rose and Chocolate Raw Slice

Total Time: 1 hour

16 slices

Ingredients

    Base:
  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 6 pitted medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
    Top:
  • 3 cups cashews (soaked for at least 2 hours)
  • 3 tbsp rose water
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • Water if needed
  • Dried pink rose petals for decoration

Instructions

  1. Line a baking tray (approximately 16cm x 25cm) with unbleached baking paper and set aside.
  2. In your food processor with the large bowl (if you have different food processing bowl sizes), place all the base ingredients in and blend for around 3-4 minutes, stopping to scrape the sides down. Once the mixture starts to stick together when you pinch it, it's ready to go in the baking tray.
  3. Line the baking tray with the base mix pressing down with a spatula or using your fingers. Place in fridge.
  4. No need to wash the food processor. Place all the topping ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth. You will probably have to pause a few times and scrape down the sides. If the mixture feels a little dry, add a little water.
  5. Once the mixture is blended to an almost smooth consistency, pour it on top of the base and smooth out with the spatula. It may seem a little sticky at first but keep persisting with it and it will get better as it settles on top of the base.
  6. Sprinkle a handful of rose petals on top and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes until the topping has firmed up.
  7. When ready to serve, run a sharp knife under hot water and cut while still wet. Repeat process for every cut you make to ensure the knife doesn't stick to the slice. This should yield 16 pieces.
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Rose and Chocolate Raw Slice

6 comments… add one
  • Jackie Blinco 31/07/2016 Reply

    Looks delicious! Will definitely try!

  • Rhea 31/07/2016 Reply

    Hi Masa,
    Thanks for the recipe. I have rose water in the kitchen, and now a vegan recipe to make with it. I prefer coconut with chocolate rather than mint. Thanks!

    • Yay! Isn’t it great when you’ve had something sitting in the cupboard for a while trying to work out what to do with it and a recipe comes along that is the perfect fit!? Thanks for the feedback πŸ™‚

  • Summer 01/08/2016 Reply

    They look amazing. I will have to give them a try. My food processor has been difficult of late- I haven’t been making things like this because of it. I’d better get it sorted so I can get making again!

    • That’s not good! You realise how much you use something until it stops working or doesn’t perform as well as it used to. Let me know what you think when you get the chance to try it out πŸ™‚

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