Chocolate Squares (raw, paleo & vegan!)

BallinaGirl LOVES “chocolate squares”. She requested it as the food she wanted at her party, and loves helping me make them, advising me I had to make them to take to playgroup as our snack to share (no, a piece of fruit was not good enough apparently!).

Raw Paleo Vegan “Chocolate Squares”
1/2 cup of assorted seeds (I used sunflower and chia seeds)
3/4 cup pitted dates (I used dried, so had to add a bit more oil for moisture)
1 tablespoon of raw cacao (or more if you like it really chocolatey)
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 – 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (as required)

Put the seeds in to a food processor and whizz until coursely ground. Add in dates and whizz again, until dates have broken up and mixture looks a bit like this

Add cacao powder and vanilla and whizz again to mix.

Then add coconut oil in 1/2 tablespoon increments mixing in between, until the mixture starts to stick together and sort of form a ball

Get a long length of cling wrap and put the mixture in to the middle of it. Then fold over the corners to make and allow room for the mixture to be rolled in to a square or rectangle. Grab a roller and roll it flat.

Put it in the fridge or freezer until it becomes firm. Then remove cling wrap and cut in to squares (or whatever shape you want).


And you’re ready to eat! This can melt in heat, so best to keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. In winter months it seems to be fine, as long as it isn’t in direct sun. It goes fine in BallinaGirl’s lunchbox (in an insulated lunch bag).