It’s cherry season. Which means I’ll be munching on them red beauties non-stop. You know what’s good with cherries? You guessed it, chocolate! And as if by accident, I still had this Raw Chocolate Making Kit from Elements for Life lying around (review on this brand right here). Match made in kitchen? Sure is!
Another late night kitchen experiment turned out just great. I have to say, those late night cooking sessions? They’re going to be a thing this summer. It’s simply too hot during the day to cook.
This raw choc kit has been on my mind ever since I got it in the mail. I’ve been excited to test it ever since but I just couldn’t find the time to put it to good use. Imo: choc deserves attention and should be used right. In other words: you need a decent amount of time to use it. And that moment has come, finally!
Absolutely loved working with the kit! So easy to use yet so satisfying to make your own raw (!) chocolate. If you would like to grab one for yourself, I’ve got you covered with a discount code on your first E4L online order: PINEAPPLESNTEA20gives you 20% off. Now if that’s not a deal, I don’t know what is…
This cherry choc slice has 3 layers: an oatmeal base, a cherry middle and a chocolate top. Oh damn!
None of the links in this post are affiliate links, nor is this a sponsored post. Elements For Life was so kind to send me this choc making kit and I just wanted to put it to good use. Just so you know 😉
tahini cherry chocolate slice
- 200 grams oatmeal (ideally 100 gr quick and 100 gr rolled oats)
- 75 grams tahini
- 1 mashed banana
- 2 chia or flax eggs*
- lemon zest of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tbsp red fruit jam ( both home made or store-bought are fine)
- 250 grams pitted and halved cherries
- Elements for Life Raw Chocolate Making Kit **or 150 grams dark chocolate
- a tiny pinch of Himalayan salt
- a few sesame seeds as topping
- balsamic vinegar to top off, if desired
- Preheat the oven for 180°C.
- Put the oats, tahini, mashed banana, chia/flax eggs and the lemon zest in a bowl and mix thoroughly. The mixture should seem a bit dry but should stick.
- Line a 20×20 cm baking tray and place the mixture in the tray.
- Press the mixture down. It should be about 1 cm high.
- Bake for 20 minutes until golden-brown.
- Take the tray out of the oven and place in the fridge until cooled completely.
- When the oat base has cooled down, take the tray out of the oven.
- Spread the jam over the base.
- Place the halved and pitted cherries on the jam, with their hollow side down. Cover the entire base, pressing the cherries a bit down. You’ll likely have some cherries left, they serve as a snack (hehe).
- Follow the instructions on the recipe card in your Elements for Life kit***up until step 6 OR melt the 150 grams of chocolate au-bain-marie.
- Pour the chocolate gently over the cherries. I suggest using a spoon so the cherries stay in place.
- Sprinkle the sesame seeds and the Himalayan salt over the chocolate.
- Place the tray back into the fridge for at least an hour or until the chocolate has set.
- to make 1 chia or flax egg: mix 1 tbsp chia/flax with 3 tbsp water and put in the fridge for about ten minutes until the mixture is a thick gel. For this recipe you’ll need to double these amounts because you need 2 chia/flax eggs.
- I suggest you double the recipe on the recipe card and make all the chocolate. I made this cherry choc slice using only half the box and it turned out to be slightly too little chocolate. Using the entire box, you could either make a very decent chocolate layer for your slice or try out another recipe with the chocolate you have left.
- I used 2 tbsp of the sweetner, but it’s up to you really to decide how sweet you want your chocolate layer to be. I prefer mine a bit on the bitter side since the cherries and the jam are already pretty sweet.