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Quick and Easy Fruit and Nut Chocolates


 fruit and nut chocolates

When you started growing inside me I felt apprehension like nothing I had ever known.
Weeks later I felt sickness like nothing I had ever known.
When I gave birth to you I felt pain like nothing I had ever known.
When I first held you I felt love like nothing I had ever known.
When I took you home I felt sleep deprivation like nothing I had ever known.
During those weeks I felt the craziness of hormones like nothing I had ever known.
As I tried to feed you I felt frustration and hopelessness like nothing I had ever known.
In those first few months I felt clueless like nothing I had ever known.
Then you smiled and I felt my heart burst like nothing I had ever known.
You kissed me and I felt warmth like nothing I had ever known.
You had your first illness and I felt my heart break like nothing I had ever known.
You took your first steps and said your first words and I felt pride like nothing I had ever known.
You packed your bag and headed to school and I felt excitement, emptiness and a sense of worry like nothing I had ever known.
You stand before me now. So grown up. So beautiful. I feel all of these things at once; mothering you is like nothing I had ever known.

Thank you for all that you have given to me.

Quick and Easy Fruit and Nut Chocolates

  • 6 tablespoons almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons cacao or cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted almonds, roughly chopped
  1. Place the ingredients into a bowl and stir until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Spoon the mixture into the holes of a mini silicon muffin moulds and place in the freezer to set.
  2. Eat and enjoy.

*you can use rice malt syrup or maple syrup if you prefer.
I made 18.

If you are enjoying the recipes I would be thrilled if you had a minute to check out the books. With thanks, B x

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Andreza May 29, 2016 - 9:15 pm

As I sit in my armchair with baby boy asleep in my arms (can’t put him down yet…or maybe I don’t want to), my big baby girl alseep in her room and I’m looking through your website once again for ‘treats’ to make with her and for her…I come across this beautiful message to your special girl. My eyes well with tears and I feel a lump in my throat for your words carry weight, a story of true love and real life. And for a second I almost think we’ve met…for your words touch me so. Thank you Bianca for your honesty, for sharing with all of us time and time again and allowing us to connect, smile and to cry along side you. You are a remarkable woman.

Bianca Slade May 31, 2016 - 8:59 pm

Oh thank YOU!! You are far too kind!!!! I appreciate you taking the time to read my words and I am glad they resonate with you. I would love to hear how you go with any recipes that you try. Thanks again for your feedback and support. Bianca. x

Lora Nuku June 6, 2016 - 6:25 pm

I made the fruit and nut today, LOVED IT!! and my kids will too

Bianca Slade June 20, 2016 - 1:04 pm

Great to hear. Thank YOU!

Lidia Cicala October 8, 2016 - 11:17 pm

I just made this today and after having made paleo chocolate twice before with different recipes, I had very low expectations as I didn’t enjoy the other two recipes at all. As they say, third times a charm because this recipe was absolutely delicious and I no longer have any need to buy tiny and extremely expensive chocolates from the health food store. I’m thrilled!

Bianca Slade October 13, 2016 - 8:17 pm

Fabulous!!!! Thank YOU so much!!! I am glad you enjoyed it and I really appreciate you taking the time to write! Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. x

Ciara Niclasen October 24, 2016 - 9:43 am

Thanks again for another d’lish share ????

Bianca Slade October 31, 2016 - 8:34 pm

Thank YOU for feedback! I am glad you enjoyed it. xxx

Rachel January 28, 2017 - 2:37 pm

This recipe is so damn good. I was honestly surprised at how much we liked it. A firm favourite in our family. I’ve also made it using hazelnut butter and different nuts. Still awesome.

Briohny June 10, 2017 - 1:13 pm

Is there a substitute for coconut oil? My daughter is allergic to coconut and dates so trying to find chocolate recipes that don’t contain these two ingredients is proving to be difficult.

gertrude July 5, 2020 - 11:34 am

uh cacao butter???

Beth Coldhill January 25, 2019 - 10:40 am

Bianca, I just love your recipe book…Wholefood Simply. I have made quite a few things from it and continue to try more and more recipes from this book. I think it was made for me sometimes. Having arthritis and experiences hot flushes I changed my diet from eating quite a lot of biscuits and some chocolate to eliminating white sugar from my diet(must admit on an odd ocassion I do have some things which contain white sugar. The sugar sure does aggravate my arthritis and make my hot flushes worse.I dont have bought icecream anymore except once in a blue moon.My favourite recipe in this book so far is the Chocolate peanut butter bliss balls, except I use whole almonds chopped before putting in processor and almond butter( have a son with a peanut allergy) I reckon they taste like Ferrero Rocher but better and healthier.With the whole almonds you need more moisture tho so put in more almond butter.

Mel May 30, 2019 - 9:33 pm

Delicious. I love the crunchiness and chewiness from the almonds and fruit combined with the silkiness of the fudge. I used cranberries instead of raisins

Jodie May 30, 2019 - 9:57 pm

Do you have a calorie count per serve by any chance?

Samantha June 7, 2019 - 8:49 pm

I finally got around to making these (minus the fruit) and they are absolutely amazing. My chocoholic husband normally shakes his head at my ‘weird healthy treats’ can’t get enough of them. Will become a regular in our house now. Thank you x

John June 22, 2019 - 2:48 am

Hello. I am not a culinary expert, so forgive me if you think this is a stupid question… Can I use Stevia instead of honey and or maple syrup? Can I leave it to set in the fridge…. I am a fruit and nut addict, and this looks a healthy option.
Enjoyed the poem by the way!
John Mansfield

Brenda April 3, 2020 - 7:30 am

I made a batch of these as a test for Easter treats. These are so yummy, even better than bought fruit and nut . Thank you


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