Cacao Trail Mix Clusters

I love having a little treat every now and again that feels like you have spoiled yourself! Inspired by the gorgeous Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking I tweaked this little master piece that has absolute NO sugar (apart from the dried fruit) and sits in my freezer for the perfect after dinner, workout or go-to treat! I added a couple of drops of Orange oil to give it a little extra flavor boost!
Ingredients200g coconut butter – homemade (see below) or from health food store
2 drops Orange oil
50g Changing Habits cacao nibs, chopped and or grated (or raw cacao nibs, or 2Tbsp cacao powder)
20g shredded coconut or coconut flakes
140g cranberries, sultanas, currents and or goji berries (I prefer cranberries & sultanas!)
60g raw or activated almonds, lightly chopped
30g raw or activated sunflower seeds

Method

Line baking tray with paper.  Place 200g coconut butter and all remaining ingredients into mixing bowl and mix through until a wet sticky consistency is achieved. Get your hands in there if you fancy!  Spread and flatten onto baking tray. Place in freezer for 20mins or until coconut butter solidifies, then gently break apart with your hands into clusters. Store in air tight container in freezer. If this is not sweet enough, you could add 2Tbsp of honey or maple syrup or even a few drops of stevia, but I found the coconut butter made it plenty sweet enough!

To make coconut butter place 400g dessicated coconut into Thermomix and blend 2mins on speed 8 or until a paste like consistency is achieved. Scrape down the sides with spatula. Add 30g coconut oil and blend 1 minute on speed 5-8 gradually increasing speed. Scrape down sides and repeat as necessary to achieve a nice smooth consistency. Store in jar in cool pantry.

Recipe Disclaimer

Thanks for clicking on this yummy recipe! Before you make it you need to know I am not a fancy chef! Neither am I an expert cook who aspires to measure everything. Writing recipes is in fact rather difficult for me as I am a creative, touch, taste and smell-as-I-go kinda girl! I realise this does not suit all personality types, forgive me, so if you would like better measurements or descriptions for the kind of recipe I present it might be a good idea to google something similar as I am sure there would be plenty out there based off the same principles as these recipes!! The sharing of these recipes is just an outlet for my creative flair! Good luck – I mean – enjoy! Kim x