A snack that makes everybody happy!
*Drool *. Getting hungry just by looking at this photo? (We can hardly imagine you don’t). And if not, I am sure you will after reading the ingredients. Did someone say maple syrup, dates and almond paste? Yep, Shortbread Heaven is really heaven for the sweet tooths among us. Make a lot of them right away and keep them in the fridge. Or share…
We use chickpeas in the dough. They give the dough a cookie dough-like taste and smoothness. At the same time they provide extra proteins in this recipe and you also have all the good nutrients from legumes again.
Because this recipe was such a huge success among many people, we also have delicious (healthy) snacks with chocolate in our Your 50 Days of Green Happiness books. What about bounty lollipops or caramel bars (read: twix chocolate bars). And yes, that can fit in perfectly with your healthy daily menu that makes your body slimmer and you feeling more energetic!
- 50 g (gluten-free) oatmeal
- 240 g chickpeas (cooked)
- 120 g of fresh dates, seeded
- 1 tsp almond paste
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
- pinch of salt
- 15 roasted almonds
- 100 g of dark chocolate (75% +)
1. Finely grind the oatmeal in the food processor. Then add the chickpeas, 60 g of dates, maple syrup, almond paste, vanilla powder and the salt. Grind until all ingredients are well mixed and you have a cohesive dough.
2. Cover a baking tin with baking paper. Put the dough in the baking pan and form a bottom of about 1 cm thick.
3. Blend the remaining dates (60 g) in a food processor or blender together with a small splash of water to a smooth paste.
4. Brush the bottom with the date paste. Chop the almonds and divide over the layer of date paste. Then put in the freezer.
5. Heat the chocolate in a bain-marie. Remove the cake from the freezer and divide the chocolate sauce over the cake. Put back in the fridge (or freezer) until the chocolate has hardened. Then cut into 5 strips and halve them.