Cashew chocolate slices

April 9, 2019 (Last Updated: March 13, 2019)
Cashew chocolate slices

Craving chocolate? Try these healthier cashew and chocolate slices.

Recipe and styling by Claire Ferrandi

Photograph by Dylan Swart

Cashew chocolate slices

Serves: Makes 15 – 20 small
Total Time: 30 mins + 1 hr, to chill


  • 300g raw cashew nuts
  • cooking spray/butter, to grease
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) tahini
  • 50g xylitol
  • 60g cocoa powder
  • 30g ground almonds
  • pinch salt
  • 10ml (2 tsp) vanilla essence
  • 5ml (1 tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 100ml warm water



Place the cashew nuts in a bowl and cover them with boiling water. Allow to soak, 10 minutes, before draining and discarding the water.


Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper.


Place the soaked cashews and the remaining ingredients in a blender and blitz until almost smooth. Press the mixture into the prepared baking tin with your fingertips (it doesn’t need to fill the entire tin – you simply want a layer of about 1,5cm deep). Cover with cling film and place in the fridge to set, 1 hour.


Remove from tin, slice into about 3cm squares and store, covered, in the fridge for up to 4 days until serving.

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