Squidgy and super chocolaty chocolate orange bars. These taste like a gooey brownie, but are actually a healthy blend of just 5 raw ingredients - cashews, dates, sultanas, cocoa and an orange. A snack that you don't need to feel any guilt about.
Line a fairly small square baking tin (I had 8x8 inch) with baking paper and set aside.
Put the dates in a small bowl and pour half of the orange juice over them. Put aside for a moment.
Put the cashews and the rest of the orange juice in your food processor and process until they are all mashed up and clump together in a ball (this took quite a while – at least 2 or 3 minutes).
Tip the cashew and orange mixture into a bowl. Then tip the dates/orange juice and sultanas into the food processor and process for a short while until they too are all mashed up and form a sticky ball (this won’t take as long as the cashews).
Add the mashed up dates/sultanas to the cashew/orange mixture in the bowl, then add the cacao and orange zest and mash everything together well until it resembles a thick chocolate cake batter.
Tip the mixture into the baking tin and spread out and press down until it’s evenly pressed in and smooth.
Cover and put in the fridge or freezer to harden a little, then cut into 8 to 10 bars (I cut mine into 8, but that makes fairly large bars).
Inspired by Nakd chocolate orange bars These store really well in the freezer. Just freeze and take the bars out individually when you want to eat them.