Healthy Rocky Road (high-protein)

For all the chocolate lovers out there who want to indulge whilst keeping it healthy. Packed full of nuts, dried fruit and four sources of protein – you’ll be zinging with energy!

Gluten free
Wheat free
Kids recipe

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Preparation time

10 min

Total time



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  • breakfasts
  • sides-light-meals-and-salads






41 g


6 g


25 g

* Nutritional information per serving.


Dry mix

  • 150g/¾ cup chopped dried apricots, dried cranberries or chopped dates
  • 50g/½ cup pecans or walnuts
  • 60g/⅜ cup almonds or hazelnuts
  • 80g/½ cup mixed raisins
  • 50g/⅓ cup goji berries

Chocolate mix

  • 70g/2.5 oz dates, pitted and soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes
  • 170g/6 oz coconut oil, melted
  • ½ tin black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 80g/⅔ cup raw cacao powder (ideally) or cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vegan chocolate or vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 40g/¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 180g/6.3 oz syrup (eg maple or agave)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • ½ tsp salt (optional)


  1. Line a 20cm square baking tin.

Dry mix

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz in short bursts/pulse until you have a broken yet chunky consistency. Place into a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Chocolate mix

  1. Using a high-speed blender, blitz until smooth but don’t over-blend. If it gets too oily, add a bit more cacao powder and syrup.


  1. Pour the chocolate mix over the dry mix and thoroughly combine.
  2. Evenly distribute the combined mixture into the baking tin and press down.
  3. Place in the fridge for minimum 2 hours then cut into small squares.
  4. They will keep for 7 days in a sealed container in the fridge.

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