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Raw Chocolate, Sea Salt, & Pistachio Chunks

For our most recent FP Me shoot in the UK, we were fortunate enough to have the talented Xochi Balfour along with us – thus giving us the opportunity to try some of her amazing recipes! Today we’re sharing Xochi’s recipe for Raw Chocolate, Sea Salt, and Pistachio Chunks – a delicious and healthy dairy-free alternative to fudge. Learn how to make them below!


40g cashew butter

1/2 cup cocoa powder (I use Green & Blacks Fairtrade)

80g pistachio nuts

45g maple syrup

70ml coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla essence

a pinch of sea salt (ideally pink Himalayan)

raw chocolate sea salt pistachio chunks


Start by blending the nut butter and coconut oil, then add in the vanilla essence. Slowly stir in the cocoa powder ensuring there are no lumps, then add the maple syrup. Roughly chop the pistachios and stir them in, with a pinch of salt (we feel a strong duty to taste as we go to get the sea salt just right) and spoon the mixture into a small cling-film lined dish. Set in the freezer for half an hour, cut into bite-size chunks and serve. Enjoy!

raw chocolate sea salt pistachio chunks

Photographs by Emma Sweeney, recipe by Xochi Balfour.

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rhiannon -August 13, 2014, 8:59AM

that looks delicious! i will have to try this.

Alexandra -August 13, 2014, 11:57AM

Yum! I love sweet & salty snacks- and pistachios! I’m pinning this.

Warm regards,

Barbra -August 13, 2014, 3:23PM

Oh man these look delectable! Saved.

Julie -August 13, 2014, 8:59PM

These look incredible & have so many of my favourite flavours in them! I’ll be making these for sure – they’d be a great energy boost for long days working in the vineyard.

Juliette Laura -August 13, 2014, 9:54PM

Ooooh yum, these sound perfect!

Crista -August 13, 2014, 10:26PM

i’m obsessed.

Angie -August 14, 2014, 12:53AM

Looks amazing! Love the addition of pistachios!

Nicole -August 15, 2014, 7:33AM

I can’t wait to try this recipe!

crystal -August 15, 2014, 10:10PM

Yes please!

Bonnie -August 17, 2014, 9:58AM

Could someone please convert this recipe from metric to standard measurements? Thanks!!

M -September 23, 2014, 2:13PM

Anyone know where to find Vanilla Essence

Emma -February 12, 2015, 3:11PM

I tried them and they were delicious, thanks for sharing!

Emma -February 12, 2015, 3:11PM

I tried them and they were delicious, thanks for sharing!

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