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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7 years ago

that looks delicious! i will have to try this.


7 years ago

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

Warm regards,

7 years ago

Oh man these look delectable! Saved.

7 years ago

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.


7 years ago

Ooooh yum, these sound perfect!


7 years ago

i’m obsessed.

7 years ago

Looks amazing! Love the addition of pistachios!

7 years ago

I can’t wait to try this recipe!


7 years ago

Yes please!

7 years ago

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

7 years ago

Anyone know where to find Vanilla Essence

7 years ago

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

7 years ago

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