Monday, October 15, 2012

Date and Chocolate Slice

What does a girl do when she craves chocolate....? She makes chocolate slice.  Better still, a slice that does not need baking.

I have been distracted lately. We moved to our new home and is finally feeling more settled in after.... 3 months. It has been a challenging year for hubby and I- it just seem that every month, there is a curveball thrown at us. Individual work situations, family,friends, house, business,  It's life after all, and if it is all smooth sailing, it would have been too boring.

As Christians, we believe that God is testing us. Our faith, our commitment. Gosh, even our marriage. And there are moments that we falter, but mostly we stay strong and continue to march forward.

What do we do to keep ourselves sane?
- cut back on our commitments and decide to stay grounded. Back to basics. Prayers, time together, simple dinners, routine.
- Precious alone time at the gym. The natural endorphins is much needed.
- For him, some alone time but getting involved in projects that he used to do but neglected to as we get busier.
- For me, a short trip to see my family. Grandma just had a knee re construction and it was very calming  and re assuring, just to see her. And on that note, she rocked. Totally. Strongest grandmother ever- walked after the 2nd day after the operation. My hero.
- For us, chats. and more chats.
- Surround ourselves with the positives. Be it friends, family or professionals.
- Chocolate.
- A dessert high in protein, low in sugar, filling and delicious.

No Bake- Date and Chocolate Slice 
5 Merdjool dates-pitted and chopped
1/4 cup of almond butter- make your own or cheat like me..from a jar.
2 tablespoon of dark cocoa or cacao powder
Chopped pieces of roasted cashews

Mix it all up. Press onto brownie tray. Freeze for 30 minutes. Cut into slices and serve.



etoile0045 said...

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Kitchen Belleicious said...

my favorite part! No bAKE! Wow they look sinful and yet healthy! love the combination of chocolate and dates

Angie's Recipes said...

I just bought some more dates yesterday. Thought I might just make some more energy bars. Now I think I am going to turn them into this sinfully delicious chocolate slices.
Thanks for sharing.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

no bake, must be super easy to make and sound yummy too.

lena said...

fun reading the notes there to keep you insane and hope your grandma recovers asao, i know she will:) your date and choc slice certainly looks fantastic, also luv the fact that it doesnt require baking at all!307

noobcook said...

love easy, no bake recipes. love a chocolate to uplift the mood, anytime.

tigerfish said...

Hope your grandma has recovered from surgery and the legs are getting stronger everyday.

Joanne said...

Chocolate DEFINITELY helps me when I'm stressed out. I love how you also sweetened it with dates!

Little Corner of Mine said...

This is totally deliciousness!! Hope your grandma is feeling better.

daphne said...

i'm so glad you like this jessica. ;)

Angie- this can also be a version of energy bars!

sonia ;)

lena- thank you :) I know she will be better soon! This reminds me to be sane :p

Noobcook- hope u liked it.

Tigerfish- Thank you!

Joanne- Oh yes.. naturally sugar.

ching- Thank you. She is getting better every day.

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