Makes 25 squares.
Dark chocolate goes a long way toward satisfying a post-dinner need for sweets. It’s especially perfect when what you need is a little pick-me-up to turn a “hangry” moment into an “ahhh” moment. We’ve adapted this Rocky Road and studded it with all kinds of goodness to calm your day. From Medjool dates to goji berries, it’s a delicious superfood treat.
Grease and line 8 in (20 cm) baking tin with parchment paper that extends over edges of pan. Set aside.
In food processor, combine dates, coconut oil, cocoa powder, cricket powder, cinnamon, and salt. Whirl, scraping down sides, until blended. Transfer to bowl and stir in granola, chopped pecans, and dark chocolate. Spread out in prepared baking tin. Scatter with goji berries and pistachios and gently press in with the palm of your hand. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt. Refrigerate until firm.
When ready to serve, take parchment and lift firmed Rocky Road out of pan to cutting board. If using, dip dried crickets into melted white chocolate and place strategically on top. It will set very quickly. Alternatively, simply drizzle melted chocolate over mixture.
Cut Rocky Road into 25 squares and serve. Store any remaining squares in tightly sealed container in refrigerator.
This recipe is part of the Micro Mini Maxi Superfoods collection.
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