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Healthy Rocky Road

Earlier this year I was at the gym and the lovely personal trainer who takes boxing classes introduced me to Radical Rocky Road, a recipe developed by Laura Henshaw and Stephanie Smith from Keep It Cleaner ( Inspired by this recipe as well as Jessica Sepel's ( version, this delicious snack or dessert I have developed is a healthy take on the usually sugar-loaded version. It is refined sugar-free and sweetened with nutrient packed mejdool dates. With a balance of healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates as fuel, this nutritious snack can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle. It's also super crunchy and creamy, the perfect combo!


  • ½ cup of coconut oil

  • ½ cup of cacao powder

  • 5 dates

  • ¼ cup of goji berries

  • ½ cup of coconut flakes

  • ½ cup of chopped almonds/any nuts (walnuts would also work well)

  • ¼ cup of cacao nibs

  • ½ cup puffed millet/any other puffed grains

  • 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, lucuma powder, mesquite powder and vanilla powder


  1. On the stove, in a small saucepan melt the coconut oil and cacao powder under low heat.

  2. To your blender, add the melted coconut oil and cacao along with the 5 dates and blend until well combined.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and the blended mixture. Stir until combined.

  4. Line a small baking tray with baking paper and press the mixture into the tray until firm. Place in the freezer for 2 hours or until set. Remove from freezer and slice/break into pieces slice can be

This slice can be stored in the fridge for up to a week/freezer for up to 3 months, but it never lasts long, because it's so god damn good!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and don't forget to let me know how you go in the comments below or post a photo on instagram and tag me @theholisticappetite

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