Dark Chocolate Slab with Macadamia and Almonds

Chocolate Slab with Macadamia and Almonds

Dark Chocolate Slab with Macadamia and Almonds

It’s child’s play to make a healthy fat fueled treat that’ll satisfy the expectations of chocolate lovers and curb the appetites of growing youth. You only need a few good quality ingredients. Chop, melt, mix, spread and cool. Job done. Everyone’s happy!


Some people – Australians, probably – call this thick, nut-filled mass of chocolate a “slab”. Others call it “Chocolate Bark”. I prefer “chocolate slab”, possibly because I’m Australian, but certainly because “bark” conjurs up a different concept for me. A thin sheet whose edges fold inwards, like chocolate curls.

Dark Chocolate, Macadamia Nut and Almond Squares

It’s also got something to do with the process. The men in my family are cement workers. When constructing foundations, they literally “lay a slab”. And so with this chocolate – you need to spread it out and smooth it over with a spatula. A chocolate slab, studded with macadamia nuts and almonds.

It’s got substance. It’s reinforced with antioxidants and monounsaturated fats. And with those slivered almonds, it even looks like something you could build with. A chocolate wall. A dark chocolate house. An empire.

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Muscovado Sugar: 7 Reasons Why I’m Okay with It – It’s so unrefined that it contains many nutrients and is particularly rich in iron.

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Chocolate Slab with Macadamia and Almonds

It’s child’s play to make healthy, fat fueled treats that’ll satisfy the expectations of all chocolate lovers. Chop, melt, mix, spread and cool. Job done. Everyone's happy.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Snacks, Sweet and Treats
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Paleo, Whole 30
Keyword: Almonds, Chocolate, Macadamia Nuts
Servings: 24 squares


  • 100 grams dark chocolate, 85 % minimum cacao
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 80 grams macadamia nuts coarsely chopped
  • 80 grams almonds slivered, or coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut


  • Melt the dark chocolate, oil and maple syrup: pour 1 cm of water into a small saucepan, then place a ceramic or metal bowl on top. Break the chocolate into pieces and place them into the bowl with the coconut oil and maple syrup. Bring the water to a simmer and stir until everything is melted and smooth. Make sure no moisture enters the bowl.
  • Put the macadamia nuts and sliced almonds into a medium-sized bowl. Pour over the melted chocolate. Mix thoroughly until the nuts and coconut are well coated.
  • Line a tray with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spoon the mixture into the tray and spread it out to 1.5 cm (1/2inch) thick with a rubber spatula. It’s not necessary to reach the edges of the tray.
  • Sprinkle the ground coconut over the top.
  • Refrigerate. When the chocolate is hard, slice it into squares with a chef’s knife.

Angelina Brazzale

Angelina Brazzale is the founding creative director of Empress and Sister. Like her chart ruler, Mercury, she travels between worlds. She has degrees in English Literature and in Fine Arts, Ceramics. She's a Primary Health Coach, having reversed autoimmune disease through the protocols of ancestral health. She spent over 10 years teaching yoga and meditation. She reads Tarot, writes and makes art, and is sensitive to the energy in crystals and trees. Visit her Page in the Empress and Sister Collective for information, products and services.

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