No-bake cacao and carob fruit ‘n’ nut nibbles recipe

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I am the worst when it comes to chocolate. I basically lack discipline in this area, with zero willpower and zero self-control, and so I rarely buy it. But, on occasion I will try a ‘healthier alternative’ of carob or cacao. So if you want something chocolatey minus the chocolate, welcome to my nibbles!

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  • Makes : 24
  • Prep time : 20 mins
  • Cooking time : 3 mins

No-bake cacao and carob fruit ‘n’ nut nibbles ingredients

  • 1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp carob powder
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup macadamia halves
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ⅓ cup pepitas
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • handful freeze-dried blueberries


  • Line a 20cm x 14cm tray (or a similar sized loaf tin) with plastic wrap. This is easier than it sounds, but persevere!
  • Add all the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl, reserving a little of each of your mix-ins to add to the top after it’s poured in.
  • Add the honey and melted coconut oil.
  • Mix, making sure you don’t have any lumps of carob or cacao powder.
  • Pour into the plastic wrap lined tin.
  • Add the remaining nuts and fruit to the top of the slice, scattering them evenly. Pop in the fridge for two to three hours to set.
  • Once set, remove from the tray and gently peel away the plastic wrap.
  • With a sharp knife, cut the slab into nibble sized pieces – it will splinter - and you will have yourself a fantastic 3pm slump pick-me-up!


  • This recipe makes approximately 400g.
  • Do keep these tasty morsels in the fridge because they’ll melt at room temperature. 
  • I’ve added all of my regular fruit and nut pantry staples, including a handful of freeze-dried blueberries for added crunch into this mix.
  • Diced dried apricots, grated ginger and cacao nibs would also be fab. Just add your favourite flavours.

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