Wildflour Cacao & Macadamia Bar

A delicious vegan snack from Gather Cafe.

Located in the heart of Pāpāmoa, Gather Cafe is a go-to for locals and beyond for top-notch food and coffee. Each day, their cabinet is freshly stocked with baked goods from Wildflour.

Makes 1 tray

3/4 cup macadamias (we use Harbourside Macadamias from Katikati)

1/2 cup cashews, almonds or walnuts

1 cup raw buckwheat

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup cacao nibs

1 cup pumpkin seeds (toasted and cooled, or raw)

185g coconut oil

1/4 cup cacao powder

225g runny, smooth peanut butter (we use Ceres Organics)

140g pure maple or brown rice syrup

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (we use Heilala Vanilla)

1/4 tsp sea salt

200g raw dark chocolate (or your favourite dark chocolate)

Line a slice tray (about 20 x 30cm) with baking paper both ways, letting it overhang so you
can lift the bar out.

Add all dry ingredients, except cacao powder, to a big mixing bowl and set aside.

Melt coconut oil in a bowl over a pan of boiling water, or use microwave. Once melted, add
cacao powder, peanut butter, syrup, vanilla and salt, then whisk until fully combined.
Add wet mixture to dry, then combine.

Pour into the lined slice tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until set. Once set, melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water, then pour over the slice. Refrigerate to set,
then slice into rectangle bars or squares.

Gather's cabinet is packed with tempting options.

Gather Papamoa, 552 Pāpāmoa Beach Rd, Pāpāmoa
Photography by Ilk