Superfood Chocolate Squares from my Paintbox Menu

You guys!! I have some exciting news. I've been teaching cooking classes at the amazing Paintbox Lodge in Canmore. I seriously feel so lucky, because this is a place with some pretty impressive chefs and an incredible kitchen. Check it out (that's me!).

To celebrate, I thought I'd share one of the recipes that was a real hit in a recent class: Superfood Chocolate Squares. Try them out and let me know what you think!


  • 1 cup Toasted Sliced Almonds
  • 1 cup unsweetened Coconut Chips (big Flakes) - toasted
  • ½ Cup Pistachios
  • ½ Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • ¼ cup Sesame Seeds
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ½ cup goji berries
  • Sea Salt


  • 1 cup Cashew Butter (or other nut butter)
  • ½- ¾ cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup Coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp very dark cocoa powder


Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl and stir.

Heat the wet ingredients gently over the stove to combine. Pour over dry ingredients.

Press very firmly into a parchment lined pan (~8x8 size). Place in freezer for 45 minutes to firm, then chill in fridge until ready to eat. 

Cut into squares. Serve with sliced berries (or ice cream!).

That's me making these squares!

That's me making these squares!

Join me at an upcoming class in November, January or February: