YUM. These are one of my favourite paleo treats. I have to ration myself so that I don’t eat the whole batch in one go. I would save these for more active days, because dates have a lot of sugar in them. I think I’ll bring some on my cross-country skiing expedition next week.
Really easy to make, handy to have in the cupboard for snacks, and so satisfying if you’re craving something sweet! These are raw, vegan, and paleo.
- 500 grams dried, pitted dates
- 2/3 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
- 2/3 cup raw almonds (or almond meal)
- 3 tablespoons unsweetend cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
Depending on the strength of your food processor, you could throw the dates in whole, or chop them up into pieces first. Mix the dates in a bit at a time.
Continue adding the dates and mixing until the whole mixture is fine crumbs. Next, add the cocoa powder (the more you add, the more dark chocolate taste you’ll get) and the coconut oil.
Continue blending until the mixture starts coming together. Pour the whole mixture into a baking dish or other shallow rectangular container.
Press down firmly with your fingers or with a spatula.
The mixture will be warm from the food processor, so these will cut better if you refrigerate them for a half hour first.
Serve immediately or wrap in plastic wrap to save for later! Excellent dessert or snack.
Don’t eat too many!