This sweet treat, was a big hit with the kids (hubby, not so much) and one of my very early recipes under the official “raw food” banner: it’s an adaption of a recipe that I have made my “own” and christened: CHEWY CHOCOLATE BARS!
Here’s what’s in them…….
- 1/4 cup unsalted raw cashews
- 1/4 cup unsalted raw macadamias
- 1/4 cup unsalted raw walnuts
- 1/4 cup unsalted raw almonds
- 1/4 cup unsulphured sultanas
- 2 cups dates (I used dried unsulphured dates as they give a more toffee-like consistency to the end product)
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 generous Tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
Blend in your food processor using the “S” blade until the mixture become smooth and sticks together. Scrap out the toffee-like glob of yumminess onto some baking paper.Place a second sheet on top and shape the mixture into a flat bar.
Pop on a tray and into the freezer for around 10 minutes to firm up a little. This makes it easier to cut into mini bars. I make the bars about 2x3cm (nice size for little fingers), but you can make them as small or as big as you like! If you want them nice and chewy, put them back in the freezer until you are ready to eat them or just enjoy right away with a glass of homemade raw almond milk
For something a bit more special: form into balls and roll in raw cacao powder or desiccated coconut. Presented in a pretty glass jar with a ribbon, they make a wonderful healthy indulgent gift or a pretty treat for special occasions.
Needless to say they were a huge hit with the kids and didn’t last the afternoon!
My inspiration for this recipe came from: Chocolate Covered KATIE Love her stuff!