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Cranberry Carob Balls

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Yum.

Really, yum!

So simple and so nutritious.
Here’s a great snack you can pop in your mouth and feel good about eating. Great way to get some healthy fats and fiber into your body and by using carob you are eliminating caffeine!

Toss a quarter cup of raw carob powder, a quarter cup of flax seeds, half a cup unsweetened shredded coconut, half a cup of pitted, soaked dates, a heaping tablespoon of maca powder (optional!) and a quarter cup of *slightly dehydrated cranberries into your food processor and process until it’s all combined.

Remove the blade and roll the mixture into bites size pieces and store them in the fridge.

This recipe made twelve balls and can easily be doubled.

They’re delicious – try them!   🙂

*For the cranberries…I placed a half a cup of fresh cranberries into a dish and placed them in the oven on the lowest temp (170) for about an hour. They were perfect. Can easily be done in your dehydrator.

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Icicle Squares

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Icicle Squares!

OK…this was supposed to be raw fudge.

I think we may have stumbled onto something though!

Tell me you remember ‘icy squares’? I remember having them over the holidays when I was a child and loving them. This little concoction is very similar in texture to an icy square! It would be even more so if you omitted the pecans, but those are good for you so leave ’em in there.

Our recipe is not 100% raw, but you can easily replace the one ingredient to make it so.

Place half a cup of cacao powder, half a cup of coconut oil, half a cup of raw pecans and two tablespoons of coconut nectar or maple syrup into your food processor and process until smooth… almost like a pudding.

Line a small, individual sized loaf pan with parchment and fill it with the decadent mixture… save a little bit for you to ‘test’ with a spoon.

Place it into the freezer just until it hardens…maybe thirty minutes.

Slice in smallish pieces and store them in the freezer.

Enjoy!

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Turtles!

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Raw, vegan and nutritious!

This is a great one to tuck away for the holidays… who doesn’t like turtles?

🙂

And so simple.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

For each turtle, you want two raw pecan halves.

Place two pecans close together, but make sure each turtle has its own dance space.

For the caramel…

  • 1c of pitted dates, soaked
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil
  • a generous pinch of vanilla powder

Soak the dates for at least four hours. Drain most of the water but don’t squeeze them dry.

With a hand blender, blend the above three ingredients together until smooth.

Place a dollop of the caramel on top of the pecans and then place them in the freezer for about an hour.

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For the chocolate…

  • 1/4c of coconut oil
  • 1/2c plus 2tbsp of cacao powder

Melt the coconut oil over warm water just until it melts and add in the cacao.

Give it a whisk.

Cover the pecans and caramel with the chocolate and store in the fridge or the freezer.

Simple, delicious and nutritious!

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