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Raw Date Squares!

Date Bars

OMGoodness, I simply must give these away to the neighbors before they are devoured.

Yep, they’re that good.

For the crust & topping…

1c of unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2c (plus 1/4c for after processing) of GF oats
1/2c of pecans or walnuts
1/4c of soaked, pitted dates
1/4c of coconut oil

Process all of the above in your food processor, except for the extra quarter cup of oats…once everything is well combined, transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the remaining oats.

Take half of that mixture and press it into a parchment lined loaf pan.

For the date filling…

1c of soaked dates
1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil

Strain the soaked dates to remove all of the excess liquid…no need to squeeze them though.

Place them into your food processor with the coconut oil and process until smooth.

Spread over the top of your crust and then cover with the remaining coconut/oat mixture.

Press firmly so that it all comes together and place in the fridge for at least four hours.

Absolutely delish!

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Raw Chocolate Tart!

Chocolate Tart

It’s be soooo long since I have posted on here… no excuse.

Hopefully this makes up for it.  🙂

There aren’t a whole lot of words to describe how wonderful this is.

Very simple, nutritious ingredients and you have yourself one decadent dessert.

For the crust…

1c of pecans
1/2c (or 10) soaked, pitted dates
1/2c of raw cacao powder
1tbsp of coconut oil
a pinch of ground clove

Process in your food processor until well combined and press into the bottom of a parchment lined eight inch tart pan.

For the filling…

1 can of coconut milk – solid part only
1/2c of coconut oil
1/2c of raw cacao powder
1tbsp of coconut nectar
a pinch of ground cloves

Process in your food process until smooth and creamy and then pour over top of the base.

Place it into the freezer for thirty minutes and voila!

Decorate with cacao nibs, coconut flakes or the fruit of your choice.

I got twenty pieces out of this one. Be sure to store in the fridge.

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Cranberry Peppermint Fudge

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It’s that time of year again.

🙂

This just might be my new favorite!

Into your food processor….

  • 2c of unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/4c of dried, unsweetened cranberries
  • 1/4c of melted cacao butter
  • 2tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1tbsp of honey or coconut nectar
  • a couple of drops of pure peppermint oil

Process all of the above until well combined and very creamy.

Pour the mixture into a parchment lined loaf pan and place it in the freezer for about thirty minutes.

Remove and slice into bite size squares.

Store in the fridge and enjoy!

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Banana Blast!

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Here’s our raw version of a summer treat we’ve all had once or twice before.

There are no words to describe how delicious this one is…my six year old and I just devoured it!

For the ‘ice cream’…

2 bananas
1/4c (maybe a titch more) of homemade almond milk
a pinch of vanilla powder

Slice your bananas and place them in the freezer for at least four hours. Once they are frozen, place them into your processor. Start processing and add in your milk and vanilla. Process until smooth and creamy.

Now of course this ‘ice cream’ is absolutely fabulous all on its own, but his time we decided to fancy it up and added in some raw, dark, chocolate and our favorite peanut butter cups… all chopped up into bite size pieces of course.

You can find our recipe for peanut butter cups here…

https://simplydish.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/peanut-butter-cups-inside-out/

Options are endless!

Stir it all together and enjoy!!!

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Raw Banana Cream Pie

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For the crust…

  • 3/4c of shredded coconut
  • 1/2c of dates (soaked)
  • 1/2c of walnuts
  • 1/4c of buckwheat

Place all of the above into your food processor and process until well combined.

This time we made individual pies using silicon muffins cups, but you could also make one larger pie by using a tart pan.

Press a generous tablespoon of the mixture into the cups and set aside.

For the banana cream…

  • 2 smallish ripe bananas
  • 1/2c of brazil nuts
  • 1/2c of coconut oil
  • 2tbsp of coconut nectar
  • a pinch of vanilla

Process all of these ingredients in your food processor until smooth.

Scoop the filling onto the crust and place the pies into the freezer for at least an hour.

Enjoy!

Store in the fridge or freezer.

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