90% raw almond-dates-coconut squares

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Allergy Information: contains nuts.
Prep time: 45 minutes | Cook time: n/a

This recipe really combines the best of both worlds. It’s my personal hack on a 100% raw recipe vs the famous peanut butter cake I used to make. Since I was missing some of the ingredients I simply replaced the stuff I didn’t have. The big stars in this no-bake treat are coconut oil, dates, almond and cocoa powder. And I cheated a bit, by replacing tahini with a mixture of peanut & almond butter. I can tell you, the result is mouth-watering. Don’t eat too much at a time, or you’ll be stuffed! The base can be combined with many other toppings, such as lemon curd, cheesecake, or used as the base to little coconut-rolls (make little tiny balls and roll them in coconut flocks). YUM!

Ingredients

Base:

  • 0,5 cup dates (don’t forget to clean out the pits)
  • 1,5 cups almonds (preferably organic and unroasted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Caramel:

  • 0,5 cup mix of peanut & almond butter
  • 3 tbs coconut sugar or 0,5 cup maple syrup
  • 0,25 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • large pinch of Himalayan salt

Chocolate topping:

  • 0,5 cup coconut oil
  • 4 tbs cocoa powder
  • 3 tbs coconut sugar
  • 1 tbs agave syrup

If you want, add some (raw) chocolate flocks on top.

How?
Grind dates and almonds in blender. Add vanilla essence until it gets a bit sticky. If not sticky enough, you need to add a few more dates, or the base won’t stick together. Press in a dish greased with some coconut oil. Blend the ingredients of the Caramel and pour the mash onto the biscuit base. Set it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the chocolate topping. Melt the coconut oil until clear and blend with all the other ingredients. Stir well and let it cool for about 5 minutes. Then pour on top of the caramel & base out of the freezer. Place back in the freezer for about another 15 minutes and you’re done. Cut into small squares and enjoy this deliciousness!

Keep the squares in the freezer, or the coconut oil will melt and gone is your midday treat. Or morning snack. Or evening cookie.

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Hi there and welcome to my little online world! I'm Danielle, 27 years old and living in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. Most of the time, you'll either find me behind the laptop writing for my own company DanceWrite.nl, or doing my magic in the kitchen. You see, I've got this thing for food, writing, music and poetry. To me, it's all about the love and passion. Oh, and did I mention food & writing yet? :)

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