After almost two weeks of being ill, I am finally back in the kitchen and couldn’t be happier.
After hours of thinking of new recipes to feature on my blog and without the will power to put pants on and go out to get some groceries, I rummaged through my cupboards and fridge and decided to test something out…luckily it proved to be one of the most successful recipes yet…no joke.
They’re crazy simple, really quick to make and are healthy as hell!
The beauty of this recipe is that you can just store in a container in the fridge and you’ve got a chewy, fudgy snack ready for you at any time.
So I may or may not have cheated just a tad. Last Ramadan Mohanned made an impulsive purchase of date paste. Which is basically dates that’ve been pitted and formed into a paste. I don’t know why it took me so long to venture out and make a dessert using them, but they save LOADS of time. I actually cut the block (which is 1 KG) into fourths and will use one fourth each time I make this recipe. And I will be making it, many, many times. 🙂
I think the beauty of this recipe is that it’s so easy and really versatile. I mean, I literally threw whatever I had in the food processor and so can you (as long as you feel the flavors go together).
- 1/4 of the packet of date paste (about a quarter of a KG)
- 1 handful of toasted coconut
- 1 handful of granola (or toasted oats)
- A sprinkle of goji berries
- 1 handful of banana chips
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 tablespoon of tahini sauce (sesame paste)
- 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- 3 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter
- A pinch of sea salt
- 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons of carob powder
How to make it:
- Throw everything into your food processor
- Blend together till everything is nice and crumbly and you can easily form it into a ball with your hands
- Line a container with parchment paper
- Throw the mixture into the container that’s lined with parchment and press down until firm
- Refrigerate for about 20 minutes and then cut them into small squares
As long as you keep these babies in the fridge and properly covered, they’ll be chewy and wonderful for a long time.
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