I love playing around with raw sweets, they are so easy to make and they are almost always fail proof! They are also so quick to make as they obviously require no baking. Medjol dates is almost always the base for this kind of treats, as they are sticky and naturally sweet so they are perfect to bind the ingredients together and they don’t require any added sweetener. If you are allergic to nuts you can totally substitute the ground almond either with more oats or with more shredded coconut (yes, is not a nut!). Raw cacao for me is the always the perfect match in terms of flavour, it literally transform them into fudgy, gooey and decadent bites of heaven!
Ingredients- makes about 10-12 slices:
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1 cup of ground almond
9 Medjol dates (pitted)
3 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
1/2 cup of jumbo Oats
1 teaspooon of cinnamon powder
1/2 cup of goji berries
For decorating (optional):
An handful of coconut chips
An handful of goji berries
This recipe couldn’t be simpler! Place all the ingredients apart from the dates into a food processor and blitz for a minute until everything become the consistency of a coarse flour. Add the pitted dates and blitz again until a sticky ball starts to form.
Remove the mixture from the food processor and with your hands press it down into a tin layered with baking paper. Spread the mixture evenly, I like to use a rolling pin as I find it helps to make the process easier. Place the tin in the fridge and leave it to set for about 1 hour.
Remove it from the fridge and slice it in bars of the size you prefer. Sprinkle them with the coconut chips and goji berries and enjoy!