Sunday, July 22

coconut slice

we have been enjoying these lovely little morsels lately as a little sugar free snack.

they are so quick and easy to make, don't require baking, are good for you, surprisingly filling and taste great.

i cut them into really small squares as i find you only need a small amount to feel satisfied.

they are a great way to add a little healthy coconut oil into your diet.

here's the recipe

coconut slice

2 cups of crispy* almonds or pecans
1/2 cup dates, raisins or sultanas
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of almond butter/paste
1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt
1/2 cup of virgin coconut oil
1 tbspn vanilla extract
2 tbspn of raw cacao powder (optional)

coarsely chop the nuts in a food processor. 
add shredded coconut, dried fruit, salt and vanilla.
pulse to mix thoroughly.
melt coconut oil in a saucepan and then add the almond butter.
mix until they melt in together to form a loose paste.
add other ingredients and mix well.
press into a shallow baking dish lined with baking paper.
refrigerate until it hardens then slice into squares
best kept in the fridge as it will go very soft.

*crispy nuts as part of a traditional diet are prepared by soaking 4 cups of nuts in water with two teaspoons of sea salt for at least 7 hours or overnight. drain, rinse and place on a baking tray in a warm oven (with only the pilot light on) for 12 to 24 hours until completely dry and crisp. i often use the dehydrator for this. store in an air tight container.

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