If the name of these didn't grab your attention then hopefully the photo will! They are every bit as good as they sound but full of good nutritional things for you.
You will need:
1 mug dates
1/2 mug almonds
1 tbs cacao
4 tbs peanut butter
Blitz the dates and almonds in a food processor until you get a rubble texture. Add the cacao and pulse so its combined.
Make 6 ping pong sized balls with the mixture and roll each one out. They do stick to a surface so I slide a pallete knife under to move the discs around as I roll them. Then take a small pastry cutter or glass and cut 6 defined circles out of the now flattened balls.
Spread a tbs peanut butter on a disc and sandwich together. Repeat until you have 4 Oreos.
Pop in the fridge for half an hour and then enjoy.
We may want to embrace a healthier happier life...but lets be honest - That doesn't mean we don't want that trip to the fridge, that popping something sweet into our mouths and rolling of the eyes in sheer bliss moment!!
I like to keep the house well stocked of lovely treats to keep me going. AND THESE WE FALL BACK ON TIME AND TIME AGAIN!
And so SIMPLE. Medjool dates are literally like soft caramel and are perfect on their own as a treat. But to glam them up even more, take out the pip and fill them with pure 100% peanut butter and chill. Take these to work for a 'pick me up'.
You will need:
Makes 8 slices
1 cup almonds
1 large tbs coconut oil
1 1/2 cup dates
2 - 3 tbs maple or agave
3 tbs 100 raw organic cacao
To make: Blitz the dates and the almonds until broken up and mixed together. This will take a while, and you need a pretty good food processor to achieve this.
When you have the right texture (I like mine with quite large pieces of nuts in) add a tbs of honey, a tbs cacao and give another few pulses so it combines. It should resemble chocolatey stcky mussily at this stage.
Press into a lined small tin with a push up base. I use a small 6 x6 " square tin. Pop in the fridge
in a small non stick pan melt the coconut oil, and then mix in 2 tbs maple and 2 tbs of cacao until you get a glossy paste. It will be fairly runny at this stage. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then pour over the base and smooth into the corners before popping it back in the fringe.
Leave for 30 minutes then cut into squares of 8.
Seriously, these are incredible. So put the kettle on and sit back with a cup of green tea and a slice of heaven..