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    Chocolate Nut Chewies

    by  • April 6, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    1 cup of raw almonds or cashews
    1 cup of pitted medjool dates (soaked in water for 2 hours if they are hard)
    1/4 tsp sea salt
    1. Place ingredients in a food processor & blend until a crumbly dough ball forms.  If a dough ball doesn’t form, add in 1 tsp of water or agave nectar.
    2. Pinch off a piece of dough & roll into a ball & then flatten it into an egg shape.
    3. Place “egg” on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Repeat until all of the dough has been shaped.
    4.  Place cookie sheet in freezer & then mix up the pink shredded coconut & chocolate sauce.
    Pink Shredded Coconut:
    1/4 cup of shredded coconut
    1/4- 1/2 tsp beet juice
    Place shredded coconut in a small bowl.  Grate a little piece of a beet & drop a little beet juice or a beet shred in with the coconut & mix it up until it turns pink.  Set aside.

    1/2 cup of liquid/melted coconut oil (melt in a dehydrator or place jar of coconut oil in a bowl of hot water to melt)
    1/4 cup of cacao powder
    1/4 cup of agave or maple syrup
    1. Place ingredients in a small bowl & whisk together until smooth & creamy.
    ASSEMBLY:  Remove dough “eggs” from the freezer & dip each egg into the bowl of chocolate with a fork or spoon.  Place egg back on parchement lined cookie sheet & sprinkle with pink shredded coconut.  Repeat until until all eggs have been dipped & place them back in the freezer to set.  If you have any chocolate sauce left over, pour it into chocolate molds or onto some parchment paper, edges folded up, & freeze.   These treats can be stored in the freezer or the fridge.  Enjoy!