'oh my god' caramel.
when i tasted this, the first thing i thought was, “oh, my god. i think i can die now.” you can substitute any nuts you like, really…i think walnuts and pecans would taste good too, but i’m a coconut and cashew whore, so i didn’t even think about that. i suppose the addition of raw cacao or carob would be awesome also…although i dig this recipe so much i can’t imagine it being any better…lol
½ cup coarse-chopped brazil nuts
1 cup coconut flakes; i like the larger shavings
½ cup coarse-chopped cashews
¼ cup sesame seeds
1¼ cup raw honey
1 tablespoon sesame tahini
½ teaspoon finely ground pink salt or sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
place the honey in a bowl with the tahini, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla. mix together. do this BEFORE you mix the nuts in…the honey softens as you stir and it is easier to mix without the chunky stuff first. then, add the nuts, seeds, and coconut. mix it together. when it is thoroughly mixed, stop mixing. (ha ha ha)
then, you can eat it. it tastes great even before dehydrating. probably a quarter of the recipe is eaten by the time it’s all on the dehydrator trays when i make it anyway! but to get the full caramel-y effect, spread onto dehydrator trays lined with teflex sheets (or plain old cellophane or waxed paper), and dehydrate at 105 degrees for about 24 hours. it will melt down at first, so don’t get it too close to the edges of the tray or you might have a hell of a sticky mess on your hands.
serve it warm over fruit or ‘ice cream’, or scrape it into balls and refrigerate. then, eat the holy living daylights out of it!