This recipe is based on one my friend Ali made. Hers was a non-raw version that tasted so good, I knew I could make it just as good raw-style. We got lucky on this one, just replacing a couple of ingredients and marinating the mushrooms instead of cooking them-- it's now one of our favorite things to eat! This was even a hit with our carnivorous family members-- a great crowd-pleaser! The peanut sauce is actually made with almond butter instead of peanuts because peanuts are not technically raw, but it tastes just like the real thing!
I love the cacao/spices combination. I use spices not only for their lovely taste, but also for their medicinal properties: turmeric and black pepper help prevent cancer, ginger warms you up and gives you energy, cinnamon is antibacterial, cumin helps digestion...
For these lollypops, I used my regular raw fudge recipe, I don't remember where it comes from exactly, it was inspired by many other recipies and modified over the time. Any raw fudge would be great. I had lots of fun making these Valentine's day hearts with the kids. They enjoyed choosing their favorite spices. The most liked flavours: Espelette pepper, turmeric-coconut powder, cinnamon-cacao, cinnamon-cacao-ginger.
Raw food Tim Tams! - My son wouldn't agree, but for me this is the closest I've come since being raw to that choc-covered biscuit slice with the fudgy innards that - despite being so bad for me - used to taste great savoured with a glass of icy milk.
The resemblance came in the way that, when I nibbled the truffle in between small sips of water, the chia filling literally meltied into the mouth ..... um maybe you had to be there.
This was a recipe that I wasn't expecting to be a keeper so the measurements are approximate.