These treats would remind anyone of honey roasted peanut butter. When you refrigerate dates, part of the outside hardens into a crunchy crystal that mimics that candy flavor. And the Himalayan salt gives it a honey roasted peanut. It’s also really important that you use almond butter made from soaked (the equivalent of sprouted) almonds, dehydrated and ground into a crumbly, flour-like butter. You can home-make the almond butter or you can buy it from a few specialty brands. Just be sure not to add any oil, as this will make them heavy. The specialness of these is that they are light. If you can find more exotic dates such as Halawi or honey dates, use those instead. They are softer and when labeled raw, are much more delicate than Medjools.
Feel free to use figs instead of dates, as I find myself eating them with figs just as often as dates! The crunchy seeds and jelly give it a peanut-butter-and jelly taste.
A serving is about 3 stuffed dates.
Adapted to be raw from a recipe I found from elanaspantry.com. It was mostly raw to begin with; actually a lot of her recipes seem to be that way. Anyway this recipe was so good I had to share it here!
This is a very simple recipe. Really tasty banana bread, a very nice treat. It was kind of an experiment (I was looking for ways to get rid of my excess almond meal) and it turned out perfectly!
You may choose to add a 1/4 cup of cacao nibs or coconut, I didn’t try to but I thought it might be a good addition. I spread some almond butter on top as an icing, which made the dessert taste just right.
Unfortunately I don’t own a dehydrator so I cheat a little by having the oven on very low heat with the door open. It came out nicely after a few hours.
GREAT PICK ME UP!!! Fresh is best but apples can be dehydrated for a trail mix version. I got the idea to mix this together from a friend who was in town visiting. I asked him if he wanted anything from the organic co op and he chose these 3 items. We ended up not being able to hang out that day and I got stuck with his stuff. I decided to try his little mix and fell in love.
this is my first raw recipe, so tell me how you like it. i must caution that this pate means business and is for serious mushroom-lovers only. i slapped it onto a collard leaf with celery and carrot. a picture is located here (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xF_zKAoztQQ/SKjda9xm1ZI/AAAAAAAAAE8/IaRPprJEFi...) – for some reason the site won’t let me upload it.