I made this recipe because I wanted to make a raw chocolate orange treat for my mom who loves the flavor combination of dark chocolate and orange. LL loves it too. It is like a brownie.
This recipe makes a guilt free chocolatey treat that has no artificial ingredients and can be made without any added sugar. (The honey/agave are optional.) Of course because it is raw, it is gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan and completely natural. It also takes 5 minutes and you don’t have to turn in the oven. Love!
1 cup almonds
1/4 cup cashews
1 1/2 cups dates
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 T raw cacao powder
Juice and zest of an organic orange
1 1/4 cups dried coconut
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 Tbsp. raw honey (or agave for vegans) optional-I think it is sweet enough with it.
In a food processor, grind nuts and dates until they are small and crumbly, like a larger grained sand. Add the rest of the ingredients and process well until evenly mixed. Spread a thin layer in the bottom of a Pyrex and press flat. You can use as large as a 9x13 but no bigger.
Cut into small squares and serve as a dessert or snack. I like these after a workout.