Vegan Fudge Bites
Makes about 12 regular size or 48 bites
1 cup almonds (or ½ cup almond pulp plus a handful of whole regular almonds for crunch)
1 cup dates, pitted
1 tbsp Choco Chai Seasoning
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut, shredded
1 tbsp honey
a pinch salt
- Pulse almonds solo until fine.
- Add the choco chai seasoning, coconut and pulse until combined.
- Add dates and process until smooth but not over processed to become buttery.
- Roll into bite size balls, place in container, flatten and refrigerate for 20 minutes and cut into squares or just eat it out of the bowl standing in the kitchen. ; )
Add the fudge brownie mix straight from the blender into a pipping bag and add to shortbread tart shells to make an extra special and fancy treat.
Carrot Cake Bites
I am excited to share with you these gluten free carrot cake bites. They are so delicious you won’t believe that both the carrot cake filling and cashew frosting are raw.
These Raw Carrot Cake Cupcakes are perfect little treats for when you get a craving for something sweet. They taste just like carrot cake with frosting but are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free! The frosting is amazing, it is just soaked cashews, honey, lemon juice and a pinch of salt!
Raw Carrot Cake Bites with Cashew Frosting
Makes about 12 regular squares or 48 balls and plenty of frosting. (freeze half of the frosting for another batch)
1 cup walnuts
1 cup dates, take out the pits
2 cups carrots, rough chop
1 tbsp Choco chai Seasoning
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
1 cup cashews, soaked for at least 1 hour or overnight
1/3 cup honey
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 tsp lemon juice
- In your blender or food processor, add the carrots and pulse 2-3 times just to break apart.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, alternate between pulsing and scraping down sides, until it holds together.
- Pack into muffin tin, flatten and cut into squares or roll into bite size balls and refrigerate for an hour while making frosting.*You may get a wetter batter if you over-process.
For the Frosting:
- Drain the cashews and place in the blender with all ingredients and blend until well combined. Add to a baggie and use it as a piping bag to decorate the bites.
-Dates are a fruit that have been cultivated for centuries, the thought is they originated somewhere around Iraq. There are a few varieties, but the ones you will find at the grocery store are Medjool Dates and Deglet Noor Dates. Deglet Noor dates have a delicate in flavor but Medjool dates are my favorite since they are sweeter and more moist. *The quality of your dates is important, old ones can be dry and chewy.
-They are also loaded with health benefits like fiber and an amazing amount of antioxidants. They are 80% sugar so they have calories, but it is much better to reach for this than to eat a pint of ice cream.
-The sugar in dates is unrefined so I use them in other applications, like to sweeten sauces like in my Pad Thai recipe.
Let me know in the comments how you like these bites and share it with someone who is struggling with keeping a gluten-free struggle. The raw bites are great for those who are also on a dairy-free diet or who needs to cut processed sugar from their life. #gfdfstruggle is real
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