Raw Carob Elly Treats
1 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, ground finer
1/2 cup carob powder
3-4 tablespoons coconut nectar, or other raw sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Add enough water to make a dough.
2. Roll out with rolling pin and cut out shapes.
3. Freeze until firm.
Feel free to add mint extract, orange, or whatever you like. The reason why I used coconut nectar is because it goes really well with carob, you don't have to use it though.
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Source of recipe: Jennifer and I are absolutely obsessed with baby elephants, I mean what's not to love?! A flopsi-daisy bundle of pure sweetness! Actually, one of my life goals is to meet a baby elephant up close, and I'm dead serious, that will be the best day ever. In the meantime I can make do with making raw treats with my elephant cookie cutter. I'm excited about this particular recipe because: it doesn't involve a food processor. If you have a coffee grinder or even a magic bullet with a flat blade, you can make these raw treats no problem. (An issue that I had when I first started to incorporate raw foods into my diet was finding recipes that didn't require fancy equipment). You could even buy pre-ground almonds to make your life even easier. I just like to grind my own after I've soaked and dehydrated them. And I've also noticed that almost all of our raw desserts call for coconut oil, so here's one that doesn't (for once).