Wednesday, October 10, 2012

RAW: BLONDIE WITH MACADAMIA + DATES

 


 
I am always looking for a super easy natural desserts or snack recipes to make for my family.  I use to be really into Larabars.  So, if you like those, you will definitely like this - maybe even more.  I tested these out with my coworkers and friends and it was unanimous!  So gooey delicious!  It has a little richness from the macadamia nuts and the sweetness is mild, that's what I like about it. 
 
 
 

 
 
I adapted my recipe from Amber Shea Crawley of Almost Vegan Chef's 5 Minute Blondies... Her recipe was for an individual size portion. I recently saw  the full recipe on Health Blender Recipes.  It looked so easy and good that I had to try it.   Thank you both!  So delicious!  Here's my adaptation.  I took out the sugar and added more dates and a splash of maple syrup.
 
INGREDIENTS:
 
1 cup raw macadmia nuts
1 cup raw pecans
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon mable syrup or agave
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup organic shredded coconut
15 dates, pitted
 
Combine the macadamia nuts, pecans in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is coursely ground.  Add the vanilla, maple syrup, salt and coconut and pulse several more times until combined.  Add the dates 5 at a time, pulsing between additions, until each date is well incorporated.  The mixture will be sticky.  Transfer the mixture into a 9x13 backing sheet lined with parchment paper.  Press the mixture into the pan with your fingers or a spatula to pack it down tightly.  Freeze the blondies for an hour.  Now its ready to cut and serve.  Store blondies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
 
Enjoy!
 


 
 
 
 


4 comments:

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

So happy you loved the blondies, Felicia! The full-batch version appears in my cookbook, Practically Raw (http://amzn.to/tHafnH). It might be my favorite recipe in the whole book! ;)

uknowlikeaustralia said...

Where did you find raw macadamia nuts???? I've been looking all over (well TJ's) and haven't found them!

Felicia said...

Thank you Amber!! I will be picking that up for sure! Love your recipes! xF

Felicia said...

uknowlikeaustralia, Hi ~ yes Whole Foods carries it. :)

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