I served this incredibly simple and YET INCREDIBLY delicious dessert at a recent women’s retreat I offered…and they ALL went CRAZY for this chewy – caramel-chocolatey treat!
Thanks in advance for your patience as I am still finalizing exact amounts to be able to even call this a “recipe” BUT this will definitely offer you the guidelines you need to get started!
Trust me, this will be your new go to for healthy, raw desserts!
What you’ll need
A pack of organic Medjool dates
A jar of all natural peanut butter
~1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, crushed
For the homemade chocolate
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1-3 tbsp maple syrup, depending on how sweet you’d like the chocolate.
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch or two of pink Himalayan salt
optional to add a pinch of cayenne
Begin by preparing your homemade chocolate.
Add 1 inch of tap water to a medium saucepan. On top of it, place a glass or stainless steel bowl.
Turn the burner onto medium.
Add coconut oil into the bowl, and it melt.
Once melted, add in the remaining ingredients.
Whisk together until well combined, ensuring the heat is not too high.
Taste. Add more maple syrup as desired but remember the dates are already super sweet!
The chocolate should be a perfect balance between not too thin and not too thick. Add more oil (to thin) or cacao powder (to thicken) as needed.
Allow to cool and set aside.
Prepare a large plate of flat baking pan with parchment paper.
Prepare the dates by gently opening them in half with your hands to remove the pit.
Be mindful not to break them completely apart!
Fill each dates with 1-2 tsp of natural peanut butter.
Stuff the dates with some crushed peanuts.
Fold the dates back together and do your best to press the peanuts and peanut butter inside.
Place them in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden up the peanut butter (not necessary but it makes it way less messy)
Using your hands (or a spoon if you really want to!), dip the filled dates into the chocolate bowl. Do your best to cover the entire date.
Place on the baking tray and go through this process with each date.
You may wish to sprinkle the snickers with additional peanuts and salt!
Place in the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
Feel free to use your homemade chocolate for any other desserts!
Photo supplied by http://www.eatingbirdfood.com as I am still waiting to get an epic one!