By Sherry Strong, Food Philosopher
Here is a healthy, delicious treat that is so easy to make with a handful of staple ingredients in your pantry.
- 14-16 Medjool dates
- 2 cups Earth’s Choice Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut Flakes
- 3/4 cup cacao powder
- 2 tsp vanilla bean powder
- 100g Earth’s Choice Creamed Coconut
- 2 Tbsp Earth’s Choice Virgin Coconut Oil
- 2 pinches of Himalayan salt
Place all ingredients, (less 2 dates) into a food processor and process on high until the mixture comes together. If you can’t form a small ball from the mixture, add a date or two and process on high again.
Tip: Creamed Coconut – place packets in cup of hot water to soften ingredient.
Empty mixture into a 3/4 inch rimmed, small cookie tray (11 x 7 inch) and spread over tray to form an even level that comes up to the side of the tray.
Pre-cut the slice into 2cm squares and refrigerate until firm.
Cut the squares and place into a sealable container. Place back in the fridge for storage.
Serve cold or with the chill just taken off.
Check out www.ReturntoFood.com to learn more about Sherry and why resolutions and diets don’t work. Find out what science and nature tells us in her food philosophy based on work with celebrities, elite athletes and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Foundation.