No-Bake Pecan Bars

No-Bake Pecan Bars

No Bake Pecan Bars 2016-11-22 19:37:48 Skip the pie for these simple (vegan, paleo) bars Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients For the crust 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted 1 cup raw pecans 1/2 cup raw cashews* 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt For the filling 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup raw pecans 1/4 cup water, or more as needed for blending 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt Additional pecans, for topping Optional: 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand), divided for filling/topping Instructions Line an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with plastic wrap, for easy removal of the bars. In a large food processor, combine the crust ingredients and blend until a sticky dough is formed. Press the crust into the lined baking sheet, using your hands or a spatula to smooth it out. For dark chocolate pecan pie bars, melt 1 cup of dark chocolate chips and pour the melted chocolate over the crust, using a spatula to spread evenly. Place the crust in the freezer to set, while you prepare the filling. For the filling, combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender, or food processor, and blend until thoroughly combined. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides, or use a tamper, to keep everything blending smoothly. Adjust sweetness to taste, if necessary. Remove the crust from the freezer, and pour in the filling, using a spatula to smooth the top. Sprinkle the additional cup of raw pecans over the top, and gently press...
Chocolate Power Pudding

Chocolate Power Pudding

Chocolate Power Pudding 2016-06-07 10:05:33 Chocolate Pudding with some nutritional punch Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 large avocados, ripe, pitted and peeled 1 banana, ripe and peeled 1/4 cup unsweetened cocao powder 2 Tbsp. raw honey* ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp ground cinnamon * Use more or less honey depending on your desired sweetness. You can also use pure maple syrup if you prefer. Instructions Using a food processor (or high speed blender) blend all the ingredients until completely smooth. Chill, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Transfer to bowls. By Kathleen DiChiara Kathleen...