Nov 21, 2014

Easy Raw Vegan Dessert

I've been wanting to make my own version of a breakfast bar because my boyfriend goes through them like crazy and they are not cheap. I was going to go all out with oats and granola but I just wanted something really quick and I didn't want to cook it, so I came up with these delights.

As usual, I don't take measurements. But I will try to give approximate quantities. It's easy enough to adjust as you go. 

I use my food processor for this. I don't know what I would use without it. Maybe a blender, chopper or immersion blender would work.


1 cup chopped dates. I used Bob's Red Mill date pieces, but because they are dry, I soak them for a bit in a little warm water to soften them up.

1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, or nut of your choice

1/2 cup shredded coconut

3 tbs cacao (optional)

I process the dates first so the chunks are smaller and then add all the rest of the ingredients. Blend until fairly smooth. The nuts will turn into a nut butter if blended enough which adds a creamy texture.

Spread evenly on a plate. Top with more shredded coconut or nuts (optional). Refrigerate until more solid.  I topped mine with So Delicious Cocowhip. It was divine.

These would also be nice rolled into little bite sized balls and rolled in coconut as well.

That's it, pretty simple. No added sugar. And a small amount is surprisingly satisfying.