Friday, June 24, 2011

carob cashew bites

carob cashew bites

sweet but not overly sweet
chewy, almost fudgy
healthified fudge.....have i ever mentioned i really *dislike* that word healthified-  i do , i really, really do but for the life of me i cannot think of another word

goodified...nah that doesn't sound right
we'll stick with healthified for now







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carob chips, cashews, dates are the base for these energy squares- they could almost pass as fudge
 
if you are not digging the carob feel free to substitute with semi-sweet or dark chocolate
 

carob cashew bites

processed with a bit of agave they start to stick to together like best buds or...........
 sweaty thighs on vinyl car seats

carob cashew bites

carob cashew bites


carob cashew bites

molded into a square or rectangle under a bit of waxed paper- makes clean up and cutting easy
we like easy - don't you


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then they are cut into bars.....do these look a little like, you know what?

sorry my mind wanders sometimes, please forgive me
(but I know you thought it too!)



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lastly they are destined to be little squares
sprinkled with salt


carob cashew bites
makes approximately 16-18 bites/squares

you will need:
  • 1/2 cup carob chips
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp salted cashews
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • pinch sea or kosher salt
assembly:
  • place carob chips in food processor or mini prep processor, process until pebble size crumbs form
  • add dates and process until the mixture starts to combine
  • add agave and cashews- process until a ball forms and mixtures pulls away from the side ( you may need to continue to stir the cashews if they were not all incorporated into the mixture)
  • line a small (i used 4x6)baking dish with wax paper
  • transfer mixture to the dish and spread evenly at about a 1 inch thickness
  • remove from dish and cut into logs, then into squares
  • sprinkle with sea salt
enjoy!

Yum

1 comment:

  1. Love your pictures and your blog! Thanks for this "glorified" version :D

    PS My favorite line is "sweaty thighs on vinyl car seats"

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