Desserts to Love

February 1, 2018

In time for Valentine's Day ...

RAW CHOCO BITES (from Naked Food Magazine, p. 93 of my book)  

  • 1 carrot

  • 3 figs + 3 dates or 6 dates

  • 1 banana

  • ½ c rolled oats

  • 2 tsp raw cacao

  • shredded coconut (optional)

Chop carrot in large pieces. In blender or food processor, mix carrots and dates/figs for 10-15 seconds, until minced. Set aside. In large bowl, add banana & oats; mash with fork or bare hands. Add carrot mixture & raw cacao. Blend until mixture is uniform. Shape into 1" round bites. Pour coconut in small bowl; roll each bite until covered.

From Linda Jones



  • 3 bananas

  • 1 c dates

  • 2 c oats

  • ⅓ c applesauce

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Combine banana & dates in food processor. Add other ingredients. Let sit 15 min. Drop by tbsp's on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15-20 min. @ 350.  Options: replace dates with raisins or apricots; add peanut butter, chocolate chips, or nuts.



  • 1.5 c almond milk

  • 1/3 c chia seeds

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2-5 tbsp maple syrup or 5-9 dates or banana

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Combine all in blender. Refrigerate overnight. 

from Aria Far of The Yummy Plant:



Brownie cake:

  • 20 medjool dates

  • 1/2 c ground walnuts

  • 1/2 c ground almonds

  • 4 tbsp cacao powder

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • Pinch of salt

Ganache frosting:

  • 8 dates

  • 2 tbsp of cacao powder

  • 1.5 tbsp of coconut oil

  • optional: 1/2 c strawberries; 1/3 c coconut flakes

Cake: In food processor, process dates until small bits remain. Add walnuts, almonds, cacao powder, vanilla powder & pinch of salt. Process until becomes a sticky dough. If mixture does not hold together, add more dates. In parchment-lined 9" cake pan, press mixture down to flatten and distribute evenly. Place in freezer for 10 minutes.
Ganache: In food processor, process dates until sticky & smooth. Add and process cacao powder and coconut oil. Distribute ganache evenly on top of cake. Put pan in fridge for 1 hour. Place strawberries & coconut on top before serving.

and, Valentine's Day Treats from ForksOverKnives.





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