Thursday, May 16, 2013

Raw Tahini Cocoa Candy Recipe

What if I told you my seven year old could make you a delicious, healthy, raw dessert with only 4 primary ingredients in about 5 minutes?  Sound too good to be true??  Welcome to the world of RAW!

For those of you who don't know, raw foods are defined as foods in their purest state -- organic (preferably) and unaltered by heat, chemicals, stabilizers, preservatives, colorings, additives, etc.  Natural enzymes are destroyed at 118 degress Farhenheit, so "Raw Foodies" prefer to stay in the 100 degree range for food preparation.  This is often accomplished by the use of a dehydrator.

A friend of mine has recently inspired me to pull out my raw recipe book again and get creative!  In addition to eliminating ALL refined sugar in my diet, I'm intentionally adding lots of smoothies, salads, and raw veggie snacks.  BUT, my sweet tooth aches if I don't have a little something in the mix to sweeten the pot.

Enter my daughter, Avi.  She was bound and determined to make something tasty yesterday afternoon, but I already had meatloaf in the oven -- so she had to fix something that did not require baking.  Not a problem ... I just whipped out my RAW recipes!  Dessert!

You'll need a mixing bowl and spoon, measuring cups, and the following ingredients:

Tahini (look for organic)
Honey (preferably raw)
Carob or Cocoa powder
salt

You can also add any of your favorite chopped nuts, shredded coconut, etc.

Begin by pouring 1/3 cup tahini into the bowl.

Then add 1/4 cup honey.

Add 1/8 cup cocoa powder OR 1/4 cup carob powder.

Add a pinch of salt and any add-ins you like.  We had some pre-soaked and dehydrated salty sunflower seeds on hand.

Mix it all together and roll into balls.

Place in the freezer until ready to serve!


Feel free to get creative with these!  They are yummy, healthy, and even a seven year old can do it!  :-)

Until next time,

Pam

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20 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These look wonderful! Yum!

Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired said...

This looks really good and so easy! It sounds flavorful too. I'd love to try it sometime and I know my kids would enjoy helping make it too.

Andrea Kruse said...

I will have to try them. We always keep Tahini in the pantry - I love it for dressings, hummus, etc. Does the honey help balance out the salty flavor?

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

Had to google what Tahini is...and the candy looks good!! Want to sink my teeth into it :0

AMBER EDWARDS said...

Those looks absolutely delicious! And I love how they don't have any added "nasty" stuff in them! And super easy to make too!

Z-Kids said...

Yum!

Jennifer Clay said...

That looks yummy and super easy to make! I think I will get everything to make this and let my 7 and 5 year at it!

Danielle Royalegacy said...

Looks really good. I want to make this this weekend!

Allyson Bossie said...

I would have never thought to use Tahini in a dessert, but that looks amazing! It also looks gluten free...hmmm

Susan said...

These look yummy and what an inventive way to use Tahini. I can't wait to try it!

Sarah Hayes said...

Ive never seen a recipe like this before so I def had to check it out. It looks really good with the salty seeds in the sweet chocolate..yummy!! coconut would be to die for in here!

Jennie said...

this looks WONDERFUL! I think my husband would love it! I might surprise him with it tomorrow :) Thanks for the recipe!

B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

Yum! I love the idea of using tahini in dessert. Never thought of that.

BeeBubbaBella said...

That is so interesting using tahini in dessert! Thanks for sharing this raw candy recipe.

Cascia Talbert said...

That looks and sound really good! I might have to try it with my seven-year-old daughter.

kelly willis said...

wow this looks so yummy

Samantha Fergus said...

These look incredible! I'm bookmarking this to make later- yum!

VickeC said...

looks good an sounds good,,I dont have any of those ingredents on hand so looks like cant make that today

Tammy S said...

Who would have thought they were that easy to make! I love that it is easy enough that your daughter can make them. These sound really good. Thanks for the recipe.

HappyMomC said...

interesting, must try this! and super easy too!

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