These are delicious and so moreish! I can guarantee you that everyone will love these, from weaners to grandparents.
You can make yours anyway you like but here’s my basic recipe (the measurements are a bit rough so let me know if you need any more guidance). I use a nutri-bullet to blend, or a spice grinder can work well too.
* 2 tbsp coconut oil melted with 5 tbsp of raisins or dates
* blend these up and add 3 tbsp of desiccated coconut and a little water or nut oil if it’s too stiff to blend.
* now mix in enough ground almond to make a stiff mixture (around 4 tbsp). I often add a sprinkle of Chia seeds at this stage as can help to bind it and make a nice crunch.
* add 1 tbsp of cocoa powder and mix well. You may be able to knead it, or squash with your hands at this stage.
* spread it out onto a piece of baking parchment or grease-proof paper to make a long sausage (or indeed whatever shapes you fancy – they make great Easter eggs!). Wrap up your sausage and chill for an hour or so. Slice into ‘bars’ and wrap however you like. I try not to use any plastics so we tend to use baking paper or simple store them in rows in biscuit tins. They’ll keep a week or more in the fridge.
Let me know how yours work out.
Other good combinations:
– apricot and ground hazelnut (to replace the raisins and almond)
– date and cashew
– cranberry and peanut