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RAW PEPPERMINT PATTIES

PEPPERMINT PATTIES
Based on a recipe by Elaina Love

6 C dry, raw shredded coconut
2/3 C honey or agave syrup
1/2 t. mint extract (or 3 drops peppermint essential oil)
1/8 C organic cocoa powder or raw carob powder (add until mixture reaches desired color)
1/2 t. vanilla extract
pinch cayenne pepper
1/8 t Celtic sea salt

  • Blend 3 C of coconut in a dry VitaMix on low speed with the lid off and using a spatula to keep things moving until coconut takes on the consistency of butter. Do not blend so long as to separate all oil from the coconut.(If you don’t have a Vitamix, process 1 – 1/2 C at a time.)
  • Remove the coconut to a mixing bowl.
  • Add 1/3 C of sweetener and mint extract (or peppermint oil), and mix well with a spatula.  Set aside.
  • Blend remaining 3 C coconut
  • In a bowl, mix the coconut and remaining ingredients by hand..
  • Divide the chocolate mixture in half.. Press one half into a 4″ x 4″ baking dish or plastic container.. Freeze  for 5 minutes,  until solid.
  • Remove frozen chocolate from freezer and layer on the mint mixture. Return to freezer for 4 – 5 minutes.
  • Spread remaining chocolate mixture over the mint layer. Freeze until solid or refrigerate.
  • Remove container from the freezer and remove the contents by twisting the container, or by prying up with a spatula.
  • Place on a cutting board and, using a thin, sharp knife, cut into your shape of choice.

Refrigerate.

NUT FREE CHOCOLATE PIE

NUTFREE CHOCOLATE PIE

3  C unsweetened, dried coconut
1 – 1/2 C dates ( chopped small)
1/2 T cinnamon
1 t sea salt
3 avocados
1 C agave nectar
1 C raw chocolate nibs
1 vanilla bean
4 T coconut butter
1 t of cinnamon powder

FOR CRUST:

  • Process coconut, dates, cinnamon, and sea salt in a food processor mixture forms into a ball.
  • Spread crust onto a pie pan.
  • Wet fingers with water before spreading, to avoid crust sticking..

FOR FILLING:

  • In a VitaMix, combine avocado, agave, vanilla, coconut butter, and cinnamon, and process until  smooth and creamy.
  • Pour filling into pie crust and chill.
  • Sprinkle dried coconut flakes over top of pie before serving

Amazing Raw Chocolate Brownies

RAW CHOCOLATE BROWNIE S
based on a recipe for the brownie I ate in a now defunct restaurant in New York City
Note: this is a restaurant recipe.  For home use, you will probably want to halve it

2 lbs cocoa butter
3 C cocoa powder
1 – 1/2 C agave

2 C goji berries
1 – 1/2 C almonds
1 C hemp seed
2 drops vanilla

  • Mix first three ingredients together by hand.
  • Blend next 4 ingredients .
  • Thoroughly combine all ingredients.
  • Spread on a tray or in a baking dish
  • Refrigerate for two hours.