I was browsing through my recipe books the other day in search of to make for a treat for the kids who come to the raw potluck and something kind of different as I tend to make lots of chocolaty types of desserts. I came across one I haven’t made in awhile and that my kiddos love! It is from Healthy Lunchbox and is so easy to make and gives vanilla lovers a chance to shine!
2 c. cashew butter*
1 c. coconut butter
1/2 c. raw honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. buckwheat crunchies
process everything but the crunchies in the food processor until smooth and well combined. Add in the crunchies and pulse to incorporate. Use a spoon to scoop into ice cube trays or a small ice cream scoop to form balls on a tray. Put in the freezer for a few hours until solid and frozen, about 4-6 hours.
* I didn’t have any cashew butter on hand so I made some. So easy to do! I took raw cashews, unsoaked and put them in the food processor. Start it up and let it go. It needs to go and go and go for about 10-12 mins. It will first crumble and look like meal. Next it will start to release some of it’s oils and it will get more gloppy and form a big doughball. Let it keep going and more oil will release and it will become creamy and all be whizzing around nice and smooth. That is it!
They pop out of the ice cube trays easily but are pretty as a formed ball. You can add in gojis, raisins or other dried fruit during the pulsing stage as well.
Warning!!! These are super rich and sweet and it is recommended to eat only one at a time to avoid a belly ache. Eat more only at your own risk!
I served these to the kids, teens and adults at he raw potluck we had the other night. I am not sure which age group liked them the most. Let’s just call it a tie! I like it when everybody wins!