There is something incredibly satisfying by being able to put together something like this, just using what you have in the cupboard.
By Rikke Oestergaard
These little bundles of joy have been a staple in my fridge since I started my gluten-free diet. They are made solely using ingredients you can have in your store-cupboard at any time. They are gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, raw and free of processed sugar. I dare you not to love them. To make it even better, you can make truffles like these or simple brownie bars. Great for sweet snack or as a compliment to a good cup of coffee.
- 1 cup of mixed nuts (I use ½ almonds and ½ hazelnuts)
- 1 cup of dried dates
- 5 tablespoons of cocoapowder
- 4 tablespoons of shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons of agave sirup
- Tiny bit of salt
- Crushed nuts, cocoa powder and coconut for sprinkling.
- Chop the nuts in a food processor until you have a rough flour with some bigger bits still left.
- Add the dates and chop in the food processor until the dates are integrated with the nuts and start sticking to the blade.
- Add the cocoa powder and coconut.
- Then add the agave sirup and a tiny bit of salt, whilst the food processor is on. Depending on your food processor, it might start struggling here. If that is the case, integrate the last ingredients in a bowl using your clean hands.
- Roll the mixture into walnut sized balls and roll in your preferred topping. Alternatively, press the mixture into a cake tin, refrigerate and cut into brownie sized bars.
- The brownies will keep forever in the fridge in a sealed container.
As a Dane with an international outlook, Rikke's recipes covers every cuisine in the world, but with a classic, warming and clean Scandinavian twist. She cooks seasonal, organic and economical food, blogs at 02acres.com and believes she might have been born 50 years too late.