http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2012/01/raw-food-fast.html I am on a raw food fast for ten days. Well, yesterday all I could think about was the fruitcake in my cabinet and how badly I wanted a piece, so I knew I needed something sweet to eat - but it had to be raw!
About 2 cups of nut butter (I used peanut butter)
2 tablespoons of carob powder
2 tablespoons of currants or raisins (I am still out of raisins)
4 tablespoons or more of chopped dates
two handfuls of roughly chopped (big pieces) pecans or any nut
big spoonful of honey (over a tablespoon)
a teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
Mix thoroughly with spoon.
Of course you can pick and choose what ingredients to add according to what you have in your cabinets. The dates are great for adding sweetness and the nuts are for crunch. My philosophy is that everything is better with with nuts! LOL
Roll in a ball and then roll in carob powder. If I had some cinnamon I would have mixed the carob and cinnamon together to roll the balls in. I love carob and cinnamon together! I plopped my balls on the carob before rolling into balls so they would not stick as bad. These would also be awesome rolled in coconut!
Enjoy because it is a lot healthier to eat these when you get a sugar craving than that piece of fruitcake! Just make sure you only eat a couple because they are full of calories and fat, so you will have to hide the plate away in the fridge before you eat them all. At least that is what I had to do!
Hope you enjoy!