A Super Sweet, Rainy Day Treat

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It’s been a while since I’ve had a day in the kitchen, but this rainy Saturday presents the perfect opportunity to cook, write, and enjoy some of the latest records we’ve picked up (like Beck’s new Morning Phase album – so good!).

Nova Scotia honeyLately, the kitchen has been replaced by a myriad of other things – like running, reading, weekends away & day trips. For the last several months, cooking has been more about trying to prepare the most healthy and most delicious recipes we can in as little time as possible. This is different from our usual approach of making an evening or whole event out of preparing a meal.

One of these approaches has resulted in a depleted intake of wine. ;)

This has also meant that baking and desserts have fallen by the wayside (and yes – that’s probably for the best!). But no surprise, a rainy day also presents the perfect opportunity to conjure up something sweet – it’s Saturday, after all!

I saw this recipe on Instagram a few weeks ago and have had a hard time forgetting about it. So today, I finally decided to try it (or, a very similar variation) – and boy, am I glad I did.

These are absolutely delicious. They’re sweet, rich, gooey and best of all? Made of only 5 not-so-bad-for-you ingredients. This is a dessert I can get behind! Kudos to @healthyfitnessmeals for the great recipe idea.

Raw “Cookie Dough” Balls:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 3 tbsp unpasteurized honey
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • Couple handfuls of a mix between carob chips & chocolate chips (this of course depends on your preference between the two, but I love both!)

Directions

Place cashews & oats in a strong blender (I used the Ninja blender I have for making smoothies).

Blend until it becomes a fine powder (I’ll be sure to blend mine extra next time – these came out a bit coarse).

Remove blade and slowly pour in honey, followed by maple syrup. Using your hand or a spatula, work liquids into powder to form a ball.

Place ball on parchment paper, and then into the fridge for 15 minutes.

Remove from fridge and roll into small balls, rolling in carob/chocolate chips mixture. C’est tout!

These are quite sticky, so you may want to serve with a fork or a cake-pop stick. Store leftovers in a container in the fridge.

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