You don’t have to give up great taste for healthy treats. When you take the first bite of this delicious treat you will think you are eating a rich calorie dense dessert. Now I’m not saying this recipe doesn’t have calories… it does for sure! But good fats galore!
This recipe reminds me of a southern treat as a kid but of course the recipe would have been loaded with sugar — yikes!
This recipe calls for ghee which is great to reduce cholesterol both in the serum and intestine. Ghee is also good for nerves and brain. It helps control eye pressure and is beneficial to glaucoma patients. Ghee is known to stimulate the secretion of stomach acids to help with digestion, while other fats, such as butter and oils, slow down the digestive process and can sit heavy in the stomach. Ghee is rich with antioxidants and acts as an aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals from other foods, serving to strengthen the immune system.
- 12 pitted dates
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1 cup organic almond butter
- 1/2 cup coconut cream concentrate
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup pecans (toasted optional)
- 1 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tablespoons coconut cream concentrate
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Toasting the coconut and pecans is an option you can also keep them fresh and raw either way is great!
Combine bottom layer ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined and smooth. Spread this mixture evenly on the bottom of an 8X8 glass baking dish.
Melt coconut cream, honey and ghee until just soft. Add salt. Slightly chop coconut and pecans in a food processor and then add mixture to Melted ingredients. Stir until all combined. Smooth mixture over bottom layer in baking dish.
Refrigerate until firm (about 1 hour) and then slice into small squares and serve.