Wednesday, August 17, 2011

coconut babies

I love the idea of whole-food desserts, homemade treats, and things naturally lower in sugar and processed poo poo.
honestly, dates are my favorite, favorite dried fruit. so sweet and incredible.
but they are expensive, and I can't justify spending $7 on a little box of dates when I know I'll go through it so quick.

so I made up a little treat for myself using two and three ingredients [three!], and I'm happy.
it's just raisins, coconut, and agave. of course you can use honey in place of the agave, or dates if you're a high roller. also, I had unsweetened coconut flakes.
and I didn't measure too carefully. I will leave the numbers up to you, because the consistency is based on preference.


here's what you do:
pulse the coconut flakes in a food processor until powdery

two-ingredient baby: 
add agave to the coconut powder a little at a time, until smooth.
roll into little balls and roll the balls in more dried coconut.
refrigerate until hardened.

three-ingredient baby:
boil water, and soak the raisins in the water for ten minutes
take the coconut powder out of the food processor.
drain raisins and pulse, with agave, until smooth and pasty.
add the coconut powder in a little a time, until a nice mixture forms
again, roll into little balls and roll the balls in dried coconut.
refrigerate until hardened.

really easy and delicious. and good for you, though that doesn't have to be your motivation here because these are yummy.

I hope you love it.


Michele said...

Processed poo poo? Funny girl.

Faith said...

I haven't tried dates in a long time, seeing that my first experience was not good. Maybe if they were mixed with yummy coconut, I would forgive them. :)

Lizzie said...

Um, yum!

another feather said...

This sounds right up my alley, I love coconut and putting it in everything! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it!

Gina said...

This sounds yummmmmmy. I heart cocunuts and raisans :) Ive never tried dates though