A perfectly sweet treat for Valentine's Day
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A bite-sized treat for your Valentines Day celebrations.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24 mini bites
  • Base:
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ¾ cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 tbsp of cold water (use more or less as needed for consistency)
  • Optional 1-2 tbsp cacao powder (if more chocolate taste is desired)
  • Filling:
  • 1 ¼ cup cashews, soaked in warm water for at least 2 hours
  • ¾ can unsweetened full-fat coconut milk (use the cream on top)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings:
  • Frozen berries, simmered in a pan and reduced until thick compote
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Orange zest and grated nutmeg
  1. Soak 1 ¼ cup of cashews in warm water for at least 2 hours.
  2. Grease a mini-muffin pan well.
  3. Blend pecans, GF oats, cinnamon, honey, dates and optional cacao powder together in a food processor until well mixed and starting to stick together.
  4. Slowly add in a small amount of cold water while mixing to help the mixture stick together better, just enough that it forms a ball and is easy to shape with your fingers.
  5. Fill the bottom ⅓ of each mini-muffin tin with the date-pecan-oat mixture, pressing down until well-packed. Place in freezer for about 30 minutes-1 hour, until firm in the tin.
  6. Meanwhile, blend the filling ingredients in a blender.
  7. Spoon this mixture over the date-pecan-oat base.
  8. Add toppings if desired.
  9. Place in freezer again and freeze until hardened, at least 5 hours or overnight.
  10. Let soften at room temperature for 2-3 minutes before enjoying.
Recipe by Perennial Nutrition at http://perennialnutrition.com/2018/02/09/a-perfectly-sweet-treat-for-valentines-day/