Theme week: Raw Desserts
Good evening everyone,
Hope you all had a great day. We have been none stop here in the kitchen the past two days with birthday cake orders and farmers markets…oh and plus making raw desserts : )
Our morning started off with a green smoothie coffee and raw yogurt. Not sure how the coffee got in there…haha…note: do not let Michelle go to Whole foods first thing in the morning on a cold rainy day ; )
What a nice treat sis : )
We sprinkled our raw yogurt with hemp seeds and pomegranates…holiday colors, how festive!
A great way to start a Friday morning : ) eh?
Later on we had an extra large green smoothie that we sipped on all afternoon!
We did manage to squeeze in a quick 3 mile run followed by 20 minutes of core yoga. We had a great run despite that it was rainy and 50 degrees out not including the wind chill! We both felt amazing…these are the days we enjoy running. No aches or pains just enjoying the run! We also wore our new Nike Free Shoes for the first time and both of us loved them : )
Dinner was another green smoothie and dessert was…
As we mentioned in our previous post we wanted to tackle the classic dessert: SMORES. We all have our own memories of smores when were kids. Since we grew up in Florida with no fireplace we never really got to have them much. Although whenever we took family vacations out west or somewhere in the mountains we always stayed in place that had a fireplace, which meant SMORES.
Yes we made our dad start the fire in the middle of summer so we could have roasted marshmallows with melted chocolate and graham crackers : ) I sure wish I had pictures of those times to show you all….what is your memory of smores ? Did you have a fireplace growing up?
Pure2Raw Recipe: Smores
- 1 3/4 cup nut flour or whatever flour your prefer (we used a mix of sunflower flour, pumpkin flour, almond flour, and coconut flour)
- 1/4 cup yacon powder (if do not have this just add more flour and up your sweetness)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 1 tbsp yacon syrup or sweetener of choice
In large bowl stir ingredients together.
Then spread onto a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate at 115 for as long as you can stand.
Our cookies dehydrated for about 6 hours, they were a little soft but we like undercooked cookies : ) So you be the judge.
Next cut into rectangles
Next up Marshmallow Creme
- 1/2 cup soaked cashews
- 1/2 cup coconut butter (soften it a little in the dehydrator so it makes it easier to work with)
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- 10 drops of liquid stevia
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend.
We added 2 tbsp water and 1 tbsp maple syrup (I know not raw but we wanted that flavor) to help it get creamy…
Now if you would like it to taste more like marshmallows there is an extract you can buy online, but we are too lazy to do that..LOL>
Set the creme aside and now time for chocolate sauce. You can use any of your favorite chocolate sauce! Ours was made up of raw cacao, agave, and coconut oil.
Note this recipe is not 100% raw due to the maple syrup, also if you do not have dehydrator you can use any of your own cookies and then just make the raw creme and chocolate sauce. We feel some raw is better than none : )
Although if you wanted to keep it raw and did not have a dehydrator you can add coconut oil (maybe reduce water and add the oil) and then set in freezer to harden up. Lots of options folks!
Okay so the finally product….first have to build the SMORE
Looking good, huh?
How you doin??
Step 3 Put top cookie on top
Wait where is the fireplace??
seriously guys you have to make this…we are thinking seconds!!
mmmmmm…love eating smores by the warm fireplace : )
Perfect way to end a long week!
Reasons why we love this recipe:
- sweet childhood memories
- nothing like enjoying a classic dessert guilt free
- there was enough for seconds (Gina and Erica we ate more in honor of you guys!)
- full flavor explosion in the mouth
- smores are best buds with fireplaces
- made with love from start to finish
Oh Katie we think these would make awesome fudge babies for Operation Chocolate Covered Kindness! I am sure there is a way to turn this into balls…hmmm, got me thinking ; )
Do not worry there are more desserts to come….another classic tomorrow night and our inspiration is from this wonderful lady.
Have a wonderful night,