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These raw choco bites might look and taste decadent, but they’re mainly made of banana, carrot, and oats. You can make them for dessert or use them as a raw power snack, as they’re sweetened with energizing figs, dates, and raw cacao.

From Naked Food magazine

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3 dried figs
  • 3 dates
  • 2 tsp. raw cacao
  • Shredded coconut (optional)

Instructions

  1. Chop carrot in large pieces. In a food processor, blend carrots, figs, and dates for 10-15 seconds or until minced. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add banana and oats and mash with a fork or bare hands. Add carrot mix and raw cacao. Blend together until mixture is uniform. Shape into 1-inch round bites and set aside.
  3. Pour some shredded coconut (if using) on a small bowl, and roll each bite until coconut covers the surface. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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M. Reis1 month ago
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These are dreamy!! Loved them.

Helen Webb1 month ago
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What is raw cacao? Cacao powder or nibs?

Victoria8 months ago
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These are pretty good. The consistency is not for everyone though, I would love if I could get them to harden up a little. My pop in the freezer for 15mins and see how I fair. Loved taste though and easy and fun to make

Carol10 months ago
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Easy to make and healthy, but texture is like goo and tastes unappealing. I even tried baking them and it still tasted like too much banana and was gooky inside.

AP11 months ago
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Should I be blending in a blender all the ingredient or in a bowl with a fork?

Kris12 months ago
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Could I use 3 additional dates instead of the figs?

Sonya W1 year ago
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Wow, I think this might be the worst recipe I’ve ever made! It doesn’t just taste awful, but it sits terribly in your stomach afterwards too!

M. Reis1 month ago
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You must have done something wrong… these are some of the best truffles I’ve ever made. There is nothing odd in the 5 ingredients, unless you used the actual cacao bean? The recipe calls for cacao powder.

K D1 year ago
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How long can you store these – in the fridge I assume?

Courtney Davison12 months ago
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Hi K D,
In the refrigerator, these should stay good for about three days. I’ve updated the recipe instructions to note this.

Thank you,

Courtney
Associate Editor
Forks Over Knives

skye claussen2 years ago
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delicious thanks so much for the recipe it was quick easy and so dam good!

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Margarita Restrepo is the founder and editor-in-chief of Naked Food Magazine and author of the Naked Food Cookbook. Restrepo is certified in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and Cornell University and is the lead Naked Food Chef and recipe developer. Michele Lastella is founder of Sustainable Society, a media organization focused on developing sustainable innovation through ancient knowledge. Lastella is an Italian plant-based cuisine chef, Naked Food Chef, and producer of biodynamic wine and olives. He is also a reiki master, film writer, and director. Find Restrepo on LinkedIn and Lastella on LinkedIn.

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