Tootsie Rawls and Raw Nog – Holiday Treats
I came across versions of these recipes last fall … they are not recipes created by me, but whoever did make them did a fabulous job! I typically adapt recipes that I find in raw preparation books or that I find online to make them my own – usually I do this by adding in more Superfoods (like adding in the ReVitaPhi). Try out these basic recipes first and adapt them if you find something that would make a great addition. If you do find the perfect missing ingredient – post it in the comments please!
1 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup mesquite powder
1/2 cup raw almond butter (make your own!)
3/4 cup raw clear agave nectar (or other sweetener of choice)
2 tbsp lucuma powder
1 tbsp vanilla (extract and/or powder)
pinch salt and dash of ReVitaPhi
2 tbsp fo-ti (optional)
Mix in a food processor until well-blended and stiff. Stir down as needed from the side walls. Put in a bowl and knead in more lucuma until the mixture is no longer sticky. Roll into logs (Rawls) and store in the freezer. If you have parchment paper, you can wrap the Tootsie Rawls, twist the ends, and give them away as tasty gifts!
2 cups homemade nut mylk (almond, Brazil nut, pumpkin or hemp seeds)
6 pitted dates
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom or 1/4 tsp cloves (or a mix of both)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Blend well. This one is so tasty, you’ll likely want to make it several times per week throughout the autumn season.