Sweet Treats

I was so happy to learn I didn't have to give up yummy treats when eating raw
Here are two of my favorite quick and easy recipes:

Halvah Truffle Trio

½ cup raw tahini
2 tablespoons local raw honey, the thick opaque kind
¼ cup unhulled raw sesame seeds, soaked or not if you prefer*
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 inch vanilla bean, seeds only
extra sesame seeds
*you may wish to lightly grind seeds if using unsoaked.


1. Mix tahini,honey,and 1/4 cup sesame seeds. taste to see if sweet enough,adjust honey.

2. Divide mixture into thirds.

3. Add cocoa to one part,cinnamon to another and vanilla to the third. you may need to add a little extra sesame seed to the vanilla mix,to stiffen.

4. Chill until firm.

5. Divide each part into 4, one inch balls.

6. Roll in sesame seeds.

Strict vegans may want to try a substitute sweetener,use an equal amount of date paste (blended soaked dates)

Store in fridge.
This next recipe is so easy I hesitate to call it a recipe. Freeze some ripe bananas for a few hours. When frozen, place them in the food processor fitted with the "S" blade until it forms a light creamy soft serve banana ice cream! Add anything you like, like cacao nibs, flavorings, nuts, coconut, berries...you get the idea! It can be placed in the freezer to firm up a little, or eaten as a soft serve. This recipe is from Alissa Cohen. Thanks, Alissa!

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