Raw sweets are often based on coconut, date and nuts for good reason: it’s a delicious combination. I’m crazy about cardamom and rose so I like to keep these around for a sweet treat and to accompany a nice cup of tea. They are best served nice and cold. I recommend Perl’Amande raw almond butter. Coconut oil is found at most of the co-ops, and rose water is available at the groceries in Passage Brady and the Little Jaffna neighborhood.
- 1 cup pitted dates (soaked)
- 2 heaping tbsp almond butter
- 3 cups shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp rose water (or more to taste)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
Process all ingredients in food processor until mixture is quite smooth. Form into balls or press into silicone molds. Refrigerate or freeze.