31 October 2015 | 1 comment
Happy healthy halloween! It’s Witches’ Fingers! Made with nuts, seeds, cacao and whole dates to sweeten.
Poor neighbourhood kids. They won’t be getting sour worms, weird flavoured bubble gums, popping candy or other weird Frankenstein ‘foods’ filled with all those numbers and colourings. They’re getting chia seeds, flax and almonds from me… Muhuhaha!
I guess I’m not so evil because these healthy treats are actually pretty addictive. It’s really a simple bliss ball recipe, moulded into knobbly old fingers, and dunked in plain dark chocolate. The blanched almonds are so cool – they look like hard old yellow fingernails.Must-try: Witches' Fingers - a healthy Halloween treat for kids made from raw fruits & nuts. Find it here! Click To Tweet
I’d normally whip up a batch of my own home made raw chocolate – but since it’s quite a challenge to temper, it melts pretty easily. So for this recipe, I’ve just used a nice quality store bought chocolate. Smash some fresh raspberries with a fork for blood and voila – you have some pretty convincing witchy-poo digits.
Recipe makes 12-14 fingers depending on how you shape them, I would have photographed more of them but they kinda got eaten.
- 2 cups almonds
- 6 Medjool dates pitted
- 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons coconut butter softened
- 2 tablespoons buckwheat groats
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Few pinches coarse sea salt
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- 300g dark chocolate to coat
- Blanched almonds for ‘fingernails’
- In a food processor, blend the almonds till roughly crumbled.
- Add all other ingredients except the cacoa nibs and blend till it forms a dough.
- Add the cacao nibs last for a quick blitz.
- Melt some dark chocolate over a double boiler (I used about 300g) gently while you shape the fingers – use about a tablespoon and a half per finger, and roll into a bumpy log.
- Dip the fingers in chocolate and add an almond at the fingertip, let set on baking paper or in the fridge.
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