- This recipe makes 20
50 g (1.25 dl) desiccated coconut
50 g (1 dl) organic raisins, soaked in 50 ml water
65 g (1 dl) cashew nuts
1 medium organic carrot, grated
1 tsp olive oil
some grated lemon and orange peel, preferably organic
coconut, sesame and flax seeds for coating
Soak the raisins in 50 ml water for at least one hour or even overnight
Cover the cashew nuts with water in a bowl and let soak for at least one hour or even overnight
Strain the cashew nuts well and place them in a blender
Add the raisins & water and process until creamy
Add the grated carrot and the coconut and process for just a tiny bit longer until you have an even malleable mixture
Mix in the grated orange/lemon peel and the oil manually and let the dough rest for some minutes
On a large plate, mix the coconut, sesame and flax seeds.
Take pieces of the dough (a heaped tsp or so) and roll them into small balls. Toss them in the coconut and seeds mix until perfectly coated. Keep in the fridge until consumed.
Tips and Tricks
You may experience that the dough comes out a bit loose. It is because of the juicy ingredients. You can add some more coconut at this point, or coat them with some extra coconut & seeds. These power bites should not be compact and dry.
For extra flavour, you may want to (dry) roast the coconut and seeds in a skillet (you can use some oil if you want!). Once roasted, set them aside to cool before using.