Raw Vegan Ginger Chews
 
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Cuisine: raw food, raw vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups Medjool dates
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 1½ Tablespoons (not spicy) to 2 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon (spicy) grated ginger *adjust to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons raw coconut sugar
Instructions
  1. Grind the cashews fine in a blender or a food processor.
  2. Blend all the ingredients except for the coconut sugar in the food processor until it becomes a smooth paste.
  3. Lay the mixture out on a piece of parchment paper, and form it into a rectangular block about ½ inch thick. Put it in the freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour to chill and get firmer.
  4. Grind the coconut sugar in a coffee or spice grinder until it becomes a fine powder. Place some of the powdered coconut sugar onto a plate.
  5. Once the ginger chew mixture firms in the freezer, take it out and cut the it into about 1¼ inch squares. Peel each square off the parchment paper and drop it into the powdered coconut sugar and coat the whole thing. Shape it into a neat square with a spatula. You could also just roll it into balls if you want to skip the hassle.
  6. Lightly dust the bottom of an air-tight container with more of the coconut sugar and place the ginger chews inside. Give a light dust on top and store it in the freezer until you are ready to serve.
Notes
Keeps for 2 weeks in the freezer.
Recipe by Mariko Sakata | Raw Food and Plant-based Recipes at https://marikosakata.com/raw-vegan-ginger-chews/