Raw Cake Pops

Recipes

This was a challenge, no doubt about it, but I am so happy with the results. These raw cake pops taste like chocolate with the naughty glaze on top, which is actually pretty healthy!

“Cake”

  • 1/2 cup Macadamia nuts (any nut will do, but macadamia is my favorite)
  • 1/2 cup  shredded Coconut
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Rice Malt Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon raw Almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon Chocolate Protein
  • 1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • a bit of Lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup soaked Dates
  • 2 tablespoon Almond Butter

16 lollipop sticks

1. Place all ingredients,  in a food processor until it resembles a crumbly, but moist dough. Transfer dough to a bowl. Form the dough into 2″ balls. Push a lollipop stick into each ball, about half way in (If the dough is too soft, freeze for 15 minutes). Place the lollipops standing upright in a block of foam and freeze for 30 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the Pink Coating.

Pink Coating

  • 1/2 cup raw Cocoa Butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Coconut Cream (1 can of coconut milk will be needed)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Rice Malt Syrup
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated raw red Beet (optional, for color)

1. Place the grated cocoa butter in a small bowl. Place this bowl in a larger bowl with hot tap water in it, about half way up the small bowl. Occasionally stir the cocoa butter until melted, changing the cooling water, if necessary. Transfer the melted cocoa butter to a medium bowl.

2. Open a can of coconut milk, do not shake it. You will find a thick layer of cream on top. Skim off the desired amount. You can mix the remaining cream into the milk and save for a future use.

3. Split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Using the blade of the knife scrape out the vanilla seeds. Add the coconut cream, agave and vanilla seeds to the cocoa butter. Beat at medium speed until well combined. Add the grated beets, stirring with a spatula until the mixture becomes slightly pink. If the mixture starts to solidify, place it over hot tap water to melt again. Using a fine wire mesh strainer, strain the beets from the liquid. If the oil from the cocoa butter has separated, whisk to combine.

4. Remove the lollipops from the freezer and spoon the coating over the pop. Place the pop back in the freezer for 5 minutes. If desired, add another layer of coating. Melt the coating again, if needed. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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