Cashew Bites

by Collette White | October 27, 2016

Good Morning! I hope this finds you well. Last week my kids had two extra days off School (Show day here in Tasmania) and Miss 12 and I decided to make some ‘almost Kingstons’ … except we didn’t have the ingredients so thought we would play around with what we had. Our first lot failed (and didn’t hold together but thats ok as they ended up crumbling it up ontop of fruit and ice cream for sweets that night!) … our second lot was a success and the kids devoured them in no time. I tested them again just to be sure they were OK and figured they needed to be shared straight away as once again they didn’t last long with the kids! I hope you love them as much as we do!

Ingredients

1 ½ cups raw cashews (200g)

1/3 cup honey (90g)

1 egg

2 tblspns coconut oil (20g)

1 tblspn cacao

1 tspn cinnamon

good pinch salt

20 chocolate drops

Method

Preheat oven to 180c. Line a large baking tray and set aside.

Place the Cashews into your food processer and blitz until it becomes a medium-fine ‘cashew meal’.

TMX: Speed 5 / 10 seconds

Place all the ingredients into the food processer with the cashew meal (EXCEPT for the chocolate drops) and blitz for 30-40 seconds (scraping down the sides once or twice during this process if needed), until the mixture comes together really well.

TMX: Speed 5 / 10 seconds. Scrape down sides, then a further Speed 5 / 10 seconds.

Using a teaspoon, place even ‘dollops’ of this mixture onto the tray. Place a chocolate drop on top of each biscuit and push down firmly.

Bake for 8-10 minutes (time will depend on your oven).
Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before transferring and storing in an air tight container.

Notes

* These ‘bites’ stay together really well but remain beautiful and light and soft … which is why I have called them ‘bites’ rather than a biscuit or cookie as they don’t go super crunchy!

* I used Carob chocolate buttons I bought from a local store, but you can use any you need depending on your intolerances.

* If you are dairy free and can’t find chocolate drops, you could use a few choc chips OR a square of chocolate instead.

* I have not tried other nuts instead of the cashews, however, I would think most would work. If you try something besides cashews I would love to hear how they go!

Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon.
Take Care of You,