One of the best ways to satisfy the old sweet tooth is to create raw desserts using a few simple ingredients. I generally combine almost equal amounts of dates and nuts. Dates are super sweet, have no added sugar and provide fiber, calcium and iron. Cashews are packed with protein and iron.
During our Fall Total Wellness Challenge I swore off baked goods and anything with white flour for 30 days. When I had a craving for dessert I pulled out my food processor and got to work. I made this sweet snack several times and even brought a batch to a party! This time I substituted pumpkin pie spice for chocolate and the result was quite delicious. The finished product tastes a little like caramel. Yum!
Put the dates into a food processor and pulse until broken up but not paste-like. Add nuts, spice and salt. Continue processing until mixture become like dough. Bits of nuts should be visible.
I was expecting that it had actual pumpkin in it! interesting.
Pumpkin would shorten the shelf life of this dessert and make it soggy. I have been adding the actual pumpkin to my oatmeal and also to my smoothies though. Very tasty!