An energy-filled and nutrient-loaded alternative to traditional pecan pie
If you loved pecan pie (before going “raw,” of course), I’m certain you’ll think these are out-of-this-world delicious! They’re quick and easy to make, and will stay yummy in the fridge for up to one week. Raw Vegan Pecan Pie Squares make a wonderful mid-morning or late-afternoon snack, or a lovely dessert after any meal! We eat these throughout the day at my house.
2 cups pecans, made into a smooth “pecan butter” (your food processor can do this)
30 dates, pitted (I recommend medjool)
1 1/2 cup shredded, dried coconut
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
In food processor, process dates until smooth (or as close to smooth as you can get). Add the “pecan butter,” coconut, salt, and cinnamon. Process until everything is well mixed. Remove from food processor and place the mixture in a medium-sized bowl or onto the counter, then sort of “knead” in the chopped pecans until they’re well distributed. Press this sticky, pecanie-datey, bit of yumminess into a 9×9 or 8×8 inch glass pan. Store covered in the fridge. Depending on the size you slice these bars, I’d say this makes 16-36 bars. Enjoy, and thanks for making such nutritious food for yourself–Raw and Vegan is so much better for you and the planet!