Ahh school holidays, you were fun. You made our mornings lazy and nights relaxed. You gave us endless hours of outside play with bare feet and unruly hair. That's how we like it. Bonds were formed when cousins who we rarely get to see blessed us with a week of their company. It was this that was most special to me these holidays. Witnessing the friendship and close ties the kids made with their cousins made my heart glad. Ahh school holidays, even though you came and went quicker than a truffle in my fridge, you were the cool change that we needed.
Raw & Nourishing Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies:
Blend 220 g cashews in a food processor until fine. Add 240g desiccated coconut, and 10 medjool dates. Blend until dates are incorporated. Add 100g cacao (or cooca), 1/4 cup honey and 4 tablespoons chia seeds. Blend together. The mixture should be able to hold shape, if not add the tiniest amount of water until it can. Form into balls and place straight into an air tight container. Gently press down each cookie and make an indent in the top of each one using your thumb or the end of a utensil. Refridgerate the cookies while you make the chocolate to fill them. To do this, place 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup honey (feel free to increase this up to 1/2 a cup depending on your preferred sweetness level!) and 1/2 cup cacao (or cocoa) in a food processor and blend until thick and smooth. Spoon portions of this mixture into the indents of the cookies to fill them, and then place in the fridge to set. Store these in the fridge.
These are very sweet and oh so delicious. A perfect school holiday treat.