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Tuppence Cafe’s raw coconut rough
2 cups dates
2 cups buckwheat groats
¾ cup cacao powder
4 cups shredded coconut
¼ cup agave (at roomtemperature)
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 cups dates
¾ cup coconut oil
½ cup cacao powder
1/3 cup agave (at roomtemperature)
Base: Chop then soak the dates in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Melt coconut oil.
Line a 24cm x 34cm tray with baking paper, then drain the dates.
Put all ingredients in food processor and blend until combined.
Press into tray and put in fridge to chill.
Topping: Chop and soak dates in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Melt coconut oil.Put all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Spread over base, sprinkle with extra coconut.
Chill in fridge.
Recipe requested by Alison McIntosh.
Recipe provided by Tuppence Cafe, Waverley.
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