Brydone Organics' raw coconut rough

Photo: Sally Rae
Photo: Sally Rae
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Ingredients

Base
2 cups almonds, soaked in water overnight
2 cups dates, soaked in water overnight
½ cup raw cacao powder
3 cups dessicated coconut
1½ cups coconut oil, melted
salt

Topping
1½ cups cashews, ground
⅔ cups raw cacao powder
2 cups dates, soaked in water overnight
½ cups coconut oil, melted
long-thread coconut

Method
For the base, grind almonds in food processor then add dates, cacao powder, dessicated coconut, coconut oil and a pinch of salt and process.

Press into a sandwich tin.

For the topping, mix together ground cashews, cacao powder, dates and oil.

Spread over base and sprinkle over long-thread coconut.

- Recipe provided by Brydone Organics. Recipe requested by Catherine Spencer, of Dunedin.

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