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Throw A Raw Dessert Recipes Tasting Party

Posted on February 05 2010 | (0) Comments
Category:Raw Entertaining and Holidays

I love to cook...or, more accurately, I hate to cook, but I serve interesting tastes and textures when I dine. And I especially love easy party recipes that allow me to spend time with my company rather than be a slave to a hot stove.

Is it any wonder that I'm a fan of raw foods? They're simple to prepare and are always a hit with guests...especially those who have been craving vegan dessert recipes, gluten-free desserts, and raw food recipes that are sweet rather than savory.

When Your Party is SRO (Standing Room Only)

Assorted DessertsMany of my friends love to entertain as much as I do, but many of them live in modest-sized apartments with small kitchens. They can't do a lot of cooking and they can't accommodate a large group for a sit down dinner. When they ask my advice on a good solution to their problem, my answer is simple:

Throw a raw food dessert tasting party and serve your guests a sampler of sweets:

Raw for Dessert

I've never been to a party where the guests weren't eager to know, "What's for dessert?" So it was important to me to include sweets as part of my raw recipe repertoire. And since I know people who have wheat allergies, I wanted to create gluten-free recipes and vegan desserts that everyone would enjoy.

Doing research for my new book Raw for Dessert, I learned some amazing techniques that I use to transform simple, pantry ingredients into sophisticated, one-bite delicacies that are a perfect way to end an elegant meal.

  • Stuffed Dates
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Blondie Cashew Freezer Fudge
  • Chocolate Candy Cups

Any one of these candies makes for a show-stopping dessert. Who would have thought that vegan desserts and gluten-free desserts could be so delicious?!

But if you really want to bring the house down, imagine a party with all these treats on the menu.

With my Raw for Dessert recipes, a raw food desserts tasting party couldn't be easier...or more fun. Here's a sample:

Blondie Cashew Freezer Fudge

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashew butter
  • 2/3 cup dark agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • Place the cashew butter, agave syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and salt in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Add the cashews and pulse just until mixed.
  • Press the mixture into an 8-inch glass baking dish.
  • Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Cut into squares.

Stored in a sealed container in the freezer, Blondie Cashew Freezer Fudge will keep for 3 months.

Enjoy!



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