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Without Carob

Almond Stuffed Dates

A "sugary" treat that seems paleo enough is gooey dates, each with a
roasted almond shoved inside. We did this over Christmas, and I ate these
(mostly) instead of tempting cookies and things. We used raw, unsalted
whole almonds, and roasted them ourselves.

Roast them on medium-high heat dry, right in a frying pan. Just sit there
and watch them carefully to make sure they don't burn, moving them around
and stuff. Then cool, and shove one each inside a date. I like the gooiest
dates for this. Very tasty, and not too caloric if you only eat a few! BTW
- these are good for potassium and fiber, and trace minerals like calcium,
zinc, etc.

Also, the oven would work just fine. I might use the broiler in this case,
but still watch very carefully. When done, they might have the slightest
hint of black on the spot where they touched the metal - no biggie.

From: James Crocker
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Fruit Pemmican

2 cups raisins
2 cups dates
2 cups cherries
honey or suet

Mix the ingredients together and pour it out onto a cookie sheet,
refrigerate, cut into squares and eat.  Only use enough honey to cause the
fruits to stick together. Or substitute suet for the honey.

From: Chuck Raymond on the PaleoFood list
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Nut and Fruit Balls

First I soaked the nuts all night in water with a little vitamin C in the
water, and after I ground them up I mixed them with some dried fruit that I
soaked in Vit. C water, but not as long, then I added carob powder, a dash
of salt, rolled them into balls, rolled them in the carob powder and put
them in the freezer, they sure taste good!

From: Rainah on the PaleoFood list. Posted 18 Jan 2000.
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Nut Candy

Just as satisfying as a candy bar:
Grind nuts. Add honey OR Add honey to a cup of whole nuts......chew well!

From: RawTimes.com
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Snack from Hans

Grind some walnuts, stir with melted coconut fat, add a little honey
and put it in the fridge for a while, then eat :-)

From: Hans Kylberg
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Spicy Pecans

4 tsp       cinnamon
1-1/2 tsp   ginger
3/4 tsp     nutmeg
1/2 tsp     ground cloves
1/2 tsp     ground cayenne
2           egg whites
1/4 cup     raw honey
5 cups      pecan halves (or walnuts)

In small bowl, combine cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cayenne. In
large bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy; add honey, whisk again just
until egg whites and honey are combined. Add nuts a cup at a time in the
egg and honey mixture. Remove and toss in the spices. Repeat again until
all the nuts have been coated.

Spread on 2 lightly greased baking sheets; bake at 250 for one hour,
rotating sheets halfway through baking, or until coating is crisp and nuts
are fragrant. Let cool.

From: December 1995 issue of Canadian Living Magazine
Adapted by Patti Vincent
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With Carob

Carob Goodie

1 cup toasted unsweetened carob [not GRAP]
1.5 cups pecan meal
1/2 cup or less coconut oil

Mix well together. It's a little soft for fudge, but has a similar
bittersweetrich experience as chocolate.
It helped me get off a significant chocolate addiction.

From: Lynnet Bannion on the PaleoFood list. Posted 11 Feb 1999.
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Carob-Honey Squares

1 envelope or 1 T. unflavored gelatin
1/4 c. unsweetened fruit juice
1 c. raw honey
3 T. oil
1/2 c. carob powder [not GRAP]

Soften gelatin in fruit juice. Heat honey. Stir in gelatin mixture until
dissolved. Add oil and carob powder. Beat vigorously until fluffy. Turn
into oiled square pan. Chill. Cut into squares. Makes 9 squares.

From: The Natural Foods Cookbook, by Beatrice Trum Hunter.
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Raw Food "Candy"

1 Cup date paste
1 Cup carob powder [not GRAP]
1 Cup almond butter

Mix in blender and form into balls, stick a toothpick in, and enjoy!

From: Jen, RawTimes.com
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