Raw treats are delicious … until you’ve eaten ten of them. It’s the one downside to sweets: they’re hard to put away—that and the fact that they don’t do wonders for the waistline. But lucky for us, these cherry bites from Taline Gabrielian (aka Hippie Lane) are neither of those things. They’re refined-sugar free and perfectly bite-sized so you won’t overdo it.
“Cherry and chocolate—I’m in love … Made with a combination of dried cherries, coconut, cacao powder and creamy nut butter, then coated in homemade chocolate, [these are] a densely satisfying sweet and sour sensation, perfect for when you get that chocolate craving,” says Taline Gabrielian.
Don’t get us wrong, they’re insanely delicious but if you cut them into small slices it’ll help you show restraint. Then again, you’re in control of the “bite” size so don’t be afraid to be a little bit generous.
125 g dried cherries
60 ml melted coconut oil
360 g desiccated coconut
⅛ teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons macadamia or almond butter
45 ml rice malt syrup
375 ml melted coconut oil
175 g raw cacao powder
185 ml maple syrup
+ Tips and Tricks … You can replace the nut butter with seed butter to make this recipe nut-allergy friendly
Images and recipes from Hippie Lane: The Cookbook by Taline Gabrielian (Murdoch Books, RRP $39.99).