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Date And Ginger Bars

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The boys are back to school this week so I am back to baking for the lunch boxes.

However, these are no bake, whizz them up and squish in a tin goodies! Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, vegetarian, the list goes on but trust me, easy and delish!

Did I mention they only have three ingredients? Winner!

Makes 12 bars.

Ingredients

300g pitted dates

120g raw cashew nuts

25g crystallised ginger

Method

Check each and every date doesn’t have a stone, trust me on this, I’ve been caught out before!

In a food processor, whizz the ginger and then add the dates and nuts.

Process the mix until it is all finely chopped and beginning to ball together, this may take two or three minutes.

Line the base and 2cm of the sides of a 2lb loaf tin with a single piece of baking parchment, saves on cutting and lining!

Spoon the mix into the prepared tin, squish down, I use the back of a spoon.

Pop into the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Use a sharp knife to cut into 12 bars, wrap each bar individually and keep in the fridge.

Chocolate Mint Bliss Balls

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Continuing on the bliss ball theme………. I give you choc mint bliss balls!

Choc mint ice cream is one of my boys favourites so it made sense to have a go at a choc mint ball!

For all of my baking I use a Dutch cocoa  it has a stronger flavour and darker colour and the pistachios as for a minty green “chip”, cashews work just as well!

Makes 22-24 balls.

Ingredients

350g dates, stoned

2 tablespoons coconut oil

75g raw, shelled pistachio nuts

50g ground almonds

2 tablespoons cocoa podwer

1 teaspoon peppermint essence

Method

Check the dates are properly stoned before you do anything, I have been caught out by a stray stone before!

Process the dates and coconut oil until the dates are chopped into smaller pieces.

Add the pistachio nuts, almond meal and peppermint essence and process, using the pulse button, until the mix begins to come together.

Scoop out and roll into small balls.

Keep in the fridge.