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1 cup of dates, chopped
1 cup of nuts, crushed (I used 1/2 cup of almonds and 1/2 a cup of cashews. You could also use pecans, walnuts or macadamias or a combination of whichever nuts take your fancy).
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon cardamon
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Chop dates, place in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside to soak for one hour
2. Place nuts in a sandwich bag or plastic bag and bash with rolling pin until crushed. You can also use a mortar and pestle for this if you have one. But I recommend the sandwich bag and the rolling pin because the bashing process is enormously fun. In fact, I'd go as far as to say it's actually therapeutic. Perhaps I should bash nuts more often.
3. Once dates have soaked for an hour, strain, making sure to catch excess water in a bowl
4. Place dates, nuts, spices, coconut oil and cocoa in a bowl and mix all ingredients together
5. If more moisture is required, add some of the remaining date water until desirable consistency is achieved (this is a sticky mixture though so you may not need any at all)
6. Line a tray with baking paper. Place rounded teaspoons of mixture onto paper
7. Place in refrigerator. Leave to refrigerate for at least an hour
8. Sit back and indulge
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