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Raw Licorice [Vegan]

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Anise has long been a used as a digestive aid, so this raw licorice makes for a great digest if or light dessert after a heavy meal. It’s also a perfect and packable afternoon or anytime pick-me-up!

Raw Licorice [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Raw Vegan Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dried Black Mission figs, firmly packed
  • 1 cup prunes, firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp. natural anise flavoring or extract (or more for a more intense anise flavor)
  • 20 drops liquid stevia (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3 small pinches of Himalayan or sea salt (or to taste)
  • anise seeds, for garnish
  • warm filtered water, for soaking

Preparation

  1. Remove the woody stems of the figs.
  2. Place the figs and prunes in a large bowl. Add enough warm filtered water to cover, and allow to soak for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the figs and prunes in a colander, reserving at least a 1/2 cup of the soaking water. Press the fruit gently to remove water.
  4. Place the soaked figs and prunes in the basin of a food processor. Add anise, stevia, and a pinch or two of salt.
  5. Process until smooth. If the mixture is too thick to process, add water by the tablespoonful until a good blending texture is achieved. The mixture should be very thick and sticky.
  6. When a smooth texture has been achieved, taste, and add additional anise, sea salt, or stevia if desired.
  7. Spread a large sheet of parchment paper on the counter, and spoon the licorice dough onto one-half of the paper with a spatula.
  8. Flatten the dough with a spatula, then fold over the other half of the paper to cover.
  9. Roll the paper-covered dough with a rolling pin (a large jar works, too) or firmly press down with hands until equally distributed and pancake-like (about 1/4th
  10. Carefully peel away the paper and sprinkle with anise seeds and/or sea salt for garnish, if desired.
  11. Re-cover the licorice and place on a cookie sheet or in a large glass baking dish.
  12. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
  13. Slice into squares with a sharp knife. Serve immediately, or store in a container in the freezer, layers of licorice separated by parchment paper. – 1/8th inch thick.

Notes

By Willa Kammerer, guest via Kibby's Blended Life

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Kibby Miller turned her life and health around in 2010 by switching over to a plant-based diet and lifestyle.  Two years later, enthused with the results she saw in herself and passionate about getting the word out, she started her own blog on healthy, plant-based eating.  She now teaches others how easy and delicious it is to transition over to this way of eating and living through her Healthy Cooking Classes.  Her approach to healing focuses not only on the foods you put into your mouth but also incorporates the elements of body, mind and spirit.  Come visit www.kibbysblendedlife.com to find out more about Kibbyand to get tons of information, recipes, and inspiration! website:  http://www.kibbysblendedlife.com Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kibbys-Blended-Life/461561530523978?fref=ts Youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaZUNKGOr7v1lH24exuX9wQ/videos


 

 

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