If you're prone to food sensitivities or exclude a lot of things out of your diet, here's a raw vegan dessert that won't compromise taste, while taking out all the bad stuff. These raw vegan Almond Cacao Cookies are topped with a salted maca caramel that's sure to delight any one. Add a bit of walnut, almond, or pecan atop the cookie and you've got yourself a beautiful and delicious masterpiece.

Raw Almond Cacao Cookies With Salted Maca Caramel [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Almond Cacao Cookies
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dates
  • 2 heaping tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Salted Maca Caramel
  • 1 cup dates
  • 2 tablespoons maca powder
  • Himalayan pink crystal salt, to taste
  • 3/4 cup water, more or less as needed
For the Topping (optional)
  • Pecan halves, walnut halves and/or almonds
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Preparation

For the Caramel
  1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth and thick like whipped cream.
  2. Put this in the fridge for about 2 hours.
For the Cookies
  1. Pulse the almonds into flour in a food processor, then add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until it all sticks together.
  2. Press into the bottom of a lined baking pan and put in the fridge until firm.
  3. Use a cookie cutter to make your cookies, then scoop a spoonful of caramel on top of each one.
  4. Press a walnut, almond or pecan onto the dollop of caramel.
  5. Refrigerate overnight or at least for a few hours.
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