2½ cup dried or grated coconut
¼ cup soaked raisins
½ cup soaked dates
½ cup cherries I used dried but fresh would be good
1 cup pecans- not soaked
1 cup hazelnut, macadamia nut flour or almond flour
½ cup powdered cacao, carob, or cocoa
I made this over at my moms with her really bad blender only! Everyone loved them even though the raw baked goods idea kind of freaked them out. They were served with fresh strawberries on top.
Find a pan like a cookie sheet but you will only need half of that size. Try to soak your dates and raisins for an hour or two but I did it for only half an hour and it still turned out.
In a big bowl put 2 cups of coconut ( I used the low fat stuff from the health food store that is really dry) but fresh would be optimal. Mix with the almond flour and cacao.
Blend dates and raisins to get a thick syrup. Pour this in with dry ingredients and mix with hands preferrably. This is the part to really try to get perfect. Not too wet and not too dry.
Now add half of the pecans and make sure the dough is sticky enough to hold them in. Spread this mixture into the pan so that it is about 1\4 to 1\2 inch thick.
Shake the rest of the coconut on the top evenly. Here you want to try to use the moist coconut shavings as they are so yummy.
Score the top and add a pecan into the center of each square and press down a little. Place the pan in the fridge or freezer for an hour if possible and serve with fresh strawberries.