I’m back with another Low Fat Raw Vegan dessert recipe :)
Remember my Better Than Newton cookies from last year? No? Well, check them out; they’re delicious! And, they were so well received, I’ve considered selling them. I just need to do the costing and figure out packaging and labels and talk to some people, and, and, and. Sigh. That’s why I’ve only considered it.
Ok, onto this week’s LFRV recipe.
Orange Goji Berry Better Than Newtons
1 1/2 c chopped dates (pitted)
1 1/2 c chopped figs (stemmed)
1/4 c goji berries
2 – 4 TBSP orange juice, fresh squeezed
Start by juicing half of a medium orange. Juice will be roughly 1/4 c. Either put juice aside or use it to soak goji berries if they’re hard.
Add dates, figs and orange juice to bowl of food processor. (If you’re using the orange juice to soak the goji berries, remove the berries from the juice before adding to dates and figs.) Process until coarsely incorporated. Add goji berries and process until mixture forms a ball.
Use a small ice cream scooper to scoop balls of cookie mixture. Place cookie balls on a teflexx dehydrator sheet and flatten to desired thickness. Place teflexx sheet on mesh dehydrator sheet lined tray and dehydrate at 145F for an hour. Reduce heat to 105-110 and dehydrate three more hours. After three hours, cookies should be firm enough to peel off of teflexx sheet. Flip cookies and place onto mesh dehydrator sheet and dehydrate another 3-4 hours. Cookies should be firm to the touch, like an under-done oven-baked cookie. The outside will not be sticky, but the inside will be warm and gooey.
Store cookies in the refrigerator or freezer. Great cold/frozen or warmed in the dehydrator.
My batch made about 9 cookies at about 150 calories each.
reluctantly shared one of these cookies with a friend, and the first thing she said was, “Wow! These are better than Newtons!” I. Know!