Raw Date Sea Salt Squares February 14 2018

As a treat for Valentine's day, we thought we'd try this raw vegan and paleo dessert. Turns out it is a big hit for our crew! Adding our Original Sea Salt really brought out a delicious contrast to the sweetness of the dates. Recipe below:

RAW DATE SQUARES

Crust/Crumble Topping Ingredients:

3 cups raw walnuts (or pecans)

8 soft Medjool dates, pitted and chopped

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1/2 teaspoon Original Sea Salt, crushed

 

Filling Ingredients:

2 cups soft Medjool dates, pitted and tightly packed

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon Original Sea Salt, crushed

 

Instructions:

1. Line an 8" x 8" baking dish with parchment paper or plastic wrap. In a food processor fitted with an "S" blade, pulse the walnuts until they are finely ground into a meal. Add in the chopped dates, coconut oil and salt, and process again until a sticky dough is formed. Save 1 cup of this dough for the crumble topping. Press the rest of the dough evenly into the lined baking dish.

2. To prepare the filling, combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and process until a uniform filling is created. Spread the filling evenly over the crust, then crumble the reserved cup of dough over the top. Use your fingers to gently press the crumble topping into the date filling, then finish by sprinkling the top with Original Sea Salt. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Serve chilled for best texture, and store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week.

Adapted from detoxinista.com. Thanks for the new favorite!