I made this Paleo dessert recipe when attempting to make my favourite Paleo snack – Nakd Cocoa Orange bars. They are wheat, grain and dairy free but taste divine, I’m quite the addict! Paleo dessert recipes tend to focus on replacing or mimicking cakes or some form of comfort food that they previously yearned for prior to living Paleo. What I love about this recipe, and indeed from Nakd themselves, is they have used simple, natural ingredients to crete a tasty treat. No flour in sight and most impressive of all, no additives or preservatives!
Paleo Dessert Recipe: Date and Orange Pots
It started well, I had the ingredients in house! However my mini blender wasn’t quite up to the challenge of blending dates and to release the mixture I added a touch of water. I rolled the counterfeit mixture out in cling film but it refused to form into a bar. Without wanting to waste it I plopped it into some carafe glasses and tucked in. The result was actually charming. All nuances of a Nakd bar but just in a different form.
- 1 large Orange
- 100g Dates
- 100g Cashews (not salted)
- 20g Raisins
- 3 tsp water
- Zest the orange* then extract it's juice.
- Remove the stones from the dates.
- Place everything in a food processor.
- If needed add a few more drops of water. Sometimes the dates stick to the blades of a food processor.
- Keep a small amount of zest for presentation.
I’ll still buy the bars for convenience, but also make my Paleo dessert recipe, perhaps with a bigger processor next time!
Feel free to share your favourite Paleo dessert recipes with me, or your how you faired with this one.
Nakd bar Image from chocablog