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Paleo Dessert Recipe: Date and Orange Pots

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

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. 

paleo dessert recipe

Paleo Dessert Recipe - Date and Orange Pots
Serves 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
486 calories
69 g
0 g
23 g
9 g
5 g
183 g
10 g
48 g
0 g
18 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
183g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 486
Calories from Fat 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
36%
Saturated Fat 5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 69g
23%
Dietary Fiber 7g
27%
Sugars 48g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
58%
Calcium
9%
Iron
21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 large Orange
  2. 100g Dates
  3. 100g Cashews (not salted)
  4. 20g Raisins
  5. 3 tsp water
Instructions
  1. Zest the orange* then extract it's juice.
  2. Remove the stones from the dates.
  3. Place everything in a food processor.
  4. Done!
Notes
  1. If needed add a few more drops of water. Sometimes the dates stick to the blades of a food processor.
  2. Keep a small amount of zest for presentation.
Adapted from Caroline Paine
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calories
486
fat
23g
protein
9g
carbs
69g
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Adapted from Caroline Paine
Inquisitive Foodie http://inquisitivefoodie.com/
Below you can see what actual Nakd Bars look like, not that far off… right!?  Ok, it was pretty far off but the above Paleo dessert recipe tasted heavenly!  

paleo dessert recipe

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

 
 

5 comments

  1. Hi Caroline,
    Your blog is great – I’m new to paleo and have not found good pudding ideas!
    So, they came out too wet?
    If I use let water do you think I can make bars like the nakd ones?
    Great idea for a different type of pud!
    Karen Philipi

    Reply

    1. Thanks Karen, great to hear from you 🙂
      I think they would be better with less water, I used a small food processor so it didn’t work out as I’d hoped. I’ve just got a large one so will certainly be trying again!

      Reply

        1. You really need a food processor Paul – the glass blender will only be useful for liquids 🙂

          Reply

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