Saturday, December 13, 2008

Raw Snow-Capped Marzipan Nuggets

A few years ago, I took a Christmas vacation to Germany to visit one of my oldest and dearest friends. It was that trip that helped set my new standard for celebrating the holidays. While there really is nothing like sipping Glühwein and snacking on marzipan at the Nürnberg Weihnachtsmarkt, I do enjoy the challenge of recreating a German Christmas in Dallas...Glühwein and all! For my raw foodist friends, I came up with this raw version of spiced marzipan nuggets. Each nugget is filled with live nutrients, super foods, and lots of love!


2 cups raw cashews (soaked/rinsed)
20 medium dates (soaked/pitted)
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon Chocolate Bliss super foods
1/2 cup distilled water
1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
3 tablespoons raw agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


raw walnut halves
raw agave nectar
raw dried coconut shreds

In a food processor, combine all marzipan ingredients and process until smooth consistency is reached, using a spatula to scrape down sides.

On a large cookie sheet, place a dollop of marzipan mix in small parchment cups. Top and gently press walnut half in the center of each filled cup. Lightly drizzle agave nectar over each walnut and sprinkle cups with coconut shreds.

Place uncovered cups in refrigerator overnight. Serve chilled.


HeatherBakes said...

These sound delicious! I love marzipan. Do you miss any of the flavor when using cashews instead of almonds?

I'm so excited to read your blog!

Eddie G said...

Thanks, Heather! Yeah, the flavor is a bit different when not using almonds, but since some raw foodists don't consider raw almonds a truly "raw" food due to the pasteurization process, I opted for cashews and added other raw flavor enhancers so all my rawist friends could guiltlessly indulge :)