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Tuesday 8 November 2011

How to make healthy sweets, really :-)

I am eating mainly raw food, which is great for my mood, looks and general outlook on life.
But the one thing I really missed in the beginning is sweet stuff.

Then I discovered how to make the most delicious, delectable, quick and easy healthy raw sweets. Even my daughter prefers them now to chocolate bars.

They last for a long time in the fridge (at least I think so, in our household I have to make a fresh load daily).

The ingredients are easy to keep at home and there are endless variations.

Here we go:

For the most basic version of the sweets you need almonds, best soaked overnight (this releases the enzyme inhibitors nuts contain and makes them much easier to digest), raw honey or, a paste made out of dates and water (just put the dates and the water in the food processor, it becomes a lovely sticky brown paste) and desiccated coconut.
That's it.
You don't even have to bother with specific amounts, I always just throw it in and it has turned out great every single time.

Ground the almonds in your food processor. I use a small one from Phillips which works like a charm. You can of course also buy ground almonds already, they just won't be soaked then.

This is what it looks like after the almonds have been ground.

 Next put some coconut in on top of the almonds.

Then put honey on, I normally use about two teaspoons of honey. You will see if the mixture sticks once it has been mixed. If not, add more honey.

Then you mix it again until it becomes sticky.

Now form little balls out of the mixture and put it in the fridge. They taste best when they have been cooling for a while.

Et voila!

You can roll some of the balls in coconut to make them look nicer.
You can add carob or raw cacao for a wonderful chocolaty taste.
You can press them into cookie cutter hearts to make a statement :-).
You can pack them nicely and give as presents.

Or you can make yourself a cup of tea, grab a wonderful interior design book and enjoy!

I am linking to the blogs on my link party page


  1. I love this idea! Currently I am trying to convince our eldest who starts winter wrestling that these will be an acceptable snack. He is trying to cut weight but still needs the protein!

  2. Oh, they look lovely, I sure will give them a try. Thank you for sharing dear Jutta!

  3. Hi Peggy, i am sure once he has tried them he will like them... Maybe just don't tell him that they are healthy :-)

  4. Hello dear Esther, you can also come and test them here if you want to :-)

  5. Tried them here, and they were yummy! Fenna loved making them. Bonus! They are soo easy :-)

  6. love love! I totally need to try honey with mine next time! =) great idea! If you like key lime you have GOooOoT to try these:

    =) First time stopping by your blog and def will be back! Nice to "meet" ya!


  7. Peggy, when I was still a kid, my grandmother used to make that kind of sweets and I loved them! now I even prefer them to any "not so healthy" sweet. thanks for sharing, Jutta!

  8. @ Esther: thats great! they are quite addictive too, so once kids start on them, they will want them (at least that is how it worked for my daughter)

  9. Hi Jenn, will try them, thanks :-). and welcome to the blog!

  10. Thanks Masa, that's great! Honey is apparently very good at helping with digestion, works after a heavy meal too. have some honey if you feel too full.

  11. This looks so easy and yummy! I think I will be trying these, I have pinned for future reference.

    i am taking part of a healthy lifestyle change and am hosting a link party, it would be great if you would consider linking up

  12. Wow Michelle, well done for doing the lifestyle change! Looks like you are doing great, despite a tough second week. wish you all the very best for the rest of the change.

  13. I love this! I am always looking for healthy snacks to make and I am going to have to try this one! Just stopping by from Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
    -Robyn from

  14. I can't wait to make some of these!

  15. Hi Robyn, thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you liked them :-)

  16. Welcome to the blog Jenfier. I hope you will like the sweets! actually, i am convinced that you will like them :-)

  17. delicious! I love raw foods. I make these too, and use date paste like you mentioned! Mmmm

  18. Welcome to the blog Good Girl Gone Green! Will go and check your blog out now :-). thanks for your comment.
    Kat, thank you very much for commenting too!
    A lovely day to you

  19. I eat stuff like this too. :) I came by from Rockin' Friday. I love your blog and am your newest follower. I bet we have a lot in common if you would like to stop by sometime -

  20. Hi Theophanie! you are right, we seem to have a lot in common :-). I can relate to all the points on your 'about me' page and also have a farm in the backyard. right now i am busy with a house and enclosure for chickens, can't wait to get them! I am now following your blog too, have a lovely lovely sunday (or is it monday already in your part of the world?) Jutta

  21. Your recipe came just in the nick of time! I'm trying to wean hubby off of unhealthy sweets, but I'm having a difficult time finding substitutes HE likes. I think this just might do the trick. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Stop by tonight, and see yourself featured! ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  22. Jutta,
    I fixed the problem with the feature button on our site. Stop by and grab the new code. Sorry for the mix-up.

  23. Lovely, thanks Anita! And thanks so much for featuring me to you and to Liz :-)

  24. wow this delicious :) I'll have to try ! Thank you so much for being the first one to add your post to my creative empowering stories :)


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