My entry in the vegan raw cake pop challenge:
Macadamia cherry chocolate vegan cake pops
- 1 1/2 cups raw macadamia nuts
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- pinch salt
- 3/4 cup dried cherries
- 10 medjool dates
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
I started with a cached recipe from here and switched up the ingredients.
I made a faux cream cheese frosting using Toffuti Better Than Cream Cheese, Earth Balance Spread, vanilla extract, and sweetener, based on a recipe here.
I ground up the macadamia nuts with the salt and cocoa. I mixed in the cherries, dates, vanilla extract, and a little water, until it stuck together and could be formed into balls.
I formed the mixture into balls and froze them.
I then applied the faux cream cheese frosting and froze them again.
They were good. I liked the cake more than the frosting, though.
(Update: the frosting is not raw because the ingredients were cooked during processing, so my entry in the contest is without the frosting. A simple icing would work well for a topping.)
Here is a beautiful round-up of all of the entries. Congratulations to the winners!
#15. 101 things in 1001 days. Make vegan cake pops.