Raweos, Coconut Style

Serves 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins

On my gravestone it will read: ‘she spent a lot of time trying to make oil-free Oreos’.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 5 sticky medjool dates, chopped (or 1/2 cup of not expensive dates)
  • 1 tsp cacao
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk (from carton) (any dairy-free milk will work, or water... or spit, if you're really stuck)

Method

Biscuits

First make the outer biscuit. Throw the oats, dates and cacao into your blender. I cut up the dates with a scissors to protect my lovely hands from stickiness. Go on, treat yourself.

Blend until it comes together in a dough-like consistency. Usually it turns into a big ball in my blender. This is good, ball = correct.

Roll this out between two sheets of parchment paper, use a rolling pin if you have one. I keep forgetting to buy one so I use the palms of my hands, mostly unsuccessfully. Then use a small cookie cutter to cut out circular biscuits. Set aside.

Filling

Blend the desiccated coconut next. You want it to turn into a hard butter. You may need to hit your blender a few times, or hold it upside-down. When it has come together add in the milk/water and stir so it’s combined.

Where the magic happens

Now assemble. Place 1/2 tsp of coconut mixture inbetween two chocolate cookies and press down.

Hey presto, you have raweos!

Top Tip

I promised myself if I ever started a food blog I would never use the phrase ‘hey presto’ in a recipe. I’m sorry. I have let you down. I have let my family down. But most of all, hey presto, I have let myself down.

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