raw & sweet fruity bags with raw brownie filling

Some of you may already know that I have a brand new dehydrator at home, which is also the reason for the lack of posts lately. I’m diving into the raw cuisine with the open eyes of a new born baby. Raw crackers, raw desserts, “baked” nuts… I want to try it all and my dehydrator is working 24-7!

There are so many recipes I want to taste that the first moment the Excalibur arrived I got totally lost. I had absolutely no idea what to start with, where to begin and how to do it, although I spent the last 2 weeks preparing myself and reading all there is to read about using the thing. I also had a list with favorite recipes sticked to my desktop… Well, I had a list with recipes and no ingredients at all. Yeah, I know, the joke is on me. Instead of reading all days long I could’ve bought the necessary products, sprouted different things and prepare better.

Anyway, I managed to pull a couple of cracker variations (will share my most favorite one soon) and some desserts. I’m a true believer that you eat with your eyes wide open, so when I see something beautiful I got inspired. This time my inspiration were these cute little raw bags from rawmazing.com, I just wanted mine sweet. The best option I could think of for making them sweet was fruit leather for the bags and raw brownies for the filling. Easy, delicious and so beautiful! Especially if you make different variations, in my case – orange, apples & kiwi ones. Yum!

for the orange fruit leather
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey, agave or maple syrup
for the apples fruit leather
  • 2 apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey, agave or maple syrup
for the kiwi fruit leather
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey, agave or maple syrup

Instructions for the fruit leather:

1. Peel and cut the fruits (be sure to remove all the skin from the citrus fruits).
2. Blend well with the sweetener.
3. Pour the mixtures on a non-sticky parallexx sheets.
4. Dehydrate for 6-8 hours on 110°F
5. Peel and chill in the refrigerator for a night.

for the filling
  • 200 gr. raw cashews
  • 100 gr. dates
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons raw honey or any sweetener you want
  • 30 ml spring water
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • a pinch of salt
Instructions:

1. Blend the nuts leaving some bigger chunks, then add the dates and blend for 30 more seconds.
2. Add the coconut oil, the sweetener, the water and the salt and blend until all starts to stick together.
3. Add the cacao powder and mix by hand.
4. Pour the mixture on a non-stick parallexx sheet and even with a spatula.
5. Dehydrate for 1 hour at 145°F
6. Then for 3 more hours at 110°F
7. Remove from the dehydrator, cut into square bites and chill for a night.

For assembling the fruity bags – cut into 5″ square the fruit leather, add 2-3 bites of the brownies inside, fold sides up and tight.
The brownies are super delicious and eaten on it’s own, so give them a try :) Serve with a cup of raw nuts milk and enjoy!

Time for preparation: 30 minutes. Makes 20 fruity bags.

bon appétit!
About the Author

Nadia Petrova

Nadia Petrova is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Member of CANNP, author of the Daily Raw cookbook and Green chef. You can reach her at - E-mail: nadia(at)natureinsider.com, Facebook: facebook.com/natureinsider, Personal Facebook: facebook.com/nadpetrova, Twitter: @natureinsider. And can read more about her here - Nadia Petrova

9 Comments

  1. These look too adorable to eat! Thank you for posting them! I was wondering however, is your intention to open the fruit bags and eat the brownies inside by themselves or do you bite through the bag and eat the brownie at the same time? I know you could do either but wasn’t sure how it would taste if eaten at the same time. Thank you in advance for your responds. :)

  2. Thanks Tia :)

    They are meant to be eaten together. The brownie’s taste is too strong and when you add just a little bit of fruit leather, you don’t feel it. But when you add a lot of fruit leather, like in the fruity bags – then you can feel both tastes and it’s delicious!

  3. Thank you, Cathy :)))
    The strings are from a packaging roll I bough long time ago, you can use whatever you have, just warn the people it’s not edible :)

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