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Old 05-10-2007, 09:09 AM
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Chewy Caramel Turtles with Ganache Topping

Chewy Caramel Turtles with Ganache Topping

These are just heavenly!

Chewy Caramel
By Cherie Soria
Recipe posted in Living Light's February 2007 Newsletter

1 cup pitted dates, chopped
1 cup pine nuts, minced
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine in food processor until smooth.


Chocolate Ganache
From "Raw Food Real World" by Sarma Melngailis and Matthew Kenney
Posted by RawYogini on Raw Food Talk

2 1/4 cup maple syrup (I used part agave)
1 cup groud raw cacao
1 1/4 cup carob powder
1 cup coconut oil

Blend until smooth.

NOTE: It was so thick it caused my blender to over heat so split the recipe in half and do it in 2 batches. Pour into your favorite nut/date crust. I used a springform pan. Chill in fridge for 2 hours. Amaze your SAD family and friends!

Assembly

I formed the Chewy Caramel mixture into little balls and flattened them lightly.

Then I covered these with the Chocolate Ganache. To make it easier, you can spread a little circle of chocolate on parchment paper. Then put a caramel ball on top and finish covering with chocolate.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:13 PM
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I made these and was disappointed. I could REALLY taste the pine nuts, and the ganache was a gooey mess. I did follow the directions exactly. I think I am going to combine two different recipes - I am going to make the caramel layer from your Carawmella Bars and just make the ganache thicker.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:43 AM
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I made the turtles, not the ganache, and they were good, but definitely of the "the raw movement is new and we don't have many gourmet recipes yet" type. They were nice as a snack though, just not something to offer to a non raw foodist while saying the word "caramel".

Oh and I'm pretty sure I added lucuma to doctor it a bit... it was a while ago.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:05 AM
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Sorry you were disappointed, rawlinda sue. As Velvet is pointing out ( ), this recipe is from my early days. Yes, the chocolate coating could definitely have used some improvement, in fact I think I did give a better version in my first ebook.

Having said that, my non-raw neighbor at the time was crazy about them and asked me to make her a big batch. Different taste buds I guess...
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:07 AM
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Yea I really liked them. I got the recipe for Sherie's book though, so there was no ganache. My hubby didn't like them much, but I did, quite a bit. So that's why I added the "caution" sign I rolled mine in crushed pecans, and put them in tiny muffin liners. It was cute
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I have some of the gnache left over, do you have any suggestions on what I could/should add so that it will firm up in the fridge/freezer?
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