The start of summer has me thinking about raspberry season. I can’t resist them year round, but they are so much tastier in the summer. Last summer Whole Foods was having a sale on raspberries, so I bought 3 containers. When I ended up freezing 1 of the containers, this delicious recipe was created!

There are 2 versions. They are both raw and vegan! One with chocolate and one without, so take your pick! I always use dairy free chocolate in my cooking. This is my favorite brand: Enjoy Life Dairy Free Chocolate Chips

Ingredients:

1/4 cup oats (gluten free, if you want to keep recipe gluten free)

1/4 cup almonds

6 dates

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, (plus a 2-3 tablespoons extra for coconut version pictured above)

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1 small container of frozen raspberries

For chocolate covered version–

3 tablespoons dairy free chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life Dairy Free Chocolate Chips)

2 teaspoons coconut oil

Instructions:

  • Process oats, almonds, dates, shredded coconut, maple syrup, and frozen raspberries in your food processor
  • Roll the bites using your hands into 1 inch round balls. They will likely be cold from the frozen raspberries!
  • Place the rolled bites on a sheet of parchment paper on a plate or tray
  • For the coconut version– roll each bite in shredded coconut before placing the freezer to harden
  • For chocolate covered version– Get a small pot and fill with a few inches of water. Place a small glass or stainless steel heat safe bowl over the pot while the water comes to a boil. As the water is heating up you can add your chocolate chips and coconut oil to the heat safe bowl. Keep stirring the chocolate and coconut oil until it is completely melted, so the chocolate won’t burn. Once melted you can remove from the heat and individual dip bites before placing them back onto your parchment paper. Once all desired bites have been dipped place in freezer to allow to harden.
  • Should take about an hour for the bites to fully harden.
  • Once they are too your liking you can store them in the refrigerator or freezer in a sealed container.
  • If in the freezer, I recommend letting them sit out for a few minutes before eating.

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