Pecan Delight

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Happy Thanksgiving long weekend!

I trust that if Thanksgiving is your thing then you’ll be having a nice meal with some of your favourite people. If your family is anything like mine then you’re big on doing a potluck style meal where everyone brings something tasty to create a nourishing meal.

If you like me are responsible for bringing a tasty dessert this year then you’re going to love the pecan recipe I have for you! Gluten free, dairy free and super-duper tasty your family’s going to love you for bringing this tasty treat over.


Pecan Delight

Ingredients
  • 2 cups Pitted Dates (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups Cashews (soaked for 1 hour and drained)
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 2 cups Pecans
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Create the crust by combining half of the dates and all of the cashews and coconut flakes together in a food processor. Process until a thick, evenly distributed mixture forms.
  3. Line a square baking dish with parchment paper. Press the crust mixture down evenly into the dish. Take some time to really pack it in there so the crust doesn’t crumble.
  4. Take the remaining dates and finely chop them into pieces. Place chopped dates in a saucepan with the water. Place over medium-low heat and stir continuously until a thick gooey mixture forms. Remove from heat and stir in about 3/4 of the pecans. Then transfer mix into the baking dish over top of the crust. Press the remaining pecans evenly into the top to make it pretty.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool completely before lifting the parchment paper out of the dish and cutting into squares.

 

Enjoy!


 

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