Monday, April 4, 2011

recipe: date crunch

This has become a family favorite ever since I made it for my sister's birthday a few years ago after happening upon it in a "Cooking for your Vegetarian Kids" cookbook. I just made it again this past weekend when we had a gathering for one of our neighbors who will be moving in a couple of weeks. Although the recipe originally calls for it to be made in a square pan, I found they are extra appealing when put into cupcake holders. See...

(also on display are rice krispy treats - made with brown rice cereal - and strawberry and banana kababs...simply, beautiful finger food for a party)

And here's the recipe for
"Date Crunch"
8 oz Annie's bunny grahams
1/2 c. chopped dates
1/2 c. raisins
2 Tbsp honey
6 Tbsp butter or soy butter
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

Crush the bunny grahams with a rolling pin. Finely chop dates and add to crushed cookies along with the raisins. Melt butter with the honey in a microwave or over the stove. Pour over cookie mixture and stir until well combined. Either put cookie mixture into a 8x8 square pan or spoon into muffin tins lined with paper cupcake holders. Melt chocolate. (I usually microwave the chocolate 1 min on high, stir, then microwave for another minute). Spoon chocolate over cookie mixture and refrigerate until set.

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