These healthy raw beetroot and carrot squares are packed with vitamin C and bacteria-fighting cinnamon, making them the ultimate winter snack.
MAKES 16 (5 × 5 cm) // HANDS-ON 10 min // HANDS-OFF 60 mins – 120 mins
250 g Medjool dates, chopped (if using dried dates, soak them in warm water for 10 minutes before using)
185 g (±2 large) beetroots, peeled and roughly chopped
180 g (±2 large) carrots, peeled and grated
100 g desiccated coconut
2 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Line a 20 × 20 cm baking tray with waxed paper.
2 Place the dates and half the beetroot in a food processor. Blitz to form a rough paste.
3 Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor. Blitz until the mixture comes together.
4 Tip into the prepared baking tray and press down the mixture to compact. Place in the fridge to set for 1–2 hours.
5 Carefully cut the set mixture into squares and serve. They will keep in the fridge for 2–3 days.
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