It's always a great idea to find ways to "sneak" more greens into your diet, and this sweet treat lets you do just that. Kale contains tons of nutrients, including beta-carotene, vitamin K and vitamin C. Plus, kale, along with others in the brassica family, contains sulforaphane, a compound that may help ward off certain cancers. Swap a sugary treat for this sweet and green alternative instead.
- 1 cup toasted walnuts
- 1 1/2 cup gold raisins
- 2 oz whole-wheat cakes (10 squares)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 oz dried kale *
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp orange juice
Place walnuts in food processor and pulse until fine.
Add raisins and pulse until mixture becomes sticky.
Add wheat cakes and pulse until fine and mixture becomes loose.
Add cinnamon, turmeric, and dried kale and pulse until mixture is fine and still fluffy.
Add vanilla and orange juice and process until gummy/sticky.
Remove, place in bowl and knead for one minute to combine ingredients into a large ball.
Break off half-ounce portions, flatten to 3/8-inch-thick rounds, place on parchment-paper-covered-baking sheets and bake at 300 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Remove and cool on rack for 20 minutes.
Serve or store in covered container.
Dried Kale Procedure:
Wash four ounces raw kale with thick center rib removed.
Shake off excess water.
Place on rack over sheet pan and allow to dry at 300 degrees F for 25-30 minutes until dry and crisp, but not brown.
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