At this time of the year there seems to be so many functions, get-togethers and parties it can be really hard to stay on track with your eating choices. Thats why I love those parties where you are asked to bring a plate.
It may seem a chore when life is so chaotic, but at least you know one thing is going to be suitable for you to eat and thats not going to send your kids crazy with all the processed additives.
Today, its my daughters dancing thats wrapping up and each year they have a small party to celebrate. I got baking this morning for something to take. This recipe originally comes from I Quit Sugar‘s revised Christmas Cookbook, one I will be adding to my pile for sure. I’ve altered it to suit the Thermomix.
1 can coconut milk
2/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup rice malt syrup (or honey)
4 cups desiccated coconut
Pinch of beetroot powder (or natural red food colouring of your choice)
*I used natural food colour.
- Grease and line a 20cm square tin.
- Place coconut milk, coconut oil and rice malt syrup/honey in the TM bowl and melt together speed 2/80 degrees/2 mins (watch, may need more or less time). Add desiccated coconut and stir through speed 2/reverse/30 secs.
- Press half the mixture into the base of prepared tin.
- Add the beetroot powder/colouring to the remaining mixture and mix well for another 20secs/speed 2/reverse. Press pink mixture on top of white and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
- Remove from tin and cut into approximately 16 large squares or 64 smaller squares.
This would also be a fun thing to have in lunch boxes or when visiting friends.