Chocolate Treats Ingredients ??? ?? cup raw, unsalted almonds, soaked and skins removed (see tips below) ??? 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut ??? 2 tbsp whole flaxseeds, soaked (see tips below) ??? 1 cup whole rolled dry oats ??? ?? cup packed Medjool dates, pitted ??? ?? cup organic raisins ??? 4 tbsp unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder ??? 1 tsp cinnamon ??? 2 tsp honey ??? Dash of sea salt 1. Combine almonds, flaxseeds, coconut, and oats in a food processor. Process until well combined. 2. Add dates, raisins, cacao or cocoa powder, honey, cinnamon, and sea salt. Continue to process until all ingredients are thoroughly blended. 3. Transfer mixture to a medium size bowl. Using clean, bare hands, mold mixture into a ball approximately 1 ?? inch in diameter. Continue molding ball into the shape of a heart. Repeat process until entire mixture is utilized. 4. Lightly dust each treat with cacao or cocoa powder before serving. Brian's Tips ??? For a slight variation, add a handful of dried cranberries (sulfite/sulfate free) into mixture during step #3. ??? To improve their ability to be digested, soak flaxseeds and raw unsalted almonds separately in clean, pure water for at least 6 hours or overnight. Specifically, place seeds and nuts in glass jars. Cover nuts and seeds with 2:3 ratio of water. Cover jars with lids while soaking. Drain the water after soaking and the nuts are ready to use. You will not need to drain the water from the flaxseeds. Soaked almonds can easily be peeled with the fingers. ??? Remember, if you have a gluten or wheat allergy; be sure that all canned and packaged products are manufactured in a gluten-free facility. Contact the manufacturer for this information.