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Healthy Treat for Healthy Bones

For a satisfying treat that's made with all-natural ingredients, these chocolate hazelnut logs are difficult to top. They're abundant in calcium, magnesium, and healthy protein, making them excellent fuel to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. - Ben Kim


2 cups of raw hazelnuts, soaked in water for 5 hours, then dried in a towel and roughly chopped

1 cup of dried figs, soaked in water for 1 hour, then drained

1/2 a cup of dates, soaked in water for 1 hour, then drained

1/4 cup of raw cacao powder

1/4 cup of water

1 cup of sesame seeds, soaked in water for 5 hours, then dried in a towel

1 cup of shredded coconut


Use a food processor to bring together hazelnuts, figs, dates, cacao, and water.

Add sesame seeds and mix until seeds are evenly distributed.

Form mixture into small logs and roll in shredded coconut.

Refrigerate these hazelnut, fig, and coconut logs for at least 2 hours before serving.

Hope you enjoy these nutritious chocolate hazelnut logs as much as we do.

Please note: We adapted this recipe from a similar one found in an excellent living foods book called Living in the Raw: Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle.

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Hazelnut, Fig, and Coconut Log Recipe


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My mouth is watering looking at this recipe! Can't wait to find the funds to make this dish! trying your sweet and sour cabbage dish tonight with quinoa,I'll let you know how we liked it.

This looks fabulous! If I don't have figs, could I just add extra dates?

Thank you for the above recipe, would you recommend a similar (in nutritional value) alternative to hazelnuts as they are not available in my area. What we have in abundance are macadamia, ground-nuts, cashews thanks.

These look delish. Just wondering what gives out the calcium? Is it the hazelnuts? Thanks

No sugar!! I love the sound of this!! I can't wait to make it.