About this recipe:Festive marzipan treats that are completely raw and naturally sweetened with agave nectar and dates.
250g ground almonds
5 tablespoons agave nectar
90g pitted dates
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
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Method Prep:15min › Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr15min
Combine almonds and agave nectar in a food processor or blender; blend until mixture begins to form a ball on the blade, scraping sides if needed, 1 to 2 minutes. Chill in the fridge until marzipan is firm enough to roll, about 1 hour.
Combine dates, hazelnuts and cocoa powder in a food processor or blender; blend until texture is smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
Roll marzipan into a long rope. Flatten into a thin sheet using a rolling pin. Roll cocoa mixture into a long rope; place in the centre of the marzipan sheet and roll up to seal. Cut the roll into 3 pieces.
Cover the cigars in melted chocolate and sprinkle with crushed almonds or hazelnuts.