I'm alive, and well fed! I have a whole back-log of photos I need to post, with recipes.
I made this by accident, it's quick, easy, and tastes a LOT like tootsie rolls (but better, IMHO)
1/2 c pitted dates
1/3 c coconut milk
1 c raw almond butter
1/2 c carob powder (I used roasted, it's what I had around)
2 T raw cocoa powder
1 T vanilla paste
1/2 t salt, or to taste
Blend the dates and coconut milk in a food processor, until you get a fairly smooth paste.
Add the rest of the ingredients, blend until you get a fairly gummy but solid mix. I put my mix into a loaf pan, but you can also shape it into truffles, rolled in carob powder, make it into little tootsie roll logs, etc. Tell me how it turns out!