Raw Simnel Bites
Prep: 30 minutes (+ 30 minutes in the freezer)
Total: 1 hour
- 100g (1 cup) Pecans,150g (1 ¼ cup) Blanched Almonds,400g Medjool Dates (about 22),50g (½ cup) Raisins,50g (½ cup) Sultanas,Juice ½ Lemon,Juice 1 Orange,Zest 2 Oranges,2 tsp Cinnamon,1 tsp Ginger,1 tsp Mixed Spice
- 175g (2 cups) Ground Almonds,4 tbsp Maple Syrup,½ tsp Vanilla Powder
Place the pecans and almonds into a food processor and pulse a few times until they have broken down slightly.
Add all the remaining ingredients to the food processor, apart from the raisins and sultanas. Blend until the mix comes together as a ball. Stir through the raisins and sultanas.
Transfer the mix into a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Press down firmly to create and even layer. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.
Whilst the cake is in the freezer, make the marzipan by blending all the ingredients together in a food processor. It should come together to make a large ball.
Take the cake from the freezer and cut into squares of your preferred size.
Separate about a quarter of the mixture and roll into the same number of balls as you have squares. Set aside ready to put on top of the bites.
With the rest of the marzipan, take a small handfuls worth, roll it into a ball and flatten into a square shape to fit the top of the bites (it's better to do it this way, rather than rolling the marzipan out, as it can get quite sticky!) Repeat to top all of the bites.
Place the marzipan balls on top and you're ready to enjoy! Make sure these are stored in the fridge.