Shannon here: Contemporary Romance author, Rose Allen McCauley shares a recipe for No Bake Crumble plus a chance to win an e-book copy of her latest release, Christmas Grace. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing. Deadline: Dec 13th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Rose:
Recipe for No-bake Crumble
2 c. almond flour
1 ½ cups oats
½ t. salt
1/4 c. coconut oil (melted)
12 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
25-30 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
½ c. water
Topping: 1 c. chopped walnuts and ½ cup slivered almonds and 1 c. shredded coconut (can tint half the coconut red and half green for Christmas Crumble)
1. Grease a cookie sheet (around 10.5 in. x 15). In the food processor or blender, blend almond flour, oats and salt until the mixture crumbles. Add dates and process again until a crumbly mixture forms. Add the melted coconut oil and process until sticky. Remove mixture from blender. Save ¾ c. mixture for topping, and press the remainder of the mixture firmly onto the cookie sheet.
2. Process the 25-30 dates with water until paste forms, scraping sides often. Spread all the date mixture onto the crust with a wet spatula.
3. Sprinkle the saved ¾ c. mixture and press down, then sprinkle walnuts and press down. Sprinkle slivered almonds and shredded coconut and press down.
4. Refrigerate for several hours until firm, then cut into squares. Keep in refrigerator until eaten or can be frozen to save.
About Rose: Rose has been writing for over ten years and has been published in several non-fiction anthologies and devotionals. This is her second Christmas novella. Christmas books are her favorites. A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for over four decades, she is also mother to three grown children and their spouses and grandmother to five lovely, lively kids! You can reach her through her website and blog at www.rosemccauley.com or on twitter @RoseAMcCauley and FB at https://www.facebook.com/RoseAllenMcCauley?ref=hl
About the book – Christmas Grace, book 3 in the Smoky Mountain Christmas Collection:
Grace Buchanan and Chris Fisher were best friends for sixteen years…until he fell in love with her other best friend, Terrie. Chris and Terrie married after high school, then she died three years ago.
A renewed friendship soon awakens stronger feelings in Grace and Chris. Can they both let go of the past long enough to claim the future God has for them?
Books are available online at www.amazon.com in kindle now and soon in paperback.
Question: What is your favorite no bake dessert?
Come back Dec 5th for more from Rose!