If there’s one thing I’ve missed about home over these past three months of travelling, it’s my food processor. No, wait. I mean my entire kitchen and pantry. No, wait! I mean my family and friends. I’ve definitely missed my family and friends the most. Yep.
But, you know, I’ve been in constant contact with my loved ones through email and Skype. I know how their lives are progressing, and I’m constantly sending hugs and kisses through the computer screen (hang on, does that make me sound less than reputable?). What doesn’t work virtually, however, is making vegan nut-based treats in a food processor.
Now that I’m looking to settle in Toronto (at least for the winter months), I have high hopes of getting back to regularly making treats such as today’s Pistachio Rosewater No-Bake Vegan Heavenly Bites. In fact, this recipe might even be the first I recreate upon finding my own kitchen, because gosh golly Miss Molly, they’re utterly fabulous.
Vibrant with green-flecked and distinctly-delicious pistachios and sesame seeds, given body via rolled oats and sweetness through agave, and dazzled into exotic excitement by a sprinkling of rosewater, these no-bake (high raw) pistachio rosewater bites are perfect for those moments where you want something sweet yet healthy, easy to make yet complex in flavour, and just a tad little tiny bit addictive.
I hope you like these as much as I did, back in Australia, and intend to, here in Canada.
Pistachio Rosewater No-Bake Vegan Heavenly Bites
Makes 15-20, depending on the size you roll them
- 3/4 cup pistachios
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 tb coconut
- pinch salt
- 1/4 cup agave syrup
- 1 tsp rosewater (or more, to taste)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a food processor, pulse the pistachios, sesame seeds, rolled oats, coconut, and salt until finely chopped.
- Add in the agave, rosewater, and vanilla, and pulse until the mixture starts to clump together and can be pressed/rolled into balls. Taste and add more rosewater, if your heart desires it so (keep in mind that the rosewater flavour develops over time).
- Roll into balls and store in the fridge or freezer.
Note: I’m planning to add a little ground cardamom next time, too. I believe that will be marvellous.