Welcome to our first “Cooking with CAM” Recipe.  Here you will find recipes with an emphasis on whole foods.  These are food in their natural state, unprocessed and unrefined. Refined sugar free, preservative free, artificial colour free. Foods which promote a healthy body and are delicious!   If you are looking for a great whole food recipe for the kids lunchboxes or a snack that still looks and tastes like a ‘treat’ then  this  soft backed cashew slice is not only delicious, it is gluten free, grain free, dairy free and refined sugar free.  You can’t get much healthier than that.  Enjoy!   For the slice: 6  pitted medjool dates 1 cup raw cashews 1 cup shredded or desiccated coconut 5 tbsp nut butter (cashew or almond) 1/4 cup nut milk, or milk of your choice 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp baking soda   For the chocolate topping: 3 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder* 1 tsp vanilla   *This can be omitted from the recipe and the topping is still a delicious caramel-like flavour.   Preheat the oven to 160°C, and grease or line a baking tray.   In a food processor, add the dates and cashews. Pulse a couple of times, until roughly chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until well combined. Transfer the mixture in to the baking dish, then press down evenly.   Bake in the oven until lovely and golden on top, around 18-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely, you can place it in the fridge or freezer to speed up this process.   To make the chocolate sauce, melt together the coconut oil and honey over very low heat. Add the cocoa and vanilla, and whisk until smooth. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly. The sauce with thicken a little.   Drizzle the sauce using a tablespoon over the slice. Place in the fridge or freezer to set.   Makes 9 large or 12 smaller slices. This recipe has been modified from the original posted at: http://www.petite-kitchen.com/2013/07/date-and-cashew-slice-drizzled-with.html Check out this website for more whole food recipes: http://www.petite-kitchen.com/