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Published December 17, 2009, 12:00 AM

CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Coconut Chews

The not-for-profit organization also specializes in dietary guidance for cancer prevention, prevention of recurrence and support during or after treatment.

By: Herald Staff Report,

With the holiday season upon us and its emphasis on parties and food, here’s a recipe for a guilt-free, healthful dessert from Susan Silberstein, the executive director of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (www.BeatCancer.org), which promotes informed moderation. The not-for-profit organization also specializes in dietary guidance for cancer prevention, prevention of recurrence and support during or after treatment.

Coconut Chews

1½ cups raw almonds

1½ cups raw cashews

1 tablespoon flaxseeds, finely ground

¼ cup sesame tahini

¾ cup honey

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

¾ teaspoon. sea salt

1½ cups unsweetened coconut

Place almonds and cashews in food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add flax, honey, tahini, vanilla, coconut and salt and pulse a few times more. Press firmly into 9-by-5- by-1-inch brownie pan and refrigerate several hours. Cut into small squares and store in airtight container in refrigerator. Remove just before serving.

Yield: About 24 pieces.

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