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Paleo Cherry Ripes

Cherry Ripes are the oldest chocolate bar in Australia – and hugely popular.

My problem with Cherry Ripes is the ingredients: –

Sugar, Coconut, Glace cherries (cherries, sugar, flavour, colour (129)), Wheat Glucose syrup, Cocoa mass, Sweetened condensed milk (milk concentrate, sugar, lactose), Vegetable fat, Milk solids, Cocoa butter, Cocoa powder, Invert sugar, Gelatine, Emulsifiers (soy lecithin, 476), Flavours, Colours (102, 123), Mineral salt (500). May contain traces of Nuts. Dark Chocolate contains Cocoa Solids 43%.

So whilst they do contain cherries, they aren’t fresh cherries, and they come along with sugar, artificial flavours and colours, wheat, “vegetable” fat and soy lecithin; no thanks!

I saw cherries for the first time in the supermarket this morning (summer is well and truly on it’s way!), so thought it was about time I made a paleo approved version of Cherry Ripes.

Paleo Cherry Ripes
Recipe type: Desserts
Cuisine: Australian
Prep time: 
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Why buy Cherry Ripes when you can make your own, healthy, paleo version?!
Ingredients
  • 150g raw almonds
  • 70g raw pecans
  • 12 medjool dates
  • 175g fresh cherries (weighed with stones)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • 30g shredded coconut
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Instructions
  1. I put the nuts in my blender with the salt and blended until most of the big pieces had ground down.
  2. I set the nuts aside and then removed the stones from the cherries and dates.
  3. I then blended the cherries, dates and oil before adding this paste to the ground nuts, along with the shredded coconut.
  4. I then mixed everything together thoroughly into a ball and rolled it out between two pieces of grease proof paper.
  5. I put the rolled out mixture in the fridge for half an hour, before cutting it into cherry ripe length strips.
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Whilst dates are natural “sugar bombs”, my paleo cherry ripes have no added sweeteners.  As an occasional treat these are a much better alternative – and I happen to think far tastier!

I’d love to hear what you think!

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9 replies
  1. Kevin B
    Kevin B says:

    These taste AWESOME!!

    Suz, I look forward to you making another batch.
    They go very well with a cup of tea ( of course with no milk!)

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    • Suz
      Suz says:

      They aren’t great Gaby! And they’re available all year round, despite cherries only being around for a relatively short period!

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  2. Brooke Schweers
    Brooke Schweers says:

    Yum! I bet these taste so much better then cherry ripe and without all the nasty additives. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  3. Elly McLean
    Elly McLean says:

    These sound wonderful. I will be making them for sure! I have some frozen cherries from last spring so I can use those! Thanks heaps Suz.

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