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Raw Gingerbread Men

The return of the handsome men!

raw gingerbread men

It felt so weird to be listening to Christmas music and making cookies when the weather outside was 80 degrees and I was wearing shorts! Texas weather is so strange. Tomorrow, it’ll be back in the 30s.

vegan raw gingerbread men

Because I have such a hard time making decisions, you get to see a lot of photos. Hey, but who would complain about seeing too many handsome-men photos???

vegan gingerbread men

raw gingerbread men vegan

Raw Gingerbread Men and Ladies

Word of warning: This dough is so good that you might just want to eat it all out of the food processor/Magic Bullet and save yourself the trouble of forming handsome ginger guys.

  • 120g dates (packed 3/4c) If unsure what dates to use, see Fudge Baby FAQ.
  • 3 tbsp raw almonds
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/16th tsp cloves
  • tiny pinch salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions: Blend, baby, blend.  Then form into people.  Or Christmas trees, reindeer, angels… Heck, why not go crazy making yourself a little Gingerbread World?

Changing subjects…

Remember Picture Day at school?

It was a big deal, right? Some random photographer got control over how you’d be remembered for years to come. (Thank goodness, at least, for Picture Re-take Day.) Luckily, with Christmas cards, I get to have a little (read: a lot) more control. ‘Course, if we don’t get them ordered and mailed out soon, it might turn into a Valentine’s Day card!

sisters

We narrowed it down to these two.

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Above, CCK and the Mashed Potato Sister.

Poor dear; I am very sorry for your nickname. But you brought it upon yourself! Plus, I’m getting you back for all those years you called me ‘Has. (Has came from Tejas, which somehow came from Tatie, which came from Katie. My sister is a strange one… but I love her!)

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Published on December 17, 2010

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  1. Moondragon007 says

    Any suggestions on what kinds of nuts I can substitute for the almonds to get the gingerbread-y taste? I’m allergic to almonds, peanuts, and pistachios. Oatmeal is not an option cos I also have celiac disease and even supposedly gluten-free oatmeal does bad things to me.

    Please email me, cos I probably won’t remember to check this blog for answers.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Melissa Alexander says

    I’ve been trying to find a protein bar recipe that doesn’t have ingredients I can’t locate in South Georgia, doesn’t taste like sweet cardboard, and isn’t going to put me in the poor house. So, I decided after several weeks of scouring the internet to try and adapt this recipe to a protein bar. It turned out AMAZING. Stats aren’t bad either. I made 4 bars out of 270 grams of dough. 203 calories, 2.6 fat grams, 0 mg cholesterol, 24.9 carbs, 3.1 fiber, 19.7 sugars, and (most important to me) 22.8 protein grams. I just added about 1/4 c 60 calorie almond coconut milk and 90 grams of Isonatural unflavored whey.

  3. Bob says

    Super yummy, but super sticky! I used lightly salted almonds (didn’t have any raw ones on hand) and omitted the salt; in the future I might add flax seed or try to follow the recipe a little more closely to address that issue.

  4. Kim says

    These were actually very good! We used this as a base for a lara bar birthday cake for my daughter. It was very sweet, so we had to cut thin slices. The bonus was that all the leftover cake could be rolled up into balls and stored for future treats!

    4/5

    4/5

  5. Maggie says

    These look soooo good! I think the first thing I would make with my VitaMix would either be some type of soup (it’s getting cold!) or a delicious kale based smoothie 🙂

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