Almond Joys and Rawsome Vegan Baking Book Review and Giveaway.

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Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily Von Euw easily is one of the most gorgeous books I have in my book case. Almost all of the recipes are accompanied by beautiful photographs. The desserts, the colors are deep, rich and striking. The recipes simplify raw baking or unbaking. The paper and binding is of amazing quality. The print, which is usually my pet peeve, is large, clear and uses the space well. 

There are so many recipes that I have to try from the book. All of the layer cakes, mousse cakes, cheese cakes, creme brulee, tarts. I made the almond joys. They are so quick to put together and also so quick to disappear. They also are perfect Easter Candy, make egg shaped balls! I also made the S'mores cupcakes into mini tarts. One tart disappeared as soon as hubbs came home, and the other was instantly picked up by a 5 year old visitor that day. #kidapproved too! 

Raw food I always thought would be a long process or a lot of dehydration and steps, but this book changes it all. There are very few dehydrator recipes and everything is fantastically delicious, healthy and decadent all the same time. 

No Dairy, refined sugar, eggs, processed flour and gluten. If you love sweet and want to keep it healthy, this is the book for you. 

If you are not a fan of dates or banana or coconut in all forms or cashews, then try a few recipes from the rawsome vegan baking blog tour or Emily's blog and decide! :) More gorgeous photographs from the book and recipe list on Emily's blog here.

Enter the Book giveaway at the bottom of the post. 


I definitely need a Cocojack to make some of the young coconut recipes. If you are new to raw desserts and in Seattle, try some of the delicious desserts at Jodees Desserts or Thrive in Seattle.  

Emily's creations will surely be a crowd pleaser this summer. A creamy chilled Pink cherry Ice cream cake any day over a baked frosted one. :)

Below S'mores cupcake tarts



Thank you, Page Street Publishing, Kathy Hester, and Emily for the book to review and giveaway!


This Photograph above and Recipe by Emily von Euw.

Almond Joys with Crunchy Coconut Center Enrobed in Raw Chocolate

These are a little bit addictive for coconut lovers. My mom does not have a very big sweet tooth but she devoured these in minutes, because she loved Almond Joy while growing up. I see that as a job well done on my part! The best compliment is when someone can’t stop eating your recipe, or asks for seconds.

Makes: 6 large
CHOCOLATE
4 tablespoons (60 ml) melted cacao butter
¼ cup (30 g) cacao powder
2 tablespoon (40 g) preferred liquid sweetener

COCONUT CENTERS
1 ¼ cups (107 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tablespoon (15 ml) melted coconut oil, or as needed
1 tablespoon (20 g) agave nectar, or as needed

TO MAKE THE CHOCOLATE: Mix all the ingredients together until smooth. Set aside.

TO MAKE THE COCONUT CENTERS: Put half of the coconut into your food processor 
and process until you get a chunky butter consistency; it may take several minutes. 

Add the rest of the ingredients, including the remaining coconut, and process until it all sticks together. If it’s too dry, add more coconut oil or agave nectar. Press this mixture into flattened balls and put in the fridge for an hour, until they set. Then dip in the chocolate and allow the chocolate to set. Finally—eat.



The Publishers are giving away a copy of the book to one of the blog readers! Please enter the giveaway below. 

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101 comments:

  1. I really want to win this book! Thanks for posting about it on Pinterest, it looks wonderful!

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    1. I love raw desserts because I feel energized after eating them, not stuffed!

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  2. I am vegan and think raw foods are healthier because they don't lose their nutrients like they do in cooking

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  3. I love that you can share raw desserts with almost everyone and they're often easy to make with kids too! :)

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  4. I love that you don't have to turn on the oven, especially in the hot summer.

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  5. I've never made a raw dessert, but Almond Joys used to be my favorite candy growing up too!

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  6. I love how energized I feel after eat them

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  7. Gorgeous photos, as always, Richa. I love the simplicity of raw desserts and I look forward to this cookbook. :)

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  8. This book is at the top of my 'next to buy' list! I would be so excited to win a copy. What I love about raw desserts...they are so satisfying, but with none of the sugar coma. They're energizing and feel-good - body and spirit! :)

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  9. What an awesome post today! I already love reading your recipes and seeing the gorgeous photos, but now I can also enter to win a book to fuel my sweet tooth ;-) ~Melissa

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  10. With summer coming up, it'll be nice to make "baked" goods without the actual baking part.

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  11. I love sweet things and I love that raw desserts take out the processed sugar!

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  12. i love that they are filled with all-natural, healthy ingredients. and are SO GOOD. give me ALL the almond joys.

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  13. I like that raw desserts taste yummy out of the freezer, so I cut them up into small pieces and have a treat anytime.

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  14. I love how simple raw desserts can be! So few (and clean) ingredients can make such amazing desserts!

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  15. i love how raw desserts can be made faster than baked! sure, some may take some freezing time, but you can eat it like how it is if you can't wait ;)

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  16. I like that it's very energy efficient to make them. I love being green!

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  17. I like how healthy they are, not all the sugar and white flour of traditional desserts :)

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  18. I like that they're sort of complicated to make, and that I feel healthy eating something so delicious.

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  19. I like that, most of the time, they are easier to make than other desserts.

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  20. I love the fact that most raw desserts can be made in a hurry and you can taste test as you prepare the recipe.

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  21. I love that raw desserts let me be creative...I can add my own twist on the recipes and it usually won't ruin them like it would if I were baking it! Also, they're just delicious and make me feel like I'm still treating my body well when I eat them in moderation.

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  22. I love that raw desserts let me be creative...I can add my own twist on the recipes and it usually won't ruin them like it would if I were baking it! Also, they're just delicious and make me feel like I'm still treating my body well when I eat them in moderation.

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  23. It's getting warm, so raw desserts are a good idea :-)

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  24. I love how quick raw desserts are to make: Instant craving satisfaction (almost)! I also love how healthy they are, while tasting 100% decadent. I don't like the frequent washing of the food processor :)

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  25. I love coconut, i really want to try this ! thanks for the awesome récipes!

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  26. My man's favorite dessert is s'mores, but we haven't been able to replicate a 'healthy' version since giving up sugar! Am dying to know the recipe.

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  27. Where are the almonds? Should I just put one atop?

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  28. I'm curious about what happened to the almonds in the almond joy recipe.

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  29. This looks so delicious. I am vegetarian and have been contemplating trying a raw vegan diet. If all food looks this delicious, I would have zero hesitations.

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  30. I love that so many raw desserts are easy, and I love that they use nontraditional ingredients but have great flavor that's comparable to cooked desserts. I've hard such great things about this book, I'd love to own a copy!

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  31. Wow looks scrumptious! I love making rawfood and specially yummi deserts. Would love to win this book to add to my raw library.
    ... fingers crossed

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  32. I love window-shopping for recipes on this site and making my boyfriend recreate them...next one will definitely be the almond joys!

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  33. Almond Joy was my fave candy bar back in the day! These desserts look amazing.

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  34. Boohoo this vegan chick from Amsterdam really wants to be a part of the giveaways:(

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  35. What I usually dislike about raw desserts is that they are really rich. I can only eat a little :-(

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  36. I wanna win! Raw is so yummy and fresh and delicious! Healthy too!

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  37. Looks amazing! Can't wait to try it!

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  38. I like raw desserts because they are usually pretty quick, easy and kinda healthy so I don't feel guilty when I indulge! Thanks for the opportunity to win a much desired cookbook!

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  39. I love that raw desserts are wholesome and satisfy the sweetest tooth in a healthy way

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  40. love making homemade almond joys, i used cacoa butter one time for the outside but now i just use coconut oil and seems to work out fine ( a lot cheaper too). wonder what is the difference in using the cacoa butter, maybe thicker shell?

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  41. I'm a believer in the concept of being vegan but don't know how to cook like a vegan. This cookbook would be a great start down the path to change! Thanks!

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  42. oh my that looks sooo yumy

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  43. I would LOVE some vegan baking help!

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  44. What an excellent contribution to my Vegan cooking library....many thanks, sincerely, Valerie :)

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  45. OH MY GOSH! This looks like the most awesome...and perfect book for me! Thanks for posting!

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  46. RAW desserts are my favorite because I can eat more of them than normal desserts.

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  47. I think what i like the most is that they're perfect for summer. yummy healthy delicious treats, that's cold and no heat for your kitchen!

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  48. I crave sweets after every meal and these are just perfect!
    Francesca

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  49. I would love to try the recipes in Emily's book --they look/sound so delicious!

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  50. I haven't had a lot of raw desserts but I do think they tend to be healthier.

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  51. I like that raw desserts don't require an oven so I can't accidentally burn them.

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  52. I like that they're easy to make, fresh, and usually quite healthy.

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  53. Love the look on friends/families face when I tell them the dessert they just devoured was raw/gluten free/vegan.... :)

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  54. I love feeding my family healthy raw desserts. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  55. Hi, im from Chile, i would love to win this book because in my country there's almost no information about vegan cooking available. Thanks for sharing youre recipes and inspiring people, greetings!

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  56. I love raw desserts for their simplicity and ingredients
    I dont like them because i have a severely allergic kiddo and both my kids cant eat nuts

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  57. ive never tried a raw dessert, but would love to!

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  58. I would love to learn how to prepare raw dishes. I would love to win this cookbook. I never in a million years thought I would give eating raw a try.

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  59. That looks absolutely lip smacking!!! I'm new to Raw desserts but it looks like they are easier to put together and a healthier option.
    Thanks for sharing this and for all your lovely recipes.

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  60. I love raw desserts, they feel really pure! The Almond Joy looks amazing, can't wait to get the ingredients to try it!

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  61. I like how versatile raw dessert recipes are. After I'd made my first raw cheese cake, I was easily able to create new variations that were just as delicious as the one I had made following a specific recipe. Your imagination is the only limit!

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  62. I am going to dream about that dessert on the cover!

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  63. I like that raw desserts are healthier in the way that any fruits and nuts you add keep all their nutrients.

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  64. Raw deserts are guilt-free, that's why I love them:) Thank you for the post!!!

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  65. I love introducing raw/vegan desserts to my family and proving that a treat can be made from wholesome ingredients, instead of butter, white sugar, etc :)

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  66. I love raw desserts because they are so satisfying and decadent while being wholesome. I dislike the fact that many nuts are harvested in unethical ways.

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  67. I love the energy rush from raw desserts and I can't wait to try the Almond Joy!! And I would love love love to win the book!

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  68. I love how delicious and nourishing raw desserts are!

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  69. I've tried a few of Emily's recipes from her blog, which I happened across about a year ago. My favorite is her raw snickers recipe. My hubs, a snickers lover, was very pleased with the recipe and now prefers it over the sugary store bought original.

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  70. So excited for you book! and love the almond Joys!

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  71. I haven't tried many raw desserts, but would like to migrate to having more raw foods in my family's diet, so this would be great for when the sweet tooth strikes!

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  72. I love raw desserts when they are relatively easy to prepare and also yummy. I don't mind using a food processor and refrigerating/freezing between steps, but if it requires a dehydrator I usually don't make the recipe. I also love how raw desserts are usually healthy too!

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  73. I love raw desserts because they keep my electricity bill down!

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  74. I've only ever eaten one raw dessert before. I shared a small slice of raw key lime pie with my hubby. It was soooooooo good. My hubby doesn't even like key lime and he enjoyed it too. I love the fact that they are pure fresh ingredients and unprocessed, so the flavors really shine.

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  75. I love the challenge of making a raw dessert. In the past I was typically a bake in the oven gal :)

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  76. They are so healthy and delicious!

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  77. I'm new to raw desserts but the recipes you posted look amazing!! Would love to try all the recipes in the book!

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  78. Haven't made these yet - - oh-so-many more desserts to try!

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  79. Very inviting, would love a copy of the book. Started reading your blog with a non baked dessert and this would be perfect

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  80. Even though they usually calorie-dense, I love that they are virtually guilt-free and a healthy alternative than the SAD versions of desserts!

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  81. Looks beautiful and I LOVE Emily and her book!! She is amazing!! Love the first picture!

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  82. These are exactly what I was craving today, and I didn't even know it! Almond Joys were my favorite candy growing up. This is such an easy recipe! I can't wait to whip up a batch.

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  83. I love raw desserts! It's almost like eating a pot-load of icecream! :) I CRAVE raw desserts sometimes! :) They are so delicious! There are no other desserts like those raw ones... :D

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  84. I love how creative raw desserts so often are, and how they're usually healthier!

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  85. Though I've only made a few raw desserts (these being one of them), I love how you can replicate something, but with half the sugar, and healthy ingredients!!

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  86. I really like raw desserts.

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  87. Raw desserts are delicious and nutritious...and my daughter loves them!

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  88. What's not to love about raw desserts? They're crazy delicious, nutritious, decadent and satisfying.

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  89. I love being able to use whole ingredients and eat foods as close to original form as possible! Plus it's fun finding new recipes and impressing others with how good raw desserts can taste!

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  90. I love that they taste just as amazing as conventional desserts but are more healthful and full of real ingredients.

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  91. they're the best! get in mah belly

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  92. I love that they're pretty filling so you don't need to have a large quantity, but I don't love that they always seem to have a ton of nuts. Though I love nuts sometimes they prohibit easy digestion! -Laura

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  93. I love that you can eat as much of them as you want without having a bad concience :D

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  94. I like that they are different and almost always (if not ALWAYS) gluten-free, vegan, and grain-free.
    I don't like that they ALWAYS contain nuts...some of my friends have nut-allergies, but are vegan...

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  96. I am ready to expand my experience preparing raw desserts during the hot and sticky New York summers. This recipe is perfect for all seasons! Thank you for posting this delectable treat!

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  97. There aren't any ALMONDS in the recipe...so, they are 'mounds'..I guess you could stuff an almond inside of the coconut part before chilling..I think I'll try that..

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  98. Emily is so talented and I absolutely adore her style of food photography!

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