Wagon wheels are another Arnott’s childhood favourite that were a loyal companion during after-school TV sessions, morning tea breaks and late night pantry rummages. Consisting ofjam and marshmallow sandwiched between two biscuits and dunked in chocolate, it’s a s’more on steroids. But now that we’re better educated onhow food impacts the body, we’ve left our wagon wheels with the Cartoon Network and instead had a go at making a raw version that, dare I say it, tastes pretty darn good. Plus, they’re filled with healthy fats that’ll keep you fuller for longer meaning you’ll stop at one or two rather than devouring the whole packet (well, most of the time) and for those few slip ups, here’s how to recover from a binge.
Raw Vegan Wagon Wheels Recipe
3 cups walnuts (or nuts of choice)
2-4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
Pinch of salt
1 cup cashews (soaked overnight, drained and rinsed)
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup maple syrup/coconut nectar/rice malt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4-1/2 cup coconut cream
(If you choose to make the Wagon Wheels as we did you will have left overs. Use left overs in smoothies or freeze into ice cream moulds for a nice treat)
2 cups berries of choice (fresh or frozen defrosted)
2 tablespoons Chia Seeds
2 tablespoons maple syrup/honey/rice malt syrup/coconut sugar (Optional)
3/4 cup raw cacao
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 Cup maple syrup/coconut nectar
Blend all ingredients together
Raw Option: Pour it into a jar and let sit in the fridge for a few hours to thicken up
Cook Option: Pour it into a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
Lower heat and let shimmer for 15 minutes or until thick
Store in a jar in the fridge until cool.
Process everything together until it sticks.
Adjust the maple to taste.
Start with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil add more if the mixture does not stick.
Roll out thinly between two sheets of baking paper.
Using a cookie cutter slightly smaller than an original wagon wheel, cut out an even number of circles (or go as big as you like)
Place on a line tray and repeat.
Place tray in freezer to set.
Blend all together until smooth.
Adjust the coconut cream as you need. You want the mixture to be thick and smooth.