It’s been ages since last I posted a recipe, so I decided today you’re in for a treat.
I’m a chocoholic and lover of dates. I also love healthy snacks. These delicious date balls have it all. And more.
They are quick and easy to make, and I have to warn you, once you’ve had one, you’ll want more. I don’t know about calories, but I suppose I should have gained some weight by now if they really were very fattening. I eat them every chance I get. Which, admittedly, isn’t often enough to my liking.
- 20-24 dates
- ½ cup nuts
- 1 tbsp. cocoa
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 1-3 tsp. rum (optional)
- desiccated coconut
If you use dried dates, soak them in water overnight.
Grind up your nuts (I like almonds, hazelnuts or cashews; just use any nuts you like) in food processor till they are finely ground, but not yet pureed. Add dates, cocoa, coconut oil and booze. Blend till you have a thick, sticky, almost cookiedough-like mixture. (You may need to add a few spoonfuls of water.)
Roll into bite sized balls. (Your hands will get sticky!)
Roll your date balls in desiccated coconut until they are covered.
Eat before your loved ones find them. Or share if you’re feeling generous.
Variation:Roll your balls in cocoa or chocolate sprinkles instead of desiccated coconut.