Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Nutty Date Balls

Last night I was busy making date balls for Nick. He loves them and they're great at lunch, while mountain biking or during long hikes. This time I used strawberries and decided to freeze them... now they're more dessert like. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


4 dates, pits removed
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup fresh or defrosted berries of your choice
1/2 cup shredded coconut


Servings: 12 
Time in the Kitchen: 15 minutes

Pulverize dates in a food processor until a paste forms, about 40 seconds (the paste will typically clump together).

Add walnuts & macadamia nuts & blend until very finely chopped, about 35 seconds.

With the blade still running, drizzle in coconut oil & stop as soon as the oil is blended in. Scrape the batter into a bowl stir in berries & 1/4 cup of the coconut.

Form the batter into round balls, then roll in leftover shredded coconut. refrigerate for snacking. 


Linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

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