These are so simple, easy to put together, packed with nutrients and fiber and super delicious! And you only need four (ok, five) ingredients to make. My oldest son often makes these for an afternoon snack after school to fuel up for his soccer practice later in the day.
Here’s what you need:
1 cup (about 8) Medjool dates
1 cup raw almonds
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut (shredded)
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
A pinch of sea salt
Place dates in a bowl and cover with warm water to soften. Set aside. Grind almonds, coconut, cacao and the salt in a food processor until it resembles course flour. Pit the softened dates and add then to the almond mix until well incorporated (save the water they soaked in, you might need to add a few drops to the mixture to help bind the dough.) Transfer to a bowl, roll into small balls and happy snacking!
NOTE: You can change this recipe up to suit your taste buds, budget and what's available in your pantry by substituting almonds for any other nut (Brasil nuts, pistachios, hazelnuts - think healthier Nutella!) You can do the same with the dates, and replace them with a variety of dried fruit - figs, apricots, raisins, plums... Notice how these swaps change the texture and flavor and then pick your favorite!
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