Dates worth remembering


Doesn’t everyone love a good date? One that’s so good you know you’ll never forget it? One that’s perfectly sweet from start to finish? One that’s pure deliciousness in every bite?

Choco-Almond Date Mini-Balls

Oh wait, you didn’t think I was talking about a romantic date, did you?

Choco-almond date mini-balls

In my foodie heart, my only date worth remembering is Medijool. (Okay, that’s not completely true; I’ve had some pretty good romantic dates, but that’s not what we’re talking about today…)

These mini date balls are pure deliciousness… I recently fell in love with Larabars, but I didn’t fall in love with the price tag ($1.79 for a single bar? Yikes!) So, as per usual, I set out to make my own! I based my recipe on this one from Chocolate Covered Katie and made a big batch to enjoy as pre-workout snacks for this week.

Chocolate Almond Nut Balls

Chocolate Almond Nut Mini-Balls
Makes 12 mini balls

  • 2/3 c. pitted dates
  • 1/8 c. raw almonds
  • 1/8 c. roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Mix on high until well blended. (Mine took about three minutes).
  2. Remove and roll into small balls. Enjoy!

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