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?
Oh wait, you didn’t think I was talking about a romantic date, did you?
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 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
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Mix on high until well blended. (Mine took about three minutes).
- Remove and roll into small balls. Enjoy!