Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Little Yummy Balls- date and almonds

For Laura, everyone needs a goodhearted Vegan in their lives

If you know me, then you know I have a very sweet tooth. So much so that I turn to this healthier alternative to sweets, specially when I'm trying to watch my weight, it is summertime now which means tank tops and bathing suits. These little yummies are rich and fudgey, and leaves my sweet tooth satisfied.  I brought some to work to share and the feedback was wonderful. After one bite one friend demanded I make some for her dinner party.

Depending what size you roll these you can make 12-15 balls:

1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup raw carob powder
1/2 maple syrup
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup of shredded coconut (unsweetened)

Place almond in food processor and grind it until coarsely ground.  Add the dates, and pulse until both ingredients are well combined. Add carob power, syrup, almond butter, vanilla extract, and salt. Process until mixture is well blended and thick.

Roll into balls with your hands (like making meatballs). Then drop the balls and coat in coconut. Place in freezer until hardened, about an hour or less. Then Enjoy!