I've been playing around with this recipe for a while. I knew what I wanted but I just couldn't seem to get it.. until tonight. I wasn't even planning on making anything today. It was such a beautiful day, but then a thunderstorm came upon us so I figured I'd give these a shot. Definitely meant to be; thank you rain!I'm so excited about these. I ate half of them and then grabbed my camera to photograph the rest and here we are!
Chocolate Covered Date Balls
Makes 20 date balls
1 cup pitted dates
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flax seeds
2 tablespoons almonds
2 teaspoons buckwheat groats
Combine all ingredients into a food processor. Blend until smooth. Roll out mixture into small/medium sized balls. I usually get about 20 balls out of this recipe. Place balls on parchment paper and place in the refrigerator. Then make your chocolate or melt a chocolate of your choice.
3 tablespoon melted coconut oil 2 tablespoon cacao or cocoa 1 1/2 tablespoon agave 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
In a bowl mix together ingredients. Stir mixture until well combined.
Take your date balls out of the refrigerator and dip into the chocolate. I usually dip them, place them in the refrigerator to set up and then dip them once more. You'll have enough chocolate to dip them twice. If you don't want them dipped twice, you can place the chocolate in the bowl, in chocolate molds, or pour it onto parchment paper to set up and just enjoy it as it is. Then enjoy!
I love these because anyone can make them and enjoy them no matter what dietary guidelines you follow. I know that there's nothing more frustrating than seeing something yummy looking and not being able to eat it for whatever reason. That's why I try to make most of my recipes easy and accessible enough for anyone.
These are really addicting too. Don't say that I didn't warn you ;) But have fun with them and don't be afraid to make a mess. That's one of the best parts!