Sweet Date and Nut Bites

While I am quite into my kitchen experiments, going without sugar is not something that tempts me. (until I wrote this. am now potentially interested in the challenge. as long as it was short term [obviously] and did not fall over a holiday or other sugar involved festivity). That said, should this ever be something one were to undertake, this is a recipe I would most certainly recommend. Chocolatey yet sugar free. Equivalent in size to a cookie or other easily portable sweet snack. And easy to alter according to whatever you’ve got on hand.

Here’s what I pulled out of the baking drawer and blended together (in a food processor for a few minutes, then rolled into balls and put in the fridge) this time:

  • 1 cup dates (soaked in hot water a few min to soften)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (toasted)
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts (toasted)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbls cocoa nibs (also soaked in hot water a few min)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbls coconut oil (liquid)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • small pinch of sea salt

These also happen to be unintentionally vegan and raw, as well as sugar, dairy, egg and gluten free- should you be so inclined. And also, despite all these things, pretty tasty too.

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