Thursday, June 14, 2012

Simple Dessert

I have talked about this particular dessert before, but it's so good it needs to be repeated!

There are the raw date balls from The Kind Life book. 

Raw Balls (The Kind Diet)
½ cup walnuts
½ cup pitted dates
½ cup raw carob powder (I use unsweetened cocoa)
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup nut butter (almond or peanut)
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ cup chopped almonds (I only do this step half of the time)
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut (get the unsweetened kind at Whole Foods)

Place the walnuts in a food processor and process until coarsely ground. Add the dates, and pulse until well combined with the nuts. Add the carob or cocoa powder, syrup, nut butter, vanilla and salt. Process until the mixture is thick and smooth. Add the almonds and pulse a few times until combined. Form the mixture into golf-ball-size balls with your hands. Roll the balls in coconut (or chopped nuts). Place in a sealed container in the freezer until hardened. 

I leave mine in the freezer because I like the texture.

Don't you just want to pluck these right off your computer screen and eat them for dessert?

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