This is one of the first sweet, healthy and nutritious treats I ever made. They are a crowd favourite and last for a week in the fridge (if they make it a week). They are the perfect snack for on the go or even just as a little sweet treat after dinner.
RECIPE (makes 18)
1 cup Medjool dates
2 tbsp natural nut butter (almond/cashew/roasted peanut)
1 cup raw almonds
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp water
1. In a food processor place the dates, almond butter, half of the almonds, cacao, salt, cinnamon. Start blitzing, adding the water as you need it to create a paste that holds itself together when you roll it.
2. Chop up the rest of the almonds and put them on a flat plate.
3. Roll the paste into tbsp. sized balls and coat with the chopped almonds.
4.Place all the energy balls on a baking tray that has been lined with baking paper and put them in the fridge for a few hours (or overnight) to set.
5. Transfer to an air tight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.