This recipe I literally whipped up in ten minutes. I'm starting night shift tonight and the temptation to eat nothing but pure sugar at four a.m. is a big one. So in an effort to stay away from the vending machine, I thought I might fill my bag with a bundle of heavenly delights. And what do you know? Their good for you too! They are super sweet as well, guaranteed to satisfy any sugar craving.
You will need:
About one and a half cups of dates, no need to soak unless they are super dry.
Quarter of a cup of cocoa nibs.
Two tablespoons of raw cocoa butter.
Quarter of a cup of almonds.
Throw the dates, nibs and cocoa butter in the blender at medium speed for about five minutes. It's a bit scary at first, but persist until either the mixture is all smooshy or you think the thing might explode. Then add the almonds and process until they become small chunks and the mixture is joining together to become one big clump. Stop the blender and roll into small, bite sized balls.
If you live in Adelaide, the best place to get these ingredients from is one of my favourite shops, Goodies and Grains in an Arcade between the Central Markets and China Town.Yee-ha!