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Food prep and my favorite dessert!

May 3, 2013 | Comment

I LOVE CHOCOLATE. It’s dangerous. The night I decided start eating ‘clean’, I tried my friend’s raw brownie balls, and my jaw dropped at how much they tasted like actual brownies. They’re so easy and handy to have to bring with a packed meal when you feel like sneaking a dollar to get that Snickers bar from the vending machine. Here’s the recipe:

  • 13-14 pitted dates
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 c. walnuts
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • Extra cocoa powder or confectioner’s sugar to roll coat (Optional)

Directions:

  1. Blend the walnuts in a food processor.
  2. Add the pitted dates, followed by the vanilla extract and cocoa powder.
  3. Add a little bit of water until the mix starts to form into what looks like dough, and it’s sticking together.
  4. Role into little ball shapes.  You can then coat them in more cocoa powder or confectioners sugar, or more chopped nuts if you’d like.*
  5. Refrigerate for at least two hours before eating, so they harden and really stick together.  Keep stored in the refrigerator.

* – I prefer to coat mine in PB2 and eat them with strawberries. Yum! :)

Foods prepped and ready to go!

The brownie balls are in the center of my little display  :)

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