Almond Energy BallsSubmitted by: SANDYK1750
IntroductionThis recipe came from www.drbenkim.com
For some variety, bring out some dried coconut, cocoa powder, or any of your favorite raw nuts and dried fruits. This recipe came from www.drbenkim.com
For some variety, bring out some dried coconut, cocoa powder, or any of your favorite raw nuts and dried fruits.
1 cup ground almonds
6 Medjool Dates
1 tsp. cocoa
Measure out a cup of raw pecans and put them in a food processor. A strong blender might also work, but for this recipe, a food processor works best.
If you have trouble digesting nuts, soak them in water overnight, strain, and dry with a towel before proceeding.
Process pecans on low or using a pulse setting until they're nicely ground. You don't want to make pecan butter here - you're looking for nicely ground pecans.
Add a heaping teaspoon of quality cocoa powder or carob powder. If you don't enjoy chocolate, it's fine to skip this step.
Blend or pulse for another few seconds to bring ground nuts and cocoa powder together.
Add six soaked and mildly crushed dates to the mix. It's best to add a little water to this recipe to create proper texture. A good way to add just enough, but not too much water is to lightly shake the dates as you get them out of their bowl of water, give them a gentle mush with your fingers, and add them slightly wet to the ground pecans.
Process on low or using the pulse setting until the dates and pecans come together
You want the texture to be such that you can pinch off teaspoon-size chunks and roll them up with your palms into bite-size balls. If need be, add another mushed up date or two, but always be conservative in adding extra dates, as once the mixture gets too moist, it's very difficult to fix by adding more nuts.
Number of Servings: 18
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SANDYK1750.