My wife is guest blogging for me today with another tasty recipe. This one is actually pretty healthy to.
I wanted a “healthy snack” to satisfy those chocolate cravings and came across this recipe, which I modified just a tiny bit.
Instead of bars I wanted bites sized balls and I also added in Cashews as I like their milder flavor compared to walnuts. The best part of this recipe? no added sugar except for the chocolate chips, which you could leave out.
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup cashews
1 and 1/3 cups pitted dates
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3-4 T cocoa powder
1/4 chocolate chips (optional)
Throw all the ingredients into a food processor, blend until smooth then form into bite sized balls. Here was the challenge for me. I do not own a food processor (yet). So I used my regular old Oster blender. Yup a blender. BUT I had to blend the ingredients once all together, then dump them into a large bowl and add them back into the blender 1/4 cup at a time. Yes it was a pain but it also shows even if you do not have a food processor you can make some nice healthy snacks. Store in fridge in airtight container.