Monday, March 5, 2012

Cherry Almond Balls

Balls or bars or whichever shape you decide- these bad boys are so fun to make and so delicious. I made them into 'balls' this time. A compact little meal- ready to put in your purse (or... coat pocket?) I usually keep mine in the fridge at work and eat one on the commute home for a pre-workout boost.

If you've been reading my blog- you've seen the Cranberry & Sunbutter Bars & the Coconut & Nut Balls

Mouth watering...

Cherry Almond Balls

1 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup coconut flakes (organic and unsweetened) 
1/4 cocoa powder (organic no other additives)
17 pitted dates
3/4 cup dried sour cherries
1/3 cup smooth almond butter
2 tbls honey


Blend walnuts, coconut flakes, cocoa powder in a small blender. In larger blender mix the dates, cherries and almond butter. Add the walnut blend to the larger blender and mix. Add in the honey. You may need to stir intermittently with a knife to mix things around a bit as it gets stiff.

Roll them/ pack them into your desired shape. I wrap then individually in cellophane so they don't dry out. They are best kept in the refrigerator.

Yields ~ 9-10 balls 

All I can say is YUM. 

Enjoy ;)

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