I didn't have dates which is what I typically use for homemade bars/balls but had exactly 15 dried mission figs. And my mission was to make something simple and delicious.
Fig Macadamia and Cacao Balls
15 dried mission figs
1/4 macadamia nuts
1 tbls raw cacao
Dash of cinnamon
Well, if you do have a food processor, throw all of the ingredients in and let it do its thing. If not... use a spoon and knife to chop all of the ingredients together.
Roll into desired shape. Wrap in cellophane and store in the refrigerator.
Yields ~ 5 small balls
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