These are dead easy, delicious and look way fancier than they are. Does it get any better than that? No cooking involved, your kids can make these even at a young age with some basic supervision. Pop them in the freezer, and you’ll always have a sweet, real food treat when you need one, whether you’re serving it with a glass of milk or a glass of red.
2 c. medjool dates (if they are dry, let them soak in water for 10 minutes, then drain)
2 c. raw nuts, any variety or combination (raw peanuts, almonds or cashews are my faves)
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp maple syrup
2 tbsp cocoa
coarse sea salt
In a food processor, blend dates until well-pureed. Add nuts and salt and process again until a chunky mixture forms that you can form easily with your hands. Roll into 25-30 small balls using the palms of your hands.
In a small bowl, whisk melted coconut oil, maple syrup and cocoa together until it forms a thick chocolate sauce.
Using a toothpick or skewer, immediately pick up each ball and dip the top half in chocolate sauce then place ball on plate, chocolate-side up. (The chocolate will harden, so you need to move quickly!) Sprinkle the tops with just a touch of coarse sea salt.
Chill in freezer until sauce hardens. Eat chilled and store the leftovers in the freezer.
Try to eat just one. I double dare you!