Sunday, July 3, 2011

Super Easy Date Nut Balls

I posted a while back a recipe for Date Nut Balls.  But these are a little too complicated for me and dirty too many dishes.  I've become the "Lazy Chef."  I find that easy recipes can taste as good as complicated ones.   I came up with a real easy way to make these.  It requires coconut date rolls, which are smashed dates rolled in coconut shavings.  The key is, someone has already smashed up the dates for you.

some nuts and/or seeds (I used raw cashews)
coconut date rolls
optional:  a little vanilla and/or some cocoa powder

Grind up the nuts in a blender or coffee grinder--can be as fine or chunky as you want.  mash into the coconut date rolls and roll into balls.  It only takes a few minutes and it's easy to clean the blender/grinder.  How easy is that?!   It's super good.  You can make as little or much as you want.  Here a photo I snapped after eating too many of them:


Anonymous said...

The first version of this type of recipe is one I keep going back to (mostly because it's easy to remember and I'm a lazy cook too). It's just 50/50 of raisins and walnuts, smooshed up in a food processor and rolled into balls. I really like the oiliness of the walnuts (and the omega 3s).

kneecap said...

that sounds like a good variation! I'll try that sometime.


Carol said...

That's funny, Barb! :O) I've seen those coconut-smushed dates before. When I see them again, I'll give them a try...and think of you! ;O)

Couldn't be any easier ~