I think this might be one of the most amazing things ever.
Two weeks ago I was back home in TX for a short weekend trip.
My sister’s best friend and I eat similarly, and we were exchanging recipes and trolling through Pintrest to find new ideas as we sat in a car for hours.
We realized we both pinned these really yummy Paleo “rolos” so we decided to stop at Whole Foods that night and pick up the stuff to give it a try.
Honestly they were way too sweet for me.
So I modified the recipe and here’s my version:
6 dates (pits removed)
1 – 2 cups of almond meal (depending on the moisture content of the dates)
Dark unsweetened organic chocolate
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Coarse sea salt
In a food processor, combine the dates and enough almond flour so that the mixture will hold together – but not so much that it falls apart. The only way to really test it is to take about a tablespoon out and see if you can form it into a ball and have it hold it’s shape.
Then roll the entire mixture into balls and freeze them for about 10 minutes.
While they’re chillin’, melt 1/4 of the bar of chocolate with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
Get another plate ready and put a little coconut oil on it to prevent sticking.
When the balls come out of the freezer, dip them in the chocolate mixture and then either roll them in the chia seed or the coconut. Either way, give a generous sprinkle of coarse sea salt to finish it off.
Put them back in the freezer for another 10 minutes and viola! A little bite of heaven!
And BTW, my son who hates dark chocolate in general, LOVES the ones rolled in coconut – even though it’s still covered in dark chocolate.
I can’t guarantee you won’t eat them all yourself though!
(that’s why I only have one little picture of these guys…)