Saturday, 24 May 2014

Dark Cocoa Almond Date Snacks

These are the perfect little snack. Or dessert. Made with all natural ingredients and no added sugar, you won’t feel guilty about serving these up. (Or eating them up) Kid approved and hubby approved = win for me. 

As I made this recipe up, I just used what I like. If you don’t like almonds, try another nut. Don’t have coconut butter? Try a nut butter or leave it out. (I made my coconut butter, just by processing unsweetened organic coconut) I think my next try might involve cashews. Dried cranberries or blueberries would be great too, I bet.

 These take about 5 minutes – everything just goes into the food processor – a great treat for days like today, when Manitoba decides to skip spring and go right to summer. No turning on the oven today, but that’s ok because I’ve got these.

Dark Cocoa Almond Date Snacks

Gluten Free Dark Cocoa Almond Date Snacks

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Yield:about 20


  • 150g dates (about a cup)
  • 150g almonds (about a cup)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • pinch of salt


  1. Add all ingredients to food processor and blend up until evenly combined.
  2. Add water, a tablespoon at a time until mixture sticks together (I used 2 tablespoons).
  3. Scoop out and form into balls, pressing together, then arrange on a plate or pan.
  4. Refrigerate until firm, and then serve.

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