Monthly Archives: August 2015

Paleo Gluten-Free Chocolate Date Balls

Paleo Gluten-Free Date Chocolate Balls
Paleo Gluten-Free Date Chocolate Balls

A dear friend of mine stopped by to visit us this summer, and brought with her these addicting tasty treats.  I have made and eaten multiple batches since she has departed so, I felt it was my duty to share these with the rest of you.

I have found them to be the best hiking treats to throw in my pack or an after cross fit pick me up.  They are super easy and fast to make and they blow Lara bars out of the water.

Yet again I can not take credit for the invention of these and I found a recipe HERE at Chocolate-Covered Katie.  Check her out she has loads of scrumptious looking treats on her site.   The recipe my friend gave me was titled German Chocolate Fudge Balls, so I do believe there are many renditions of these online.

Of course I have altered the recipe to my own liking and you will too once you find what nuts you prefer and how much chocolate you want to add.  I like to keep them in the refrigerator as they get just the right firmness and the cool treat is preferred in the summer time heat.


Paleo Gluten-Free Chocolate Date Balls

8-9  Pitted Soft Medjool Dates

1 1/2 tsp Vanilla

2 Heaping TBL Shredded Unsweetened Coconut

2-3 TBL Pecans or Walnuts

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

1/2 Cup Bittersweet Chips or Dark chocolate Chunks

  1. Throw everything into a food processor and process until a big ball forms or it is all well incorporated.
  2. Roll into bite size balls then roll in some shredded coconut or cocoa powder.
  3. Store in a glass container in the fridge (the fridge is not mandatory).
  4. Makes about 12 Balls

Paleo Gluten-Free Waffles

Paleo Gluten-Free Plantain Waffles
Paleo Gluten-Free Plantain Waffles

Well it has been quite a while since I have posted, and I apologize for that my faithful readers (all 2 of you)!!

A crazy busy fun summer it has been so far at Hillbilly Haven and beyond.  Lots of company has come and gone, and we did a little family trip to the east to visit and swim, swim,  swim.   We butchered the meat birds and the freezer is full of poultry.   I have put up some dill pickles and pickled beets,  my food hoard is coming along nicely for the winter.  The pigs are growing daily enjoying their summer, I’m still coming to terms that they will be part of my food hoard come the winter.

Our one staple through it all has been these Paleo plantain waffles.  I so wish I could take credit for these babies, but alas I cannot.  The only thing I did was make them into waffles instead of pancakes and that idea came from Chris Kresser.  I found the plantain pancake recipe HERE at The Paleo mom website.  She has some awesome recipes with plantains and other foodstuffs, check her out.

They are fast to make and taste great and ALL of my family members like them which is quite a feat!!

Paleo Gluten-Free Waffles (recipe slightly adapted from The Paleo Mom)


  • 2 large Green Plantains (about 2 cups pureed)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 TBL Vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil or Avocado Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  1. Peel plantains (I find it easier to quarter them before I peel them) and place pieces in your blender (preferred) or food processor (okay) with the eggs.  Blend to form a smooth batter (if your blender has a smoothie function, that works well here).
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender or food processor and process on high for an additional minute (or 2-3 with a food processor to get a really good smooth batter).
  3. Heat your waffle iron and pour the batter in, cook according to your iron’s directions.
  4. Repeat until all batter is used.  Keep warm in the oven or eat as soon as they come out!  Enjoy!  Makes about 5 Belgian Waffles