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