Thursday, March 10, 2011

Eating the Alphabet - Letter "D"

Letter "D" is for dates.  

No, not the hot dates with Music Man that I enjoy so much.

These dates...

These little babies pack a powerful sweet.  They are great right out of the container or...

Like this...

These, my friends, are little mounds of joy. 

 Almonds, coconut, chocolate and dates, oh my!

Here's how you can get some of this yummy goodness into your life.

Soak 12 dates in some water for one hour. Drain them, pit them and place them in a food processor.
Add 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes, and a cup of soaked almonds.  Mix it all up. 

Form the mixture into small balls and roll the balls through some more unsweetened dry coconut flakes.

And there you have it. You try just eating only one.  You can't. Trust me.  And that is okay, because these are naturally sweetened, almond joy balls.

Yep, dates are great. 

Both types.



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