Date Coconut ‘Fudge’

Clearly these are not on the candida diet, they are however nutritious, raw, vegan spheres of deliciousness.  This recipe was sent to me by my friend Jess who accepted my offer to make these for her, everyone needs a taste tester!  The original recipe calls them ‘Bliss Balls’ and they are blissfully good and round but the name just seems a little over the top.  The texture of this naturally sweet snack is similar to fudge due to the dates and Dutch process cocoa powder, yum! These snacks are packed with protein from the almonds, and full of fiber from the dates, which also provide energy-fueling carbohydrates and have more potassium than bananas.

I was too busy cuddling Jess's new baby to remember to take a picture of these yummy treats! Thanks to EcoBeautyEditor for the picture.

Ingredients:

1  1/2 cups raw almonds

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

2 cup dates

2 tsp coconut, plus more for rolling (optional)

Enough water to make it sticky

Grind nuts in a food processor.  Add in dates, cocoa and coconut.   Blend until mixed, then slowly add in water until the mixture is sticky but stays together.  Roll into golf ball-sized balls, and cover with shredded coconut.  These remain fresh in an air-tight container for a week but I bet they’ll get eaten way before then!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anita Wright
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 16:33:11

    Hi, the recipe sounds awesome! You wouldn’t be talking about Jess Quimper? I only know her through FB, but she has the most beautiful new baby girl and I know she lives in the general area. We became acquainted on FB because of my Grateful Dead VW Beetle. If it’s not the same Jess, then nevermind.
    Will definitely try the recipe!

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