nutritional information

Per Ball:

  • Calories: 165
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 3 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 9 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Almond-Date Balls with Carob and Coconut

Makes 16 balls

30 minutes or fewer

These raw treats owe their gentle sweetness and rich flavor to dates.
  • 1 cup pitted dates (18–20 dates)
  • 1 ½ cups whole raw almonds (7 oz.)
  • 2 Tbs. carob powder
  • 1 ⅓ cups unsweetened shredded coconut (3 oz.), divided
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla extract

1. Place dates in small bowl, and cover with 3/4 cup boiling water. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain.

2. Process almonds, carob powder, and 1 cup coconut in food processor until finely chopped. Add drained dates and vanilla. Process until dates are chopped and mixture clumps together.

3. Roll mixture into tablespoon-size balls. Spread remaining 1/3 cup coconut on plate. Wet hands with cool water, then roll balls between damp palms before rolling in coconut. Store in airtight container.

September 2013 p.42

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comments

Loved them!!! Easy to make and are delicious. Shared with friends and co-workers and they loved them as well. Will definitely be making again and again. Would love to see more healthy snack treats like this in future issues. I.e cocoa crunch bar and some energy bars.

Susan henderson - 2013-09-16 01:09:40