I tried this recipe awhile back, and am just now getting around to posting it. This is a great recipe if you need a sweet fix and don’t want to turn on the oven. It won’t be as good as real chocolate chip cookies, so don’t expect that or you’ll be disappointed. But they are yummy!
1/2 C Raw Almonds
1/2 C Raw Cashews
6-7 Medjool dates (approx. 2/3 C)
1 t. vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1/2 t. sea salt
2 T. dark chocolate chips, coarsely chopped
In a blender or food processor, combine almonds and cashews. Blend on high until mixture is pulverised, but not yet nut butter. Transfer nuts to a separate bowl. Put dates, which have had pits removed, vanilla paste or extract and salt into the blender or food processor, and blend until almost smooth. Add the nuts to the date mixture and blend until a dough comes together. Stir in coarsely chopped chocolate chips by hand. Using a tablespoon, scoop dough, and roll into balls.
Chill balls until serving. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 10 balls.
Nutrition per ball: 167 calories, 8 g. fat, 22 g. carbs, 4 g. protein