Date Night

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Well, it’s been awhile wince I’ve been on a date, so I decided to have my own date night and make these amazing little Almond Joy Date Bites!   These are a far cry from the actual paleo homemade almond joys, but I had a hankering for something chocolate and instead of stuffing my face with the actual stuff, I searched for a healthier option and found these!  I had some dates that I needed to use up anyways, so it was meant to be.

I got this recipe from Comfy in the Kitchen, and didn’t change a thing!  However, I froze my bites, overnight!  Now, you know I couldn’t wait to try them right after they were finished (and I did)  but I do prefer them frozen.  And, I will admit that I didn’t share a single one with anyone – these things were ALL MINE.  (Oops.)  What more could I want?  Zoe, healthy almond joy bites and Netflix. Now THAT is what I call a date night!

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ cup pitted dates {you may want to cut in half for easier processing}
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup almonds {and 12 more to insert into center}
  • ¾ cup coconut {use ½ cup inside of mixture and ¼ cup to roll}
  • 2 Tbsp warm water

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add dates, vanilla, salt, cocoa powder, almonds, ½ cup coconut and water in a food processer. Process well until ball forms.
  2. Roll into small balls and insert and almond inside .
  3. Roll in remaning coconut.
  4. Refrigerate but I prefer to put them in the freezer!

 

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