Okay, I know very, cheesy title, I couldn't help myself. One day I was searching through some internet recipes and came across someone's Larabar recipe and got the idea to make a version of my own. I honestly don't remember where I found it and when I did a search for Larabar recipe I found a ton. We call these "Date Balls" in our house and the kids love them. My husband was not so keen on them, but that is probably because he doesn't care for dates (the dried fruit that is).
The great thing about these is that they are super easy, super fast, have little to no processed sugar (depending on which ingredient options you choose or have on hand) and I almost always have the ingredients in my kitchen. Anyway, on to the recipe...
Chocolate Date Balls
Handful of nuts or nut butter (almonds, walnuts, pecans - preferably soaked and dried)
Handful of oats (could be soaked and dried too)
1-2 Tblsp Coconut (chips, oil, or shredded is fine)
1-2 Tblsp Cocoa Powder or 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1-2 Handful of pitted dates (I like to get them whole so that they don't have added sugar)
This recipe is part of Real Food Wednesday over at Kelly the Kitchen Kop's site - check it out for more great Real Food Recipes.