I hope all of the sweet dad’s out there had a great Father’s Day today!!
For breakfast this morning, we started the day off with some really tasty Cinnamon Bun Muffins. I followed my own advice per the post and doubled the batch. Big mistake as it meant I ate double what I normally would have. But oh my gosh, they really are amazing!! I, I mean he, really loves these things! 🙂
As for an afternoon treat we made some Nut Butter Balls that are really AWESOME. Okay, I hear the giggles, my husband is already like Beavis and Butthead saying to me “you are writing that you made “balls” on Father’s Day!”. He’s got a point…I guess. At least I changed the title of this post. It was, well, you can imagine! Okay, so back to the treat. So you could easily do these without chocolate on them, but well, it was Father’s Day and my husband is a chocolate guy, so of course, I had to add it.
So this is the nice full plate right after lunch time.
Tate was a huge fan!
And this is what the plate looked like by the time I got home from grocery shopping and doing a consultation, so by about 5:30. Geeze, where did they all go?? Then I remembered what Tate said as he tried the first one after lunch…”Can I just eat all of them??”. He actually said he likes them better than the Reece’s Cups…that’ says a lot cause those cups rock!
Anyway, they were super easy to make and a great treat! Be sure to cover (or hide them!) and keep them chilled in the fridge. I hope y’all like them!
- 1 cup raw almonds (soaked and roasted, if desired)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
- ½ cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- Dash of salt
- ¼ cup dark chocolate (70% cacao)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Blend almonds until coarse.
- Then add all of the rest of the ingredients (except chocolate and oil, if you're making the topping) and blend for about 15-30 seconds. They should still be somewhat course, kind of like a thick flour.
- Then you'll just use your hands to form the balls together. If they are too dry and crumbling, feel free to add more nut butter. Ours did crumble a little when we ate them but it wasn't that bad. We ate them so fast, clearly, we didn't have time to let them crumble too much.
- For the Topping
- Melt in a pan on low the chocolate and coconut oil and then drizzle over with a spoon once melted.
Nohemi - Are the pitted dates chopped or pureed?
landriav - They were actually whole and pitted. I’m sure either would work fine. Hope you like them!
Jennifer - I can’t wait to try these.. but I have two little boys and need to know where these cute pjs are from? Thanks!
landriav - Hey Jennifer! Actually they were a hand me down from my sweet neighbor. I asked her where she got them and said it was some trunk show. Tate has worn them so much the label isn’t there anymore. Sorry! I wish I knew too. I’d love to get more!