Before my husband and I started our journey towards the Paleo diet he would eat some sort of packaged cookie or snack with a glass of milk after dinner almost every night. He has done as awesome job at cutting out dairy and cookies but I know there are always healthy substitutes out there. After doing lots of research on non-processes snacks and desserts I realized that several of them were fruit and nut based and super easy to make with the right ingredients.
I found this recipe for a starter and kind of made my own creation from there.
What you will need:
1 Lb of dates
2 Tbs nut butter of choice
1/2 cup crushed almonds
1/2 cup finely chopped dried coconut
First things first, my local grocery store only sells pitted dates. Bend the date in half and the pit will be exposed. Just pick them out and throw them in your compost pile.
Toss the dates and the nut butter in the food processor and start pulsing. You will probably have to use a spoon to move things around a few times.
If your dates start to look like a "hot mess" then you are doing it right.
Once they look like mush with small chunks then dump it onto a piece of wax paper.
Start to roll into small 1" size balls and then roll between the almond and coconut mixture. They are ready to eat now but I like to place in the fridge for about 3 hours so they can firm up a bit.
Tada! You have a healthy snack that is great for on the go people or for a late night sweet tooth.
My next yummy recipe that I will be trying are these black bean truffle balls.