Our heat still lingers and the mere notion of turning on the oven in this scorcher makes me shudder. I wonder how long one can subsist on watermelon, popsicles, and iced tea? No, it hasn't quite come to that, but I dread adding any heat to the milieu. But we must have treats! Or snacks. Either direction, these yummy little morsels satisfy. I like them because they don't require baking, they're healthy, quick, and they're a great little something to get me through the afternoon. My kids love them, too!
1 C. almond butter (*see note)
10 large pitted dates
1 tsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. coconut oil
1/2 C. shredded coconut
Method: In a high powered blender or food processor, blend the almond butter, dates, cocoa powder and coconut oil until it forms a paste. Transfer to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator. Once chilled, place the shredded coconut in a bowl and roll a T. of the almond/date paste into a ball and roll the ball in the shredded coconut. Store the cookies in the refrigerator.
*Note: I mix up my own almond butter using my Vita-mix. If you're using a store-bought butter, be sure it is well mixed and you may need to omit the coconut oil so the paste is not too oily).
Thank you for all of the comments on my last post! I replied to a few of your comments within the comments of that post, so please check back there. Again, I enjoy hearing from you!