Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Almond Cookie Dough Balls

Enjoy these super easy cookie dough balls as an energizing snack or treat! They have a delicious, nutty almond flavour and are packed with nutritious, wholesome ingredients! Oh, and they're also vegan and gluten-free if that applies to you :)


1/4 cup dates (about 5-6 large dates)
1/4 cup natural almonds
1/4 cup natural cashews
1 Tbsp. raisins
2 Tbsp. shredded coconut
2 and 1/2 Tbsp. almond butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process on high for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture comes together into a "ball" of dough. The nuts should be very small pieces at the end of processing. 

Line a medium-sized bowl or airtight container with parchment or wax paper or plastic wrap. Remove the dough from the food processor into a small bowl and mix with your hands to ensure everything is evenly combined. 

Pinch off a Tbsp.-sized piece of dough and roll into a ball between your palms. If the dough is too sticky then try wetting your hands or refrigerating the dough for 20-30 minutes. Place the formed balls into the prepared bowl or container. Seal with a lid or plastic wrap and store the balls in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 1 month. 

*Recipe by Brooke McMillan

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