Daily Archives: December 11, 2013

Coconut Cookie Dough Balls

Remember this? :]

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013

It’s here! :D This is what I sent out to my match, Sara! I kinda looked through her recipes (they all look so good!) to get a feel for what she might like and decided to make something with dates, since she said they’re one of her favorite sweeteners. :] Recipe adapted from here! I added almonds and hemp seeds to give it a more crunchy texture. I actually do not own a food processor, so it was slightly difficult getting it to the consistency I would’ve liked them to be, but all in all, I think they turned out okay!(?)

Her specifications were, “As un-processed as possible.  Preferable no white flour, white sugar, or vegetable oil,” which was perfect, since I tend to prefer desserts that are also on the healthier side of the spectrum. (That was basically what I requested too, but I never received anything. ;_; sad times. I’ve been eating like the plague lately though, so maybe it’s for the best.) I actually only ended up having one person to send something to since there were less of us with similar restrictions.

Coconut Cookie Dough Balls

54 calories, 8g CHO’s, 2.5g fat, 1g protein, 1g fiber, 4.5mg sodium for each cookie dough bite!

Ingredients:
-15 pitted dates
-3 tbsp coconut butter
-4 tsp hemp seeds
-1/4 cup almonds, crushed

Instructions:
1) Blend everything together in a food processor.
2) Shape into little balls!