Chocolate Almond Date Balls

Hello. You know I feel that current times, we are so overwhelmed with information that it sometimes plays to a disadvantage. Like for instance the super foods or energy bites (like today’s recipe¬†Chocolate Almond Date Balls)¬† or even green smoothies. Agreed, that these recipes were developed to fit into our ever changing and fast lifestyle. But somehow trying to catch up with the every changing trends is taking a toll on our health too. Having said that I also read an article in Vogue that Millennial are more health driven and conscious of what goes in their body.

I am not an expert or a nutritionist. I am just a plain mother who tries to give my child what my mother taught me and also learn from the current food/ nutritional needs. I am personally not a fan of almonds or dates. I am more driven towards walnut. But kids, they like only cashews.  They will not entertain nuts in any form. The advertisement that is shown on TV of giving your child soaked, peeled almonds in the morning, well, it does not work. At least not with my kid.

Of course when i saw this trend of energy balls I knew that this is it. Although I already have a protein bar recipe with sprinkles in this blog (check here). Even for this recipe there is only 70 percent chances of my little one enjoying it as healthy snack since it is too sweet (Thanks to dates and honey). So kids who are more inclined towards spicy snacks mothers you need to dig in more.

Chocolate Almond Date Balls

 

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Chocolate Almond Date Balls
Chocolate Almond Date Balls are these cute balls of overloaded but natural sweetness. These were created for my little one's school party. It is made with not so favorite nuts - almonds. Since it has chocolate flavor chances are that sweet loving kids would love these balls. Plus it is good for elders too. Makes for an healthy and easy grab it snack. Make it over the weekend (spare only 30 minutes) and store it for good 4-5 days (that is if it stays that long).
Chocolate Almond Date Balls
Prep Time 20 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Chocolate Almond Date Balls
Instructions
  1. Take almonds in blender and blend it coarsely. Careful not to blend too much or it will become butter.
    Chocolate Almond Date Balls
  2. Now add in pitted dates, honey and chocolate spread.
    Chocolate Almond Date Balls
  3. Blend it.
    Chocolate Almond Date Balls
  4. Now grease your hand with little oil and make small balls. Don't make it too big as it is heavy on stomach.
    Chocolate Almond Date Balls
  5. Done. Your Chocolate Almond Date Balls is ready. Pack it up or store it in fridge.
    Chocolate Almond Date Balls
Recipe Notes
  1. Instead of chocolate spread (which is already sweetened) use cocoa powder. I didn't have it in hand hence used spread.
  2. Don't use strong flavored oil for greasing your hand like coconut or even ghee. Sunflower will be good.
  3. Roll the balls in your choice of flavors. Few examples - Dry coconut, sprinklers or even nuts.