Dessert Dates

Remember how I used to be a blogger??  Yeah, I almost can’t!  It’s seriously been a long time.  Isn’t that what I was saying in my last post?  This is getting to be like my personal journal–every time I make a new entry I have to apologize for a long absence.  I have three whole weeks at home before heading out yet again, so maybe I will have time to do a little catch-up.

Yet my desire to post here is low, as my desire to eat unhealthy foods is high!  Yes, it happens to the best of us.  Hence the need for a dessert post to at least get my foot in the door so to speak.

I know what you are thinking.  Becca, that doesn’t look like dessert.  That looks disgusting.  This is my attempt to capture in photo how easy this was to make.  It’s one of those fabulous, dump everything in the food processer and it turns into food recipes. 

This is a recipe that I got from my sister who called it the best treat on earth, so I’m not really sure it’s real name.  But since she made it, you can rest assured that it adheres to the Paleo Diet, which I am sure you were concerned about.  It is also gluten, dairy, and sugar (added mind you, dates are FULL of sugar) free, which is why I made it since this was at the time of Aaron’s allergen-free days.  I am SOOOOOO glad those days are over, though I do wish there did turn out to be some end to Aaron’s skin issues

I thought they tasted pretty good, a LOT like a Lara Bar, if you like those.  If you don’t like those, maybe stay away from this one.  But if you need a guilt free treat and just plain fruit isn’t cutting it for you anymore, give it a try!  Costco has some super yummy dates right now.

You notice that I only dipped half mine in coconut, because personally I am not a fan and Aaron is a big one.  Turns out though that I thought these tasted better both ways, so you can experiment.

“Best Treat on Earth”

20 pitted Medjool dates (juicy ones preferred)
1/2 cup almond butter
1 TBSP cinnamon
2 TBSP cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut flour (you can use reg whole wheat flour if you aren’t concerned about gluten-free

Blend all in food processor until smooth.  Roll into balls and dip into unsweetened coconut flakes.  Personally I flattened some and rolled some.  Taste wise obviously it’s the same, I guess it just depends on if you want to pretend like you are eating a cookie or a truffle…your choice!

And YES, that IS a rose from my own backyard.  It is a miracle that I have not yet managed to kill ALL my plants.