Whether or not you happen to be part of a couple right now, these balls are for you (that’s what she said? He said? Sorry, we’ve been watching The Office on Netflix after T goes to bed lately….). Since this week was punctuated by me and J’s 9 year anniversary followed by Valentine’s day, a treat was in order. In case you were wondering, semi-eloping to Key West with 13 of your closest is a great excuse to evacuate Chicago mid-February. We may have been young and in love, but we weren’t dumb.
J’s been digging walnuts and dates as a pre-workout snack. I wanted to make him something sweet without cramping his healthy style. Consequently, these balls have just two ingredients! You guessed it, walnuts and dates. I did roll them in a bit of coconut to make them look fancy but if you are good with casual balls (there must be a joke in there somewhere….) walnuts and dates are all you’ll need. Give yourself or someone else a little love this weekend and roll up some (healthy!) sweet treats!
-1.5 cups raw walnuts
-1.5 cups Deglet Noor or other date of choice, pitted
-Place dates and walnuts in food processor. Process until blended and sticky.
-Roll mixture into ping pong sized balls.
-Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes (the balls, not you).
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