I am always trying to come up with “healthy” dessert recipes so my kids are allowed treats without eating all that junk. I know if I deprive them of all sweets, they are very likely to binge on sugar at their friend’s (or grandparents’) house. So I need to keep a balance here.
This recipe was created from random foods in my fridge and cabinet in a four-alarm treat emergency. After I made them up and we all gave them a try, the only word that came to mind was “amazeballs” because I was just amazed at how so few ingredients could make such a delicious treat!!! So, naturally, I had to call them chocolate covered amazeballs — a healthy version!
- 2 cups pitted dates
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup creamy almond butter (you will use more or less depending on how "juicy" your dates are)
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
1. In a food processor, chop dates until they resemble crumbles.
2. Transfer to mixing bowl and add sea salt and almond butter, start with 1/4 cup almond butter and add more until you have a paste that can be formed into balls.
3. Roll into balls and place on a Silpat lined baking sheet.
4. Put the sheet into the freezer until they are firm.
5. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
6. Using a toothpick, pierce the date balls and dip into chocolate until well coated.
7. Place back onto a baking sheet and put all of them back into the freezer until chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!