I’m always looking for a little sweet, dessert-like snack to have on hand, something that doesn’t leave me guessing, “Is this too much?” Well, by creating portion-sized pieces, my problem has been solved.
Snow Top Balls
– 1 cup walnuts
– 1/4 cup raisins
– 1/3 cup almonds
– 4 pitted dates
– 1 tsp almond butter
– 1/4 cup dried coconut
– 3 tsp maple syrup
– 1/8 tsp salt
– 1 bar dark chocolate, melted
– dried coconut for dipping
This recipe couldn’t be easier. Simply food process all the the ingredients, save for the last two.
Pulse until it clumps up and forms a bar. This tells you its ready to be shaped.
Shape the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls and set on a cookie sheet.
Take your favorite dark chocolate bar and melt on a double broiler.
Dip one end of each ball into the chocolate mixture and while still wet, dab in dried coconut.
VOILA! Let them set on the sheet to allow the chocolate to harden. You can freeze or refrigerate them to hasten this process.
With the remaining chocolate, I created a chocolate cookie. Simply pour the melted chocolate on a cookie sheet, drop any nuts or dried fruit you have on the chocolate to dry into the cookie.
Not sure which one to eat first…