Held together with smooth almond butter, these glossy bites are made with ground almond, dates, vanilla and cinnamon. Date and Almond Balls come together in a matter of moments and don’t require any actual cooking.
Date and Almond Balls
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Kosher salt
Add almonds to a food processor, and pulse until they are the consistency of a coarse meal. Add pitted dates and almond butter. Pulse a few times, then add vanilla, cinnamon and 2 pinches of salt. Process until everything comes together. If you see any large chunks of date, break the mixture up with a spatula, and pulse until they are broken up. Add a bit more almond butter if the mixture seems dry.
Using a tablespoon, scoop out equal portions of the mixture and roll into balls. Store these bites in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks.
These Date and Almond Balls are part of my Paleo Recipes: Week of March 4 article. Check it out here!