A day each year we live,
When hugs & cuddles
Don’t measure & give.
Be different, be bold
No gift? Stop sighing!
Scoop up some cocoa
And get messy trying.
And when you wrap this
Homemade, not from a store,
It’ll hold all that you want to say
And a little bit more…”
Everyone wants to do a V-day recipe post. So I thought I may as well join the bandwagon.
But guys! I am making it super easy for you. All those out there who cringe at making any home-made treats, this IS the one for you. There is no significant measures, no kneading, rolling, frying, braising, waiting on the timer etc etc....and the result is decadently sweet (although sugar free), moist and melt-in-the-mouth good. And they'd look rather cute as a gift too.
If you're nodding your head at all the ingredients, then go pull them out and give it a try right now. Oh! and a penny for your thoughts. Please leave a comment!
1 cup pitted dates
½ cup walnuts or almonds
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
4 tablespoons coconut cream (the thick part of canned coconut milk)
1 tablespoon olive oil (or any tasteless oil)
Coconut flakes to coat
Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend till you get a thick smooth paste. A few chunks here and there are fine. If the mixture is too dry to blend, add a teaspoon of water but make sure it doesn’t become too wet.
Transfer the mixture into a airtight container and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Once slightly firm, oil your palms and shape a teaspoon of the mixture into small balls. Toss in coconut flakes and enjoy!