So whenever I travel I usually use it as an excuse to eat all things bad, stock up on treats, chocolate and lollies for the plane, the road, the late nights, and just those random times when you really feel like it. Before leaving to Tahiti I went to costco planning to stock up on the goods and somehow Amber convinced me to leave with nothing i planned on taking, but instead supplies to make date balls.
My sister in law Andrea, or you may know as 'Earthyandy' pretty much always has these stocked at her place, and they are addictive! I can devour them no sweat. But you don't feel bad about it! For the amount of times Iv eaten them I can't believe this was my first time actually making her recipe (well for the most part we followed it, more or less of things here and there). The oven was broken, so we made do with the outside cooker and Amber and I whipped up some epic treats for the week! Everyone was so stoked!
Below is the recipe from her site. But if you are looking for tons of other good recipes and info on healthy eats check out her site here!
We added in some chia seeds, coconut peanut butter, and Colby and Taylor picked a fresh coconut from the trees out front and we used that, soooooo good!
(2) 8 oz. Packages of Pitted Dates
2 Tablespoons of Water
1 Cup Coconut Sugar OR 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup (*if using maple syrup don't add the 2 tablespoon of water)
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil ( optional )
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 - 1.5 Cups Mulberries (Or Rice Krispies or Oats) Rice Krispies gives the best texture but not the healthiest version ;)
1/4 Cup Organic Coconut Shreds
*optional 2 tablespoon Mamma Chia Seeds
Chop dates until sticky and in a large flat pan, mix in water, coconut oiland coconut sugar and cook on medium to low heat stirring consistently until consistency is like a paste (about 10 minutes , you will see little bubbles).
Let cool enough to handle.
Mix in coconut, and mulberries (or rice Krispies).
Once combined, roll into balls and roll in coconut shreds.
Store in air tight container in refrigerator!
Great as a snack!
*All photos by AMBER MOZO