Raw Cacao and Date Nut Bites
1 1/2 cup pitted dates, soaked and drained
1 cup soaked chopped nuts, walnuts, pecan, almonds -I like walnuts)
1/3 cup dried fruit (I like cherries)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 plus 1 rounded tbsp. raw cacao powder
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
1/8 tsp. sea salt
2 dashes cayenne pepper
Place dates in food processor and process on high for 10-20 seconds. Add coconut oil, honey, cardamom, cinnamon, sea salt, and vanilla. and process until thoroughly combined. Add coconut
- Place the dates in a food processor and process on high speed for 10 seconds. Add the coconut oil, honey, cardamom, cinnamon, sea salt, and vanilla and process again for 10 to 20 seconds or until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
- Add the coconut and cacao powder and process again for another 10 seconds. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, add the chopped nuts and dried fruit, and mix well.
- Roll dough into a ball, and roll in coconut, cocoa powder, sesame seeds, etc. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Chill for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!