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Health, Home, and Happiness: Date Macadamia Balls- Fill Your Real Foods Candy Bowl!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Date Macadamia Balls- Fill Your Real Foods Candy Bowl!

Date-macadamia nut balls couldn't be easier! I didn't use soaked nuts, but just the dry roasted ones from Costco.  Some I rolled in shredded coconut- I thought they looked pretty, but the kids like them better without the coconut.  The dates make them nice and sweet, the nuts make them a filling snack.  

Makes 25 olive-sized balls
2 cups California dates, pitted (you can see the pits behind, they're not hard to pit by hand)
1 cup roasted macadamia nuts

Pulse to desired consistency in the food processor (see below).  Roll into balls, if desired roll in dried coconut.  I keep them in the fridge- they're not as soft when they're cold.  No baking, super easy! 

This is similar to last year's homemade clif bar, but easier and no-bake.
And another bar- Strawberry Almond Bars (grain free)

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Blogger Melodie said...

Yum! These look so good! hey, I've just started a new linky over at my blog for anyone posting a vegetarian recipe. Feel free to come over an link it up!

April 29, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Denise Therese said...

I'm definitely going to try these some time! This fits my diet perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

April 30, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did those once with almonds and dates. very yummy.
I also like them with coconut. I think I need to make them again soon.

April 30, 2010 at 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Lauren Slayton said...

Yum. Dates to me are one of the best natural sweets. I cannot wait to try these. I have had something similar with almonds but the macadamias sound delicious.

May 1, 2010 at 5:12 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Ed said...

I'm hosting a web carnival this month. Just in case you're interested: Go ahead Honey It's Gluten-Free

May 1, 2010 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger sal said...

i like to make them with soaked cashews as well and often add dried fruit. BUT what makes them really AMAZING is dehydrating them overnight. it makes them very similar to a larabar, but much less pricey!
i just use the same ingredients listed on the larabar pkg. and pop them into the dehydrator after forming them, they are phenomenal.

May 16, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Cara @ Health Home and Happiness said...

That sounds great! I'm going to try that for on the run snacks this summer!

May 16, 2010 at 4:40 PM  

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