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Chocolate Easter Egg Date Balls!

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Happy (almost) Easter everyone! We started thinking about what we could do to celebrate Easter with a fun sweet treat – only sans the uber refined sugar. We each love date balls and thought it would be cute to roll them into Easter egg shapes instead of round balls. So that’s what we did! I made these around Christmas this past year (only instead of shredded coconut coating them it was powdered sugar–eek major headache!) and everyone loved them. They taste more like brownie bites actually than dates. They’re so easy to make too!

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Chocolate Easter Egg Date Balls

Ingredients:

1 cup roasted unsalted whole almonds

2/3 cup cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)

15 pitted dates

1 tbs raw agave nectar or honey

3 tbs water (you may need to add more)

coconut flakes for coating them

Directions:

Process nuts in high speed blender until ground up. Add everything else except coconut flakes. Add water as needed until it is a good consistency to mold into balls (or egg shapes in this Easter-y case).Make balls using about 1 tbs worth of mix. Roll in coconut flakes and eat up!

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Author: kncaballero

Vegan Graphic Designer and lover of all things fauna and flora! :)

One thought on “Chocolate Easter Egg Date Balls!

  1. Thanks for the great recipe! Just made these this morning and they’re really tasty. I like that the flavors are good and not buried in overwhelming sugar the way so many Easter candies are. Used raw cacao powder and unsweetened shredded coconut. Used shredded rather than flaked; just figured that the smaller pieces would stick better.

    My sweet tooth is inspired now. I’d be curious about making these with peanuts instead of almonds, and rolling in chopped peanuts. Or using hazelnuts instead of almonds, adding a teaspoon of instant coffee to the mix, and rolling in cinnamon and nutmeg instead of coconut. Mmmm. Or really go out on a limb – add a half teaspoon of curry powder to the recipe as normal.

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