chocolate covered dough balls

December 12, 2010

It’s official. I can’t stop ‘til I get enough — which might be never by the way.

Consider it a favor I did not give you this recipe yesterday because you may already have had 15-20 of these balls in your tummy like I do right now.

It hurts so good.

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I did probably the best thing I could have ever done recipe wise — combined two of my favorite things: chocolate and a Larabar type ball.

This could be bad (in a good way). Consider these my fall balls on crack.

Chocolate Covered Dough Balls

  • 1 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 dates, pitted
  • 3/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. agave nectar
  • 3 tbsp. apple sauce, unsweetened

Directions: Grind almonds and pecans in a food processor until fine like flour. Add coconut and dates and pulse until smooth (kind of).

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Add your sweeteners and pulse until a large ball of dough forms. Get down and dirty and use your hands to form about 35 dough balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8 minutes.

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I could have stopped right here — these balls could have been good all by themselves. I even popped 2 or 3 of them in my mouth at this point just to make sure.

Luckily for you all, I like to go big or go home.

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Melt 1 cup semi sweet vegan chocolate chips in the microwave. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then continue that process until chocolate has melted (it will take about 2 minutes). Roll each dough ball in the chocolate, put on wax paper, and stick in the freezer to set (about 30 minutes)

Paula Deen ain’t  got nothin’ on my balls.

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I suppose all of you can thank your lucky stars you are about to start a work week, so you will not have free time to continually pop these into your mouth every single time you go into the kitchen. What you could do is make sure they’re out of sight by putting them in the back of the freezer where you hope to “forget” about them until the Holidays come around.

Too bad I’ve already done that. No such luck. I’m going to just accept this addiction. You know what they say  anyways — keep on with the force, don’t stop ‘til you get enough.

Michael Jackson would be proud.

Question: How can I stop eating these balls?

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