Happy Friday my friends! Still traveling, sorry for the delay in posting but internet (wifi) in some areas has been pathetic. We’re still in Indiana as my oldest has her final freshman exam this morning and then we head out and make our pilgrimage back to Pennsylvania. It’s been so much fun exploring Detroit and their vegan scene. And of course moving Sydney out of her dorm, taking her friends out to dinner and being with her again makes my heart happy. So I apologize for my absence but these little bites will make up for it! Promise. Easy. Fast. A chocolate punch without refined sugar and junky ingredients.
I made these last week at a girl’s event at Athleta. The girls made these with my supervision… and had so much fun! In fact, several sent me pics of the girls recreating in their own kitchens. They’re chocolatey and decadent without being overtly sweet. Packed with protein and nutrients… these aren’t just a treat but one with a nutritional punch. I hope you enjoy!
- 2 cups of gluten free rolled oats
- 6-7 tbl raw cacao powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 packed cup of Medjool dates, pitted
- 3-5 tbl of water (as needed)
- Optional: Add 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips (I used vegan Enjoy Life)
- Into a food processor, add your oats and cacao powder and blend until a flour is achieved.
- Then proceed and add your vanilla and Medjool dates.
- Pulse several times until well-blended.
- When the dough is ready, add your chocolate chips, if using, and pulse several times to blend.
- To test the dough, pinch it in between your fingers. If it doesn’t stick, add a tbl of water and pulse.
- Repeat testing the dough until it pinches and stays together. If not, add an additional tbl of water.
- Using a mini cookie scoop, scoop out dough and roll into balls.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Taste test and enjoy!
I’ve been working out every day on our trip in the hotel gyms. Yesterday was the only exception as we drove 5 hours from Michigan to Indiana through horrible storms. When we arrived, my workout was cleaning out a dorm and moving/packing her up for our trek home.
— Knead to Cook