Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Scooby Snacks..No..Chia Cookie Balls

Here is a recipe I've been meaning to post since the beginning of the school year!! Life has been crazy busy lately...like completely insane.
Is that the Mystery Machine you see? Anyone for a Scooby Snack?

Lots of school work and my first all-nighter! (which I hope will be the last but no guarantees).

Yesterday was Halloween! I can hardly believe it to be true! Hope all the ghouls and goblins treated you well...and you them.

Here's a snack for those hectic days when you need a little energy/protein boost.

When I made these cookies...or balls...I intended them for a school snack but I find when the thaw out they're a little to sticky and mushy for my liking, so if you have a fridge at work or a freezer pack for your lunch box/bag aces! Otherwise I like to eat them straight out of the freezer - chewy and slightly hard.

A little less healthy but still delicious

After tasting these cookies I was soo surprised how so few ingredients could taste soo good! Dates are pretty wonderful, aren't they? To me, these taste almost like a chocolate truffle, not bad when they're healthy for you!

Chia Cookies
adapted from pea soup eats

1 cup dates (without stone!)
1/8 cup chia seeds
2 tbsp cacao powder
1/4 cup whole raw almonds
1/2 cup raw slivered almonds
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
dash of almond essence (I didn't use this...still tasted great)

Put the dates in a hand blender or food processor and blitz until a paste is formed.
Add the whole almonds, cacao powder, chia seeds, vanilla and almond essence (if using). Blitz until everything is combined. Finally add the slivered almonds and pulse in until they are incorporated into the mix.Then just shape into balls <-- you can chill them for 15 mins if you want beforehand...it does get messy.

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