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Looking for a high-energy, super-healthy snack when you’re on the go? These little balls taste amazing and have a great balance of protein and energy to keep you going until your next meal.
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons boiling water
8 dates, pitted and chopped (4 ounces)
2 tablespoons almond butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup dried tart cherries, chopped
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, toasted
1/3 cup Driscoll's Blueberries
1/2 cup chopped roasted almonds
In a small bowl, combine cocoa and boiling water. Stir until well mixed and let stand 5 minutes.
In a food processor, combine dates, almond butter and salt, and process to a fine paste (about the same consistency of peanut butter), about 1 minute. Add cocoa mixture and process until well combined, about 30 seconds. Transfer puree to a medium bowl. Stir in cherries and coconut until well combined.
To form the bites, spray a small amount of non-stick cooking spray on the palms of your hands. Scoop 1 tablespoon cocoa and nut mixture and place it in the centre of your hand and pat down to flatten.
Place 2 to 3 blueberries in the centre of mixture. Fold mixture over to enrobe the berries and gently roll between the palms of your hands. Roll in the toasted almonds and set on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture.
Chill 1 hour before serving.