Today, I was seeking lunch & came across Raw Snowballs. These were little, round confections rolled in raw coconut. They were heavenly, so I just had to figure out how to make them.
Raw Snowballs - Rhi's version
1 1/2 cups nuts - I used equal portions of walnuts & Brazil nuts, but many recipes call for almonds & walnuts.
13 large medjool dates (remove the pits) - use this kind, they're sweet & creamy
3 Tbsp cocoa - I actually ran out of my cocoa, but had some Giradelli Chocolate Mocha mix & discovered it's really not much more than chocolate & coffee powder, so I used that
1/2 cup raw, dried coconut - don't use the sweetened stuff in the grocery store...yuck!
Put the nuts into a food processor & whir until they're cut fine, but not creating nut-butter. Add dates & continue to whir in the food processor until the mixture is well incorporated & looks almost like really thick & nutty brownie batter. Form into 1 inch balls & roll in the coconut. Refrigerate or eat.
This made about 36 little "snowballs". I'm not sure how many it really makes, because I kept eating them!
Wild & Bright Blessings!
**Oh, & I know my recipes are sometimes vague & have a lot of extra little notes in them. Remember, I'm not a cookbook author I'm just a little kitchen witch. :)