Monday, January 17, 2011

Divine, Yummy & Healthy

Dates have a long history.  There is evidence that humans ate dates as early as 6,000 BCE.  Often, these wonderful delicacies were reserved for royalty.  Now, we're lucky enough to be able to find high-quality dates in most health food stores. 

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. :)


  1. Get ready to gasp......I have never had a date!

  2. Most people haven't. The medjool dates are delicious. I used to think dates were terrible until I tried these.

  3. I will have to try them! Did you do anything special last night? The moon was just breath taking! I did a very simple binding/banishing.

    Blessed Be