That’s what I’ve got for you. Balls.
Balls because I want to bake something, but I can’t figure out what. Everything sounds equally meh, so I threw these no-bake chocolate/nut/espresso/ball things together so I at least have something to snack on while I’m trying to figure out baking. They kind of taste like brownie bites, but in a healthy, Lara-bar-ish way, so I’m really not foolin anyone unless they’re coming off a long stint of being stranded in a fishing village in northern Alaska where wine-soaked herring is considered an acceptable dessert. I assume.
Anyway, these took all of 30 minutes to make and clean up, so. Jackpot for all those brownie-starved herring eaters.
- 1 1/2 c. roasted salted almonds
- 2 c. dates, soaked briefly in hot water if they’re dry (I had deglet dates, which are my least favorites, I bought them accidentally and the only way I was going to use them was to blend them into some shit.)
- 2 tsp. instant espresso powder
- 1/3 c. unsweetened cacao powder
Add the almonds into food processor and pulse until they’re pretty finely ground up. Then add everything else and let it spin until it’s basically dough. I used my cookie dough scooper to get similar-sized dough balls out. And that’s it. Store your balls in the fridge.