Quarantine baking has been in full swing these last full weeks, but as the weather heats up warm baked goods aren’t cutting it. Give these refreshing date bites a go if you're looking for a cool treat to satisfy your sweet tooth on these warmer days ahead.
Chocolate Almond Butter Date Bites
16oz Medjool Dates, pitted
½ tsp salt
¼ cup Almond Butter or Peanut Butter
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil (melted)
1.) Pitt dates first, add dates and salt to a food processor. If the mixture isn’t combining, add a little water to the mixture. If dates aren’t super sticky and super moist, soak them in a bowl of warm water for 5-10 minutes to allow them to soften.
2.) Take about a tablespoon of the date mixture and form small balls and place on parchment paper. Place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
3.) Combine Almond Butter and 1/2 tbsp coconut oil and microwave for 10-20sec or until liquid form. Take dates out of the freezer and drizzle almond butter mixture over the top of the date balls. Place back in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
4.) Combine Chocolate Chips and 1/2 tbsp spoon coconut oil and microwave for 1 minute, stir as needed. Using a folk, dip date ball into the chocolate so they are fully covered. Place the date ball on parchment paper. Repeat.
Place in the freezer for 30 - 60 minutes or until hardened and Enjoy!
5.) Store extra in freezer safe container in freezer to keep fresh. Makes about 20.