Chocolate Almond Date Candy

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 457
Yield: 24 pieces


12 ounces large soft dates (about 18)
1/3 cup almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup ground walnuts
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup shredded dried unsweetened coconut


1. Place the dates, almond butter, and vanilla in a food processor. Blend until fairly smooth.
2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the walnuts, cocoa powder, and raisins. Mix well, kneading with your hands if necessary, to form a rollable dough.
3. Shape the mixture into walnut-size balls, roll in the coconut, and serve immediately. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to three weeks, or in the freezer for three months.

For a Change . . .
* Use carob powder instead of cocoa.
* Roll some of the balls in ground walnuts and/or cocoa powder in addition to the coconut.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 457
Calories from Fat: 125

This Chocolate Almond Date Candy recipe is from the Vicki's Vegan Kitchen Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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