Healthy treats

Our youngest daughter turned 4 today!  As part of the Dutch tradition, parents usually prepare 'traktaties' for pre-school, birthday treats to share with all the kids.  We made raw cacao, nut and date energy balls which were a huge hit.

These little balls are sugar, dairy and wheat-free and packed with protein. 

Makes about 20 balls

  • 1 mug of almonds
  • 1.5 mug of pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoon of raw cacao
  • 1.5 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon of peanut butter (good quality, try to choose sugar-free)
  1. First put almonds in a food processor and grind until fine consistency.
  2. Add dates and rest of the ingredients.  Let it process until it looks quite sticky.
  3. Make little balls and refrigerate for a few hours. 
  4. Take out of the fridge before serving to soften.

Great as treats or as a snack!