Still on the hunt for some desserts to make over the holiday’s so I don’t end up eating tons of pie, brownies, or other delicious desserts that may come my way. These are a good treat, defintely only need 1 or 2 though, they seem pretty rich! Found this recipe on yet again… paleOMG. Why look anywhere else? She has the best recipes if you want to get creative with ingredients and stray away from just meat, veggie, nuts, and fruit.
- 2 cups pepita seeds (the inside of pumpkin seeds)
- 14 medjool dates
- 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- a bar or two of 85% cacao dark chocolate
- Enjoy life chocolate chips
Start off with melting your coconut oil in a frying pan. When that is nice and hot, toss in your pumpkin seeds and roast about 4-5 minutes until they are toasty and fragrant. Dont burn them!
When those are done, throw them in your food processor and blend away till they are totally broken down into a seed meal.
Add your dates and blend until they are completely mixed together.
Add your cocoa powder, cinnamon (I forgot this in mine), honey, and a dash of salt. Blend together until it becomes a big dough looking ball.
Take your dark chocolate and melt in the micro and pour the chocolate chips in a seperate bowl.
Take the dough and form into little balls in your hands and dip them half way into the melted chocolate, then dip the bottom into the chocolate chips. Place on parchment paper and then place them on a plate (I forgot the parchment paper and now they are pretty well stuck to my plate!)
Put them in the refrigerator for a while until the chocolate becomes hard again. Then pop one in your mouth and ENJOY!