Compliments of Team Kinesis
7 medjool dates, pitted
1 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Raw Honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
4-5 ounces 85% dark chocolate or higher, melted
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
. These guys are awesome. No bake. WINNING.
. Place a small skillet over medium heat and add your tablespoon of coconut oil.
. Toss in your pumpkin seeds to begin to roast, moving them around often, being sure not to burn them.
. Cook pumpkin seeds for about 3-5 minutes, until they become fragrant and slightly browned.
. Add to food processor and pulse until they are completely broken down into a pumpkin seed meal.
. Then add your dates and puree.
. Lastly, add your cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt and blend.
. It will mix into this massive dough-looking ball. That means it’s perfect.
. Tear off pieces of the ball and roll into balls.
. Melt your chocolate in the microwave or double boiler then place in a bowl for dipping. Also add your chocolate chips to a separate bowl.
. Push a toothpick into your ball, dip it in the chocolate half way up the ball, then dip into your chocolate chips.
. Place on a parchment paper covered plate.
. Repeat with all your truffles.
. Place in refrigerator for the chocolate to harden and set.
. Eat them. However you’d like.
. This recipes gave me 10 truffles.
Holiday Brunch Tonic from Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2004
Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
. 1 cup water
. 4 rosemary sprigs
4 cups cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
2 cups fresh orange juice (about 6 oranges), chilled
3 cups club soda, chilled
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Add rosemary; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour sugar syrup into a bowl; cover and refrigerate overnight.
Uncover sugar syrup; remove and discard rosemary sprigs. Combine the sugar syrup, juices, and soda in a large pitcher. Serve immediately over ice.
Amount per serving
Calories: 131 Calories from fat: 1% Fat: 0.2g Saturated fat: 0.0g Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g Protein: 0.3g Carbohydrate: 33.1g Fiber: 0.2g Cholesterol: 0.0mg Iron: 0.2mg Sodium: 15mg Calcium: 10mg
1.5 cups Pecans or favorite raw/unsalted nut
1 cup fresh pitted dates
½ cup almond butter
2tbs organic and raw cacao powder
pinch sea salt to taste
- Grind ½ cup nuts (or use fresh shaved coconut – no need to grind!) and set aside
- Add 1 cup of nuts and remaining ingredients into food processor
- Mix until well blended
- Roll into small balls
- Roll balls into ground nuts (or fresh shaved coconut if you prefer!)
- Place on cookie sheet
- Chill for at least 1 hour in fridge
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!